TKE expects serious attention to academic performance. A strong academic record not only prepares members for success after graduation, but it also helps them strengthen their mind to the world. Our chapter has experienced strong academic success over recent years. Our members have a wide variety of majors including engineering, business, accounting, finance, landscape architecture, pre-law, pre-medical, and many more. In the Spring of 2018, our chapter finished the semester with a 3.066 GPA, which is above the Greek men’s average GPA and above the non-Greek men’s GPA as well. We plan to continue on this path in future semesters by teaching our new members about the importance of academics. We remind our new members that they came to college to advance their standing for potential employment when they leave and to not make the mistake of taking the opportunity lightly. Frater George Halas (Founder of the NFL, Gamma, Univ. of Illinois) said it best, “Many people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work.”