Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon dressed up for Kampus Kapers, a talent competition put on by the Greek organizations, May 1959.
The fraternities served a philanthropic role as well as a social one, seeking to give something back to the Minot area, through charities, fund drives, volunteering, or other civic functions.
In this April 1967 clipping from the Red & Green, two members of Tau Kappa Epsilon participated in a nationwide program to help the mentally handicapped.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity on the Minot State College (MSC) campus in this undated 1970s photograph. Instances of partying and drinking were more common by this time, and Tau Kappa Epsilon was placed on probation in 1977 for leaving alcoholic beverage containers in the Student Union ballroom.
Tau Kappa Epsilon members prepare for the fraternities' 75th anniversary in 1974. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Greek system at MSC began to decline. As MSC was taking the steps to become Minot State University (MSU), many of its students were criticizing fraternities for being “clannish” and unfairly monopolizing student politics.