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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rushing?


  • Rushing is simply attending events that the Fraternity hosts and meeting the Brothers (members). The purpose of these events are so that you get to know a little bit about the Fraternity, the Brothers and so they get to know you as well. Think of you attending a rush event as a very informal interview; as once the rush events conclude, the brothers will get together and decide who they want offer a bid to in order for them to become pledges.




What is a Bid?


  • A Bid is an invitation from the fraternity to selected individuals, who participated in the Rush process, to become a Pledge to the fraternity. It’s the next step towards becoming a brother of DKE.




What is a Pledge?


  • A Pledge is a student who has accepted their Bid and is now part of the Pledge Process. While they are not a brother of DKE yet, they are on the path to becoming one.




What is the Pledge Process?


  • The Pledge Process is a procedure in which the Pledges will learn what it means to be a Deke. Throughout a period of around 3 months, Pledges will learn about DKE history and the DKE brotherhood, connect with their fellow Pledges through comradery and team-building, develop themselves as individuals and potential brothers, etc. While it is a demanding process that requires significant commitment, many brothers cite their Pledge Process as the best part of their university journey.




Who are the Brothers?


  • Active Brothers of the McGill Chapter of DKE are McGill students like you. They’ve all gone through their own pledge processes in previous years. While some have just recently been initiated into the fraternity, others may have been there for years!




What is a Chapter?


  • This refers to the branch of the fraternity at a specific university. Each individual chapter of DKE has a specific name.




What is Tau Alpha?


  • This is the name of the McGill Chapter of DKE. For more info, see the “History” section.




What is an Active?


  • An active brother of DKE who is a university student.




What is an Alumnus?


  • A fraternity member who has graduated from university.




What is the House?


  • The physical structure dedicated to DKE in which the members reside or socialize together.




What is a Pledge Class?


  • All of the Pledges in a given semester’s pledge process.