Welcome to Iowa State University, Men! I’m thankful that you decided to join the Iowa State community; we are all glad to have you. Your time in Ames, Iowa, will serve as a pivotal point in your life. It’s where you will learn who you truly are, find your passions, and equip yourself with the skills you need to make waves in the world. If your time here is anything like mine, you will look back in awe when you realize how far you’ve come. I couldn’t have done it alone, though. One piece of advice that I’ve always taken to heart Is that you become the people that you spend the most time with. This saying is what pushed me to investigate the Sorority and Fraternity Community, and ultimately join Tau Kappa Epsilon. In this community, Individuals are committed to growing mentally, academically, morally, professionally, and socially. You will be surrounded by Individuals accomplishing amazing feats and will be given every tool you need to accomplish your own. I knew that by joining TKE, I would be pushed to be the best version of myself, and I couldn’t have been more correct. I was among world-class gentlemen, campus leaders, philanthropists, scholars, and Everything In-between. It’s an environment of excellence, with every Individual helping each other succeed. In the next few years, you have an incredible opportunity to set the trajectory for the rest of your life. It may sound intimidating and stressful, but I’m confident that by the time your diploma comes, you will have a plethora of accomplishments and be ready to take on whatever life can throw at you. The men of Tau Kappa Epsilon would love to assist you in your journey at Iowa State, and would be honored to have you join our brotherhood.
Mason Ohnemus, 2020 President