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TKE Life at Georgia Tech is a residential experience.

Living and working together in our house is part of what makes us different from other fraternities at Tech and other chapters in TKE.  It is an essential part of being at Teke at Georgia Tech.

Most members move in at the beginning of the sophomore year, as soon as they can get out of their dorm contracts.  We expect members to remain in the Chapter House until they graduate.

The Facilities

TKE House Facing Fifth Street - Fall 2009

TKE House Facing Fifth Street - Fall 2009

TKE Beta-Pi’s property includes four contiguous lots on the campus of Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. The land is owned by the chapter’s Board of Trustees. The Social Quarters sits on the Northwest corner of 5th Street and Techwood Drive, facing South on 5th.

The dormitory sits to the North of the Social Quarters to which it is connected by a corridor on the East end of the property, running North-South along Techwood. The buildings and corridor thus form a U-shape open to the West. The Western end of the property contains a regulation volleyball court, a deck (partially covered) and a basketball quartercourt. The entire property slopes gently from East to West.

As well as being a place to live, work, and party, the House is also the center of much activity concerned with its maintenance and improvement, a feature of TKE life at Tech since 1948.

The Social Quarters contains a conference/study room,a billiards/darts room, a TV room, our kitchen, an apartment for the resident advisor, men’s and women’s bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a two-story great hall, which is used for dining, meeting, studying, and parties. This building was completed in 1994.

Satellite View of the Teke House at Georgia Tech

Satellite View of the Teke House at Georgia Tech

The Dormitory stands behind the Social Quarters and is connected to it by corridors on two stories. The House will hold sixty-seven people, most of them in the dormitory wing. There are some one-man rooms but most of the rooms sleep two.

This building was built in 1972, substantially modified in 1988, and renovated in 1995-1996 to house the Irish Olympic Team during the Centennial Summer Games in Atlanta. Yes, almost the entire Irish Olympic Team lived at the Teke House or spent some time there. (However, all the partying went on in at the old courthouse in Decatur and in  Buckhead.)

All rooms have heat and air-conditioning, cable TV, and two ethernet ports facilitating Internet connectivity through Georgia Tech’s EastNet. Four washers and four dryers are located in the Social Quarters. Use is “free” for members.

Rooms in the dormitory are organized by floor and “corner”, which each corner sharing one or two bathrooms. Corners are responsible for keeping their halls clear and bathrooms clean. The maintenance and improvement of our facilities is a tradition going back over 60 years at TKE and is also a social activity as brothers are always working on their rooms together or on the public spaces.

All outside doors have punch-code locks.   Combinations are changed roughly twice each term with notification to members via e-mail. Individual bedroom doors feature deadbolt locks. Because Georgia Tech is located in midtown Atlanta, theft is a real problem all over campus and all residents are advised to keep their bedroom doors locked when they are not present. No member may install a lock unless a copy of the key is given to the House Manager.

The House is fully sprinkled and alarmed. There are smoke detectors in each room, pull stations in each stairwell, and fire extinguishers located in the halls on each floor.

The Board of Trustees maintains insurance for the property of the Chapter and its Board. However, residents must provide insurance for their belongings. This is usually obtained through the parents’ homeowner’s policy.

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