The Birth of Tau Epsilon Fraternity
TAU EPSILON FRATERNITY was founded in July of 1946 by a group of young men who had a common dream of becoming engineers to help rebuild and recomstruct our country from the ravages of World War II. Many of the founders were then former students of the University of The Philippines who were also active members of the TAU ALPHA and BETA EPSILON Fraternities. From the merging of these two fraternities was born TAU EPSILON.
From a very young fraternity of ambitious yet dedicated members, with it grew the virtues of brotherhood, loyalty, love, sharing and service. At a time when chaos and confusion were the meals for the day, these young men, bonded by a common dream and desire to rise above the wreckage of WWII, dedicated themselves to pursue engineering studies. Thus, the first batch of young engineers from Mapua Institute of Technology stepped out to the real world, a realization of a young dream.
Through the years, TAU EPSILON grew in numbers yet maintained that same brotherhood, loyalty, love, sharing and services between and among members. Some have gone ahead to join our creator. Many brothers and their families went to work overseas in pursuit of that proverbial "greener pasture". Wherever and however state of life a brother maybe in, with the help of new technology, touching base is just at the tip of one's finger. Through this, many brothers are now included in the e-mail loop of TE. This all the more brought most TE's in contact with one another. Each brother's success brought pride and sense of belonging.
1992 saw yet another milestone in the history of Tau Epsilon. The Tau Epsilon Foundation was incorporated under Philippine Laws. The purpose of which is to help students pursue their studies and at the same time add on to the number of TE. It must be noted that the last batch were recognized and accepted to the fraternity in 1976.
This year 2003, 57 years later, the Philippine Team hosted the 57th founding anniversary of TE. Everybody celebrated the rebirth of Tau Epsilon. Remember, TE will never die, for the spirit lives on... And for always.
“Mabuhay Tau Epsilon !”.
|Remigio Carsi Cruz||1948|
|Benedicto de Villa||1953|
|Arsenio Luna Jr||1961|
|Cesar Sol Arceo||1963|
|Jose Enrique Valencia||1968|
|Mario V Astete||1969|