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Move-Out and Move-In Dates and Details -- Summer 2021

The new school year is fast approaching. If you live in TKE now or will be moving into TKE, here are important dates and details regarding our move-out and move-in process:

Parking Lease End Date:  8/3/2021 at 6pm (this is when all cars must be removed from TKE parking spaces)
Move-Out Date:  8/6/2021 (this is when your TKE room lease ends)
Move-In Date:  8/18/2021 at 10AM (this is when your TKE room lease starts)
Parking Lease Start Date: 8/21/2021 at 3PM (this is when you can start parking in your leased space)

From 8/7/21 to 8/17/21 Lee and her crew will be preparing the properties for a new school year and for rush house tours.  This includes cleaning, hauling away stuff, making repairs, sanitizing, painting, maintenance and many other things as needed. To successfully execute this process we need our members to cooperate and understand the following:

  1. Move all of your stuff out of your rooms as early as possible and no later than August 6th at Midnight.  On August 7th all personal stuff left in rooms or common areas will be thrown away.  There will be no second chance area.  The only exception is the TKE East garage where members may store stuff.
  2. After cars leave the garage on August 3rd members may store their personal stuff in the garage.  On August 7th the garage will be locked and secured and there will be no access until move in on August 18th.  You then have until August 21st at 7AM to move your stuff out of the garage and into your room. Any personal items left in the garage after August 21st at 7AM will be thrown away.
  3. Be prepared to move into TKE on August 18th and make sure that all your personal items are in your room by August 21st at 7AM.  We need boxes, packing materials, and your stuff cleared out of the hallways and common areas for rush tours.  Any personal items left in the garage or common areas after August 21st at 7AM will be thrown away.
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Beta-Sigma Investment Group at Work

BSIG is hard at work managing a $180,000 portfolio. All income and gains are used for charitable contributions that have included St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Jack Jablonski Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation, and the Jonah Spiegel Scholarship.  BSIG is about to launch their first capital raising campaign and we encourage you to support their effort.  BSIG is another innovative initiative from the Beta-Sigma Chapter of TKE at USC.

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24kGoldn Rising!


Beta-Sigma TKE 24kGoldn, aka Frater Golden Landis Von Jones is ascending the charts and on the verge of superstardom.  He jumped from #10 to #1 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart to become the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, powered in large part by his new single “Mood.” which surged to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #1 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and #11 on Hot Rap Songs.  He is in heavy rotation of LA Radio Station KROQ.  Described by music critics as “Bringing MySpace Emo to TikTok Rap” he has a unique style that blends Rap, Hip Hop, and Alternative.  24KGoldn was added to the Beta-Sigma Distinguished Alumni list on June 15, 2020.

Mood Official Video

24KGoldn’s XXL Freshman Freestyle

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TKE is Open for 2020-2021 School Year

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
University of Southern California

May 19, 2020

Dear TKE Members and Parents,

TKE Fraternity at USC will be open and operational for the 2020-2021 academic school year regardless of how USC conducts classes and learning.  If USC decides not to open the campus and holds all classes online, TKE will still offer housing, food service, cleaning service, live-in management and most importantly a place where college aged men can be together, in person, sharing life and having fun as brothers in a fraternal bond.

Our Chapter Leadership and Alumni Board of Advisors are planning on how TKE will stay open safely.  Our plan includes the following:

  1. Oversight of all operations and protocols by our live-in House Director. Lee Snider is the only fraternity House Director at USC and has been instrumental in establishing and refining our cleaning and safety procedures for eight years.
  2. A deep cleaning and sanitization of all rooms, kitchen and common areas during our 14 day shutdown period between summer move out on August 5, 2020 and the Fall move-in date of August 19, 2020. During this period all members and personal items are removed from the houses.
  3. Continuation of our five day a week cleaning and sanitization service for the entire 2020-2021 school year. We are the only fraternity that uses professional cleaning services every day and have already developed detailed protocols for sanitizing door handles, bathrooms and other highly trafficked areas.
  4. Working closely with our catering company to develop a detailed food service safety plan.
  5. Providing important supplies such as soap, hand-sanitizer, paper towels, and toilet paper to our members in common areas.
  6. Working closely with USC to understand and identify important services available to our members. USC will continue student health care services and provide isolated housing for students that might be infected this next school year.  That means that if one of our members does get infected, they will be removed from the property and moved into USC isolated housing which as of today is the USC Hotel.

TKE believes that we are uniquely positioned to operate safely during this period due to our policies, procedures, systems and support that we have developed over the last decade.  We also believe that fraternity is an equally important and equally valuable part of the college experience for our members.  And our decision to remain open is substantially based on our desire to not deprive our members of this once in a lifetime experience that has a profound effect on the rest of their lives.

We will continue to develop our plans and share them as they progress.

YITB and Fight On!

Undergraduate Executive Board and the Alumni Board of Advisors
Beta-Sigma Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
University of Southern California

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Introducing Golden Landis Von Jones aka 24kGoldn

24kGoldn TKE USC Beta-Sigma Chapter Golden Landis Von Jones

Meet Golden Landis Von Jones, our next potential superstar, who has been signed to Columbia Records and as of this post has the #43 single on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart.  24kGoldn is a Spring 2019 Beta-Sigma Chapter initiate who has taken a leave from USC to tour full time.   TKE Fraternity at USC seems to be a magnet for talented musicians like Mark Watters, Robby Hauldren of Louis the Child, and Steven ZHU.  You can read more about Frater 24kGoldn at this Daily Trojan interview and listen to his single Valentino here.

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John Nelson RIP


We are very sorry to report that Frater John Nelson, Beta-Sigma #392 passed away on Thursday, September 26th.  John joined TKE in 1961 and served on the Board of Advisors for the chapter for more than 30 years.  His dedication, hard work, and expertise will be greatly missed.  Our hearts go out to his wife Hoa and daughter Cynthia.  His funeral service and reception to celebrate his life will be this coming Saturday, October 5th, at St. Dorothy Catholic Church in Glendora, California, at 10:00 am, with the reception to immediately follow in the Church hall. The Church is located at 241 S. Valley Center Avenue, Glendora, CA 91741. His family welcomes everyone who can attend with open arms and much appreciation. In an email received from John’s daughter Cynthia she said, “My Dad would have wanted to personally wish you all well, with thanks and gratitude for your friendship, advice, good humor, care, and kind words over the years. With deepest sincerity, Hoa and I send this to you on his and our behalf. We also send special appreciation to all of his physicians, who undoubtedly helped extend his life for as long as possible”

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