By Sana Zahra
Greek organization Tau Kappa Epsilon will be holding a money management and responsible spending workshop on Feb. 26, with the help of professor Manoj Dalvi from the Finance department. The event will take place in Humanities Lecture Hall from 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., and all students are invited.
Throughout this lecture, Professor Dalvi will be teaching students the importance of managing their money and investments.
“Professor Dalvi is very knowledgeable, and very personable,” said Eric Simonson, president of TKE. “He makes everything understandable, so he would do a great job in giving all the materials to these students and making everything understandable and easy to implement.” He mentions how many students end up in debt that gradually becomes harder to get out of.
In general, TKE has a motto of “better men for a better world.” They try to find ways to help give back to people around them. TKE has two main goals: to develop their members by giving them the skills they need, and to take those skills and give back to the community.
“My goal is to implement and make events come to life that would help the student body as a whole and not just a single fraternity or a Greek life,” said Jake Lubin, a junior Political Science major and the programming chairman of TKE.
Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1899. A chapter at LIU Post was founded in ‘60s and was later removed from the campus in the early ‘90s. A colony was recently brought back in Nov. 2013, and currently has 31 members. In less than two years, LIU Post’s colony of TKE has been ranked fourth in the nation by the fraternity’s office of the Grand Chapter, first in New York Metro province since June 2014, and first in the Northeast region. Although they are only a colony, they are striving to become a complete chapter.
Simonson thinks longevity is key when it comes to his fraternity. “I want to be able to come to homecoming in 20 years or so, bring my children and have talks about TKE, still be here and still thriving in creating as much opportunities for students,” Simonson said.
Last semester TKE held a workshop on study skills and time management. They also did a fundraiser where they cut off Lubin and his brother’s hair for every donation they got, and within three days the fraternity had raised over $1,000 for St. Jude’s. In addition, they continued their fundraiser for St. Jude’s by selling blankets to collect additional money.
In the future, TKE plans to have an event on web and social media etiquette, which will discuss what things to write and what not to write online. This is happening towards the end of this spring semester or the beginning of fall 2015. TKE plans on holding another workshop on how to write emails in a professional environment.