About TEP EI

A Message From Our Chancellor

Welcome to the official website for the Epsilon Iota chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi.

Welcome to the official website for the Epsilon Iota chapter of Tau Epsilon Phi. Tau Epsilon Phi boasts a very tight-knit brotherhood, not only at RPI but also with our other chapter’s around the country. We are always welcoming to other TEP brothers no matter where or when they joined. A wide variety of majors and backgrounds, with an even broader spectrum of interests can be found in the house. The brotherhood currently consists of 19 active brothers who are all dedicated to upholding our ideals of Friendship, Chivalry, and Service.
The chapter house is located at 1991 15th house provides boarding for twelve. Some notable rooms in the house include a furnished balcony, the “Len Goldschmidt Beer and Fellatio Parlor” named after an alumnus of the house, and an industrial kitchen which was built just over a year ago.
TEP was founded at Columbia University on October 19, 1910 by ten Jewish men seeking a brotherhood free from exclusion based on race, religion, or creed. TEP was first founded at RPI in 1957 and was re-founded in 1988 after a struggle with membership numbers felt by many fraternities in the 1970’s. Due to events in the mid-1990’s and 2000’s the Epsilon Iota chapter broke away from the national organization and founded Tau Epsilon Pi on October 19, 2009 dedicated to preserving the customs, traditions, and ideals of the fraternity the chapter loves. Following the removal of a corrupt national officer in 2010, Tau Epsilon Phi is now back on its feet and on June 1, 2011 the Epsilon Iota chapter rejoined the ranks of our fellow Tau Boys. An extended history and more information on the national fraternity can be found at the TEP National website: www.tep.org.

For more information on the members, rush, and contact information be sure to check out the rest of the site and feel free to come by the house any time. TEPS are TOPS!

Nick "NICAP" Honahan


  • Brother Retreat 2010

  • Brother retreat 2012

  • miscellaneous

  • Everyday TEP Life


Everything you need to know to rush TEP

Throughout America, there’s a horrible stigma surrounding fraternity life. With hazing lawsuits popping up around the nation, poor movie depictions (you may have seen Animal House), and concerns about academics falling behind, it’s not surprising that many incoming college students would be hesitant to join Greek life. It’s even less surprising that even more parents are hesitant to let them. However, Tau Epsilon Phi boasts a long line of dedicated men, bonded by our three ideals of friendship, chivalry, and service.

As a past Interfraternity Council member, I’ve seen the pros and cons of Greek Life at Rensselaer and can say with conviction that our school gives a whole new meaning to being a ‘frat guy’. Between deep alumni networks, a strong Greek and college community, and a GPA that consistently matches or surpasses the RPI average, any young man can easily find a promising home with a lifelong group of friends he can rightfully call ‘brothers’.

But why choose TEP? With nearly thirty other fraternities, what makes Tau Epsilon Phi the best? Well, although clichéd, we’re not like other fraternities. Throughout the house, brothers have many diverse interests. They range from motorcycles to video games, cooking to crafts. We also have many brothers participate on our chapter’s intramural sports team, the heaving Spleens. In addition to this, our alumni network extends back to 1958, with many brothers and alumni in the engineering and computer science fields. Academically, each brother pursues their discipline to a full, comprehensive knowledge, in both class and in real-world contexts.

However, the defining trait of Tau Epsilon Phi that makes us stand out is the closeness our brotherhood has. Many brothers will say the reason they decided to join TEP was the closeness they saw throughout the fraternity, despite very different personalities. Because of the proximity to campus, being just past the Student Union, many brothers are by the house on a regular, if not daily basis. In my personal experience as a brother, I can recount only great times spent with this fraternity, and I’m proud to say that I am a Tau Boy. TEPs are Tops!

Dave "Dan Queed" Cass
Notable Alumnus


Executive Board

Andrew Aquino

Tau Omega

Zachary Hayes

Vice Chancellor

Tau Psi

Richard Allard

Tau Upsilon

Harry Li


Tau Phi

Benjamin Bradshaw

Tau Phi

T Hayden Carlton

Tau Pi

Arjun Kancharana

Tau Sigma

Nicholas Honahan

Tau Tau

Bradley Landherr

Tau Tau

Parag Gujarathi

Tau Tau

Dillon Burns

Tau Upsilon

Shankar Rao

Tau Upsilon

Max Miller

Tau Upsilon

Michael Magaletta

Tau Phi

Jake Adzema

Tau Phi

Zachary Geltzeiler

Tau Chi

Matt Johnson

Tau Chi

Ian Chamberlain

Tau Chi

Brian Latwis

Tau Chi


Tau Omega

Brandon Marino

Tau Omega


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