Brother Ford visits his chapter at the University of Michigan during his tenure as President of the United States 

"It is no coincidence that five presidents of the United States have been Dekes-more than any other fraternity-that our flag was flown on the first expedition to the North Pole and again on a manned landing to the moon. The individual qualities that DKE seeks have certainly withstood the test of time and served us all in good stead. It is that unique blend of leadership, brotherhood and tradition that fuels this fraternity."

 --Adapted from a quotation of President Gerald Ford | Omicron, Michigan '35