The objects of Delta Kappa Epsilon are:

The cultivation of general literature and social culture,

The advancement and encouragement of intellectual excellence,

The promotion of honorable friendship and useful citizenship,

The development of a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others,

The maintenance of gentlemanly dignity, self-respect, and morality in all circumstances, and

The union of stout hearts and kindred interests, to secure to merit its due reward.