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.