The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was founded in the late 1960’s by a group of students from the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines. There were (12) twelve founding members headed by Alvin Manalang. It was dream of these individuals to give other students an option to join a non-traditional fraternity. They used the greek letters Kappa and Epsilon since the ideal that the fraternity aspired to was Knowledge, Equality and Enlightenment.
From a few members, the Kappa Epsilon Fraternity grew to have a significant presence in the University of the Philippines, active in major changes that where happening in the Academe. The student leaders looked up to the fraternity for leadership and guidance. The picture below was taken after a meeting that the fraternity conducted at Vinzon’s Hall. That building is the center of all student activities since it all houses the University Student Council Headquarters and the Office of Student Affairs. The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity became co-founders of the famed League of Filipino Students, SAMASA and many other student organizations.