DU Quarterly: Volume 133, No. 1

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A New Focus on Educational Programming Dear brothers, This edition of the DU Quarterly focuses on our educational programs and how they fit into the fraternity experience. Each major program is displayed in a snapshot format to fully describe the purpose, venue and attendance trends for each. It also includes testimonials from students and facilitators. Given the critical role that educational programming plays in our future, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on this topic. I remember attending a Leadership Institute (LI) meeting in Dallas in 2001. It was the first such event I had attended since my undergraduate days in the mid-’70s. As is the case today, the event was held in a nice hotel, not a residence hall or some kind of alternative makeshift facility. As I checked in, I was given a program guide with blocks of time designated to multiple tracks of learning. I thought then that this resembled the approach to educational programming that my employer spent thousands of dollars on each year. I was impressed and began to attend on a regular basis. From that first experience, I noticed not only the consistent development of LI, but became aware of a number of other programs that could be utilized by chapter advisors to make sure that focused attention could be given where needed. That included support for new chapter presidents (Presidents Academy); chapter officers/ advisors (Regional Leadership Academy); new emerging leaders (DUEL); recruitment officers (Recruitment Symposium); chapter advisors (Advisors Academy); service and global awareness (Global Service Initiative) and concentrated, membership-wide programming (Building Better Men Retreats). This new focus has fundamentally changed the role educational programming plays in our Fraternity. Today, nearly 30 percent of our membership is being directly impacted through a DUIF educational experience of some type each year, and it is making a difference. Our research shows that those chapters which invest in these

opportunities, achieve at higher rates than those that do not. I know it was invaluable to me as a chapter advisor and local board member. DUIF is widely recognized as a leader in educational programming; this is not an accident. At our IHQ, we have five staff members with advanced degrees in higher education. Beyond the development of the programming itself, there is focused attention on compiling routine assessment data. The data provided from student feedback consistently shows a statistically significant improvement of student learning in the courses offered. It is important to understand that the growth in our educational programming is done with a disciplined eye toward appropriate cost/benefit analysis. Investment in staff and event planning is not insignificant. Nevertheless, attention is paid to how we can most cost effectively deliver our product to as many members as possible. Recently, we allocated some additional dollars toward the Regional Leadership Academy. This was done to reach more chapter officer/advisory groups and provide a more professional setting for their experience. By scheduling these events at hotels in five major cities, our staff can participate directly, which was not the case under our old campus-based model. We utilize website and video options where possible. We also do our best to access or partner with local campus resources where appropriate. An even greater emphasis on funding of educational programming will be necessary in the future to achieve the goals in our strategic plan. We are pleased to provide this update and believe you will be impressed with what your Fraternity and committed alumni are doing to advance our progress in this area.


E. Bruce McKinney, Missouri ’74 President, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Email: ihq@deltau.org


Delta Upsilon International Fraternity North America’s Oldest Non-Secret Fraternity: Founded 1834

The Principles of Delta Upsilon The Promotion of Friendship The Development of Character The Diffusion of Liberal Culture The Advancement of Justice

The Motto of Delta Upsilon

Dikaia Upotheke - Justice Our Foundation

OFFICERS President E. Bruce McKinney, Missouri ’74 Chairman of the Board Richard X. Taylor, North Carolina State ’82 Secretary Timothy C. Dowd, Oklahoma ’75 Treasurer Aaron M. Siders, Kansas State ’04

Delta Upsilon


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James Bell, Calgary ’94 Terry Brady, Missouri ’62 Aaron Clevenger Ed.D., Central Florida ’97 Robert S. Lannin, Nebraska ’81 Jordan B. Lotsoff, Northern Illinois ’88 Robert A. Stewart, Washington ’64 David P. Whitman, Indiana ’75 Carl Saenger, Carthage ’16 Dale Shanklin, Boise State ’16


E. Bernard Franklin, Ph.D., Kansas State ’75 Terry L. Bullock, Kansas State ’61 Samuel M. Yates, San Jose ’55 Bruce S. Bailey, Denison ’58 James D. McQuaid, Chicago ’60 Alvan E. (Ed) Porter, Oklahoma ’65

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY AND EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Executive Director: Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00 Executive Assistant: Jana McClees-Anderson Senior Staff Accountant: Mary Ellen Watts FRATERNITY

Associate Executive Director: Karl Grindel Director of Program Development: Michelle Marchand, M.A. Senior Director of Educational Programs: Noah Borton, M.A. Director of Global Initiatives: Kaye Schendel, M.S. Director of Alumni Development: Colin Finn, Iowa State ’05 Director of Educational Programs: Matthew Nance, M.S., DePauw ’10 Director of Chapter Services: Mark Gehrke, Boise State ’11 Chapter Development Director: Sean FitzGerald, Michigan ’12 Chapter Development Coordinator: Dominic Greene, Oregon ’99 Expansion Consultant: Alex Parker, DePauw ’14 Expansion Consultant: Zach Vetter, North Dakota ’14 Leadership Consultant: Michael Eplee, Kansas State ’14 New Media Coordinator: Kaylyn Easton Graphic Designer: Chelsea Phillips Communications Coordinator: Megan Samuels FOUNDATION

Associate Executive Director: Michael McRee, Ph.D. Director of Foundation: John Duncan, M.A., Oregon State ’00 Development Assistant: Natasha Dow, M.P.A

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From the Desk of the Executive Director In recent years, the ground has shifted for Americans in virtually every important sphere of life – economic, global, crosscultural, environmental and civic. The world is becoming dramatically reshaped by scientific and technological innovations, global interdependence, cross-cultural encounters and changes in the balance of economic and political power.


The higher education landscape is changing to meet 21st century needs of more college-educated workers and more engaged and informed citizens. Today, and in the years to come, college graduates need higher levels of learning and knowledge as well as strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate this more demanding environment successfully and responsibly. The relevance of every aspect of higher education is under scrutiny, and fraternities are no exception. The spotlight on fraternity is greater than any point in recent history. DELTA UPSILON has positively influenced and shaped the lives of young men for 180 years. Given the level of change and transition we are currently experiencing in our society, the Fraternity initiated a process to analyze and assess its ability to impact its members further and prepare them for success in this ever-changing landscape. That self-reflection challenged us to more closely align with our higher education partners and evolve into a leading provider of leadership training and education. Over the past five years, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity has transformed into a premier men’s development organization. Resources have been reallocated and invested into our young DUs’ personal development. We have created industry leading (and award-winning) educational programs, experienced unprecedented membership growth, and became the first Fraternity in the United States to launch a comprehensive global engagement and service opportunity for its membership. The International Fraternity employs a portfolio approach in educating its membership as it recognizes that student learning is a multi-year process that requires different approaches, methods and resources at each stage of the membership experience. Our educational efforts focus on teaching life skills, knowledge development and instilling and clarifying personal values over the course of an undergraduate career.

Leadership development is at the heart of Delta Upsilon’s Mission of Building Better Men. The men attending the programs are being transformed, and their chapters are seeing marked improvements. In 2013-14, more than 1,600 men attended an undergraduate leadership program, up from 1,500 the year before. That figure represents more than 35 percent of the membership, a higher percentage than our peer organizations. To deliver cutting-edge leadership programs that would be widely recognized as industry-leading, the Fraternity made a concerted effort to identify and recruit the top talent in higher education to join our professional staff. The professional team consists of 21 staff members, eight of whom have advanced degrees including one staff member with a Ph.D. The staff has more than 140 years of professional experience working with students in a higher education or fraternity setting. Delta Upsilon’s educational programs were designed using DU membership feedback and evaluation data, industry research on education and retention strategies and assessment information from various partners in higher education. I encourage you to read about our educational programs in the pages ahead and examine our educational initiatives, processes and outcomes. These efforts are Building Better Men, creating stronger chapters and advancing the Mission and Principles of Delta Upsilon. Our journey is just beginning. To achieve our lofty goal of being a premier men’s development organization and the most trusted partner in higher education, we need your help. We need more alumni mentoring our young DU’s. We need more advisors advising our chapters. And we need more DUs to include Delta Upsilon in their annual charitable plans. Together, with your help, we can change the landscape of higher education in North America. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can make a difference together. Fraternally,

Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00 Executive Director Email: kirk@deltau.org


Everything You Need to Know about


#DUFlag Corner

• There are two types of expansions. “Old Gold” refers to a chapter that has closed and is returning to a campus. “Cold Start” means that DU has never been to that campus before. These Founding Fathers are the first generation of DUs to leave a legacy at their institution. • Expansions have two phases: recruitment and colony development. Recruitment focuses on growth. Colony development is when DU staff help teach the newly formed colony to operate as a fraternity. This includes weekly meetings for the entire colony, committees and executive board officers. The entire first class must also go through associate member education together.

Dom Markham, Embry-Riddle ’12, is representing DU while deployed in Kosovo.

• Every colony within the last four years has colonized with the third highest fraternity GPA or higher. • Expansion staff consists of professional recruiters. The first few weeks of starting a colony are usually 12-14 hour work days! This includes promotion efforts, one-on-one meetings with potential members and attending every campus event available. • Expansions don’t always participate in a formal Interfraternity Council recruitment on a campus. Some communities prefer to have new groups wait until after recruitment is “over” so that existing chapters aren’t affected. DU doesn’t worry about missing IFC recruitment since most of our potential members are found through other avenues, such as different student organizations, leadership groups or service-based activities.

3 The guys from the Houston Chapter captured this great pic of the #DUflag!

• DU plans to return to the University of Texas and Oklahoma State in fall 2015. • DU plans to return to Syracuse University and start a brand new chapter at Florida International University in fall 2016.

Ian Dalsin, Alberta ’13, brings Delta Upsilon to the Pyramids of Giza!

Where is DU Headed Next? spring





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Northwestern University


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Massachusetts institute of technology


Oklahoma State University



Syracuse University


Florida International university

Other universities are currently being considered. If you would like to be involved in helping to build new relationships with these chapters, contact the Director of Chapter Services, Mark Gehrke at gehrke@deltau.org. DELTAU.ORG


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OLLEGE is a time of preparation, a stepping stone on the path to a professional career. It’s the duty of higher education professionals to constantly alter the path of the college experience and curriculum to keep up with the world’s changes. That’s the way Delta Upsilon looks at our responsibility at the collegiate level. For over 180 years, the Fraternity has positively influenced and shaped the lives of young men. Just as society and its challenges change and transition over time, so does the Fraternity. DU’s educational programming is especially important to growing and preparing our members for the world around them, because the landscape in which they will make their choices and create their lives remains to be seen. This applies to all aspects of their lives, including career. DU is reacting to the change through educational programs designed to set up young men for success. Over the last five years especially, the Fraternity has transformed itself into a premier men’s development organization that has successfully integrated a proud set of traditions with a 21st century outlook on helping young men reach their full potential. After all, DU maintains a firm belief that the men we are educating have the potential to change the world in significant ways, and we are dedicated to continuing to propel them toward this future by providing state-of-the-art training, education and coaching. What follows are descriptions of each of the Fraternity’s core educational programs for its undergraduate members. DELTAU.ORG



Every year, presidents from each chapter participate in an institute-style program with a curriculum that emphasizes the Mission and Principles of Delta Upsilon as a foundation for effective chapter leadership. Experienced alumni and campus partners come together to facilitate an intensive developmental curriculum. Presidents are initially challenged to create a vision for their ideal DU experience. They are then equipped to identify key priorities for their upcoming year through a firm understanding of the core purpose and Principles of DU. Presidents are challenged to set goals that extend beyond incremental improvement and challenge the norms of their chapter to attain unprecedented progress. As a team, chapter presidents are exposed to new ideas and possibilities, and are encouraged to apply what they learn to their leadership role and responsibility. They learn from each other, stretch their boundaries, discover strengths and envision a more successful version of their chapter. Based on pre- and post-test assessment of participants, presidents indicate that not only do they understand the Fraternity Mission and Principles, but they are able to create a plan to apply them and they can engage others in executing this plan. PA






Tell us about your experience with Presidents Academy. Presidents Academy was an excellent way to kick off my term. It got me fired up to tackle the problems ahead, and gave me some great tools to deal with those problems. The combination of educational material and exposure to presidents from other chapters was fantastic and incredibly useful. What was your biggest takeaway from the experience? The biggest takeaway for me was the importance of leadership by example. It’s going to be hard for any leader, especially a DU president, to get things done if they aren’t living up to the rules they are trying to enforce. For DU men, that mainly means the Principles. If you are trying to make a change, and you personally don’t embrace that change, it’s just not going to happen. The brothers will catch on to something like that 99 percent of the time. You have to practice what you preach. What do you think Presidents Academy is doing well at this point? I think Presidents Academy does a good job of preparing presidents to deal with possible issues in their chapters. What would you say to brothers who don’t understand the roll of president?

There are so many things I wish brothers understood about presidency. If I had to single one thing out, it would probably be the logistics behind everything the Fraternity does. Too many brothers think that the chapter runs by some sort of magic. They don’t grasp the preparation, planning and work it takes to put on things like recruitment events, social events, philanthropies and even chapter meetings.

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Each February, DU facilitates the Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) throughout the United States. It is intentionally designed as an officer training platform to provide tangible skills needed for success as defined by the DU Officer Core Competencies. Participants include both current and future chapter officers who engage in an interactive training and education process that helps them explore their role as a part of a highly effective leadership team for their chapter. The programming is organized to allow each participant to individually tailor the experience to meet their specific needs based on the role they have in their own chapter and the areas in which they need greater development. RLA includes 25 different breakout sessions and five general sessions. Undergraduate members participate in workshops, keynote presentations, team-based challenge activities and feedback sessions that help sharpen their personal skill sets and begin to understand effective organizational practices. Through experiential learning and case studies, participants analyze real challenges and opportunities facing their chapter and receive feedback and coaching that applies directly to their needs. According to evaluation results, participants leave RLA prepared to develop and implement tangible goals for legitimate positive progress in their chapters. RLA



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What are some of the most memorable parts of RLA that you’d share with a brother to get him to attend? The most practicable benefit to attending a Regional Leadership Academy is the opportunity to learn all of the necessary skills to be a good chapter officer, but the most memorable parts are the friendships you build with brothers from nearby chapters. What did RLA teach you about being a better DU? It taught me that being a DU means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but no matter where we are from we have some common ground that we can use to better our great Fraternity. What kinds of things did you take away from the experience into your life outside of the Fraternity? As a chapter president, I tried to attend as many breakout sessions on organizational planning and leadership skills that I could, and these skills have helped serve me in my job and the classroom. They will continue to help in graduate school and my future career. Why do you believe programs like these are important in sustaining the Fraternity and its men?

The development of our men starts with conversations. Our educational programs allow our amazing staff, volunteers and brothers to start and guide conversations that will keep us all on the path our Founders would have wanted.


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DU EMERGING LEADERS EXPERIENCE The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders experience (DUEL) is a highly interactive program that encourages newly initiated members to create a deeper and broader definition of who they are and where they can have an impact. Participants develop a better understanding of their personal leadership by analyzing their talents through the StrengthsQuest Inventory. In addition, this experience provides an opportunity to visit Williams College and connect with the history and founding of Delta Upsilon. Through the visit to the Fraternity’s founding location, DUEL provides an opportunity for the most intensive ritual education offered through DU’s educational programs. As participants learn about the journey of Delta Upsilon, they are also encouraged to reflect on their own personal journey. Through developing confidence in their talents and clarifying their personal values, participants take ownership for creating their ideal experience through Delta Upsilon. Next, they identify the specific actions they need to take to make this experience a reality. To foster their growth and development beyond the program, each participant identifies a mentor they will enlist in supporting them through their fraternity experience. This helps the participants to create an ongoing cycle of selfreflection, goal setting, coaching and action.



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Tell us about your experience at DUEL. Visiting Williams College and saying the Oath on the steps of the building where our 30 Founders first met was the most memorable part for me. It put what DU stands for in an entirely different light. To think that I was standing where those men once stood was incredibly humbling. What kinds of things did you take away from the experience into your life outside of the Fraternity? The biggest thing that I took away is that being a DU is something that extends beyond college. Being a DU is about seeking Justice every day of your life. It’s about measuring your life continually by our Four Founding Principles. What would you say to someone who’s never experienced DUEL? I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this program. There are things that I learned in my time at DUEL that I use every day. The DUEL experience is something that I wish every DU man could experience. You are able to build relationships with brothers from around the country and grow even more in DU’s Principles. What did DUEL teach you about being a better DU?





It taught me that being a member of DU means taking responsibility for the talents I have been given and using them in the best way I can to help further DU and its Principles.




As the annual Fraternity convention, the Leadership Institute serves as the highlight of the educational calendar. Each undergraduate chapter is asked to send a minimum of two members. Undergraduate and alumni members participate in the program which includes legislative meetings, province meetings, a Fraternity update and educational opportunities. The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a brotherhood which stands on a foundation of justice, while targeting educational content to meet the contemporary challenges of students and alumni. Educational breakout sessions are organized around several themes, including the history of Delta Upsilon, health and wellness, chapter operations, personal growth and career development. In addition to undergraduate programming, the Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for alumni to re-engage with the Fraternity and reconnect with each other. Alumni also get to interact and coach undergraduate students in a casual, interactive environment.









What can you tell me about your work with DU educational programs? I have presented at a number of Regional Leadership Academies and Leadership Institutes for Delta Upsilon and I cannot speak more highly of the intentionality, effectiveness and impact of the programming that is offered to the undergraduate men. The topics are relatable to their current experience and they leave with practical ways to implement the knowledge acquired. What sticks out to you about DU’s educational programs in comparison to other fraternity and sorority programs you’ve worked with? I really appreciate the fact that Delta Upsilon reaches out to a number of different constituents to deliver the programs at each educational experience. From alumni, volunteers, friends of DU and even the IHQ staff, undergraduate members are able to connect in different ways with presenters who have a wide variety of experiences and expertise to share. There is excitement around the programming, and the innovation around the topics are outstanding.






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BUILDING BETTER MEN RETREATS Building Better Men (BBM) Retreats take the concept of a chapter retreat to the next level. Seasoned Delta Upsilon staff members facilitate a weekend-long retreat geared toward jumpstarting the chapter and charting a path to future success. The retreat is tailored to meet specific chapter needs. This includes defining effective brotherhood within the chapter, identifying chapter priorities and creating a plan of action. Each member is given a voice in the future of their chapter through a series of activities which emphasize problem solving, innovation, vision-setting and action planning. To close the retreat, every member is asked to take ownership for the future of his chapter by making a commitment to his specific role in the creation of a better future for Delta Upsilon.



What can you tell me about your chapter’s experience with a BBM Retreat? The Building Better Men Retreat that my chapter hosted this past semester was something where I felt each member was able to use their voice, share ideas and voice concerns, while also taking away valuable communication and team-building skills. It also gave the chapter a handful of ideas of how we as a chapter can work together to reach the goals that we collectively want, as well as helping each member realize the potential that they possess, and how to apply their potential to make the most of their time in DU, college and the rest of their life. What were some of the biggest takeaways from the experience?


on DU’s educational programs, visit us online at www.deltau.org/about us/eventsandprograms.

I think the biggest takeaway was the increase in communication that the chapter had. Our brothers now understand how to explain their wants and desires in a communally beneficial way. How did a BBM Retreat benefit your chapter? It presented an open and a judgment-free environment for brothers to voice their opinions, while learning and growing together. How have you and your chapter continued to improve since the experience?

Since the experience, our chapter has continued to use the ideas and techniques presented during the Building Better Men Retreat to create a more collective chapter where every brother can add their input and make our chapter better.




The Global Service Initiative (GSI) actively supports the creation of global perspectives, promotes leadership development and generates community-based, servicelearning opportunities while championing them as integral aspects of DU’s Mission, values and Founding Principles. Students learn relationship skills, effective communication habits, problem-solving skills, an appreciation of human differences, cultural fluency, social and civic responsibility and potentially develop a lifelong commitment to public service and engagement by making a difference in the lives of other people, communities and countries. GSI creates a unique and powerful learning environment by integrating immersion-based experiences with focused and deliberate service and reflection activities. This experience fosters an attitude toward civic engagement, social change and cultural/global understanding and appreciation. It allows undergraduate brothers to undergo a realistic self-appraisal where they engage in a reflective process that encourages them to examine personal attributes, such as identity, self-esteem, confidence, ethics and integrity. Additionally, GSI ignites critical and reflective thinking as a result of social engagement through complex community immersions. They learn about themselves and the world while absorbing the nuances of different cultures. Travel affords students an opportunity to engage in a cultural immersion setting that often results inGSI a more diverse and knowledgeable skill set.









What educational program has made the biggest impact on your DU experience? This program focuses on serving the Negril community in Jamaica, and puts an emphasis on submerging ourselves into the Jamaican culture. While we worked on a lunchroom for the Primary Cove Elementary School, we were able to interact with the Jamaican children, teachers and workers. It is an amazing thing to overcome culture and language barriers and to become friends with someone that has lived a completely different life than yours. This is the Promotion of Friendship in action. Seeing the poverty that the people there are living in and the luxuries we take for granted here made me realize how lucky and blessed I am. It has helped me to be more appreciative of the things I have and to be more respectful of others. This is the Development of Character. Serving those who are less fortunate than us and expecting nothing but friendship back is essential the Advancement of Justice. However, the greatest thing is being able to submerge yourself into a different culture and to learn about the language, customs, cuisine and landscape that Jamaica has to offer. The Diffusion of Liberal Culture includes experiencing a wide array of cultures that will allow you to become a better citizen of the world. This educational program has allowed me to apply our Four Founding Principles every day in a foreign land, and has enabled me to take advantage of and appreciate my undergraduate education. I am very thankful for this experience.





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AWARD WINNING 2013 2011 2010

North-American Interfraternity Conference Laurel Wreath Award – Best Educational Program for the Global Service Initiative Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Excellence in Educational Programming for the Global Service Initiative North-American Interfraternity Conference Laurel Wreath Award – Best Educational Program for Assessment / Research

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LEAVING A LEGACY They say that “failing to plan is planning to fail,” and that may very well be. The same may be said for the continuity and livelihood of our chapters across North America. As an international fraternity, Delta Upsilon has created the kind of plan for undergraduates that will keep them involved, educated and linked to the Fraternity throughout their experience. This plan involves our educational programs and the attendance from our undergraduate brothers each year.


To go even further, the DU Educational Foundation has created a plan that not only supports educational programming, but secures a way to fund it for future generations, and it is the Chapter Legacy Plan. When the Fraternity began to examine what its highest performing chapters were doing to ensure long-term success, it became clear that one of the key variables to achieve high performance is providing very intentional and purposeful professional development experiences for members. DU’s educational programs are built to give its members this kind of experience. The Chapter Legacy Plan is a fundraising initiative that was created to help DU alumni invest directly in

the success of their undergraduate chapter by creating an endowment that supports a portfolio of scholarships that undergraduates can use to attend educational programs throughout the year. It is important to note, that the Fraternity already offers complimentary registration for the following to each chapter annually: •

Leadership Institute (two registrants)

Presidents Academy (one registrant)

Recruitment Symposium (one registrant)

With the Chapter Legacy Plan, the endowment will secure the registration of an additional 12 undergraduate men to attend the following programs annually: •

Regional Leadership Academy (eight registrants)

Global Service Initiative (two registrants)

DU Emerging Leaders (one registrant)

Leadership Institute (one additional registrant)

This would ensure that 16 DUs from each chapter have the financial ability to participate in educational programming that is tested, relevant and results-driven every single year. What does that look like over a fouryear participation cycle; 50-60 undergraduate members who have participated in at least one state-of-the-art DU educational program. SO, WHY SO MUCH INVESTMENT IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS? Students get the benefit of participating in state-of-theart educational experiences that have an immediate impact on their ability to lead and succeed. These programs develop a broad range of personal and professional skills and abilities that empower members to embrace challenges, create change and become better men. “These attributes relate directly to their career aspirations and translate well onto a resume, and can easily set them apart in an interview experience,” said Director of Foundation John Duncan, Oregon State ’00. “Having these types of men in a chapter creates a stronger, more productive group experience. The chapter is typically more goal-oriented and actively seeks to improve its membership experience annually.” The first Chapter Legacy Plan was implemented with the Oregon Colony. When the chapter closed in 2008,


THE BREAKDOWN Here are all of the benefits offered to Legacy Plan Chapters:

there was discussion among the alumni interested in bringing it back on how they would sustain the chapter, without repeating what led to its closing.

8 registrants at the Regional Leadership Academy

2 registrants for the Global Service Initiative

1 registrant for the DU Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL)

1 additional registration at the Leadership Institute (3 total)

Chapter President attends Presidents Academy at no additional cost

Recruitment Chairman attends the Recruitment Symposium at no additional cost

Chapter will receive priority scheduling to host a Building Better Men Retreat

“The Oregon Chapter Legacy Plan was introduced as an initiative that could greatly advance our ability to recruit dynamic new members to restart the chapter, as well as a program intended to help us sustain once success was achieved,” said Duncan.

Not every chapter at this point has the financial ability to endow the Chapter Legacy Plan, but DU will continue to make opportunities available for undergraduates when possible, because DU truly believes in the impact of its educational programs.

As intended, the Oregon Chapter Legacy Plan made an immediate and positive impact, and has resulted in a highperforming group that has exceeded all expectations.

“Our process is intentional, purposeful and relationshiporiented. By investing in these programs, we are developing a sustainable culture that will allow a chapter to achieve and sustain a high-level performance and maintain it from one generation to the next. That is an incredible investment opportunity that provides an invaluable return every year, as we help mold tomorrow’s fathers, community leaders, government leaders, business leaders and more,” said Duncan.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ENDOW THE CHAPTER LEGACY PLAN? The Chapter Legacy Plan is an investment that includes the support and financial involvement of generous alumni. In order to establish this plan, an investment of $150,000 is needed.

For more information about the Chapter Legacy Plan, contact Director of Foundation John Duncan, Oregon State ’00 at duncan@deltau.org



Brothers of the Guelph Chapter dressed up for Trick or Eat, hosted by the University of Guelph, collecting donations for a local food drive.

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We asked representatives from each chapter to answer questions based on the current educational programs. Which DU educational program has made the biggest impact on your undergraduate experience? How so? Boise State The DU educational program that has made the biggest impact on my undergraduate experience thus far is the Leadership Institute. It was an incredible weekend getting to know brothers from across the country and picking up critical skills to improve my chapter. Being amongst 500 upstanding men who all live by the same values was incredible. –Alex Belisle ’16 The chapter hosted the Marshmallow Ninja service activity during their fall semester to raise money for GSI. The event doubled as a great networking opportunity for the chapter, giving each participating individual the name of another member of the Boise State community to target with a marshmallow. It proved to be a fun way to interact with others on campus. “ The participants and I all really enjoyed it! I got to see the hilarious way that people were playing the game and everyone was really getting into it, recognizing more and more Greeks,” said Jose Lopez ’15. “ The philanthropy money directly benefit the Global Service Initiative, and that is something that we all strive to support because it’s the pinnacle of our Four Founding Principles.”

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The chapter would like to recognize Luke Bosse ’18, who has taken on the role of Social Representative of the Honors Student Association. His position will include planning social events for students in the Honors College. Alex Belisle ’16, is the new president of the Idaho Student Association Board of Directors. Belisle will focus on organizing the Board of Directors to accomplish the mission of the organization and ensuring its sustainability. “ This position is the opportunity to advocate for over 75,000 students in the Idaho higher education system. The ability to affect positive change for students’ collegiate experience and to improve the quality and affordability of their education makes me incredibly passionate about this position,” said Belisle. “ The position gives me a substantial opportunity to grow as a leader. Directing a large grassroots organization from startup to sustainable non-profit will be an incredible opportunity. It will challenge me to be efficient and develop skills in a political area that I do not yet have much experience in.” Bradley I would say that the Leadership Institute was one of the best things I have attended so far. It really opened my eyes to see what capabilities and strengths I have. I learned a lot through the program that I can apply to many parts of my life.”- Kevin Peloza ’17 The chapter organized Clippy for Cipi this past fall to raise money for one of their chapter brothers currently

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battling cancer. “My favorite moment was to see everyone come together in a way that was just awesome,” said Brad Briars ’17. “Everyone felt a little closer and there was more positive than negative.” The chapter was also recognized for Three Star Accreditation. This award is presented to Greek organizations at the end of each semester for accomplishments in a variety of categories. Finally, the chapter would like to recognize Tom Pelarinos ’17, for taking on the responsibility of president of the Engineering Club. California I have only attended RLA, but it had a great impact on my undergraduate experience. The skills I learned there translated into my position on our executive committee very well, and I am proud to say I have been a member of our executive committee since I was a freshman. –Andrew Gove ’17 The chapter would like to congratulate George Laiolo ’16, and his mock trial team, who competed in the UC Irvine Anteater Invitational in November. The team took first place in the competition. “We are all very proud of George and his stellar performance on the mock trial team. We know he represents our chapter well every time he goes to compete,” said Gove. Laiolo is the current treasurer for the team. He has helped to secure a budget allocation that is four times the size of any budget the team has had before. The chapter would also like to recognize Sebastian Shanus ’17, for his position of vice president of technology for the Berkeley Entrepreneur’s Association. He is in charge of strategic initiatives in building the homepage for all resources and events for entrepreneurship at Berkely. Carnegie

Members of the Bradley chapter pose with their shaved heads after supporting their brother in the Clippy for Cipi event this past fall to raise money for their chapter brother battling cancer.

Christopher Newport Colony The colony invited a local police officer to come speak during a regular colony meeting, discussing risk managementrelated topics and how to most effectively work with the authorities in situations. The officer answered questions conversationally and the colony says they ended the conversation “feeling much more knowledgeable and confident.” The colony also participated in an event called Fear 2 Freedom, where they worked with a local organization dedicated to eradicating violence toward women. Teddy bears, tooth brushes and other basic hygienic/comfort items were displayed and sold in an effort to raise money at the event. These items were bought and packaged into every post-trauma kit that Fear 2 Freedom gives to every woman who comes to them in need after an assault. “Domestic violence and violence targeted specifically at women in general is a terrible thing. Fraternities have a nasty reputation of being misogynistic, and I was glad to prove the stereotype wrong,” said Connor Brock ’16. “I was happy our organization got involved with such an altruistic cause, especially a local one, so that we could see the effect in our community.”

The learning workshops and speakers at the 2014 Leadership Institute taught me a lot about what it means to be in an international fraternity and how to work diligently to make sure that I make myself better every day. One speaker talked about getting up half an hour earlier to do something enjoyable, and how much that can make a day better. Useful tips and lessons in life, as well as how to run a chapter made LI a very helpful experience. –Nick Citrone ’16

The chapter would like to congratulate Andrew Kunk ’16, for receiving an award for academic excellence last semester. “I’m grateful. It feels so nice to be recognized for the hard work and long study hours I put in,” said Kunk. “As a full-time welder on nuclear powered aircraft carriers and a full-time student, this award meant that there was nothing stopping me from my future. The world is a box and all I have to do is put the effort into lift the lid, and the contents are mine.”

The chapter hosted DU Dessert Days in the fall to raise money for GSI. Brothers baked cookies, advertised and sold to hungry students on their way to class. “It was a great way to get our name out there more on campus, as we proudly displayed our flag and spoke to several people about our Fraternity while we sold the cookies,” said Citrone.

The chapter would like to recognize Ian Bates ’17, for his position with Slope Media Group, as director of outreach. Slope is the only student-run campus news organization with TV, radio and online media channels. Bates’ job will include reaching out to other groups on campus to set up




collaborations that promote the outside group through their media channels, and spreading the word about Slope Media Group and what they do. The chapter collaborated with many other Greek and campus organizations to take part in serving and raising money for Into the Streets, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and S’mores, all philanthropic events. “We think it’s always important to help out such a charity whose goals are to help shape children for success and happiness in the future,” said Matthew Lehecka ’16. Culver-Stockton


I believe that Presidents Academy has made the biggest impact on my undergraduate experience. At the academy, they really make sure that you go back to our roots and really learn about them. Before going, I understood our Four Founding Principles pretty well, but the academy really drove me to dig deeper and gain an even better understanding of them. This drive never ended, and I continue to this day to try and have discussions with brothers to ever better my understanding of our Principles. All of this has affected my undergraduate experience because I can now feel comfortable answering to anyone what DU’s Four Founding Principles mean to me. –Spencer Waters ’16 The chapter would like to recognize Justin Ferris ’15, as the new president of the Student Government Association, in which he will act as the voice of the student body and the administration of the college. They will also have the responsibility of sitting in on meetings with the college’s board of trustees. “I am most excited for the opportunity to take people with me on the road to success. Our student government will be successful and I am very excited to take as many people with me as it takes to be successful, because the more successful people I have around me, the more successful student government will be,” said Ferris. DePauw This past summer I spent a week in Jamaica participating in the Global Service Initiative. This program focuses on serving the Negril community in Jamaica, and puts an emphasis on submerging ourselves into the Jamaican culture. While we worked on a lunchroom for the Primary Cove Elementary School, we were able to interact with the Jamaican children, teachers and workers. It is an amazing thing to overcome culture and language barriers and to become friends with someone who has lived a completely different life than yours. This is the Promotion of Friendship in action. Seeing the poverty that the people there are living in and the luxuries we take for granted here made me realize how lucky and blessed I am. It has helped me to be more appreciative of the things I have and to be more respectful of others. This is the Development

of Character. Serving those who are less fortunate than us and expecting nothing but friendship back is essential the Advancement of Justice. However, the greatest thing is being able to submerge yourself into a different culture and to learn about the language, customs, cuisine and landscape that Jamaica has to offer. The Diffusion of Liberal Culture includes experiencing a wide array of cultures that will allow you to become a better citizen of the world. This educational program has allowed me to apply our Four Founding Principles every day in a foreign land, and has enabled me to take advantage of and appreciate my undergraduate education. I am very thankful for this experience. –Jonatan Delgado ’17 The chapter held the Delta Upsilon and Alpha Phi Haunted House this past semester to raise money for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. The Foundation is raising money to find a cure for Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a nonfamilial disorder of unknown incidence and cause. The chapter decorated their entire house to turn it into a fully functioning haunted house, complete with tour guides and scary skits. Members of the Greencastle community were invited to participate. “ This, to me, was one of the most successful philanthropies in both how it was run and how it helped the community. Possibly the best moment was seeing the number of people lining up, not only to enjoy the haunted house, but also the willingness to donate to help a great cause,” said Joshua Clark ’17. Elon I have only been able to attend RLA in Atlanta, and it was a wonderful program. It allowed me to grow into a chapter leader and I am constantly using my connections that I made to advance my career. –Ryan Waetjen ’15 The chapter held the Delta Upsilon Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by brothers, open to the entire campus community. The annual dinner raised money for GSI, feeding approximately 250 people. Hosted at a local church hall, it has been a successful event since its inception three years ago. Despite running out of turkey, brothers said they were able to keep serving guests by improvising and working as a cohesive unit. “I think everyone enjoys coming out to our dinner because it’s more than just a sporting event or benefit concert. You’re able to meet up with friends and enjoy a fun night out right before finals,” said Andrew Mitchell ’16. Phil Danieley ’15, received an award for Excellence in Poetry, presented to him in the fall at Johnston Hall at Elon University by visiting poet, Paisley Rekdal. “It was a special moment for me, and I see it as a sign of improvement in my writing ability,” said Danieley. The chapter would also like to report that Nate May ’16, is the new president of IFC. He will be the contact person


between the IFC organizations on campus and the Elon administration. Florida The associate member process was a lifechanging experience for all of us in my associate member class. In learning the values and Principles of Delta Upsilon, my brothers already began the process of becoming better men. –Joshua Pincus ’17 The chapter organized a fall collection drive throughout the entire semester to collect canned food and clothes to donate to charity. The chapter donated two large bags of clothing and 423 pounds of food at the end of the donation period. Adding that to their total from last semester, the chapter has collectively donated almost 1,000 pounds of food. “In Alchua County there are over 1,300 homeless men, women and children on any given night. It is important for us as leaders on our campus to not only provide positive services for the University of Florida, but also for the greater Gainesville community,” said Pincus. “ The gratitude we received from the charity we donated our collections to was overwhelming. To be able to provide such a substantial donation felt incredible.” The chapter also came in first place during the Fall Greek Blood Drive. The drive was divided into two competitions based on total number of donations and chapter percentages. The chapter came in first place for both sections, with a total of 81 donations from friends and family members and 172 percent participation. Finally, the chapter recognizes Bobby Celander ’17, for his position of vice chancellor of the University of Florida Honor Code Administration. The position will include meeting with the deans of each college to educate them on the UF Honor Code, advising students who are accused of violating the Honor Code and attending hearings of those who have violated the Honor Code while determining appropriate disciplinary action. “A large portion of the job includes advising students and attending their hearings. I believe that this position will improve my communication skills, and will make me a more involved person on campus,” said Celander. Georgia Tech I would say that the Regional Leadership Academy has had the greatest impact on my undergraduate experience. My first time going to RLA, I was able to meet other DU undergraduates, hear their experiences and trade notes. Furthermore, the programming offered at RLA gave me a new perspective on Greek life as a whole. –Jonathan Cordova ’16 The chapter hosted Delta Upsilon Toys for Tots Toy Drive during the holiday season on campus to raise money and receive donations for the Toys for Tots

The Georgia Tech Chapter’s donations for their Toys For Tots drive during the holiday season.

organization and children in need. “ This was something we have done for the past few years and was initiated after an alumnus of ours, who was a big supporter for Toys for Tots, passed away,” said Andy Leekung ’18. “It was a really cool event because we were getting direct toy donations from students who had not been previously connected to our chapter in any way.” Brian Swanson ’16, is recognized for this position of director of finance of TEAM Buzz, the largest community service organization on campus. “I think getting to work with new people and rounding out my career at Georgia Tech with an organization that lets me give back to the community will be an awesome experience and will be something I value for years to come,” said Swanson. Grand Valley State LI was a great experience; it allowed members of our chapter the opportunity to communicate and learn from other chapters. We talked a lot with the Indiana Chapter, which in turn helped us to recruit the third largest IFC class on our campus this fall. - Adam Hukkala ’17 This past semester, the chapter organized DU Want Some Hot Chocolate to raise money for the Battle of the Valleys charity for the Grand Valley Children’s Fund. The entire chapter contributed their time and resources to sell hot chocolate in the cold during finals week. Guelph The chapter would like to report that they initiated seven new members during the fall semester, bringing the active roster to 31 members. The chapter took part in the Trick or Eat event hosted by the University of Guelph. With over 85 percent of the chapter in attendance, they collected over five trunk loads of food. The group then ventured to the Guelph Food Bank to drop off the food. In addition, they worked through the night drying and sorting canned goods to prepare them for distribution.



Hamilton I attended the Leadership Institute in 2014, which really had a significant impact on my experience with DU. This was my first experience with the international organization and it was fantastic to meet with other chapters and speak with DU leadership. Seeing how proud all of those individuals are of what DU stands for reaffirmed why I love DU so much. I would be remiss not to mention the wonderful Kansas City and the great food and culture therein. –Robert Miles ’16 Members of the chapter participated in the HAVOC Dodgeball Tournament for the Hamilton Associate for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity. The event raised money for Sophia Johnson, a 12-year-old girl battling with medulloblastoma. “ The DU team made it to the semifinals, but most importantly we raised money for a good cause,” said Nicholas Gustaitus ’16. “It goes without saying that this was a good reason to raise money, but the organization is a great one and it was a fun experience.”


The chapter recognizes Michael De Percin ’15, for making first team All-NESCAC, recognizing excellent performance during the football season. The award was presented by the NESCAC Honors Program on November 18, 2014. Paul Green ’17 has taken on the role of Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative, acting as the football team representative for the SAAC. Green said, “It will help me develop organizational, leadership and administrative skills,” as he will act as a liaison between the administration and athletes, organize community events and build campus awareness for SAAC. Illinois The chapter would like to report that they are currently planning their biggest philanthropy event of the year, Broomball, which they cohost with the women of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. The proceeds will go to GSI, and the event will take place in the spring. Check back for more details. The chapter would also like to recognize Sean Thomas ’15, Tony Mocarski ’16, Justin Hunter ’16, and Nathan Anton ’15, who are all members of the Investment Banking Academy, a very exclusive group in the College of Business. Iona Our new member education process has made the biggest impact on my undergraduate experience. Over the course of four weeks, I learned the history of Delta Upsilon, and our respective chapter’s history and lineage of each individual active

member. The most important thing I learned was how to become a better man. –Alexander Fasano ’17 The chapter would like to recognize Alexander Fasano for his work as an orientation leader through the Edmund Rice Society, where he leads groups of incoming freshmen through an orientation program set up by the college. “It will allow me to interact with younger students trying to find out what college has in store for them individually,” said Fasano. Kansas State The Leadership Institute has made the biggest impact of my undergraduate career because it was a great opportunity to communicate with other members of DU chapters from different areas in North America. This opportunity allowed me to get a feel for what problems and successes other chapter from different backgrounds were facing and how those compared to ours at K-State. This was a one-of-a-kind opportunity, which gave me a different angle from which to assess different situations that arose with the K-State Chapter. From LI, many members of our executive board were able to learn how other chapters conduct business in comparison to how we do, and this allowed us to find the perfect balance to form a well-rounded and successful fraternity in accordance with the Four Founding Principles of Delta Upsilon. –Adam Elkiwan ’16 The chapter completed the DU Pancake Feed in partnership with Gamma Phi Beta to raise awareness and funds for GSI. Guests of the event were provided with all-you-can-eat pancakes and bacon, as well as good company. “My favorite moment from this event was being in the kitchen throughout the night and watching the DUs come together to burn pancakes, and our GPhi partners coming in to teach us a few things about making the perfect pancake, then seeing the DUs respond by successfully making edible pancakes,” said Harry Tsamolias ’16. “I feel great about the Pancake Feed, and I think most members would agree. It was a very successful event and a great opportunity for DU’s members to come together as a fraternity and accomplish a common goal, throwing a successful event for a great cause.” The chapter would also like to recognize Spencer Brown ’16, for taking on the role of president of the Kansas State University Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management. This role with give him the opportunity to lead chapter and officer meetings, develop goals for all officers and act as a liaison between the university and the chapter. “I believe this opportunity will give me some real life experience in leading a team. As a president, I am in charge of leading the executive board and I must make sure to hold each of the officers accountable for their individual duties,” said Brown.


Kentucky Colony The Leadership Institute had the biggest impact on my undergraduate experience. After having a rough start in our first year as a colony, struggling to learn the ins and outs of Greek life, and building a new fraternity on campus, the Leadership Institute reignited the passion and love I have for this Fraternity by reinforcing all the ideals, Principles and philosophies that make us all DU men. Being able to hear others discuss how they handle their chapter, to guest speakers and brothers speaking on their success and leadership skills. I was able to gain various resources and tools that, in return, I was able to apply to our colony and other outside endeavors. LI not only gave me and my chapter tools to succeed, but it gave us valuable life skills to work on becoming successful. –Diante Elcock ’16 The colony held a fundraiser at Chipotle to raise money for GSI. Members of the community and campus came out to support the chapter’s first philanthropic event, which raised over $700, which is $300 more than their initial goal. “ The Global Service Initiative is something that we want to be able to send brothers to, and being able to provide resources for children in need is something that our chapter fully supports,” said Nicholas Haire ’17. Adam Creamer ’14, represented his colony in receving an award for academic excellence, presented last semester. “I felt like for a brand new fraternity with no prior history here at UK, to receive an award like this is a promising sign that DU will definitely have a great presence on campus, and will benefit the Greek community academically,” said Creamer. Cheyene Miller ’16, is the assistant news editor of the Kentucky Kernel, the university’s student newspaper. “It will teach me leadership skills, journalism skills and hopefully enable me to get a job in the field of journalism,” said Miller. Lehigh As vice president of external relations, Regional Leadership Academy was a great opportunity for me to spend time and work closely with our chapter’s executive board in order to plan out events for the semester and enhance our chapter operations. –Trevor Starer ’15 The chapter joined Kappa Delta Sorority, UMOJA and the Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Lassoing Leukemia to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The cowboy-themed carnival featured a mechanical bull, jousting, an obstacle course and food, all in the DU parking lot. “It was a great event. Ricky Johnson ’16, Zach Wilson ’17, and Ben Seiler ’17,

Brothers of the Kentucky Colony organized a fundraiser at the local Chipotle to raise money, and to spread the word about the Global Service Initiative.

deserve a lot of credit for chairing the successful event that raised over $1,000. It warmed my heart to see how many people came to support the fight against leukemia,” said Ryan Cronin ’16. “ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a great organization that the chapter has been thrilled to support over the past few years. As a chapter, we enjoy hosting this event at our chapter house, and it provides a great opportunity to work with other oncampus organizations as well.” The chapter would like to recognize Kyle Moore ’16, for receiving the Peer Choice Award for Senior Design Project in the Computer Science and Engineering Program. “Kyle and his project partner created “KinectForKids,” a highly-customizable gaming experience for Xbox Kinect, geared toward children with autism. After completing development on the endeavor, Kyle and his partner brought a prototype to a local center that specialized in working with autistic children. He said that the kids loved his project creation,” said Starer. Matt Ford ’16, is the captain of the Lehigh Athletics Leadership Legacies, working to improve student-athlete leadership development on campus. Ford, a student athlete on Lehigh’s football team himself, said, “It will help me become a better leader both on the football field, off the field and on campus.”



Manitoba The chapter is proud to report that November 6, 2014, marked their chapter’s 85th year in existence. Alumni were invited back to campus to celebrate in the chapter’s anniversary. The chapter also held the Delta Upsilon and Alpha Delta Pi Annual Teeter-totter-athon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. The event included a vibrant blue and yellow teeter-totter situated in front of the university. The event lasted around 36 hours. “I loved it. I was so excited that day. I loved the idea of it, but most importantly I loved that I was helping out the community by raising awareness to the Ronald McDonald House. All brothers had fun as well. Everybody was energetic and generally excited about the teeter-totter. I can’t wait until next year,” said Eric Sunstrum ’17. Minnesota


The chapter continues its recruitment success with just under 10 men initiated this fall. Parents and alumni gathered at the Jungle Theater in Uptown to observe the Rite II initiation ceremony. This is the third straight class of strong recruitment and has pushed the chapter up above 30 members for the first time in almost a decade. The chapter house is full and has become a vibrant hub of activities for brothers. The men have continued to make physical improvements to their home that make it a better place for everyone to live. Recently held elections brought a new generation of leaders into the mix who are excited for the upcoming spring semester. Alumni relations have been building on the revival of “First Thursday” get-togethers. Keep an eye out for future announcements. Nebraska Going to RLA last year was very beneficial for me. It was my first opportunity to go to any kind of educational program with DU and I took advantage of the opportunity. It is always great to meet brothers from different chapters across the country. In fact, some of the brothers have stayed at the DU house with me in Lincoln, and I have stayed at their chapter house in Ames. RLA has also helped create collaborative ideas amongst the chapters, which helped our chapter see new ways to grow. Finally, I went to RLA early on in my term of serving as vice president of external relations, so this provided some confidence and motivation as I began my term. –Jonathan Poarch ’15. The chapter held Saved by the Taco Bell, to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The event took place in the chapter’s home and was catered by Taco Bell. For entertainment, a Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels baseball game was projected in the

Brothers of the Nebraska Chapter serve their guests at their Saved By the Taco Bell fundraiser to raise money for the V Foundation for cancer research.

living room. “Every member of our chapter supports our philanthropies and goes beyond the amount of work they are asked,” said Cody Preisler ’16. The chapter would like to recognize Michael Shively ’16, for his recognition of NCAA Student Play Call of the Week. This award recognizes students who made outstanding broadcasting play calls during a sporting event. “It felt great to win the award. I grew up listening to Husker football broadcasts and always imagined myself being in that position. The fact that I was recognized for my work after my first ever broadcast was both surprising and humbling,” said Shively. “ To me, this award is just a recognition of extensive preparation and work throughout the years in gaining journalistic competence.” Lastly, the chapter recognizes Jake Vasa ’16, for his promotion to UNL new student enrollment leader for the spring 2015 semester. “I saw NSE as a leadership opportunity that catered to many of my abilities, namely being a good conversationalist and having a passion for the university,” said Vasa. “Being an NSE orientation leader will no doubt give me an appreciation for all the hard word that goes on in the background during recruitment activities, but it will also help me in my growth as a communicator, as I will be spending a lot of time with people I’ve never met before.” North Carolina The chapter held a philanthropy event called Be The Match Tar Heel Tug this past fall to raise money and awareness for the Be The Match Foundation, as well as involve the campus in a community outreach philanthropy. Participants were arranged in a bracket-style tournament, and teams competed in a tug-of-war. “We have close connections to Be The Match, and we saw a great opportunity for community outreach,” said Connor Guess ’18. The chapter would like to recognize Lucas John ’16, for his position with the UNC Admissions Office as the


Admissions Ambassador. The role will include organizing and working recruitment events during the semester and monthly meetings. “I am excited about possibly leading the tour that causes a potential student to choose to attend Carolina. I am excited to select, welcome and train a new class of ambassadors to the program so that they, too, can provide that same tour experience to a prospective student,” said John. North Carolina State

North Dakota State The chapter, in partnership with the women of Sigma Alpha held a clothing drive to gather secondhand winter clothing items to donate to Churches United. “North Dakota has some of the harshest winters in the U.S., and I don’t think anyone should be without at least a winter coat, hat and gloves,” said John Bickler ’15. Oregon State

My most inspiring experience in DU was my trip to Jamaica. I learned so much about another culture and about myself. I came back to the United States a new man. I looked at everything differently. My trip made me appreciate everything I had and the opportunities I’ve been given much more. I wish that I could have stayed in Jamaica longer so that I could help them more. That trip truly changed my life and I feel so happy knowing that I also changed someone else’s life. –Drew Pleasants ’16 The chapter held the Delta Upsilon Duck Hunt in partnership with the NC State campus police. The event raised money for GSI, and attracted the attention of many on campus. Water balloons were bought to be thrown at DUs for the cause. “ The event allowed us to share with our community what we are doing through GSI, which is important because it helps promote education in Jamaica and gives people the opportunity to improve where they are in life,” said Will Hammond ’16. The chapter placed first runner-up as Excellent Fraternity of the Year, and received an award for Outstanding Council Involvement this fall at NC State’s Geek Life Award Ceremony. “It was amazing being recognized by Greek Life for the outstanding work the men of the undergraduate chapter have put in. I know that it kept at least myself motivated to keep promoting the Principles of Delta Upsilon,” said Emerson Moorhead ’14. “It was as simple as following our Four Founding Principles. By being Delta Upsilon men and Advancing Justice, Developing Character, Diffusing Liberal Culture and Promoting Friendship (especially the last two for Outstanding Council Involvement), the awards just fell into our hands.” The chapter would also like to recognize Russ Smith ’16, who is co-captain of the American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Team. His job will include managing time and resources to complete the bridge and construction practice before attending the Carolinas Conference in April of 2015. “After our bridge failed last year, I wanted to lead the effort to win this year’s conference competition,” said Smith. “It has helped me learn to lead and work with others efficiently toward a common goal.”

The chapter recognizes Devon Holler ’17, as the vice president of the Oregon State Medical Brigades, where he oversees, organizes and participates in a 40-person, full medical and public health brigade to Nicaragua this summer. “I’m pursuing a career in the medical world and wanted to find a way that I could gain valuable experience while maintaining my dedication to international service and the helping of others,” said Holler. “ This position will help me root myself within our Four Founding Principles over the course of the year. I will make great friends along the way with my fellow officers and members. By providing these people with health care, we begin the first step in a long process provided by the Brigades organization that leads the community to self-reliance, which to me represents a dramatic act of Justice, which has been heavily instilled in me since last year’s trip. My exposure and experience working in this country has shaped my character into that of a more compassionate and cultured person.” Pennsylvania State This past semester, the chapter cohosted the Sperry Olympics in partnership with the women of Pi Beta Phi. Brothers hosted and officiated events, including tailgates, cornhole, Kan Jam, ladder gold and washers. The event was open to all of Greek life at Penn State. “ The event went smoothly. I was mostly impressed with the number of teams we were able to draw from all of Greek life. I was also impressed with the high brotherhood participation,” said Steven Passarello ’16. “ The money from the event went to our national philanthropy. Supporting philanthropic efforts is something that our chapter is looking to do more of. We hope to be able to schedule several more philanthropy events this year.” Rochester The chapter held DU’s Dance 4 Charity to raise money for GSI this past December. Various student performance groups battled it out on the dance floor to prove who among them would be crowned winners. Acts ranging from ballet to bhangra participated. “Our campus is home to many performance groups, especially ones that perform traditional and interpretive dance. Many people argue over which ones




are the best, so we have put on this event over the past several years as a competition that gives students an actual medium to hash out their disputes,” said Loudon Blake ’17. The competition features judges who are professors of dance at both the college and the Eastman School, which is ranked as a top music school in the country. They score each participating group based on a five-minute performance. “Fundraising for GSI is one of our greatest tasks as a Fraternity. Our chapter is proud to represent the charity and show how important it is to the rest of the students here through great events like D4C,” said Ha Hyung Lee ’16.

simply hand the money over to a third party, but we actually send brothers to Jamaica to make a difference.”

The chapter would also like to recognize David Weinberg ’15, for being named Mr. Phi-Significant by the women of Phi Sigma Sigma. “Winning the award shows that the sisters consider you their most influential fraternity liaison, and I am proud to accept such an honor,” said Weinberg. “It was amazing to be recognized in such a special way by the wonderful sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma. Some of my best friends in college are in the sorority, so it was wonderful of them to give me this award when there were so many other worthy candidates. I feel fantastic.”

I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend GSI last January in Negril, Jamaica, as one of the service volunteers. This experience has not only impacted my undergraduate experience, but my entire life. It has taught me what it truly means to serve others, but when a group of hardworking and determine people come together with a common goal, anything can be accomplished. –Max Purdy ’16

Finally, the chapter recognizes Alap Patel ’15, who is now the president of Order of Omega, which will require him to act as the face of the organization, meeting with the administrators of the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and choosing new members. “I was admitted into the Order in my sophomore year and I have been very active since. I had previously been the business manager of the club, and running for president came naturally,” said Patel. “ The order is one of the most prestigious and exclusive Greek organizations on campus, and being the head of it all is a daunting task. I love a challenge, though. As president, I have already begun moving the organization in new directions, and I hope to continue the traditions of having a large DU membership again at the end of the year.” Rutgers In my time I have attended the Leadership Institute in Phoenix and Kansas City. On top of the educational seminars, the bonding experience with men of my own chapter and brothers from all over the country really makes it special for me. I look forward to coming back every year to see brothers from different chapters that I only get to see once a year. –Kyle Shupp ’15 The chapter hosted Quesadilla Night at their chapter house to raise money for the Global Service Initiative. Members of the chapter cooked for and communicated with guests of the Rutgers community hosting this event. “Seeing the buzz around GSI from chapter members and the community was very special,” said Corey Hort ’15. “GSI takes philanthropy to the next step, as we do not

The chapter recognizes Tyler Murdock ’16, on his position with IFC as vice president of recruitment. “ This position will allow me to strengthen my personal relationships with the university community and help me further develop my leadership skills,” said Murdock. “I am most excited about having the opportunity to bring new men into the fraternal system and to help find the perfect fraternity for them.” San Diego State

The chapter would also like to recognize Max Purdy for his position of treasurer of the Order of Omega. “I wanted to expand my leadership roles outside of DU, and also take on a position I have never had before to gain experience and diversify my understanding of how the financial side of an organization works. The other major factor that drew me into this position is because of all the people I would get to meet, whether it be members of different fraternities, sororities, USFC Greek chapters, speakers and/or administrators for SDSU,” said Purdy. “It diversifies my leadership portfolio and gives me the wisdom and the ability to see things from the financial side of things, giving me more insight into the makings of a successful organization.” South Carolina DUEL has made the biggest impact in my undergraduate experience. I learned what my strengths are and how to use them to improve my chapter. –Dustin Hill ’16 The chapter would like to recognize Brady Kautsch ’17, for his position of Cadet of the Semester for the Air Force ROTC Detachment 775 Drill Hall. “It shows that you should work hardest in everything you do. You get out what you put into it,” said Kautsch. Additionally, the chapter would like to recognize Jack Wood ’15, for his position as vice president of Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honor society. “ The chapter was just chartered on campus last year, so it was an opportunity to get involved with a growing organization to help it get started,” said Wood. His position will include working with the chapter activities, planning events and leading committees.


Swarthmore The Regional Leadership Academy training has taught our members very useful leadership skills, and has helped us form connections with other chapters. –Ben Ruxin ’15 The chapter participated in a charity dodgeball tournament put on by the Office of Student Engagement this past fall. The winner of the tournament would get to choose their favorite charity to donate all of the proceeds from the participants. “ The final game went into overtime and it ended up being a one-on-one showdown, very intense,” said Teo Gelles ’16. The chapter would like to recognize Danny MacMahon ’15, for the opportunity to join Swarthmore College as an Admissions Fellow, where he’ll have the opportunity to interview applicants to Swarthmore. “I believe that it will help my interpersonal skills and be beneficial to me in future interviews, for jobs and graduate schools,” said McMahon.

student organizations and find out what they really need, along with raising awareness for the issue as a whole in the process,” said Bindelglass. Wichita The chapter successfully hosted Nachofest at their chapter house to raise money for GSI. The all-you-can-eat nacho buffet was set up for lunch, dinner and a very successful late night shift. “I think everyone loved it. It was hectic at times because it was so busy, but everyone had a great time and we had a great turnout!” said Ben Hundley ’15. The chapter would like to recognize Josh Chase ’17, for taking the position of treasurer with the IFC. “Being the vice president of administration for my chapter gave me interest in doing essentially the same thing on a larger scale,” said Chase. His official duties will include balancing the budget and making sure there is enough funding for Greek life at Wichita State.

Toronto In this year’s annual Greek Week competition, the chapter competed against 10 other fraternities in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, a community clean-up day and a sports day. Highlights included placing second in the scavenger hunt, third in flag football and fourth overall in the sporting events. Tufts This past semester, nine members of the chapter were named to the NESCAC AllAcademic Team. Congratulations to Vince Falk ’16, Rick Antonellis ’16, Matt Cahill ’16, John Doll ’15, Mike Defeo ’15, Landon Davis ’15, Joe Natale ’15, Jeff Bortman ’17, and Alex Kim ’17. These awards recognize the achievement in the classroom of student athletes. “It’s an honor to be recognized, and I think it speaks to the commitment and priorities that our brothers have here,” said Falk. “I think it represents what we are all about and the type of people we strive to be, so it’s very nice to earn some recognition on a person level, and for the chapter as a whole.” Tom Meade ’15, and Zack Trause ’15, also received All-Conference honors for the 2014 football season for outstanding play on the field. The chapter would also like to recognize Andrew Bindelglass ’17, who has taken on the responsibility of Anti-Sexual Assault task force liaison. This position requires the creation of curriculum and actionable steps to prevent sexual assault in the community, as well as raising awareness. “I think this task force will give us a great opportunity to communicate with the leaders of our DELTAU.ORG


Alumni News Iowa State William R. Miller ’62, was recently installed as the Most Illustrious Grand Sovereign KC this past spring by the Red Cross of Constantine during a formal installation ceremony held on April 15, 2014, by the Conclave, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Imperial Council of Scotland. During his term so far, Miller attended the Annual Meeting of the Grand Imperial Council of England and Wales, held at Great Queen Street in London on July 1, 2014.

nationally ranked mountain bike expert/veteran master rider for eight years and many-time champion and podium holder over the years in the MMBA Championship Point Series, the Fun Promotions Michigan Cup, the USAC/Norba Michigan Series and the Tailwind Time Trial Series. In addition to Fleming’s mountain biking accomplishments, he has also raced and finished the Iceman Cometh Race more than 16 times and is a four-time age group winner with multiple appearances on the podium. Syracuse The chapter recently celebrated together at a reunion in Syracuse, New York. Below are some photos of the event.


Syracuse alumni gathered the weekend of September 20, 2014, for their 50-year reunion. Chapter members took a minute to pose in front of their former chapter house location at 426 Ostrom Avenue. The men in this photo were undergraduates when the DU chapter was number one on campus in the 1960s. Among the returnees were three former university varsity basketball players, two retired FBI agents, college professors, city planners and the former director of the Food for Peace program.

Missouri Brother Art Fleming ’65, entered the Michigan Mountain Bike Hall of Fame for his many accomplishments as a mountain bike racer. Aside from his many awards in the Masters World Competitions, he currently holds the title of regional masters expert age group champion, also known as multi-podium medalist in areas all over the United States. Fleming was a master’s national mountain bike team member for six years,

Brothers spent time at Syracuse University’s Carmelo Anthony Basketball Center on September 19, 2014. Returnees met with Syracuse University’s basketball coach, Jim Boeheim ’66.


Alpha & Omega Alberta Albert L. Aiello, MD ’36 Richard Lee Collver ’59 J. K. Penley, Jr. ’43 Amherst Jonathan D. Boyer ’59 Bowdoin J. R. Fenger ’42 Bowling Green John R. Domer ’54 Bradley Haruo Taga ’54 Robert J. Wagner ’49 Brown Norman S. Case ’40 California George Atcheson ’46 Daniel W. Murphy ’49 Carnegie Oscar H. Kraft ’35 Colgate Brian Alexander Crockett ’13 William H. Wasson ’40 Cornell Ramon A. Ferro ’65 Charles R. Powers ’67 Culver-Stockton William J. Townsend ’12 DePauw John R. Meekin ’47 Florida Craig Honegan ’04 Adam S. Jackson ’84 John A. Patterson, Jr. ’80 Illinois William L. Patton, Jr. ’63 Indiana Robert Parks Chenault ’46 Richard Lee Flagg ’55 Iowa Don E. Boyle ’55 John M. Daine, Jr. ’51 Kenneth K. Fillenwarth ’46 James R. Knuepfer ’79 James T. McCarthy, Jr. ’38 Paul A Wiese ’61

Iowa State Kent M. Cerrone ’71

Northern Illinois Joseph John Rembusch ’66

Tyler Phillip D. Bailey ’74

Johns Hopkins A. R. Cassell, Jr. ’54

Northwestern Richard F Bland ’49 Charles T. Clark ’38 David W. Hinderliter ’81 J. Frederic Johnson ’42 Gary W. Muther ’65

Union John M. Newton ’51

Kansas Russell S. Bickel ’70 Charles N. Henson, Jr. ’52 Robert E. Kenney ’52 Philip W. Russell ’42

Ohio State Richard R. Cornell ’52 William A Fiala ’51 Herbert A. Lisle ’38

Kent State Thomas M. Beers ’53 Louisville Thad D. Hamilton ’59 Edward P. Pearsall IV ’93 Richard L. Sneed ’80

Oklahoma Gene E. Grogan ’57 Oregon State Alan D. Blanchard ’69 W. Blake Down ’43 W. Edward Freuer ’53

Manitoba Anthony A. Boyd ’68 W. G. McMillan ’59 Matthew Michael Rygiel ’11

Purdue Allyn J. Crofts ’47 Neal R. Popham ’54 David W. Sloan ’59

Marietta John M. Stack II ’06 McGill Peter A. G. Cameron ’52’ James A. Robinson ’48 Warren P. Woodworth ’51

San Jose William T. Mitchell ’43 Stanford Harold E. Petrich ’44

Miami William F. Bishop ’54 Clifford L. Hanson ’56 J. W. Raftry ’46 Michael C. Rodbro ’62

Swarthmore Franklin M. Elliott ’51 Hugh A. Eyerly ’48 Victor R. Jose ’44 Eric N. Kronfeld ’62

Michigan Charles H. DuBois ’71

Syracuse Herbert W. Dean ’39 Daniel J. McDonald ’82 Vincent P. Moran ’62

Michigan State Brian G. Holt ’92 Lawrence G. Lyman ’57

Technology William C. Reed ’50

Middlebury Roger S. Arnold ’42 Donald E. Axinn ’51 Clifford R Hendrix, Jr. ’45 David S. Palmstrom ’45

Texas Eddie W. Pace ’59 Toronto W. D. Armstrong ’56 Edgar F. Bastedo ’38 Arthur M. Hueston ’38 William H. Murby ’33 John A. Vila ’32

Minnesota Alden L. Allen ’49 David P. McDonald ’51 Nebraska Kevin Michael Nicholson ’05 Kenneth F. Oehrle ’51

Tufts Robert P. Collen ’50 William P. Gleim ’54 Robert B. Roy ’57

North Carolina William H. Shoemaker ’87

Delta Upsilon recently lost two influential chapter advisors who were critical to the success of the chapters they advised. They were great men who embodied everything the Fraternity stands for, and they will be missed. RICHARD “RICK” L. SNEED, Louisville ’80, passed away on November 17, 2014. He was the director of lifestyle communications at Churchill Downs. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville and, of course, a lifelong alumnus of DU, where he held positions as DUIF and DUEF director, Alumni Corporation secretary, alumnus trustee and chapter advisor for over 20 years. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisville Visual Arts Association, was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Public Relations Society of America. He is survived by his mother, Joanna Ennis; and step-father, Ronald Ennis; nieces, Amanda Allen (Bill) and Melanie Johnson;

Virginia Linden W. Blocker ’57 Benjamin V. Pearman, Jr. ’55 Oscar W. Smith, Jr. ’57 Washington E. Michael M. Gaines ’72 Donald R. Wick ’59 Washington & Lee William A. Broadbent ’62 William F. Skinner, Jr. ’65 Washington State David W. Buel ’51 Western Illinois Andrew John Fragola ’08 Western Michigan Walter E Lawrence ’55 William P. Tomczak ’57 Western Ontario Keith R. Halpenny ’55 Wisconsin Thomas W. Hurley ’56 William W. Morrisey ’43 John R. Potts ’78

25 Please notify the Fraternity of deceased brothers or any errors in the list. Notices received at Fraternity Headquarters between October 3, 2014 and January 13, 2015. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation at the address below or online at www.duef.org. Delta Upsilon 8705 Founders Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 ihq@deltau.org

great-nephew, Lane Gillenwater and great-niece, Jordan Wildt; step-sisters, Rhonda Murphy and Tammy Ennis; and the love of his life, his Golden Retreiver, Maxie. JOSEPH J. REMBUSCH, Northern Illinois ’66, passed away on December 25, 2014. He was a retired psychologist, educator and managing consultant executive. After his undergraduate experience as a founding member of DU at Northern Illinois University, he continued to make an impact with the Fraternity as a chapter advisor for over 30 years, and as alumni and corporation president. In 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award by the International Fraternity at the Leadership Institute for all of his hard work. He is survived by countless Fraternity brothers who he advised and served, and his Great Danes, Ike and Sybil.


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