DU Quarterly: Vol. 134 No. 1

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This past December, our interfraternal trade association (North-American Interfraternity Conference) announced sweeping changes to its operating and governance structure. The case for change and the basic tenants of NIC 2.0 are outlined in some detail in this edition of the Quarterly. I urge each of you to read and reflect upon what is truly an historic step for the fraternal world.

The role and impact of the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation (DUEF) on the success of DU is also outlined in some detail. Tremendous progress has been made in this area both in terms of collaboration and dollars raised/invested. This is one of the more significant accomplishments of the last few years and will serve as a springboard for even more dramatic results going forward.

You should know that Delta Upsilon has actively participated in this process and played a significant leadership role in the development of NIC 2.0. In fact, much of the vision and many of the strategic initiatives are rooted in our own President’s Task Force and strategic plan, which date back to 2009. The road to get us here has been slow and challenging. Nevertheless, I am convinced that our patience and hard work will be rewarded. As is true with most things, it will take outstanding leadership and sufficient funding to be successful. The new business model recognizes and addresses the fact that member organizations will have to pay more. I am also encouraged about the leadership team that is being assembled to staff NIC 2.0.

Another interesting perspective is included regarding DU’s new partnership with Dyad Strategies. This initiative is designed to better measure and document the impact of our programming on undergraduate members. Data of this type will be essential to attract the necessary support and funding for our organization in the future.

While DU has never been afraid to step out on its own and be “different,” we will never realize our potential without the assistance of other like-minded organizations. At every campus on which we operate, we are a part of a larger interfraternal network. Many of those campus cultures have a variety of challenges that often result in mediocrity and place limitations on those chapters that wish to truly excel. It is our hope that NIC 2.0 will re-set expectations for Greek organizations so that chapter performance and member experiences are enhanced. This edition of the Quarterly also highlights a number of items that are more DU specific in nature. You will find a snapshot of the progress we have made since launching the President’s Task Force. Much has been done, but much remains to be accomplished.

Change is coming at the fraternal world and DU from just about every conceivable angle. Now more than ever, it is important for us to do all we can to help our undergraduates, alumni and key constituents understand these changes so we can enlist your support. Our principles will not change, but our tactics will have to evolve so that we remain relevant. As I have stated often, we cannot be successful without the belief and support of each of you. Thank you for all you do. Fraternally,

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 DIRECTORS 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 David P. Whitman, Indiana ’75 Jacob Ellis, Purdue ’16 Wyatt Cooper, Carthage ’17 Thomas Durein, Oregon State ’92 Bruce Howard, San Diego State ’75 Lynn Luckow, North Dakota ’71 PAST PRESIDENTS 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 E. Bernard Franklin, Ph.D., Kansas State ’75 INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STAFF DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Executive Director: Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00 Executive Assistant: Jana McClees-Anderson Senior Staff Accountant: Mary Ellen Watts FRATERNITY

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FROM THE DESK OF YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A few times in your life, if you are lucky, you are surrounded by others truly committed to doing something spectacular. You collectively recognize an opportunity, and possibly a need, to accomplish something profound. You share a vision of something better than what currently exists and are willing to make the commitment, regardless of the challenge, to achieve it. I have been fortunate to be involved with two of those efforts—the DU President’s Task Force and NIC 2.0—that have had, or will have, a transformational impact on Delta Upsilon.


As you will read on page 12, the recommendations from the President’s Task Force have been a catalyst for change in the Fraternity, which is gaining recognition throughout the fraternal community. This past December, DU received the Outstanding Change Initiative award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). This national honor is given annually to recognize an organization whose major initiatives or long-term plans have led to the most positive changes throughout the organization. Regardless of any successes we achieve within our organization, we remain connected to a larger system of fraternal communities. Delta Upsilon will only be as successful as the communities in which we have chapters. The reality is some campus cultures are filled with challenges; they don’t provide the necessary support and resources to foster a positive fraternity environment. While it is difficult for one chapter to impact an entire community, through collaborative effort with our interfraternal peers, we can address those campus cultures. Last summer at our Leadership Institute, we had the opportunity to hear from Lou Holtz, Kent State ’57, the Hall of Fame college football coach. He spoke with conviction as he discussed leadership, emphasizing the importance of leadership coming from all levels of a successful organization. His most successful teams had leaders in each class, on offense and defense, from the All-Americans to benchwarmers. Leadership is what has been missing from our fraternal communities. Over the last decade, I have observed a great deal of action, but I did not see the type leadership being exercised at all levels that can result in tangible solutions for change. We find motivation for leadership from our internal desires to excel as an organization. However, we now experience a new dynamic. Our external environments are exerting greater pressure on fraternities and sororities, and much

of it is deserved. This pressure comes in the form of media attention, local ordinances and laws, litigation, criminal prosecution, and federal legislation. Couple this with declining resources in higher education that are prompting greater accountability and calls for increased evidence for return on investment at all levels of an institution, and it is clear our challenges are significant. The game has changed. We must now make a stronger case for how our organizations make a transformational impact on members. Beginning last summer, I participated in a series of meetings with my executive director colleagues from other fraternities. It began as a group of fewer than 10 us of debating how to become organizations that can meet the challenges we face. This eventually grew to include our entire trade association of 70 men’s organizations. The dialogue was unlike anything I had experienced. The defining characteristic of this group was the desire to take whatever action will result in a fraternal experience that is widely accepted as the best extracurricular experience on a college campus. Throughout the summer and fall, I experienced the leadership necessary to respond to our collective challenges. This leadership requires humility, transparency, a desire to seek understanding, and a willingness to compromise. It values relationships and emphasizes results that can emerge when people sit face to face without personal agendas. This leadership is willing to let go of what we have known to find what we must seek. Those conversations have resulted in NIC 2.0, which you can read more about on page 7. I am optimistic NIC 2.0 will have a significant impact on campus cultures and create environments where we can flourish. Although I didn’t hold a formal leadership role in the NIC, I saw the need for leadership and was committed to being part of the solution. As Lou Holtz’s comments illustrate, I believe we all have the ability to make an impact, no matter what position we hold. DU needs your support more today than at any point in our long history. We have made great progress, but still have much to do and your support will enable us to impact the lives of tomorrow’s leaderes. Feel free to contact me at kirk@deltau.org if you want to learn how you can get involved. Fraternally,

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


#DUFLAG CORNER Alec Barrett-Wilsdon, California ’16, enjoys the view from atop Sahale Mountain in Washington’s North Cascades National Park.

With a goal to visit every continent by age 25, Dan Metherell, Rochester ‘17, traveled to Antarctica over his winter break.


The Lehigh Chaper posted this photo to its social media pages wishing all DU brothers a happy 181st Founders Day.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Syracuse University




If you would like to be involved in helping with a DU colony, contact Senior Director of Chapter Development Michelle Marchand at marchand@deltau.org. DELTAU.ORG

Illinois State University

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The University of Texas


Florida International University


Northwestern University


University of Maine

Below is a list of universities in which DU has secured an invitation to join campus. Other institutions are currently being considered. Those marked Old Gold Expansion refers to a closed chapter that is being reopened. Cold Start Expansion means this will be a brand new chapter for DU.


Delta Upsilon is excited to share our brotherhood with even more men. This academic year, staff and volunteers have been busy supporting expansions at University of Maine and Northwestern University. We look forward to expanding to more campuses in the years to come.

Old Gold Expansion Cold Start Expansion

Oregon Chapter celebrated its reinstallation on October 24, 2015. At the event, chapter president Hayden R ahn addressed the crowd.

OREGON CHAPTER REINSTALLATION “On the ivy colored Oregon campus, where the traditions of historical New England seem to intermingle with the steadfastness of the western pioneers, the Oregon Chapter became a reality …” Those words from James R. Ferguson, Oregon ’34, the Oregon Chapter’s first president, were published in the April 1934 issue of the Quarterly to describe his chapter’s installation. Fast forward 81 years and those words can once again describe the scene as the Oregon Chapter was reinstalled on Oct. 24, 2015. DELTAU.ORG

The chapter was initially installed on Jan. 6, 1934, after 12 years of the local fraternity Sigma Pi Tau petitioning Delta Upsilon to become a chapter. At its installation, the men were described as those who were “of the mental and moral fiber, which our Fraternity so much desires.” The chapter remained open until 1971, then reopened in 1988. It closed again in 2010 due to extremely low membership numbers. In January 2014, expansion consultants from International Headquarters returned to campus to begin recruiting the next generation of Oregon Chapter Delta Upsilons. As its original Founding Fathers were, Oregon Colony’s newest members were selected on the basis of merit and how they embodied DU’s Principles of friendship, character, culture and justice. Within the first three months, DU staff had recruited 50 men into the colony. From there, the men quickly began to make a name for Delta Upsilon on campus and in the Eugene community as they worked toward reinstallation.

“For the past year and a half, [these brothers] have been some of the most hardworking, passionate and humble individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting. Each one of them brings a different experience and outlook to this Fraternity, which, in my opinion, makes for such a beautiful organization.” – Chapter President Hayden Rahn, Oregon ‘16

“One of the things that was really impressive about the group was its ability to integrate into the Greek life system as quickly as it did,” said Jordan Guess, Oregon State ’13, an expansion consultant who helped lead the Oregon colonization effort. “From philanthropies to volunteer work, and even starting their own GSI philanthropy, the group was proactive and made an instantaneous effort to establish themselves as a leading Fraternity.” Since its return to campus, service has been an important part of the Oregon Chapter experience. The men have helped with trash pick-up, feeding the homeless, volunteering with a community garden, and starting a reading program for low-income youth. According to Hayden Rahn, Oregon ’16, chapter president at the time of

the reinstallation, chapter brothers collectively volunteer more than 3,000 service hours per term. During the reinstallation, 56 men were initiated into the Oregon Chapter, as well as three alumni initiates. The event was held in Straub Memorial Hall, the same location the chapter’s installation luncheon took place 81 years prior, bringing added meaning to the event. Jason Clark, Washington State ’01, served as the Chief Marshall; Guess as Examiner; Oregon University Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life Justin Shukas, Indiana ’11, as Chaplain; Dominic Greene, Oregon ’99, as Master; and Executive Director Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00, as Charge Speaker. The event, celebrated with family, friends and university representatives, provided the chapter with a time of reflection on its growth as a colony, as well as a celebration of its accomplishments. Reminding the chapter that installation should be the first of many great accomplishments, during his charge, Kirk challenged the men to continue to reach for success—to continue to build better men. “Your time as a colony is ending and, yes, it’s a day for celebration,” he said. “But when the sun rises tomorrow— when the novelty of this great achievement has passed— you have an opportunity, and I believe and obligation, to start contemplating your next journey for this brotherhood and yourselves. What is next for the Oregon Chapter?” Rahn’s hopes for the chapter’s future include a continued dedication to service in the Eugene and University of Oregon communities as well as deep connection to the Principles of Delta Upsilon. He believes the chapter can continue to recruit “humble, hardworking and extraordinary individuals” who motivate one another to make a difference in the lives of others. Something Guess believes has contributed to the chapter’s success so far. When recruiting the founding fathers, he and other expansion consultants relied heavily on the “outstanding referrals” from the members. “When you think of the Four Founding Principles, the group is a true embodiment of them—friendly, just, great character and genuinely committed to exposing themselves to cultures different from their own.”



PROGRESS INNOVATION COLLABORATION ACCOUNTABILITY Charting a Path Toward the Future Life and change go hand in hand. Societies, organizations and people must grow and evolve to thrive and prosper. Change is a constant, and it is a good thing. Today, Delta Upsilon is a 181-year-old organization. While our Mission and Four Founding Principles remain as relevant as ever, at the time of our founding, the world was a very different place than it is now. Think about it; slavery was still legal in the United States for another 30 years after our founding. Suffice it to say, the world and the Delta Upsilon our Founders experienced is quite different than today. Even the experiences of an alumnus in his 30s—who lived in a pre-wireless Internet and pre-social media college environment— are drastically different than those of the modern student. As life changes, Delta Upsilon continues to evolve with it. In 2009, Delta Upsilon recognized the need for widespread organizational change. Was DU meeting the needs of the modern fraternity man? We created a President’s Task Force to forecast our needs and developed a strategic plan designed to build the ideal 21st Century fraternity. DU has trailblazed the way, and the rest of the fraternal world has taken notice. Across North America, fraternal culture is changing to meet the times. Collectively, fraternities have tired of the negative fraternity stereotypes and are working to prove membership is a value-added college experience. At the highest level, sweeping changes at the North-American Interfraternity Conference (the trade association for fraternities) aim to strengthen the fraternal community, particularly at the campus level. At DU, we are continuing to set the standard for effectiveness and change. The time is ripe for Delta Upsilon and our brothers in fraternal spirit to work together to show the world what “fraternity” means today. We are here to prove we are up to the challenge. Are you?

NIC 2.0 Historic reform makes way for changes at North-American Interfraternity Conference 7

In a 66-page document, dozens of resolutions and proposed constitutional amendments outlined a bold course for the future of fraternities. One by one, each was presented and discussed during a special session of North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) House of Delegates on Dec. 3, 2015. Prior to the meeting, even those who developed this new fraternity structure— dubbed NIC 2.0—were uncertain how many of the changes would pass, if any at all. The plan called for a massive shift in the NIC’s focus and operations. Yet one by one, each proposed change would pass, either unanimously or with super majority. To truly understand the enormity of NIC 2.0 and its changes, one must first understand more about the NIC as an organization. Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association that represents 70 international and national men’s fraternities. Its job is to advocate the needs of its member fraternities, advance the growth of the fraternity community, and enhance the educational mission of host institutions. While the average fraternity member may not realize the NIC exists, its reach touches every person who steps foot inside a fraternity facility, and in many ways, anyone on a campus with a fraternity/sorority community.

At the campus level, Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) are governed by the NIC. These groups can be found on more than 800 campuses in the United States and Canada and work with the institutions fraternity/sorority life office to create a Greek community on that campus. IFCs are made up of constituents of fraternity members and abide by a set of policies and standards set forth by the NIC and their university. IFCs will host campus-wide events

“… all fraternities exist for just about the same reasons, work in just about the same way, and we will all go further and higher if we join hand and made friends and help one another by sharing discoveries of the good way of doing things, as well as the knowledge of our mistakes.” – Herbert W. Congdon, Columbia 1897, editor of the January 1922 issue of the DU Quarterly.


and educational programs, plan recruitment weeks, manage a fraternal judicial board, and more. Like the way a fraternity’s inter/national headquarters would work, the idea is that while each campus has its own IFC, the NIC creates structure and uniformity between them all. On the international level, each NIC member fraternity pays dues to belong to the trade association and has a voice shaping NIC policy that govern the IFCs. It is the NIC that advocates with universities on campus-specific fraternity procedures and issues. And, on occasion, the NIC will lobby the federal government on causes related to fraternities. In the past, this has included lobbying for bills about fundraising, campus safety and more. So, why the need for change? For decades, the idea of “fraternity” has been clouded in stereotype and judgement—a way of thinking that, in fairness, is often based on reality. On an individual basis, fraternity headquarters and campuses have been making internal changes to combat problematic behavior by implementing policies and enhancing harm reduction and leadership development programming. Many of these campuses and organizations are succeeding—Delta Upsilon included—but widespread progress to change the culture of fraternities on campuses has not been made. In a recent interview with The Fraternity/Sorority Life Podcast, the NIC’s new CEO, Jud Horras, explained that individual fraternities and campuses can only go so far on their own to affect change; an “integrated approach” is needed. And as scrutiny in the media and higher education continues to grow around fraternities, that integrated approach is needed now. As with many large movements, NIC 2.0 was created out of a grassroots effort to advocate for change. In spring 2015, several groups of fraternity executives—each of which were talking about the need for change within the fraternal community—came together to discuss how to put their words into action. This consortium of executives

“Delta Upsilon’s leadership has been on the forefront of calling for change, collaborating on the NIC 2.0 vision, and reinforcing the importance of fraternities working together to build a better future.” – Jud Horras, Beta Theta Pi, CEO of the North-American Interfraternity Conference

formed what was called the Interfraternity Collaboration Effort (ICE) and began to strategically envision and plan a new and improved NIC and fraternity culture. In July, ICE presented its mission at the Fraternity Executives Association Annual Meeting in hopes to garner further support. Then, in August, it presented to the entire NIC membership at the NIC Annual Meeting. NIC 2.0 truly began to take form at that August 2015 NIC meeting. In an unprecedented move—one in support of change, not hostility—each member of the NIC Board of Directors voluntarily stepped down from his role to allow subcommittees to take the responsibility of planning NIC 2.0. These three subcommittees were comprised of fraternity executives and volunteers, NIC board members, and NIC staff. Over the course of the next three months, the subcommittees began planning pieces of NIC 2.0. During this process, honesty, transparency and unbiased thinking were critical to creating solution-oriented recommendations. Delta Upsilon Executive Director Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00, served on the Accountability Subcommittee recognizing the importance of DU being a collaborative partner in developing the proposed changes. “We are at a critical time for fraternities and our place in society,” Kirk said. “DU has experienced a great deal of success over the last seven years, and we need a strong trade association. There was a need for leadership and we wanted to play a lead role in shaping the future of fraternal communities.” On Nov. 1, the NIC 2.0 Commission’s final report was sent to all NIC members. Each member fraternity had one month to think through the proposed changes, hold internal discussions and ask questions. NIC staff and key NIC 2.0 proponents, including Kirk, made personalized outreach to groups unsure of the changes. Then, ultimately, on Dec. 3, each proposed change was voted on and approved by the member organizations. Kirk; International Fraternity President Bruce McKinney, Missouri ’74; and Chairman of the Board Richard Taylor, North Carolina State ’82, were in attendance for the historic vote in Fort Worth, Texas. “NIC 2.0 was successful because of strong leadership and an unprecedented level of collaboration and innovation,” Kirk said when reflecting on the vote. “There are few times in an organization’s life cycle to have the chance to truly achieve something extraordinary. Many of the leaders in our community realized now is the time and are committed to forging a new path forward. We have a vision and plan … now we have to fully commit to the plan no matter how hard it becomes.” Today, Horras and the rest of the NIC staff are making plans to begin the implementation of NIC 2.0. Starting small, items on the international level—like the new NIC dues structure and the recruitment of a Board of


DELTA UPSILON AND THE NIC Since its founding on Nov. 27, 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference has been a driving force behind the international fraternity/sorority community, and Delta Upsilon was instrumental in its beginnings. Various fraternity magazine editors had been meeting together informally since the late 1800s, but a concentrated effort to form an organization like the NIC began in 1909 when Brother William H.P. Faunce, Brown 1880, called the first meeting of what was then called the Inter-fraternity Conference. Faunce was president of Brown University at the time and asked that this meeting discuss eight important topics: the relation of fraternities to universities, the influence of fraternities on the college experience, the dangers of some new member pledging practices, chapter house management, unifying chapters on a national level, alumni relations, interfraternal spirit, and the relation of fraternities to society. At Delta Upsilon’s Diamond Jubilee Banquet weeks before the first IFC (now NIC meeting), Faunce said, “We are seeking to come together to consult, and I can wish nothing better for the fraternities of this country than that the spirit which permeates out beloved organization may permeate them all.” Just four years later, the NIC’s existence was threatened when a number of states considered legislation to ban fraternities and sororities. Ralph W. Jackman, Wisconsin 1897, successfully organized opposition to defeat this bill in his home state and called for the NIC to come together to defeat similar legislation in other states, an act that helped save the existence of fraternities.

Directors—will take effect. Other plans involving the NIC’s support and education of IFCs and host institutions will slowly roll out, with analysis and adjustments made along the way. Horras believes it will be two to five years before the real impact of NIC 2.0 will begin to be felt. “It’s very much a start-up company mentality right now,” Horras told the Fraternity/Sorority Life Podcast. “We have these great ideas, start-up capital, and start-up energy. Now, we have to go out and figure out how to do this. We are now entering the implementation—or Phase II—of NIC 2.0.” NIC 2.0 is comprised of five main, interconnected parts: education, campus ground game, public relations, datadriven engagement and advocacy. At its core, NIC 2.0 aims to better train IFC officers to build successful fraternal communities that are safe, welcoming, beneficial to student development, and effectively self-governed. “The solution doesn’t lie in any more rules,” Horras said. “We have enough rules out there … The students are the solution. It’s not more bureaucrats; it’s not more rules. It is them getting to embrace their community standards and learn how to do it. I think students want to rise to the challenge if they are given the right framework.” This NIC 2.0 framework includes increased education for IFC officers, IFC alumni advisors and campus professionals; industry-wide educational programming on topics such as hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual violence; and new platforms to track performance. Then, as fraternity culture begins to change on campuses across the

country, the “fraternity brand,” reputation and relevance in society will improve. “DU can only be as good as the fraternal communities in which we have chapters,” Kirk said. “We are part of something larger than us, and we need that ceiling for greatness to be much higher. I am optimistic that NIC 2.0 will have a significant impact on campus cultures and, in turn, our DU chapters.”



NIC 1.0 vs NIC 2.0 Priority CAMPUS GROUND GAME

Service Robust Regional staff for IFC support including: crisis communication and coordinated engagement for community issues. Strong local alumni advisory teams accountable to the NIC. Remote IFC support including: consultations, document review, and best practice resources. Community planning through IFC accreditation and recurrent opportunities like IMPACT and Fraternity & Sorority Coalition Project. Community growth strategy through a referral pipeline for recruitment and marketing. NIC Standards compliance for IFCs and member organizations including direct coordination of opportunities for member organizations to expand to campuses.



Advancing the brand of fraternity through targeted and consistent messaging. Defending the brand of fraternity by reframing the narrative, media monitoring, and industry-wide response protocol.

Issue monitoring, rapid response, and coordination within legal and governmental advocacy. Synergistic partnerships with higher education.


Technology to actively track and engage individual members in the work of the NIC. Platforms to internally and externally display campus and member fraternity’s performance in relation to NIC standards. Industry-wide data warehouse that enables informed decision-making.


Training/credentialing of campus professionals and IFC officers and advisors. Interfraternal leadership development through programs like UIFI and Futures Quest. Industry-wide educational programming on hazing, alcohol abuse, and sexual violence. Sharing of best practices within the fraternal community. DELTAU.ORG

Symbol Key Full Capacity to Provide Service

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Above Average Capacity to Provide Service

Average Capacity to Provide Service

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Service Specifically for Focus Campuses

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11 The NIC will select Focus Campuses at which to provide extra support. These campuses will receive the maximum capacity for service in all areas of the Campus Ground Game priority. Criteria for Focus Campus selection will be the size of the fraternal community, the number of member fraternities represented , and the number of privately-owned chapter houses.


E. Bernard Franklin, Kansas State ‘75, commissioned a President’s Task Force while he served as Fraternity president. This task force has forever changed Delta Upsilon and serves as an inspiration for the entire fraternal community.

PAVING THE WAY FOR PROGRESS In 2009, the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity President E. Bernard Franklin, Ph.D., Kansas State ’75, created a President’s Task Force to determine what makes a fraternity relevant to men and higher education in the 21st Century. As a scholar and nationally known leader in higher education, leadership development and counseling, Franklin recognized the need for change within both Delta Upsilon and the fraternal community to meet the needs of modern society and today’s college man. This task force comprised of alumni volunteers, headquarters staff, fraternal leaders, and issue experts was to identify strategies to enhance the Delta Upsilon experience. These strategies then formed the basis of the Fraternity’s current strategic plan. Franklin’s vision and the work of the President’s Task Force are what the North American-Interfraternity Conference and the larger fraternal community are trying to achieve today. This forethought has put Delta Upsilon at the leading edge of research and change that is vital to advancing the fraternal movement. DU’s ingenuity and strategy have become a benchmark for others’ success, and the entire community is learning from the Fraternity’s success. As the fraternal community begins to follow DU’s example and as the Fraternity’s strategic plan created from the President’s Task Force nears its completion, Franklin helps Delta Upsilon reflect on DU’s success and the steps being taken to make “fraternity” greater than ever. DELTAU.ORG

With your background in higher education, Delta Upsilon involvement and knowledge, what had you seen/ discovered that brought you to the realization the President’s Task Force needed to be created? When I became president, the Board of Directors was having some pretty dire conversations about the future of the Fraternity. Funds were down, initiation of new members was down, no new chapters, a few too many legal issues, and many other issues. We were in a rough spot. In a stroke of­sheer brilliance and—some of us have to say, a bit of luck—here comes a bright, young executive director. Justin Kirk arrived on the scene and began to ask hard questions: Why this? Why that? etc. Justin thought it might work for us to attract some of the best and brightest minds in the higher education Greek world and ask them to serve on a President’s Task Force along with some of our top DU leaders. The goal was to imagine what DU could be. The refreshing part of this approach was that we were about to approach a think-tank unlike one no other sorority or fraternity had ever engaged. We needed to have this group inject fresh, new ideas. We asked the task force: With what we know now about a fraternity today and what the world needs, how would you create a new fraternity if you were given an opportunity?

“Are they really ready to work?” was the question posed. The answer was a disturbing “no.” The employers said young people lack professionalism and a work ethic, as well as skills in teamwork, collaboration, oral communication, critical thinking and reading comprehension. Higher education is not meeting the needs of today’s college student, and it cannot without engaged, authentic, forward-thinking organizations like fraternities. A fraternity operating at its highest level should be indispensable. Every college should be begging for that fraternity to come to its campus.

How do you think DU is poised to lead change for the NIC and our peers? Delta Upsilon must remain a leader in the marketplace. We always have been and always will be. Our history of nonsecrecy, non-hazing has provided us a place of intellectual leadership around how best to prepare young men for the demands of leadership. We must continue to ask the hard questions. DU must follow the advice of Simon Sinek and “start with why.” DU must imagine a Fraternity where every man graduates inspired to tackle some of the most pressing problems on the planet. DU must imagine a Fraternity where excellence, justice and servant leadership is the norm and not the exception. Anything less places us in the company of mediocre fraternities.

Has the task force and the strategic plan created from it fulfill what you set out to accomplish? I am proud that we were able to accomplish our initial outcome within our Founding Principles. However, I am most proud that we have begun the conversation about how we evolve as a relevant men’s fraternal organization in the context of a global economy. Being a relevant organization is never static; being relevant is always evolving. We must take what we have accomplished and build upon it. We must now look at where and how Building Better Men can be enhanced and supported.

In your opinion, where does the Fraternity go next? How do we continue to evolve and grow? It is said that many students are not focused enough to meet life’s challenges as they transition to adulthood, and they particularly aren’t prepared for employment. A 2006 national survey by Corporate Voices for Working Families and other partners asked more than 400 employers about the readiness of young people entering the U.S. workforce. DELTAU.ORG


DU PROGRESS UPDATE Delta Upsilon’s President’s Task Force has been a catalyst for change within the Fraternity. Its findings formed the basis of the current strategic plan, a plan that has led DU to unprecedented growth and success. Here is a look at how DU has grown since forming the President’s Task Force. 1638 4153







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2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Undergraduate Members

Average Chapter Size

DU Program Attendance

These DU programs have been created thanks to the President’s Task Force: 2009 – Online Chapter Excellence Plan and DU Emerging Leaders

Experience at Williams College

2010 – Global Service Initiative 2012 – Regional Leadership Academy and Recruitment Symposium 2013 – Building Better Men Retreats and Project Jamaica 2015 – Men of Merit Chapter Standards Program 2016 – Assessment Initiative and Associate Member Education Program DELTAU.ORG

USING DATA TO DRIVE SUCCESS DU launches large-scale assessment initiative “Over the next four years, we will be able to demonstrate the impact Delta Upsilon is having on its members, will help students better understand how they are learning and growing as a result of their membership, and will be able to see how Men of Merit is improving the Fraternity as a whole.” Dr. Gentry McCreary, Dyad Strategies

Each day, Delta Upsilon hears stories about how the Fraternity is Building Better Men. There are tales of the influence of friendships made, leadership skills attained, impactful service experiences, mentorship opportunities and more. As powerful as these anecdotal stories may be, real statistics on Delta Upsilon’s reach have been harder to come by— until now. Fulfilling goals set in the Fraternity’s strategic plan, in December 2015, Delta Upsilon announced a four-year partnership with Dyad Strategies, LCC, to annually assess the undergraduate membership. The goal of this assessment is to provide a statistical analysis of the Fraternity’s impact on the personal development of a member throughout his collegiate experience. In addition to mapping individual member and chapter growth, the project was designed to measure the impact of the Fraternity’s new Men of Merit standards program on the Fraternity as a whole. “Delta Upsilon prides itself on contributing to the learning, growth and development of its members,” said Justin Kirk, DU Executive Director. “Our partnership with Dyad Strategies will allow us to better understand exactly what our impact is, to learn where we are succeeding, and to identify where we can improve.” The first assessment survey was sent to all undergraduate members and associate members in late February 2016, and special time was allotted during chapter meetings for each man to complete the assessment. Questions were designed specifically for Delta Upsilon to glean important information about members’ personal development, including the areas of problem solving, social justice, ethical decision making and conscientiousness. The data will be analyzed by Dyad and shared with DU in May. While not tied to brothers’ individual identities, results can be segmented by chapter and a member’s year in school. Reponses will also be compared to aggregate data collected from national university student assessments to compare the DU man to the average college student. This will allow the Fraternity to compare development based on age, as well as pinpoint exactly where DU delivers added value over the typical college experience. “A unique part of this four-year partnership is that as we continue to assess members annually, we will be able to see, year over year, how a member has grown throughout his membership in DU,” said Delta Upsilon Senior Director of Educational Programs Noah Borton. “This data will truly uncover just how well we are fulfilling our mission of Building Better Men.” Assessment results will help the International Fraternity tailor its educational programs to areas where needed growth is shown. At the chapter level, chapter leadership, advisors and university partners can create individualized action plans based on chapter needs. “This is by far the most ambitious and far-reaching research project undertaken by any national fraternity to date,” said Dr. Gentry McCreary, CEO and Managing Partner of Dyad Strategies. “Delta Upsilon is putting its money where its mouth is. It is one thing to say you are having an impact; it is something altogether different to actually measure and demonstrate that impact.” Delta Upsilon is the first fraternity to undertake an assessment of this magnitude. No other fraternity will have this level of data from which to enhance strategic vision and tailor the fraternity experience. “DU is proud to be a leader in this area,” Kirk said. “As with any successful company or nonprofit organization, making data-driven decisions will further strengthen our Fraternity and provide the most valuable experience to our members.” DELTAU.ORG




“Thank you for you for giving me the opportunity to be a better man.” These words—in some form or another—are written hundreds of times every year following each of Delta Upsilon’s International Fraternity-sponsored educational program. Whether it be on a post from a participant’s social media or in a thank-you letter, these young men recognize it takes a team to bring the Fraternity’s mission to life. This team includes the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation and its donors. The purpose of the DUEF is to provide financial support to the Fraternity’s educational initiatives—initiatives at the core of DU’s strategic plan. Through tax-deductible donations and its investment strategies, the Foundation funds not only program operational costs, but also scholarships for members to attend valuable leadership development programs. Each year, the Foundation offers scholarships to attend the Global Service Initiative; the NIC’s Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI); and through various chapter-specific funds, Regional Leadership Academy, Leadership Institute, the Delta

Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience and Presidents Academy. “Our pre- and post-program assessment data shows our educational programs make a significant impact on our men. Our analysis has also shown that Delta Upsilon’s best chapters—those that lead in recruitment, GPA, service hours and more—send more men to DU programs than the average chapter. This is why the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation is so important,” said Executive Director Justin Kirk, Boise State ’00. “It can take the financial burden of attending industry-leading programs off the backs of our chapters and make learning more accessible to every member.” To donate to the Educational Foundation, members, alumni, family and friends can visit www.duef.org and contribute to a number of active funds. Alumni Associations can also contact the Foundation to create or contribute to an existing Chapter Legacy Fund that is designed specifically to send more men from a particular chapter to DU programs each year.

Delta Upsilon has seen a direct correlation between a chapter’s success and the number of its members who attend International Fraternity-sponsored programs each year. Donations to the Delta Upsilon Foundation make higher program attendance possible. Otherwise, costs fall directly on the shoulders of students.

2014-2015 Sweepstakes Winner sent

36 MEN to DU educational programs 200% higher than the average DU chapter

Average 2014-2015 Sweepstakes Finalist

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BECOMING A GAME CHANGER How to positively represent fraternities “Fraternity” is changing to better fit today’s society and the modern college man. The North-American Interfraternity Conference is changing its approach, and Delta Upsilon International Fraternity continues to model the way for the NIC and its peers. But changing the “fraternity” stereotype doesn’t end with inter/national initiatives. It is up to each Delta Upsilon chapter and member to set the tone and exemplify what being a fraternity man means today. To think about it in business terms, the “fraternity” brand is getting an update. A brand isn’t just a well-designed logo and a polished appearance. A brand is who a company or organization is. It is organizational values, actions and products at work. A company can say it’s one thing, but if any of its processes and actions don’t align with its claims, there is nothing a shiny exterior and words can say to fix its brand image. And if a customer has a bad experience at one store, it very likely changes his or her perception of the entire company and all of its stores. On the flip side, if that customer has a great experience and trusts the company, perception goes up. In Delta Upsilon, chapters and members are the day-today brand keepers of the Fraternity. For the entire fraternal community, those keepers are every fraternity man, in any chapter, on all campuses across North America. While the international organizations’ leaders shape the policies, develop the processes and provide strategic vision to align with their missions and values, it is crucial for chapters and members to live the brand and create a good reputation. On an individual level, being a “better man” means being a good man, a gentleman who challenges himself and others to continually learn, grow and help others. That—at its core—is pretty easy to do. For chapters, understanding and following the rules, and only participating in activities rooted in the purpose of the Fraternity make them great brand ambassadors. This also means inspiring other Greek-letter organizations on their campus to do the same.

When Delta Upsilon looks to start a new chapter or reopen a closed one, many factors come into play. One of those factors is the campus fraternity/sorority culture. Which other fraternal organizations are on campus and how do they act? Is the environment going to be supportive of a DU chapter that does things the right way? Is the campus benchmark for a successful chapter low or high? Chapters can easily become a product of their environment, and Delta Upsilon wants an environment that will push chapters toward greatness. “A strong campus Greek community is important for the same reason a strong individual chapter is important,” said Tim Kubert, chapter president for the Nebraska Chapter, DU’s 2015 Sweepstakes winner. “By supporting and encouraging each other in academic and philanthropic efforts, we can raise the expectations of those around us.” Echoing those sentiments, Conor Dark, chapter president of the Rutgers Chapter, said, “We want to be competitive and looking at what others do helps us go above and beyond. If there is a weak culture where people didn’t care, then it would be something different.” The NIC and its new structure aim to create stronger campus fraternity/sorority communities by providing more training and resources to Interfraternity Councils (IFCs) that self-govern a campus fraternal community. However, there are already many things DU chapters can do to build a strong community and be a positive, active participant within it. An important step is to create a strong working relationship with the university’s office of fraternity/ sorority life. Like IHQ and its staff, these professionals work to assist chapters on campus succeed at their highest potential. They offer guidance, resources and on-theground support for all facets of chapter operations. “It is important to have an open relationship with that office,” Dark said. “They are only there to help your chapter be the best chapter it can be. It means actively keeping



Individual fraternities achieve greater success when part of a strong, responsible campus fraternity/sorority community. (right) Brother Jacob Ellis, Purdue ’16, speaks to thousands of fraternity/sorority members at the 2016 Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values’ AFLV Central conference.

them updated with everything. If you are not utilizing all of the resources out there—from campus to IHQ—you are doing your chapter a disservice. I feel like if our chapter ever had an issue, we could go to them confidently, and they would do everything in their power to help us.” By working together to hold each other accountable to the high standards of fraternity membership, every campus with a fraternity/sorority system has the power to change stereotypes and promote the “fraternity” brand. On the following page, IHQ staff—many of whom have previously worked on a campus—have developed a list of 20 easy ways for chapters to be positive contributors to their campus fraternity/sorority community. Have other ideas? Share them with us on social media at #BuildingBetterMen.

Have other ideas on how to be a great partner on your campus and build a stronger fraternity/ sorority community? Share them with us on social media at #BuildingBetterMen.


Top Ways to be a Great Campus Partner 1.

Partner with another IFC fraternity to host a philanthropy event.


Partner with an NPHC or multicultural fraternity/sorority for an event.


Act like gentlemen.


Participate in a campus-wide service project.


Keep a positive attitude when interacting with others.


Support LGBT initiatives on campus.


Invite faculty/staff to a special dinner.


Attend events other campus organizations host. Goodwill can be reciprocal.


Partner with the campus career center to hold a program or connect with alumni.

10. Go to class and be an active participant in discussion. 11. Schedule regular meetings with your campus fraternity/sorority life staff. 12. Expand your cultural knowledge by attending a play or campus speaker as a group. 13. Get involved in IFC. Have more people than just your IFC representative attend meetings. 14. Host alcohol-free events on a regular basis. 15. Don’t haze. 16. Be good neighbors—polite, quiet, clean. 17.

Interact with fellow students who aren’t Greek. And never call them GDIs.

18. Encourage members to join other campus organizations. 19. Find a faculty advisor with whom you engage regularly. 20. Make your chapter more inclusive by recruiting men of different backgrounds/interests.



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Bradley Chapter took home numerous awards at the campus’ Grand Chapter Awards in January.



alberta For 20 years, the Alberta Chapter has been hosting its Car Smash! event. Over the course of an afternoon, people from across campus can visit the DU chapter to take a swing at demolishing an old car for a small donation that benefits the Global Service Initiative. Fall 2015’s Car Smash! raised $345 and featured two donated cars and a visit from Anthony Pangilinan, Alberta ’96, who helped start the event two decades ago.

The Bradley Chapter cleaned up at the campus’ annual Grand Chapter Awards recognizing fraternities and sororities. Each chapter on campus is assessed annually by a panel of unbiased student affairs professionals at Bradley University and various other college and universities. Star ratings (up to five stars) are given to chapters based on their performance in hitting campus expectations. At the January 2016 Grand Chapter Awards, Delta Upsilon took home:

Four Star Accreditation

Ed King Award for Overall Excellence

Most Improved Chapter GPA for the fall 2015 term

On the individual level, two Bradley Chapter brothers were also recognized. Nick Principi, Bradley ’16, received the IFC Unsung Hero Award, and Zachary Roake, Bradley ’17, was named IFC Outstanding President. Alberta Chapter hosts Car Smash! each year.


kent state


It was a Kent State Chapter reunion of sorts when the chapter hosted its annual Alumni/Undergraduate Retreat on Feb. 6 at the Kent State Student Center. At the event, the men were able to share the chapter’s progress and goals, as well as receive advice from alumni. The chapter is also anxiously awaiting the completion of its new chapter house, which is in the framing, electrical and plumbing stages of construction.



In January 2016, the Louisville Chapter announced its partnership with University Pointe and the University of Louisville in hosting a new permanent meeting space for the chapter. Expected to open in fall 2016, the suite will be located on the ground level of University Pointe and will provide space for brothers to meet, study and relax between classes. Funding for the new space was made possible through generous donations from the Louisville Alumni Association and its members.

The Oklahoma Chapter is all about service to others. This school year, as part of the university’s Soonerton, which benefits the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network, the brothers have worked with Miracle Child Casey Hubbard (pictured below). The men have spent time with Casey on multiple occasions, taking him to arcades and arranging for him to meet OU basketball star Buddy Hield. On its own, the chapter worked with the Salvation Army of Oklahoma City to stuff Christmas stockings for the elderly, as well as partner with the Norman High School Special Olympics team. Chapter brothers have volunteered at practices for sports like bowling, basketball and swimming. In fact, the day before the team’s big bowling tournament, the chapter invited the team members and their parents to the fraternity house for dinner. Here, the Oklahoma Chapter presented the team with $600 for new uniforms and other expenses.

missouri The fall 2015 semester was a busy one for the Missouri Chapter. It marked the first semester of the brothers living their brand new chapter house, and while the official house dedication will not be held until spring 2016, dozens of alumni from across the country made the trip to Columbia to tour the new home. Missouri Chapter also held a successful recruitment that welcomed 33 new associate members. These men boast an average GPA of 3.65, 12 of whom are Bright Flight Scholars, meaning they boasted an ACT score of 31 or greater.

Oklahoma Chapter has worked with the Children’s Miracle Network and Miracle Child Casey Hubbard this year,

north carolina Habitat for Humanity is an organization close to the North Carolina Chapter. Brothers donate time every weekend to volunteer with the Orange County Habitat for Humanity and fundraise throughout the year. The men even co-hosted a golf tournament with the women of Pi Beta Chi sorority to raise money for Habitat. Members of both chapters, as well as parents, alumni and friends participated in the event. The goal is to raise $3,000 by then end of the academic year.

quinnipiac colony On Saturday, Dec. 5, the colony organized Ducks Fly for GSI, a floor hockey tournament philanthropy event. Eight teams of six played at the Burt Khan Court for a $100 prize. In total, the event raised more than $500 for GSI, doubling the amount of money the colony had already raised for GSI that semester.


San Diego State Chapter initiated 21 men this fall.

Seven brothers also participated in Quinnipiac’s Fraternal Day of Service on Oct. 24, where teams of six or seven men from different fraternities on campus spent the day cleaning up the local Farmington canal. Participants all enjoyed representing DU while joining their interfraternal brothers in service.

rutgers By partnering with community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, JerseyCares and BuddyBall, the Rutgers Chapter was able to engage in several grassroot service initiatives during the fall term. The men also took a strong initiative to be involved in university-sponsored programs such Days of Service, Monster Mash, Big Chill and Dance Marathon, in which they raised more than $8,000 for the Embrace Kids Foundation. This dedication to service allowed the chapter to have the highest total service hours on campus among all fraternities.

san diego state The San Diego State Chapter successfully showed potential members that Delta Upsilon is forever by hosting an Alumni Taco Night during recruitment. By sharing their stories, experiences and advice, the alumni gave the men a glimpse into life as a DU. Thanks to this and other successful recruitment events, the chapter initiated 21 members in fall, the largest associate member class in the chapter’s recent history.

south carolina Homecoming is an exciting time for any chapter, and the USC chapter had a lot to celebrate this year. Paired with Sigma Alpha Omega sorority, the chapters placed third in the powderpuff football tournament and first in the dodgeball tournament. Overall, DU and SAO won second place for the Homecoming.

ALUMNI NEWS north dakota state The DU flag flew high and proud at the FCS Football National Championship Game in Frisco, Texas, in January as 50 NDSU alumni and spouses joined 18,000 other Bison fans at tailgating prior to the game. The DU flag was the only Greek symbol found in the tailgating lot. All celebrated as North Dakota State won its fifth consecutive national title, defeating Jacksonville State 37-10

san diego state The alumni of the San Diego State Chapter are dedicated to helping the undergraduate chapter. Each year, they fundraise for scholarships for chapter members to attend DU national educational programs. This year, one alumnus turned the fundraising into a matching challenge. He matched all donations, up to a total of $5,000, received by the end of 2015. A team of alumni has also begun working on plans to fundraise for a new chapter house.

syracuse On Oct. 30, 2015, Syracuse alumni met in New York City to celebrate the life of Raymond Ranellucci, ’89, and kick start the Fraternity’s fall 2016 return to Syracuse University. One hundred brothers and Ray’s wife, Christina, gathered to fully fund The Raymond Ranellucci Emerging Leader Scholarship, which endows in perpetuity the participation of a brother from the Syracuse in the DU Emerging Leaders experience. Ray was a revered brother in the late 1980s who was funloving, quick-witted, brilliant, kind, enthusiastic and fiercely loyal. These characteristics are now the selection criteria for the scholarship.



Remembering Two Influential DUs Austin H. Kiplinger and Henry Rowan


It is said success begets success. The lives of Austin H. Kiplinger, Cornell ’39, and Henry Rowan, Williams ’45, help prove that sentiment rings true. Both DU men were known as much for their business success as for their philanthropic contributions that shaped the communities in which they lived. Kiplinger (Sept. 19, 1918 to Nov. 20, 2015) led Kiplinger Washington Editors, a publishing company that carries great influence in the areas of business and economics. He served as president or chairman of the company, which was founded by his father in the 1920s, for more than three decades before passing control to his sons, Todd and Knight, in about 2000. At the time of his departure, the company was valued at more than $100 million. Kiplinger believed “the best markets were made by wellinformed buyers and well-informed sellers.” So, the foundation of his company’s enterprises was to make readers—the everyday man—smarter investors and consumers. In his philanthropic endeavors, Kiplinger used business savvy and his own charitable contributions to build relationships and garner support for causes close to him. A supporter of local arts and culture, he served on the board of the National Symphony Orchestra and was instrumental in securing it a $1 million federal grant that prevented it from closing in the 1970s. He also served on the boards of the Tudor Place Foundation, several local schools, Cornell

University, and his own Kiplinger Foundation, which has donated much Washington memorabilia to the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Rowan (Dec. 4, 1923 to Dec. 9, 2015) was an industrialist whose revolutionary copper melting furnace helped him become a worldwide leader in thermal-processing. However, Rowan is most known for his 1992, $100 million donation to Glassboro State College, the biggest individual cash gift to any public college or university at the time. Following the gift, the institution was renamed Rowan University in his honor. Though not an alumnus of the college, Rowan made his gift to show gratitude to the Pennsylvania community where he grew up and started his global conglomerate, Inductotherm. The transformative gift, given in annual installments of $10 million, financed an engineering school, endowed professorships and supported scholarships. Soon after the gift, enrollment began expanding. Today, the institution is nearly four times the size it was at the time of the gift. In 1953, the engineer and his wife, Betty, invented a furnace designed to melt copper in the basement of their home, thus and creating Inductotherm. The U.S. Mint become one of the company’s biggest clients and is a world leader in the industry today.

Henry M. Rowan, Williams ‘45 (Right) Austin H. Kiplinger, Cornell ‘39 (Above)



Blakely W. Sieker, ’85 Bowling Green

Thomas B. Adams, ’57 Lawrence H. Coppock, ’50 David K. Hiatt, ’82 Bradley

Ronald S. Harrelson, ’55 Brown

Richard A Crossley, ’47

Johns Hopkins

Albert S Liko, ’58 George B. Woessner, Jr., ’60 Kansas

Rolland K. Enoch, ’71 Gene R. George, ’64 David H. Hax, ’43 James R. Thompson, ’50 Kansas State

Henry L. Andrade, ’59 Kent State

Cal Poly

Harvey J. Stollenwerk, ’59

Thomas G. Jones, ’66 Jerry J. VanBeneden, ’59



Robert W. Minahen, ’51 Richard E. Rigby, ’54 Robert O. Schiffner, ’66 Douglas W. Shorenstein, ’76 Carnegie

J. Philip Andrews, ’62 James A. Stankus, ’74 Chicago

John K. Brunkhorst, ’46 Kenneth A. Gutschick, ’50 Clarkson

Clement V. Conole, ’31 Colorado

John T. McCarty, Jr., ’74 Cornell

Raymond D. Angle, Jr., ’52 John R. Minehart, ’31 Lehigh

Victor C. Burton, ’51 Frederick G. Clay, ’50

Northern Illinois

Daniel J. Arnold, ’82 Northwestern




Ohio State


Oklahoma State


Jerry R. Boehm, ’63 John P. Conaway, ’63 Robert M. Corotis, ’69 Thomas L. Notestine, ’48 Gregg A. Puckett, ’73 Oregon

Thomas W. Lasley, ’71 Dennis C. Mecklem, ’53 Oregon State

Robert L. Sheldon, ’59

Richard N. Brandenburg, ’55 Leslie Jochimsen, ’32 Western Ontario


John M. Wajert, ’53

Henry M. Rowan, ’45


Pennsylvania State


Richard H. Beuthel, ’52 Charles Diver, ’43 Harold E. Holland, ’36 John E. Hurlburt, ’38 Martin Johnson, ’40

George W. Jeffries, ’52 Philip R. Jones, ’48 Paul R. McNelis, ’49 William G. Reynolds, ’49


R. Scott Morrison, Jr., ’61 W. Douglas Ward, ’55 Middlebury

Fenwick N. Buffum, ’33

Charles Robert Miles, ’51 Thomas James Mitchell, ’49 Michael Tyler Moore, ’10



John A. Braeckel, ’57 John E. Townsend, ’50

Harlan Bentzinger, ’44 J. Howard Falb, ’40 Richard L. Hahn, ’68 William P. Hamilton, ’40 Walter J. House, ’39 Albert R. Maris, ’39 Martin W. Wirt, ’61

Washington State


Michigan State

Iowa State

Robert C. Bibb, ’44 James M. Parsons, ’64

John David Jackson, ’56 Brien Laing, Ph.D., ’47


John W. Ashline, MD, ’58 William M. Byington, ’46

Robert J. Jarrett, ’51 Clark P. Searle, ’31

Ronald D. Nickel, ’61


David C. Churchman, ’55 Donald E. King, ’61


Philip M. Barnhart, ’47 Bradley R. Stockwell, ’57

Douglas H. Burgoyne, ’94 John S. Hayman, ’46 Stephen R. Richardson, ’56

Gary W. Hoyt, ’77

William G. Morse, ’55

Harrison G. Pope, ’31

Morley P. Carscallen, ’55 Robert J. Sculthorpe, ’47





Charles M. Merrill, ’55 Forrest C. Roan, Jr., ’66

Lee S. Drendel, ’39 Zachary D. Fogarty, ’95 Jay A. Nollman, Jr., ’66

W. Douglas Call, ’62 Austin H. Kiplinger, ’39 Charles R. Tevebaugh, ’57 Robert W. Osgood, ’31


Duane A. Nelson, ’59 Missouri


Theodore F. Marx, ’61 Albert L. Pepler, ’31 Harley J. Urbach, ’33 New York

David B. Thurston, ’40 North Carolina

Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., ’70

William F. Baker, ’41 Brian L. Hicks, ’95 Alan G. Hugunin, ’67 Dean L. Morgridge, ’50 Burlyn H. Stuewe, ’53


Robert A. Woods, ’42

Please notify the Fraternity of deceased brothers or any errors in the list. This list reflects notices received at Fraternity Headquarters between Oct. 8, 2015 and Jan. 25, 2016.


Robert J. Campel, ’61 Donald C. Dreier, ’53 Robert W. Krueger, ’54 Benjamin F. Stanton, Jr., ’61

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation at the address below or online at www.duef.org.


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Alfred Williams, ’53 Swarthmore

Howard R. Layton, ’66 Frank H. Williams, ’31 Syracuse

Raymond M. Ranellucci, ’89 Technology

Jay C. Hammerness, ’57 Tennessee

Donald D. Cowe, ’73 Ronald D. Zurline, ’82



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