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1995 Chapter Anniversaries Happy Anniversary to the Following DU Chapters 1995 Anniversary

Chapter

Date Established

Colgate

November 21, 1865

130

Marietta

June 2,1870

125

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Northwestern

October 27, 1880

115

North America's Oldest Non-Secret Fraternity; Founded 1834

Wisconsin

May 6,1885

110

The Principles of Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Lafayette

May 30,1885

110

Lehigh

October 10, 1885

110

Minnesota

October 22, 1890

105

Illinois

December 21, 1905

90

Washington

December 9, 1910

85

Indiana

December 11, 1915

80

Kansas

January 10, 1920

75

Iowa

December 5, 1925

70

Alberta

January 19, 1935

60

Bucknell

November 18, 1950

45

Ohio

December 3, 1955

40

Cal Poly

May 2,1970

25

North Dakota State May 9,1970

25

Massachusetts

April 19, 1980

15

Calgary

March 24, 1990

5

McMaster

November 17, 1990

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Italics indicates non-continuous operations. These chapters were recolonized or redevelop ed at some point in their history. The anniversary date given corresponds to the original establishing date.

The Promotion of Friendship The Development of Character The Diffusion of Liberal Culture Th e Advancement of Justice The Motto of Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Dikaia Upotheke Justice Our Foundation OFFI CERS Pr esid ent James D. McQ uaid, Chicago '60 Chairman of the Bo ard Robert J. Edgar,Alberta '55

Secretary Scott A. \V. Johnson, Washingtoll 'SO Treasurer Russell L. Grundhauser, Nor th D akota '83 DIRE CfORS William J. Bittner, Bradley '74 Scott R. Blazek, Nor thern Illinois '95 John A . Delaney. Florida 7 7 John E. Esau, Kansas '78 Bro. Craig J . Franz , F.S.C, Bucknell '75 \Villiam R. Gordo n, Kansas Sta te '60 Rodne y P. Kirsch , North Dakota '78 Gavin S. Mills,Alberta '95 John T. Weisel, M.D., Oregon '48

EXOFFlCIO Past Presiden ts Charles D. Prutzman, Pennsy lvania S tate '18 He nry A. Federa, Louisville '3 7 Charles F. Jennings, Ma rietta '31 ,V. D. wa tkins, Nort h Ca rolina '27 O. Edward Pollock, Virginia '51 Herbert Browne ll, Nebraska '24 Ter ry L. Bullock, Kansa s State '61 SamuelM. Yates , San Jose '55 Gary J. Golden, Rutgers '74 Bruce S. Bailey, Denison '58 HEADQU ART ERS STAFF Past Executive Director and Editor Jeffrey B. Cufaude Director ofMembe r Services Thomas F. Durein, Oregon State '92 Leadership Consul tants Jason Altenbem , lVestern Illinois '94 James Bell, Calgary '94 Michae l Cha tterton, Ma riett a '94 Gregory Lamb, Iowa '94 Eric Thompso n, Bradley Office Manager

Jo Ellen Walden Administr ative Ass istant Barba ra Harness Correspondence Secretary Juli e Allison Accountant Jamie Fritz

DELTA UPSIL ON EDUCAT IO NAL FO UNDATI ON Executiv e Director Richard M. Holland, Syracuse ' 83

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Delta Upsilon Quarterly The official magazine of Delta Upsilon Fraternity Since 1882· Vol. 113, No.1

FEATURES Welcome nuts Newest Chapter: St. Norbert College The installation report on Delta Upsilon's St. Norbert College Colony. Pages 8-9. Cover Story Ritual: The Tie That Binds nuts Generations Former Executive Director and Quarterly Contributing Editor Tom Hansen shares thoughts on the Fraternity's Ritual. Pages 10-11, continued on p. 27. The Hopes and Fears ofAll the Years Kansas State University's Advisor for Greek Affairs Barb Robel provides an honest assessment of fraternity and sorority life. Pages 18-19. 1995 PresidentsAcademy Proves to Be a Monumental Success This inaugural offering of a new leadership development program for the Fraternity's colony and chapter presidents was highly evaluated by all who participated January 6-8, 1995. Pages 20-21. Brotherhood Without the Bottle: One Brother's Opinion Alcohol continues to be a challenge on the college campus. Alumnus Todd Hicks shares his perspective on the issue. Pages 22-23.

Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Headquarters, PO Box 68942, 8705 Founders Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268, U.S.A. Headquarters is open from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. , EST ., Monday through Friday. Telephone 317·875·8900. Fac simile 317·876·1629.

Delta Upsilon Quarterly (USPS 152-900) is published quarterly in January, April, July and October at 8705 Founders Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268, U.S.A. The subscription price (checks and money orders should be made payable to Delta Upsilon Fraternity) is $3.00 a year in advance; single copies 75¢. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Delta Upsilon Quarterly, P. O. Box 68942, Indianapolis, IN 46268-0942. Printed in the United States. Second-class postage paid at Indianapolis, Indiana and additional mailing office. ® T.M. Registered U. S. Patent Office.

Quarterly Contributing Editors Jeffrey M. Dempsey, Nebraska '89; Thomas D. Hansen, Iowa State '79; and Richard M. Holland, Syracuse '83

DEPARTMENTS 4-5 News from Delta Upsilon's Alumni Clubs 6-7

Alumni News 12-16 Chapter Spotlights 24 Songs My Brothers Taught Me 30-31 Alpha&Omega

LOOKING AHEAD The following colonies will be installed this spring: March 3-4 Pace University March 24-25 University of Central Florida April 8-9 Shippensburg University April 21-22 SUNY -Albany DELTA UPSILON QUARTERLY/JANUARY 1995

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Alumni Club Activities Prove DU Is For a Lifetime DU's many active alumni clubs help keep the brotherhood alive for Delta Upsilon members throughout North America. Here is information from some ofDU's current alumni clubs. Ifyou are interested in starting a DU alumni club in your area, please contact the Fraternity staff at 317-875-8900 for assistance. Chicago Alumni Club The revitalized Chicago Alumni Club has gotten off to a good start. There have been two meetings with 25-30 people attending. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2,1995 at 5:30 p.m . It will be held at the Chicago Yacht Club (The Lake at Monroe Street). Everyone is invited. For more information, call Marty Krasnitz at 312-842-3700 ext. 304. Greater Cincinnati Alumni Club The newly organized (one year) Delta Upsilon Alumni Club of Greater Cincinnati continues to meet monthly after a summer break of two months in June and July. Twenty-five brothers (14 alumni, 8 undergraduates from the

The annual Milwaukee Alumni Club dinner recognized many alumni for their long-term membership in Delta Upsilon.

Miami Chapter and 3 field reps from Indianapolis) met on August 25 to begin our second year. Other dinner meetings were held on September 22, October 27, and November 17, all at the Western Hills Country Club. In addition, a golf outing was held on October 11, hosted by Brother Joe Burbee, Miami '89, the assistant golf pro at the Kings Island golf course. Our second annual alumni/active Christmas dinner/dance was held on Thursday, December 8 with 97 brothers and guests attending. Highlight of the

On Saturday, October 22, a highly successful reunion of pre- and post-WWII members of the Oregon State Chapter occurred. Pictured here are brothers in attendance at that event. 4

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evening was the awarding of anniversary certificates to all alumni club members who had been in the fraternity for 25 years and more. The most senior member who was present was Brother E. Lysle Adams,Miami '29 who reminisced about his days as an undergraduate at Miami 65 years ago. We will meet at the Miami chapter house in January, take a break in February, and meet again for dinner in March, April and May. Brother Bill Reusing, Virginia '62, will continue to serve as President/ Secretary for another year. For information on the Club you can contact him at 513-922-9033. Minnesota Alumni Club The Minnesota Delta Upsilon Alumni Club has scheduled a number of alumni events for the new year. In February, we will resume our once a month alumni socials which occur the first Thursday of each month. The schedule through April is as follows: February 2, 1995 Joe Senser's-Bloomington at 6 PM March 2, 1995


Joe Senser's-Roseville at 6 PM

April 6, 1995 Joe Senser's-Bloomington at 6 PM We are also making plans for our annual golfouting in late spring or early summer. We will be sending out more information in the near future on this event. We invite all D.U. alumni who live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to attend the upcoming events and encourage you to bring along another brother. For more information, please contact Cary Schilling at 612-861-3661 (voice mail).

Wichita Alumni Club The Wichita Country Club was the site of the Delta Upsilon Alumni Club's 7th annual stag on Wednesday, November 30. Over 45 members were in attendance. The event was organized by Brent Cowan, Wichita '94. A mid-summer picnic will be held during July, details to be announced later. Any brother wanting information on the club, please contact Warren Wandling, Wichita '58, or Brent Cowan at 316-263-5761.

Milwaukee Alumni Club Delta Upsilon alumni of the University of Wisconsin Chapter (and friends) are successfully concluding a two year $500,000 goal fundraising drive they entitled "Once in a Lifetime. " Chapter house needs for preservation of their "historic site" on Lake Mendota, demanded attention, and more than 300 D.U. ' s have rallied to the cause, with payments and pledges. Richard Forester, Wisconsin '32, General Chairman, hailed the effort as an example of what brothers do for one another. A living example of the meaning of what Fraternity life is all about. Additional funds are hoped for to permanently fund scholarships for Wisconsin D.U.'s that excel in scholastics, fraternity service, and have a financial need. Three annual awards were recently granted at the Milwaukee Alumni Club's 71st Annual Dinner event, to Jerry O'Gara, Andy Hykes , and Andy Cantwell. Jim D. McQuaid, D.U. President, was the featured speaker at

Golf outings continue to be a popular alumni club event. Pictured here are North Dakota State alumni , spouses, and actives at their summer 1994 golf outing at the world famous Gateway Cities' Golf Club in Portal, North Dakota/North Portal Saskatchewan. This unique international golf course has the first eight holes and the ninth tee in Canada. The tee shot on the ninth hole will land exactly one hour later at the green in North Dakota, which is on Daylight Savings Time.

International President Jim McQuaid addressed the Milwaukee Alumni Club's Annual Dinner event.

the popular event. He enjoyably shared his past experiences with fraternity life and all it has meant to him. The active D .U.'s (and pledges) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and those from our new chapter at Carthage College, Kenosha , returned to campus that night with some new inspiration and enthusiasm. The more than 100 D.U. 's present also welcomed Craig Franz, our International Fraternity's newest director, along with returning visitor,RickHolland, theD.U.Educational Foundation Executive Director. The Milwaukee Alumni Club has an open invitation for all D.U. 's to join them for lunch on the first Wednesday of each month, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Contact is Club President, Chuck Munkwitz, Indiana '68,414-2765911. Contact: David G. Herzer, 13355 Braemar Drive, Elm Grove, WI 53122-2506, phone 414-7897411; fax 414-789-1889.

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John W. Amerman, Dartmouth ' 53, was nam ed chairman and chief executive officer of Mattei, Inc. on February 19, 1987 after serving seven years as president of Mattel International, a division which achieved dramatic four-fold revenue growth under his direction. He has been a member of the Mattei board of directors since

1985.

Portland Board of Directors Meeting Features Alumni Gathering Over 75 alumni, wives, and guest joined the International Board of Directors on Friday, October 28, 1994 at a special alumni reception. Brother Will Keirn, Pacific '75, entertained and enlightened attendees with his insights into today's college students; a special certificate of recognition was presented to Eleta Corbitt, wife of Marsh M. Corbitt, Washington '17, for her lifetime of interest and support of the Fraternity; and Gary B. Adams, Oregon '66, was recognized for his generous contributions to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation during 1993-1994.

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In his first year as the chairman and chief ex ecutive of a leading com pany in a troubled indu stry, Amerman undertook an aggressive program designed to reduce Mattei 's break-even, and make profitability a number one priority. An overhead reduction, management reorganization, financial restructuring and emphasis on the company 's successful core products prepared Mattei for a fresh start in 1988, and resulted in 1988 net income of $36 million, compared with a net loss of $113 million in 1987. Amerman established long-term profitable growth as the company 's primary objective, and this objective has been consistently achieved . Sales volume has grown

at a rate of 10 percent or greater every year since the 1988 turnaround, and net income has grown in excess of 20 percent in each of the last f iv e years. For 1992, net income of $144 million and net sales of $1.85 billion were the best in company history. Amerman 's strong managerial and marketing background includes 15 years with Warner Lambert, wh ere he served as pr esident of that company's American Chicle division immediately prior to joining Mattel in 1980. Befor e moving to Warner Lambert in 1965, Amerman was product manager for Ajax brands at ColgatePalmolive, a company he joined in 1958 after service as an officer in the U.S. Army. Raised in New Jersey, Amerman received a bachelor 's degree from Dartmouth College in 1953 and an MBA from Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School in 1954. He and his wife Je rry have two grown children. Amerman is a member of the board of directors of LA-based Unocal Corporation, and is chairman of the Toy Manufacturers of America.


M. Brian Barnett, Oklahoma '84, is now a senior consultant for KPMG Peat Marwick in Albuquerque. He specializes in technology commercialization with the federal laboratories and high tech companies.

I1Y The American Marketing Association (AMA) has announced the appointment of Andrew W. Cook, Western Illinois '92, as a member of its 1994-95 Health Services Marketing Council which is instrumental in guiding the association 's healthcare division through the changing business climate. Brother Cook is a liaison at Charter Barclay Hospital where he is responsible for communications between physicians and the Charter Hospital Mental Health and Addictions Program.

I1Y Shaun P. Ferguson, San Diego '84, was recently appointed Controller of Bradley Environmental Services in La Verne, California.

I1Y General Pacific, Inc. of Portland, Oregon has named GreggA. Forszt, Purdue '72 as President and COO. Brother Forszt has over 20 years experience in the electric utility industry.Prior to joining General Pacific he was an executive with EI Paso Electric Company.

I1Y Jeffrey R. Stafford, Nebraska '90, has recently accepted a position with Alternative Resources Corporation, a consulting/staffing firm in the information services area focusing on operations. Brother Stafford is an account manager in their new Las Colinas office located in Irving Texas.

I1Y Dr. Herbert E. Smith, Indiana '52, recently completed his term as Potentate of Murat Temple. Previously, Smith had held a variety of leadership positions with the Murat Temple, including spearheading its Restoration Committee and a major capital fund-raising program for the Temple.

Smith has been a very active DU alumnus, serving as a long-time trustee for the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation and holding a variety of leadership positions with the Indiana Delta Upsilon Corporation Board.

I1Y The University of Oklahoma and the OU Alumni Association recently recognized Paul D. Massad, Oklahoma '60, with its Distinguished Achievement Award. Massad is the Associate Vice President for University Affairs at Oklahoma, as well as Executive Director of the OU Alumni Association. Massad's 34-year career at OU has encompassed all aspects on institutional advancement, including public relations, high school recruitment' alumni activities , and fund-raising. Under his leadership, OU alumni clubs have increased in number, size, and scope and a Student Alumni Board, a Black Alumni Society, and an American Indian Alumni Society have been established.

John W. Amerman Dartmouth '53

Gregg A. Forszt Purdue'72

Dr. Herbert E. Smith Indiana '52

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Welcome to DU 's Newest Chapter St. Norbert College • DePere, Wisconsin 8

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he DU Colony at S1. Norbert College celebrated over two years of hard work and determination in September, culmin ating with the Colony 's Chapter Installation and Initiation ceremoni es on Saturday , September 24, 1994. Ritual ceremonies were performed for the30 men who make up Delta Upsilon 's newest chapter on the S1. Norbert campu s in DeP ere, Wisconsin. Initiation and Installation ceremonies were performed by a ritual team consisting of the Fraternity 's International Treasurer, Russell Grundhauser, North Dakota '83, the Chapter 's faculty advisor , Dr. Paul Kegel , Ripon '5 7, and Tom Durein, Oregon State '92, Director of Member Services for the International Headquarters. Delivering an eloquent Installation Charge, Brother Grundhauser challenged each new brother to ' conduct the affairs of the chapter according to those high standards set by the Fraternity, and to constantly promote the principles of Delta Upsilon.' In addition, B rot her Grundhauser reminded each new member that his membership ' obligates us to a high er role in !J socie ty, to a high er form of comm i tm en t, to a higher level in making our world, our city and our community a better place in which to live. ' Truer words had not been spoken to these fraternity men as they ' embarked on their lifetime journey to answer the call and realize the vision of the Fraternity 's Founders.' Following installation, Delta Upsilon's newest Chapter retired to dinner in the Sensenbrenner Memori al Union and enjoyed a meal set amidst a sea of blue and gold with over 100 family, friends , faculty and guests. Citing the invocation and welcoming the group were the chapter's newest alumni, founding fathers Andrew Cianci ' 93 and John Flanagan ' 93. In addition , the chapter ' s advisor Richard C. Tringali, Bradley '51 delivered remarks along with B rother Kegel and the chapter's installing pr esident, brother George A r g y r 0 s . Throughout the Installation Banquet gifts commemorating the installation were presented to the chapt er including the Chapt er's flag, Fraternity history, the Chapter gavel and ritual materials. The Chapter concluded the day with the traditional flag raising ceremonies and Installation photographs. S1. Norbert College is a Catholic co-educational institute of higher learning in DePere, Wisconsin, just 10 minutes south of Green Bay. The Colony was originally established in the spring of 1992 by Brother Joel Riley, DePauw '91.

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What Others at St. Norbert Say About Delta Upsilon

"Being a guest of the Chapter Installation program, I obse rved the loyalty, commitment and pride your brotherh ood currently shares, as well as the resp ect that is cons istently m ent ion ed throughout the D elta Up silon Cree d. The Greek experience to date has provided the memb ers of D elta Upsilon with many wonderfulmemories ofyo ur college caree r, and I am sure that many mor e memorable experiences lie ah ead." Tami e Klumpyan A ssoc. Director ofCollege Programming "One can sense the presence of DU on this camp us at every tum. R ecently, one of our members was severe ly inju red. The campus p riest, J im B aran iak, told mespontaneously-that he was so impressed with the brothers' respon se, in particular, the help they offered to the yo ung man 's family. In sum, however, the local Chap ter ha s an outs tanding reputation on cam pus, is talked about in glowing terms eve n by ant i-fra ternity types, and is slow ly but steadily turning around the entire fraternity ima ge on this camp us. " Paul L. Kegel, Ph.D., Director of D evelopment Advisor to D elta Upsilon

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Ritual: The Tie That Binds DU's Generations by Thomas D. Hansen Iowa State '79

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f history is any guide, about 60 percent of the 1,400 men who will join Delta Upsilon this year will do so in the next 90 days. Alumni, parents, faculty, friends and DUs will gather to mark the initiation of men into dozens of DU chapters. Pride in the eyes of older undergraduates the promise, confidence, and hope on the faces of the new initiates parents with a broader understanding of what DU can do for their sons ... alumni refreshed with warm memories of their college days ... these combine in full force at any DU chapter's initiation. As a 160-year-old fraternity, Delta Upsilon is by no means unique in having a formal ritual of initiation. Every North American college fraternity, for men or women, has its own initiation traditions, largely carried out through carefully scripted ceremonies and prescribed roleplaying by chapter and alumni officers. What's unusual about DU's ritual is not the words spoken nor the general sentiments displayed. Delta Upsilon initiations stand out as the first non-secret fraternity initiations, a distinction which DU's best chapters proudly display through a flexible, wellplanned initiation weekend. "Our ritual is a living, changing experience, despite its age," said Dave Maguire, Southern Illinois '73, Chairman of DU 's Rituals and Installations Committee. "Every time a chapter initiates men, it recreates the ritual as its own." While the rites to be conducted and the basic words to be spoken are fixed, it's the incorporation of a guest speaker and the flexibility of surrounding events that let chapters adapt the Ritual of Initiation to their own circumstances, said Maguire. For example, every DU who has ever become a member has proceeded through Rite I and Rite II. "But nowhere does our ritual say how much time must pass between the two rites," said Maguire, a veteran of more than 100 initiations. At some chapters, "Rite I occurs at a chapter meeting on Monday night, with Rite II the following Sunday with a brunch for parents and other guests," Maguire said. "Other chapters conduct Rite I in one room of the chapter house , then move directly to another room where the guests await. Others do Rite lone night and Rite II the following day, sometimes using two different sites on campus. "Chapters also intersperse other special events in the midst of the ritual," Maguire said. "Chapter officers are installed, graduating seniors are honored, top scholars receive awards-the ideas are limited only by the chapter's creativity." DU's ritual , even though non-secret, is not traditionally a public event, but it is generally open to non-members by invitation, Maguire said. That emphasizes the importance of scheduling the dates far in advance, publicizing them among the pledges and members and their families, and

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1I0ur society has lost many of its meaningful rites of passage nailing down all the arrangements for rooms, supplies, meals, decorations and printed materials. Rite I is the formal ceremony where candidates for initiation are presented to the chapter and sign the roll book, signifying their acceptance of the Fraternity's four founding principles, and their commitment to be loyal to Delta U and to their chapter. Rite II, also a formal ceremony, consists of an explanation to the initiates and guests of the seriousness of the pledges made, and the purposes of the Fraternity; elaboration on those themes by a guest speaker who delivers the Charge to the new members; and presentation of tokens of membership, usually the member badge and initiation ribbon. "The chapters which do initiations best take time before these rites to rehearse the events with the candidates. Such a rehearsal includes a careful review of the Oath of Initiation, which appears in The Cornerstone, to be sure the newest DUs understand the meaning of the pledges they will take," said Maguire. Chapters err most when they treat the ritual as "something they have to do, rather than a memorable rite of passage which reminds new members of the benefits of DU membership, and of their duty to live by its principles and to keep DU strong," Maguire said . Among chapters without a clear sense of true fraternity, the ritual becomes almost an afterthought, sometimes tacked on at the end of a surprise week of hazing. "Nothing is more pathetic than a poorly prepared ritual ceremony, with

chapter officers stumbling through the words before a group of tired, bored initiates, with no badges to present, an undergraduate filling in at the last minute with a poorly conceived Charge, and no parents or other guests present," said Maguire. Properly done, an initiation can be a great parent-alumni event, especially in the winter months when there may not be campus-wide events to command alumni attention. "Pick a weekend when there's a home sporting event and a good concert or play on campus ," said Maguire. "Schedule Rite I and Rite II around a nice meal, a campus tour, and the show and game. That gives every new initiate and member a chance to take his parents, his girl friend or an alumnus to one or more of the events. In turn, they get to share his initiation experience." The Fraternity publishes a number of guides and aides to conducting a great DU initiation, with checklists and order forms to be sure everything is ready when the day comes, Maguire noted. The Ritual of Initiation books, published regularly by the Fraternity and on file at every chapter, also have good suggestions about creating the right mood during the Rites. They explain seating and room arrangements, appropriate decor, and the roles ofthe members serving as ritual officers. Fraternity staff are always available to help chapters plan more meaningful rituals. Continued on p. 27.

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Bucknell The fall term began with the addition of 26 new pledges, who have already had a positive impact on our relations with the community. Among our major projects during the fall was a fund-raising car wash to benefit the March of Dimes, and a phoneathon in which we raised over $15,000 for capital improvements on our house. Through these and other activities, we have been able to solidify our presence in the Lewisburg community. Aaron Schatzow, VPChapter Relations External and Chris Springer, VP Chapter Relations Internal Santa Barbara Last year our main goal was to rebuild; this year it is unqualified success. Moving into a new house helped morale, and provided the impetus to grow and succeed. Although numbers are still low due to graduation, we continue to hold our own. At Greek Awards, we won the Outstanding Scholarship Program Award, reflecting the fact that we have held the top spot in grades among all 15 fraternities. Forphilanthropies, we held an EasterEgg Hunt for local children and provided a tutoring service at an elementary school. We are

using the resources of our eight new fall pledges to recruit a large number of men to ensure the solid future of our chapter. Please drop by the house if you are in the area: 6555 Segovia, Isla Vista, CA 93117. Todd Sullivan, Chapter President

Auburn As fall quarter drew to a close, the men of the Auburn Colonyraised money and boughtfood for the homeless people of Lee County. Scott Smith, one of seven new pledges took charge of thisproject. Our intramural teams continue to show improvement and many brothers participated in the ODK Cake Race this year. Our social calendar was also full with a reggae bash, a Halloween party, and a Christmas social. We enjoyed many visits from alumni during the fall including Fletcher Hamilton '65, who also hosted our Birmingham summer rush party; John Arbizzani '68; Frank Nick 71 ; Ernest Brown '68; & James Sasser '68. Justin R. Koehler, Colony President Wisconsin Our Chapter continues to be the top fraternity at the University of Wisconsin. We are currently the largest fraternity on campus.We

Wisconsin members and theirfriends brave the chilly water for their annual Bump, Set, and Splash.

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finished last semester with the second highest GPA among the thirty-three fraternities, and the highest GPA among the large fraternities. We won Homecoming this year by winning the Yell Like Hell, Banner, and Float competitions. We've been Badger Bowl champs for the past four years for all-Greek athletic competition in eight sports. Our sorority volleyball tournament "Bump, Set, Splash" raised over $1100for the Transition Education Program of Madison. Our Chapter also participated in a phoneathon for Multiple Sclerosis this fall. Jerry O'Gara. President Carthage The Carthage Chapter continued to grow during the fall by having the largest pledge class for the first semester. A mid-October retreat proved successful in building brotherhood. One of our many fund-raisers included ushering for Michael Feldman's national radio broadcast, "What'd ya know?" TheChapter also raised over $1 000 plus food and clothing for Kenosha's 2900 homeless by means of the 1st Annual Homeless Rally. In two short years DU has become the largest fraternity at Carthage with the best gradepoint average, and we show no signs of letting up now. J. Michael Chaplin, President

Bucknell seniors on Bid Day 1994

Cal Poly The fall quarter started off with a great retreat. Rush was a success as we pinned eight new pledges. We also had a ropes course to help unite brothers and pledges, in addition to hosting house meals, a first in a long time here at Poly. Homecoming went well with an active vs. alumni softball game, a tri-tip BBQ, and a semi-formal. We sent out an alumni and parents' newsletter, and we have kept up with our Adopt-a-Highway program. A big congratulations to Treasurer Cesar Ayon for reducing accounts receivable from $1652 Virginia when he took office to $635. The fall was a great one for the Virginia Chap- Jason Miller, Secretary ter. Many brothers participated in volunteer services through Madison House and volun- Iowa teering for the MS phoneathon in Fall semester was another great success for Charlottesville. Brothers also played an ac- the Iowa Chapter. With an excellent fall rush tive role in the UVA AIDS Awareness Week, performance, we gained 24 new associate which was organized by IFC Educator, Brother members who have already contributed Brian Silliman. Brother Silliman and IFC Vice greatly. Intramural performance has been PresidentforJudiciary, BrotherKevinMuhlerfort top notch with DU leading the race thus far. played a major role in the IFC pledge orienta- Members' efforts in three Greek philanthrotion/education. Our fall rush was fantastic as pies have turned out three first-place finishes. It is the hard work and dedication of Iowa we pledged 21 men. Norman Flecker, Secretary

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A view from the road. Leadership Consultant Eric Thompson provided these photos from his vists to just a few of our Northeast and Canadian chapters. Pictured from left to right are DU houses at McGill, Massachusetts, Clarkson, and Tufts.

Chapter members ininstances such as these that place us in the position of an undeniable leader inthe Universityof Iowa Greek Community. Daron Van He/den, President

Toronto Atthe Alumni-Initiate Banquet, an Alumni Association was formed. Andy Tayloris the President,and he can be reached at 416-440- 1515 for any ideas or information you can give. This past fall we attended the installation of Delta Zeta Sorority, collected food for the Scott Mission, created a Haunted House for Halloween, as well as many other activities. This year, in addition to our food drive, we are doing a clothing drive. If you have any clothes to donate, bring them down to the Chapter house. Our new House Manager, Bill Tipova, has made some changes including renovation of the hall, TV room, and stairs. Drop by and see them. Da/e Connell, President Chicago The Chapter is adjusting to the challenges of a new year. We started off with 31 active brothers and 2 pledges for the fall. While our rush got off to a slow start, we are anticipating a solid winter pledge class. This fall we were reminded ofthe presence of DU gentlemen throughout the country as the Kansas

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State pledge class came to Chicago. While it was a challenge to accommodate all of them in our house, the visit was definitely a success. Alumni will be pleased to learn we were presented with our 1M sports trophy for men's undergraduate housing highest overall point total. Once again, during the year, our Chapter will be a solid contender for the trophy. To aid in our efforts in alumni relations it would be appreciated if members of the Class of '94 would drop me a postcard at the house with their current mailing address. We are looking forward to seeing all our recently graduated brothers at Interfraternity Sing this spring. Brandon Ammann

Tennessee The highlight of the fall semester was our successful "bama Bash" fund-raiser. With the help of a local auto parts retailer, our chapter obtained a 1975 Audi 100 and painted it to match arch-rival Alabama's colors. On the day of the Tennessee/Alabama football game, we secured a prominent place to display the car and challenged thousands of bystanders to hit the car with a sledgehammer after making a small donation. All of our proceeds went to Childhelp USA, a nationally recognized


charity committed to the prevention of Child Abuse. This superbly successful event was organized by brother John Norton and was covered by two television stations and by newspapers in both Knoxville and Atlanta. Nathan Canestaro, Treasurer McMaster In case you haven't heard, we have a chapter house! It is a beautiful 1940's professor's house. We would love to buy the house, but we can't afford it yet. For now we plan to rent as long as we can. Rush this fall was a great success, and we were able to bring 10 new brothers into the Chapter. They were initiated at our November 19th Founder's Day dinner. It made me extremely proud to see these members initiated in front of so many active brothers, alumni, and parents. I am alsovery pleased atthe amount ofalumni that have been encouraging our Chapter. We now have an active alumni association which is encouraging each brother to come out and see the progress that has been made over the years. Thanks to my righthand man, Adrian Biafore, as well as to everyone else who played a key role in the success of the Chapter during the fall. Nicholas J.E. Luff, President

Bradley At the time this was submitted in December, we were wrapping up a very successful fall semester that was kicked off by pledging 34 men. We were well into the task of capturing our sixth consecutive All Sports Championship by receiving points in softball, bOWling, and football. Also,we won our second Greek Week trophy in as many years. Asfor service, the Delta Upsilon Lectureship Series, utilizing student activities funds, welcomed Rolling Stone writer P.J. 0' Rourkeand Jeanne White, mother of AIDS victim Ryan White, to campus. We are in the middle of officer transition, and the chapter expects to have an extremely productive spring semester. Ross Neumann, Vice President Colorado The fall semester saw the Colorado Chapter return to campus in force. After one year without a house, the brothers pulled together and found one perfect for our needs. After more than a week of hard work, the DU's proudly showed off our house to rushees and other guests, all of whom were impressed. In October, the Colorado Chapter and Northern Colorado Chapter threw the annual

Georgia Tech The fall quarter was an excellent one for the Georgia Tech Chapter. We pledged 16 excellent men that will soon be initiated into the brotherhood. Eventhough the school's football season was disappointing, Homecoming was a positive one for both actives and alumni. Our intramural teams did well, as all but one advanced to the playoffs. The new quarter brings officer elections/transition. Daniel Miller, President Manitoba brothers show us their Homecomingspirit.

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Manitoba

The 94-95 year got off to a momentous start for the Manitoba Chapter as we pledged six well-rounded men and continued to pursue several good prospects for future DU's. We feel confident that we will meet or exceed our immediate goal of 25 active members this year. Our Big Brothers Bowl, in Oregon State undergraduates gather with alumni during a reception at which we took 15 boys from the October meeting of the International Board of Directors in Portland. the Big brothers program to our Homecoming Game on Embalmer's Ball which was a great success. September 17,was a huge success. The day Sorority relations have never been better with started with a game of touch football with our several invitations already extended to the little brothers. This was followed by a tailgatebrothers to join them for dinner. Our recent style BBQ, with a surprise visit by Billy the Bison, focus has been on selecting new officers. It's the Manitoba Mascot. The weather for the an exciting time for younger brothers to get game could not have been better as many more involved and older brothers to continue of the kids enjoyed their first football game. to excel and teach their experiences to the Plans are in the works to make this an annual event, as brothers young and old had a ternext generation of leaders. rific day. Matt Lane and Kelly Lewis Houston

The Houston Chapter pledged eleven strong men, hosted itsannual Pushball charity event, won two of five divisions of Homecoming, and beat its alumni for the first time in history at itsannual softball game.Some ofthe brothersformed the Cougar Keepers, a spirit organization that protects the mascot at all sporting events. One of the best road trips ended with ushelping out with the Arlington Chapter's Haunted House. Brian Erickson, President

SantaBarbara pledge Rubin Garcia leadsPledgeClass Pi in entertaining sororities at Fall Serenading.

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Delta Upsilon Members Unite on the Information Superhighway By Eric H. Lybeck, North Dakota '97 As more and more people surf the Internet, college fraternities have begun to form electronic discussion groups to discuss their fraternities. Not to be left out, myself and Robert Martin of the Minnesota Chapter have formed DELTA-U, an Internet electronic mailing list to discuss Delta Upsilon with active members, alumni, and friends internationally. Since itscreation in July, we have managed to grow to almost 100members. The electronic mailing list offers DU's internationally an opportunity to discuss and share their own ideas and to help answer each other's questions. After ell. how often do you have the chance to communicate with a hundred DU's across North America at the same time? only part of The list is DU's place on the Internet, as the listalso offers its own "FTP" site where vorlous files can be stored. At this FTPsite, we will be offering the best of chapter byI a w s , pledge and rush manuols. newsletters, etc. These files can be occessed and retrieved at any time of day by anyone connected to the Internet. At a later time, we also hope to have a Gopher and World Wide Web site available for DU's use.

We currently have subscribers from the San Diego, North Dakota, Minnesota, Chicago,

Cal Poly, Bradley, Swarthmore, Washington, Western Illinois, Pace, Calgary, and Michigan State chapters, to name a dozen. We also have been very lucky to have alumni Ray Zarvell and Dave Maguire to help advise members of the list. Ifyou have email and would like to join the list, just send email to the address: Iistserv@Vm 1.nodak.eduwith this message all on the same line: SUBSCRIBE DELTA-U <YOUREMAILADDRESS> <First Name> <Last Name> this will add you to the list. If this doesn't work, send me a message (use the address Iybeck@cs.und.nodak.edu), and I will add you to the list myself. I would like to encourage all DU's, undergraduates or alumni, to join the email list.

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majority backlash against author- partying at members' apartments). ity, that they won't be cowed by the I ran for chapter/lFC office, (but no liability that attaches to leadership one told me it would require so positions, and that they won't give much time, that I would be so unpopular with my own chapter, that I up or worse yet get burned out. The fears are even more plenti- would have to make ethical deciful. That we will be unable to change sions, that I behavior and as a result will be- would have to come the victims of our own promote fralifestyle. That those who attempt ternity life by change will quit in frustration. That selling something other than the by Barb Robel prospective members will find noth- social life). I saw my brother go Advisor for Greek Affairs ing attractive about Greek life. That upstairs with this girl he just met, Kansas State University the cycle of hazing will continue. but I figured they both knew what That fraternities and sororities will they were doing. The media is so "The hopes and fears of all the years ..." The new year is a time of continue to serve as oases of under- unfair with all its Greek-bashingreflection, and for some reason, I age drinking on college campuses. if they would just pay attention to What opportunities does the new all the money we raise with our find myself looking forward with apprehension rather than anticipa- year provide? Traditionally a time philanthropy. I paid my dues during tion. Maybe that feeling comes from of making resolutions for new be- my undergraduate years-now with the battle scars of 20 years in the ginnings, the new year offers Greeks a family and career, I just don't profession, or maybe that feeling is an opportunity to evaluate ourselves. have time to give to the fraternity . Sometimes I think I'm caught the result of the changing attitude of Do we have a lifestyle worth preour students, or maybe that feeling serving? What changes will we need in a time-warp. The problems don't stems from the fear that change is to make? How will we go about change, and the answers don't not happening fast enough. What- making those changes? Is it suffi- change much. We're still combatever the reason, the feeling is cient to change practices and be- ing hazing. We're still dealing with real...the havior, or do we need to work on alcohol use. We're still addressing hopes and changing something even more fun- sexual abuse, and while we have a new name for it-acquaintance fears of all damental-attitude? Even the best programming and rape-it's still the same problem. the years are on my mind as we begin this most innovative resources can't We're much more sensitive to risk touch attitude. Somehow we need management issues, but primarily new year. The hopes are numerous. That to reach our undergraduates AND out of fear of litigation rather than the increasing dialogue among pro- our alumni with the reality of today. fear of killing or maiming another fessionals in the Greek world will Greeks will not survive if we con- person. We talk a lot about diverresult in some radical changes- tinue to feel that we are blameless sity, but do so because it's politichanges that will ensure the future victims. How often over the past 20 cally correct. The verdict is still out on some of the fraternity and sorority values. years have I heard the same exof our initiatives. Has the shortened That somehow we can reach stu- cuses: Our pledge programisn'tfor dents who have deliberately chosen everyone, but it should be worthy of pledge/new member education proto ignore all that is good about the everyone. We build unity (of the gram solved the problem of hazing? system while looking for the loop- pledge class) through alienation Are there fewer incidents because holes that will allow them to con- (from the rest of the chapter). Ev- of the shortened time-frame, or are tinue a lifestyle that perpetuates the eryone is using a fake ID. Our social there fewer incidents because unstereotypes. That the leaders in our functions are in total compliance dergraduates have figured out how chapters will have the courage to with FIPG, the alcohol policy , risk to do what they've always done confront-that they won 't be in- management guidelines, etc., (but under the new parameters? Are the timidated by what appears to be a don't ask about the pre- and post- risk management guidelines sue-

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cessful because our members want to do the right thing or because they can't afford to do the wrong thing? Don't get me wrong. This attitude change is needed across the board and is probably another symptom of the times. The Me Generation is still with us-the chapter may sponsor a philanthropy program, but will probably do so because it's the way to win awards, not because it's a way of helping others. As we look at the new year, the image of time, both past and future, is uppermost in our minds. Father Time is passing, and the New Year's Baby is arriving. Have you noticed that we live in a digital time frame? Most clocks and watches are now digital-it's easier to tell time. One glance will tell you that it's 8:45, and you don't have to measure time before of after the hour to decide that it's a quarter to nine. But the problem with digital time is that it doesn't allow us to have a sense of time past and time future; we only see the time as of that particular minute. There is no visual reminder that breakfast was at 7:00 or that an important appointment or class is at 2:00. We see only the moment. And so it is with Greek life in today's world. We are living only in the moment. Today we know that we have to follow the alcohol policy, but our digital time frame doesn't give us the sense of responsibility that led our predecessors to develop the policy, and it doesn't give us the kruM-

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lives can be saved by adhering to the policy. Our attitude reflects thatrather than using creativity to develop alternative social events, we

use our digital time frame to figure out loopholes for this week's party. Rather than evoking a sense of our founders' values by looking at time past, we digitalize our rationale for academic dishonesty by cheating today because we need that grade NOW. If we forget our history, do we deserve a future? New Year's resolutions don 't necessarily have to focus only on changing behavior-maybe they should also focus on changing attitudes. Perhaps we should talk more about WHY and talk less about HOW. If we can somehow get past the "have-to" attitude and move toward the "want-to" attitude, we just might accomplish our goals. How can we accomplish these goals? By setting little goals long the way. If the chapter GPA needs improvement, establish a goal of improvement each semester, not a total turn-about. If the chapter needs an advisor, invite several alumns over for dinner and establish a relationship with them before asking for a commitment. If the membership numbers need to increase, teach the members how to rush before establishing the goal of a 20-man new member class. We can accomplish goals by planning alternatives. If hazing persists despite our best educational efforts, then let's go back to the drawing board and dissect the hazing mentality. Then let's figure out alternative options for addressing the issues. Goals can only be met by working hard. No one else will have the motivation that you do, and if you don't serve as the role model, don't expect anyone else to step forward. Success is never an accident.

And if some members or some chapters don't care and don 't want to change? Then draw the line in the sand. Probably the most important resolution that we can make is one of resolve. We need to resolve to take action, and if that action is confrontation, then so be it. The future belongs to the discontented, and I hope you will not mistake my discontent for cynicism. Our collective future depends on our willingness to make the necessary changes The hopes and fears of all the years...fear of action will most certainly crush hope for change. What will your New Year 's resolution be?

1995 Note: Barb Robel is a long-time advocate for fraternities and sororities in her position as Advisor for Greek Affairs at Kansa s State University. In addition)she is apast president oftheAssociation ofFraternity Advisors and the current Executive Director of the MidAmerican Panhellenic Council Association. For the past two years) she served as an Advisor-in-Residence at the DU summer Leadership Institute.

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1995 Presidents Academy Proves to Be a Monumental Success n its inaugural year, the Delta Upsilon Presidents Academy attracted presidents and top leaders from approximately 80 of DU's colonies and chapters in North America. DU's chief undergraduate leaders gathered January 6-8,1995, in Washington, D.C. for an intensive leadership development experience led by experienced Delta Upsilon alumni. Using the work of leadership researchers James Kouzes and Barry Posner in their book The Leadership Challenge â&#x20AC;˘ How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations, the Academy curriculum featured a variety of large group sessions designed to prepare the recently elected presidents for the challenges ahead. Large group sessions were led by outgoing Executive Director and Editor Jeffrey Cufaude; Bruce Peterson, Western Illinois '74; Wallace Eddy, Western Illinois '89; and Director of Member Services Thomas Durein, Oregon State '92. Brother Craig J. Franz, ES.C., Bucknell '75, gave a rousing keynote to cap the Academy weekend. Large group sessions were complemented throughout the weekend by what proved to be one of the most popular aspects of the Presidents Academy: mock chapters. Led by alumni volunteers and members of the Board of Directors, these chapters of 8-10 undergraduate leaders met throughout the weekend in small group discussions. The mock chapter settings allowed participants the chance to build a strong network of resources with their peers and to learn from each other's experiences. Alumni advisors for the mock chapters were: Andrew M. Dunham, SanJose '86; Wallace L. Eddy, Western Illinois '89; Thomas D. Hansen, Iowa State '79; Dr. Gordon Henry, North Dakota '62; Jordan Lotsoff, Northern Illinois '88; Dave Maguire, Southern Illinois '73, Bruce Peterson, WesternIllinois '74, and DavidA. Suplee, Bucknell '90. Dunham also served as overall Chairman for the Presidents Academy.

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n addition to small group chapter meetings, delegates gained practical solutions to common problems and new ideas from their brothers through morning roundtables which addressed fundamental areas of chapter management. One of the Academy highlights was a reception for Washington, D.C. area alumni featuring remarks by Brother Austin H. Kiplinger, Cornell '39. Kiplinger is a noted publisher and author, best known for his work as Editor of the Kiplinger Washington Newsletter and publisher of Changing Times Magazine. He received the Fraternity's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1990. His remarks on the value of Fraternity, and particularly, his Delta Upsilon experience, were motivational for all in attendance. Academy participants got a break from the rigor of the curriculum when they toured Washington, D.C. after the alumni reception, seeing the majesty of many of D.C.'s monuments in a special nighttime tour. Support for the Academy was provided by generous alumni donations to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation so that participants only paid $125 for the weekend experience. Alumni have the opportunity to sponsor their chapter's delegates to future Presidents Academies and can obtain information on how to do so by contacting the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.

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Brotherhood Without the Bottle: One Brother's Opinion By Todd Hicks, Northern Colorado '91 o longer a mark of dis tinction or proof of achievement, a college education is being reduced these days to a mere rite of passage, a capstone to adolescent party time. 63% of all high school graduates now go on to some form of further education. Nearly 30% of all high school graduates ultimately receive a four-year degree. This is very good news , and very significant especially since this emerging global community may require so much more from this generation of young people. However, there is another side to this trend . Today, the abuse of alcohol is rampant on our campuses. The consequences of alcohol abuse and addiction are devastating and they post a major threat to this country's most precious asset, our future scientists, doctors, and economists, as well as our business and politi cal leaders. Our nation's continuing strength and vitality, and our ability to maintain and advance our technological, medical and economic edge in an increasingly com-

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petitive world directly depends on how well and under what conditions we are able to integrate our young people into American life. This includes the extent to which they participate in, and contribute to, our way of life. As the rate of alcohol abuse increases among young people, they may be minimizing their participation, and their contribution to society may be in the form of increased costs. Now, as an alumni brother you may be thinking "What's the big deal? Alcohol has always been a part of the college and Greek experience. Man, some of my best memories of college and the Fraternity center around functions and of course, alcohol." If you are thinking this way, you are right. You probably participated in Toga parties, or served spiked punch (gin and grape juice), or were invited to a BYOB or tailgate party. You also may view drinking alcohol as a rite of passage, one of those growing up experiences from college . And if you "survived" this rite of passage, and you believe you have your drinking under control, then you are not likely to believe that a serious alcohol problem exists on campus. As a result, you join the ranks of those who are ignoring this problem and are ultimately allowing alcohol to consume the lives of young people in epidemic proportions. In June of 1994 the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University released a report by the Commission on Sub-

stance Abuse at Colleges and Universities titled "Rethinking Rites of Passage: Substance Abuse on America's Campuses." The report focuses on the dramatic increase in and intensity of binge drinkingconsuming more than five drinks in one sitting-on our campuses. What was once regarded as a harmless rite has now reached unhealthy proportions: • One in three college students now drinks primarily to get drunk. • The number of women who reported drinking to get drunk more than tripled between 1977 and 1993. The rate now equals that of men . • 95% of violent crime on campus is alcohol-related. • 90% of all reported campus rapes occur when alcohol is being used by either the assailant or the victim. • 60% of college women who have acquired sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS and genital herpes, were under the influence of alcohol at the time they had intercourse. • White males drink far more than any other group, averaging more than nine drinks per week, and over twice the rate of their white female counterparts. By comparison, African-American males consume 3.6 drinks per week and African -American females average only one drink per week. • 80% of all vandalism on campus is alcohol-related. • Alcohol is implicated in more than 40% of all academic prob-

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lems and 28% of all dropouts. • Poor grades are correlated with increased use of alcohol. • Estimates of alcoholism range from 10-15% of the college population (studies indicate that some one million students are genetically predisposed to becoming alcoholics). • Freshmen are more likely to drink, drink more and drink more often than seniors. For example, 25% of freshmen admit to binge drinking three or more times in the last two weeks compared to 20% of seniors. • 47% of students under 21 reported binge drinking compared to 35% of legal drinkers over 21. • Students living in fraternities and sororities report drinking three times as many drinks as the average student. • 9 out of 10 fraternity or sorority hazing accidents that result in death are related to alcohol use. These statistics do not reflect the full extent of the future consequences of college alcohol abuse. For example, excessive alcohol use begun in college may initiate or exacerbate alcoholic behaviors and consequences that last a lifetime, and may result in loss of productivity, poor health, unhealthy relationships, and long term commitment to rehabilitation services, all or most of which we will have to pay in increased costs for insurance or tax increases. We have not even mentioned the tremendous liability issues which face the entire Greek community, Delta Upsilon notwithstanding. The disastrous consequences of binge drinkingincluding death, violence, rape and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS-are also on the rise. What once may have

appeared to be a safe and harmless rite has become a dangerous, sometimes deadly journey for our young brothers and sisters. College should be not only a time for intellectual development, but one of personal, social, spiritual and emotional growth. Alcohol abuse threatens the development of our nation's young people and has the potential to rob them of their promising futures. Changing the culture and images with regard to alcohol is a complex process. Perhaps it is this complex process which has handicapped us from making the kind of progress we need to make in reducing this problem and its implications. We can no longer ignore the problem and expect it to go away without any assistance. We can no longer blame others, reduce the responsibility to others. Colleges and universities may soon require us to adopt alcohol free policies to remain viable members of the campus community; and insurance companies may require the same before they insure our chapters. So what does this mean for Delta Upsilon? Without a doubt, this is a season ofchange. Looking back on the fall, as well as the celebration of recent holidays, gives us an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we are headed. Autumn, more than any other season, signifies a period of going inside to grow and develop. As the outward signs of summer life fall away, the inner development continues. What becomes clearer, is that this is a season to prepare for challenges of survival, and more important growth. It is no accident that homecoming and alumni reunions occur dur-

ing autumn, the fall of the year. In a sense homecoming is a celebration of what we have accomplished. It is also an occasion to glimpse and prepare for what remains for us to do. Both undergraduates, and alumni take an active role in this process, personally and organizationally. As we reflect back on Homecoming 1994 and look ahead to Homecoming 1995, we should be reminded of why we came together, to pursue: The Promotion of Friendship The Development of Character The Diffusion of Liberal Culture The Advancement of Justice. As we are reunited around these principles, let 's make a decision to pursue our common bonds of brotherhood without all the trappings of alcohol. As alumni we should follow the recommendations of the Report by the Commission on Substance Abuse and provide positive support to the alma mater's efforts to shift the campus culture away from alcohol consumption. We can have a strong impact if we base our actions on the following guidelines: 1. Be aware that at on-campus reunions alumni can act as role models for students with respect to drinking and partying. 2. In planning alumni events, consider making alumni events dry or less focused on drinking. 3. Alumni funding drives might specifically earmark funds for creating social or recreational alternatives to drinking, or for alcohol and drug-related programming. 4. Recovering alumni may want to participate in programs for students by describing the impact of their own college experience on their problem.

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Fraternity housing and tax-deductible gifts: Your options. Such capital projects have forced the need for major fund raising efforts. In a few chapter locations, a component of those efforts has been the establishment of individual chapter educational foundations, offering tax-deductibility to donors who make gifts. Such foundations are able to make grants to cover the cost of chapter house construction or refurbishment that results in the creation of space to be used for strictly educational purposes. In a complete overhaul of a property, it is typical for 20 to 35 percent of a chapter house's capital construction costs to be allocated for the creation of space that is "strictly educational" in its purpose. To establish such individual educational foundations, a considerable amount of time and start-up expense is required. In some cases, however, dedicated alumni have volunteered their resources and expertise to get such foundations legally established. In addition, each foundation must form a separate board of directors, hold meetings, keep minutes, and file requisite tax forms. Members of an educational foundation board must also accept fiduciary responsibility for its assets, and must ensure that all grants are used for educational purposes. Currently, Delta Upsilon chapters at Kansas University, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Syracuse, among some others, have established their own educational foundations. All offer the benefit of tax-deductibility to donors. Since 1949, the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation has existed to support the educational needs and programs of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and its members. In the past, the Educational Foundation has provided scholarships, placed dictionaries in every DU chapter house, and been the largest single financial benefactor for the annual DU Leadership Conference, now known as the Leadership Institute. Today, in addition to continuing support for the Leadership Institute, the DU Educational Foundation provides grants for the annual winter Regional Leadership Seminars, and visits made to each DU chapter by the Fraternity's professional staff of Leadership Consultants. The housing challenges that now confront virtually every chapter in every fraternity, have caused "national" fraternity educational foundations to broaden service to meet the expanding needs. Recently, the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation established the Chapter Educational Account (CEA) program, available to all DU chapters, but directed specifically at those without an existing affiliated educational foundation. The CEA program allows alumni to make tax-deductible restricted capital gifts to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, for use by a specified chapter. Guidelines for making gifts to the CEA program are just now being finalized. Ifyou would like more information, please call DU Headquarters at 317-8758900. Ask for Rick Holland, Executive Director of the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.

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Ritual: The Tie That Binds DU's Generations Continued from p. 11 " Our society in general has lost many of its meaningful rites of passage, and it's our challenge in DU to be sure that our ritual is an important event in the lives of our newest member" said Jim McQuaid, Chicago '60, President of the Fraternity. "If you set the right tone as men join Delta Upsilon, it's that much easier for them to be active in their chapter and as alumni." The alumnus who delivers the Charge should be selected months in advance, with an eye toward alumni and chapter relations , Maguire said. "If you have an outstanding alumnus of your chapter, or a sharp DU alumnus of another chapter, an initiation is a great time to have him learn more about your chapter's activities. "If you can schedule one of our top alumni to be an initiation speaker on campus, let the college alumni office know he'll be in town. Perhaps they can arrange meetings with college or alumni officials, or set up an address to other students and faculty, or find a way for the alumnus to help out with a college or civic fund-raising event. If you plan well, you may get the local news media to cover his visit, or perhaps even part of the initiation," Maguire said. Always allow plenty of time for the alumni, parents and guests to mingle with the undergraduates. "You'd be amazed how many summer internships and jobs get ar-

ranged after a friendly chat during an initiation weekend," Maguire noted. Maguire chairs the Ritual Committee' which considers updates to DU's formal ceremonies ofpledging, initiation, and chapter and officer installation. The committee currently is considering whether to print the ritual books in a larger size for better readability during Rites I and II; including the pledging ceremony in the books; and adding ritual proficiency as a topic for discussion during staff visits. "Our Ritual was formalized in 1879 and our current ceremony was established in 1912," Maguire said. "I doubt there will be any major revision to Rites I and II anytime soon, but we 're always looking for good ideas on how to make the ritual even more significant to chapters and their newest members. "

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