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DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY | Boise State Chapter Journal

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Boise State welcomes Delta Upsilon as more than 15 men join the first DU colony in Idaho.

DELTA UPSILON I N T E R N AT I O N A L F R AT E R N I T Y B O I S E S TAT E C H A P T E R

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Being a Founding Father of the Boise State chapter has shown me what can be accomplished when like-minded individuals join together to work towards a common goal. Even though I became involved with the Fraternity a few short months before installation, I still felt the same feeling of accomplishment as all the men did standing with me on April 30, 2011. For me, installation represents a culmination of hard work and dedication, as well as a jumping off point for the future. We laid groundwork that will guide men through their college years by giving them the opportunities to learn through doing as well as leading. Occasionally I still read the oath of initiation and marvel at the depth of meaning it has and the level of sentiment it promotes. I can’t imagine any other organization that exists where an individual has the opportunity to advance himself morally, I think it is fitting with the culture of the chapter, when I say that I came together in intellectually, and socially while being surrounded by such high very unconventional ways. Executive Directors – unless they are Justin Kirk caliber people. As Dr. Bernard Franklin said, “There is still room – do not do hands-on expansion work, and colonies –at least to my knowledge – on college campuses for elite organizations.” are rarely started by two graduating seniors. But I feel that our chapter – much Delta Upsilon is that organization.

friends and brothers

Caleb Fisher 2011

like our entire fraternity – has been about challenging the status quo since its inception. It is only fitting that most humble beginnings were unconventional. Given the way the colony started (i.e. Justin Kirk’s visit to Boise at the end of October last year, and our rapid acquisition of the men that joined), I was not worried about the competency of the men. Their commendable work in making the colony a chapter was no surprise. What was a surprise was seeing all the hard work done for us by our advisory board, and IHQ. Without that kind of buy-in, the charter probably never would have been printed.

I guess if I had to sum up our beginnings in one statement it would be this: From the perspective of a now Peace Corps volunteer, I can appreciate the humble, albeit big-thinking beginnings of our chapter. Much like Peace Corps service, establishing the chapter was neither comfortable nor smooth, but doing something important never is. We had big dreams of new grounds and world-changing ideas. We were more often than not brought down to reality in this regard. But we enjoyed many pleasant, small successes and did it in the company of people that we enjoyed. In hindsight, you can’t ask for much more than that. Chase Johnson 2010 Colony President

April 30, 2011

˚Installation

August 19-20,2011

˚Leadership Institute August 4-7, 2011

˚Summer Retreat

There is nothing more fantastic than sharing stories and heartfelt companionship over a roaring fire. Our fraternity gathered together to find unity, brotherhood, and "cultivate those sentiments which should ever exist between brothers." It was the perfect entry into Delta Upsilon, the perfect end to a summer. There I found my friends. There I found my brothers.

Nathaniel Eggleston 2012


Greetings

Our year is winding down, and the promise of a new year is upon us. While reflecting on this last semester, i realize how different it would have been if it weren't for the men of the boise state chapter of Delta upsilon. It is refreshing to see a group of men who give themselves wholly to a set of ideals, particularly to those of our fraternity. Through this dedication, we've been able to develop a very close bond, one that becomes ever more present during the holiday season. Our ability to further this organization, the ideals for which it stands, and the bonds that it has helped to create would be impossible without our supporters. we would like to take the time to very sincerely thank you for all that you've done for us in the past year. I could not be any more proud of what these men have accomplished, and i am grateful that that was in large part thanks to you.

B. Benjamin Weigel 2011 Chapter President

October 25, 2011

˚Fall Retreat

˚Boise Votes

November 4-5, 2011

@imagineboldly Nathaniel Eggleston @benquintana speaking with constituents at #boisevotes hosted by @BoiseDU twitpic.com/75udzg @BoiseDU Boise Delta Upsilon #BoiseVotes underway! The candidates having questions asked of them in a round-table session. twitpic.com/75ue0r @J_L_Rosenthal Jesse Rosenthal #BoiseVotes @BoiseDU is hosting a debate between all Boise City Council and Mayoral candidates. @imagineboldly Nathaniel Eggleston #boisevotes has been a great success of civic responsibility. Advancement of Justice! @deltaupsilon

˚Alumni Tailgate

November 12, 2011 The fall retreat of Boise DU was a little over a month after I had accepted my bid. Sure I was still kinda new to the guys and the whole idea of brotherhood. But the 24 hours I spent with those men changed me relationship toward my Fraternity. I knew maybe 8 guys well, but a lot of them I only saw at chapter. Getting to see the bond they have was so strong allowed myself to open up to it and be part of it. I love my Brothers. All of them.

Christoffer Fries 2015


my dear brothers

As the incoming officers reflect on this past year, we take pride in the steps our chapter has taken, and we want to thank you for your support. In only six months, we went from a colony to a chapter, and we recognize this could not have been accomplished without many peoples’ guidance. Whether your help was explicit or not, your contributed to a culture of encouragement that has greatly helped our chapter succeed. Besides reflecting on our past year, we wil plan for the coming one. Our chapter has learned how a fraternity should operate, and is making progress towards better functioning. This trend will continue in the new year while we keep developing and refining our chapter’s processes. One aspect of those processes is our finances. t is imperative that we work arduously in this coming year to fundraise for a liquidity account. Our third focus will be recruitment. We realize that in order to be sustainable, we must greatly improve our ability to promote Delta Upsilon, and encourage the meritorious men of Boise State to consider joining Greek Life. continued below

I, OF MY OWN

FREE WILL & ACCORD in the

GOD

PRESENCE of

AND OF THESE

WITNESSES

SOLEMNLY DECLARE that the PRINCIPLES do hereby of this

FRATERNITY

as they

HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED TO ME

VIEWS ACCORD A N D I S O L E M N LY P R O M I S E T H A T ENTIRELY WITH MY OWN

...

THAT AS A MEMBER OF THIS

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FRATERNITY

i willFAITHFULLYadhere . . . . . . . TO THOSE PRINCIPLES . . . . . . .

ENDEAVORING

IN EVERY WAY TO PERFECT MYSELF

MORALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, AND SOCIALLY

& HIGH STANDARD of conduct required by the fraternity ENDEAVORING ALSO TO ACT TOWARDS O T H E R S A C C O R D I N G TO T H AT

I SOLEMNLY

PROMISE

THAT I WILL

BE LOYAL

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the

Fraternity

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ENCOURAGE T H E M I N A L L T H AT I S

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THAT AT ALL TIMES

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IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

ENDEAVOR i will

We all take enormous pride in this fraternity and our brothers, and we will be working to convey the benefits that DU offers to the men on our campus and our community. Once again, we thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you updated on our chapter’s progress in the coming year.

Jesse L. Rosenthal 2012 Chapter President

TO CULTIVATE THOSE SENTIMENTS WHICH SHOULD EVER EXIST BET WEEN B R OT H E R S

all this i solemnly promise

UPON MY HONOR WITHOUT

ANY EQUIVOCATION, MENTAL RESERVATION, OR SECRET E VA S I O N O F M I N D

WHATSOEVER ............................

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TO THIS CHAPTER

ABIDING BY DISCHARGING MY OBLIGATIONS USING ALL THEIR . . . RULES . . . . . .TO. THEM . . . FAITHFULLY . . . . . . . . .HONORABLE . . . . MEANS ..


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DELTA UPSILON I N T E R N AT I O N A L F R AT E R N I T Y

B O I S E S TAT E C H A P T E R

THE PROMOTION OF FRIENDSHIP | THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER | THE DIFFUSION OF LIBERAL CULTURE | THE ADVANCEMENT OF JUSTICE

Delta Upsilon Builds Better Men, we seek out men of Character & Excellence. We may not be there yet but our pursuit of perfection morally, intellectually, and socially binds us together as brothers. That is the definition of our fraternity, our Brotherhood.

open minded self aware joyful strong committed to learning savvy

well connected helpful open hearted balanced ready to travel involved

goal oriented

curious

sure footed

honest

I always thought that Greek Life wasn’t the thing for me. It was the realm of the popular people, the upper class aristocrats who owned yachts and were members of mom and dad’s country club and for most of my life I was the bookworm who was just an average kid. The men of Delta Upsilon at Boise State changed that all that. Even before I was given my bid these men welcomed me into my second year of college as family. Not only that, but they provided with the connections and tools needed to grow my network of friends and resources at Boise State. I couldn’t wait to receive my bid, and when I did I went home and decided to accept it the same night. The thoughts of all the incredible experiences and assured benefits of becoming a member of DU raced through my mind and I knew that the new year I needed to deliver Delta U the same dedication that they showed me. I am proud to be a DU and look forward to my initiation. Domenico Gelsomino 2014

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Dikaia Upotheke

brothers, gentlemen, family, friends the best friends you could think of, for all of your life this fraternity never ends, I can be everything I need to be because I am supported, by the men I see everyday, my brothers the ones that let me in, the ones that shaped me to where I am now the ones that change the world every single day, the ones that get out of bed everyday, shaped by their brotherhood, couldn’t help but help someone today. the impossible is but a myth to them the champions of their visions, the masters of support, the vanquishers of fear. the heroes of what it should truly mean to be a man to bring justice, friendship, and diffuse some liberal culture, character is in fact, developed here sometimes you just do it, and it works because, that’s what we do, DU. Joshua Haines 2012

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Chapter Financial Report Assets Assets Undeposited Funds Accounts Receivable Inventory Checking Account Savings Account Total Assets Liabilities Liabilities Current Obligations Notes Payable Total Liabilities Equity Equity Net Assets Total Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

$ 6,102.40 $ 75.00 $ 1,395.00 $ 293.01 $ 3,950.39 $ 389.00 $ 6,102.40

Zack Hall 2015 Accepting his bid to join Delta Upsilon Boise State Chapter

$ 5,100.39 $ 185.00 $ 4,915.39 $ 5,100.39 $ $ $ $

Delta Upsilon has changed the lives of thousands of men. Join us and help change the lives of thousands more. Initiation & Associate MemberAffiliation Fee $120 Lifetime Membership Fee $225 Semester Dues (paid after initial semester) $300

1,002.01 1,002.01 1,002.01 6,102.40

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