Founders Memorial Courtyard

Leave a permanent mark on the DU International Headquarters. Purchase a brick in our Founders Memorial Courtyard.

A Lasting Legacy

The generations of DU brothers have left a lasting legacy through their words and actions. You can also leave a permanent mark at the International Headquarters that will stand the test of time. The Founders Memorial Courtyard at IHQ in Indianapolis has a limited number of bricks available that can be personalized to honor and memorialize brothers and friends.

The courtyard stands as a lasting tribute to the DU Founders of 1834. Within the courtyard, the names of our 30 Founders are each engraved on their own brick. In the center of the courtyard is an engraved tablet with the Fraternity seal. Around that tablet, each of DU's chapters that ever existed is recognized with a gray brick listing the chapter's name and founding date. Around the perimeter of the courtyard, bricks are divided into 30-brick sections, symbolizing our 30 Founders. 

Commemorative Bricks

Chapters and individuals have the opportunity to purchase commemorative bricks to:

  • Leave your personal mark in the courtyard.
  • Memorialize an alumni brother from your past.
  • Honor your own chapter's alumni organization.
  • Recognize your DU family member for his birthday or holidays.
  • Honor your fraternity little brother upon his Initiation into DU.

Each brick is a 4” x 8” red brick with up to three lines (18 characters max per line). Cost is $200 per brick. Bricks will be placed in the courtyard at the discretion of DUEF staff unless a specific location is requested. Chapters, individuals or alumni groups also have the ability to reserve a 30-brick section for $250, for the specific purpose of keeping individual bricks from that chapter together. To purchase a section, please reach out to Development Director Meghan Bender.

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Courtyard Map