Missouri Chapter Reinstalled
Nov. 4, 2019 - Congratulations to Delta Upsilon's Missouri Chapter! A year after its recolonization, the chapter was officially reinstalled into the Fraternity on Nov. 2, 2019. The chapter was first established Dec. 6, 1924 as DU's 54th chapter, but closed in 2016.
The Stotler Lounge in the Memorial Union at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia played host to the Reinstallation Ceremony and Rite II of Initiation. Dozens of Missouri Chapter alumni, parents, university officials and friends of DU were in attendance. The Ritual team consisted of International Fraternity Board Chairman Robert Lannin, Nebraska '81, as Master; Chuck Hatley, Missouri '80, as Examiner; Jeff Kruetz, Missouri '99, as Chief Marshal; and J.C. Emerson, Missouri '62, as Chaplain. The Charge Address was given by Past International Fraternity President and longtime Missouri Chapter volunteer Bruce McKinney, Missouri '74.
Ninety-one undergraduate men were initiated into the Missouri Chapter during the event. A reception was held at the chapter house prior to the ceremonies.
"Delta Upsilon is proud to return to the University of Missouri," said Executive Director Justin Kirk. "Thanks to the support from our Missouri alumni, the chapter has returned strong with men eager to uphold our Four Founding Principles. Any chapter chartering is an exciting event, but even more so when it marks the return of one of our Old Gold chapters."
Expansion efforts began for the Missouri Chapter's return in fall 2018. In its year as a colony, the group focused its efforts on recruitment, campus involvement and service.
Congratulations to the Missouri Chapter!
Missouri Chapter Initiates