reinstallation ceremony held for Texas Chapter
Nov. 12, 2017 – They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes Reinstallation Ceremonies. On Sunday, Nov. 12, Delta Upsilon’s Texas Chapter was reinstalled as an active chapter in one of Texas’ most important buildings: the Texas State Capitol.
Austin, Texas’ capitol, is home to The University of Texas at Austin and DU’s Texas Chapter. The chapter was first installed on Oct. 29, 1949 and remained open until 2000. Sixteen years later, DU returned to campus to begin recolonization efforts. After a very successful recruitment, the Colonization Ceremony was held in October 2016.
Within just one year, the colony met the requirements necessary for reinstallation. These requirements and expectations are set to help the colony grow into a successful chapter and include benchmarks for recruitment, chapter operations, campus involvement and more.
During the Reinstallation Ceremony, Rite II of the Initiation Ceremony is also held. Sixty-five men were initiated into DU in the State of Texas Capitol Auditorium. Robert Lannin, Nebraska ’81, Chairman of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Board of Directors, gave the Charge.
A reception for members, alumni, family and guests was held at the chapter house—affectionately call the Duck Hut—following the ceremony.
Congratulations to the Texas Chapter!
Texas Chapter Initiates
Jake O’ Shea