This issue of the DU Quarterly featured chapter scorecards for all undergraduate chapters. These scorecards provided each chapter/colony's vital statistics from the 2016-2017 academic year. Click the link below to view those scorecards as printing in the magazine.
The Alberta Chapter hosted its annual Summer Solstice, a charity beach volleyball tournament, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event had about 60 attendees and raised $200. The chapter also went on a retreat to Lac Ste. Anne Lake to prepare for the upcoming year.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Arlington Chapter sold T-shirts to raise money for relief efforts. The chapter also volunteered at Mission Arlington to support its local community. The men plan to continue their philanthropic efforts by hosting a week of fundraisers to raise money for an Arlington children’s hospital and Global Service Initiative.
The Bradley Chapter kicked of its year by initiating six members and welcoming 33 associate members. The chapter hosted a Homecoming cookout for parents and alumni, and volunteered at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Walk.
During their summer break, many brothers of the California Chapter interned in various cities around the world including Berlin and Hamburg, Germany; London, England; and New York City. The companies included JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Apple, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. The chapter is proud of the opportunities the brothers have received.
The Carthage Chapter is highly involved in its community. Brothers are in leadership roles in many campus organizations including Habitat for Humanity, student government and professional fraternities. The chapter has athletes in five different sports and interns at companies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Department of State.
The Clarkson Chapter hosted its second annual 5k walk/run for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The course circled campus, and participants won prizes donated by local businesses. The event raised more than $2,000, which sponsored local Make-a-Wish grants to help children with medical issues.
After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the chapter volunteered to rebuild its community. The brothers supported the Holy Name Church, which acted as a distribution center for other shelters. At the church, they loaded trucks with clothes, canned goods, bottled water and essential hygiene products. The men also gathered other fraternities/sororities to serve the George R. Brown Center in its efforts as a shelter. After the storm, the chapter assisted its alumni by cleaning out damaged houses and garages.
The Illinois Chapter established an alumni mentorship program that provides undergraduates with career advice and internship opportunities. The chapter endorsed the campus Interfraternity Council’s decision in mandating sexual assault awareness workshops. Members also volunteered as teaching assistants for First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE). The chapter plans to play a bigger role in ensuring campus safety.
The Iona Chapter recently held its annual alumni BBQ. The event allowed undergraduates to network with alumni. The men also hosted a hospitality dinner on campus, where they made breakfast for dinner and served it to students.
The Iowa State Chapter conducted its annual “Escape to 117 Ash” event hosting more than 80 alumni and undergraduate members. During the weekend, a golf competition is held with teams comprised of both undergraduates and alumni. A piano bash was also present allowing alumni to make donations to the Global Service Initiative and to swing a sledgehammer at an old piano. The chapter won DU’s inaugural Alumni Engagement Award for the event.
Matthew Valicenti, Kent State ’19, is studying abroad in Florence, Italy, for the fall 2017 semester. Matt has the opportunity to explore many countries including Croatia, Germany, Switzerland and France. Through this program, he hopes to acquire new skills and learn new cultures.
The Miami Chapter celebrated its 150th year on campus with a Homecoming Weekend that included a Friday evening social event and a luncheon. The weekend concluded with a Greek Week Puddle Pull tug-a-war event, where the undergraduates won against other fraternities. After the event, several prominent members of the university faculty, including University President Greg Crawford, held a match against a team of DU and Chi Omega members.
The Oklahoma Chapter kicked off the fall semester with more than 50 associate members. The brothers became highly involved on campus by winning StuMo’s annual basketball tournament, placing second place in Delta Gamma’s Anchorsplash and receiving the Relay Warrior Award at Relay For Life.
The Pennsylvania State Chapter hosted an information session to educate more than 500 students about the National Bone Marrow Registry. The chapter worked with the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council to plan the event.
For the second time, the Rutgers Chapter was recognized as a four-star chapter by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Additionally, the men raised more than $40,000 for Dance Marathon. The chapter ranked second out of IFC fraternities for most money raised.
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The San Diego State Chapter’s new house was completed early this fall. The chapter would like to thank its Alumni Association for making this happen. The men plan to completely fill the house with their recruitment efforts.
The Syracuse Colony and other campus organizations hosted a Hurricane Relief Drive in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The drive collected cases of water, canned foods and other non-perishable items to be sent to areas affected.
The Western Illinois Chapter hosted Delta Upsilon Haunted Trail. The trail runs through the three acres of woods behind the DU house. The event is the chapter’s primary fundraiser for the Global Service Initiative. The men also started Fallen Soldiers 5k in honor of LTC Robert Baldwin, Western Illinois ’93. Brothers either ran or volunteered at the event.
The brothers of the Western Reserve Chapter continued their tutoring program at Roxboro Elementary School. The men run small-scale tutoring sessions with the children on a weekly basis. This award-winning program helped Roxboro demonstrate sustained academic improvements. The program is now be open to all fraternity/sorority organizations at Case Western Reserve.
The Wichita Chapter’s Teeter-a-Thon had the men ride teeter-totters for 24 hours, while raising money for GSI. The brothers also hosted Nachofest, an all you can eat nacho philanthropy event.