This issue of the DU Quarterly featured chapter scorecards for all undergraduate chapters. These scorecards provided each chapter/colony's vital statistics from the 2017-2018 academic year. Click the link below to view those scorecards as printing in the magazine.
The Alberta Chapter kicked off its summer with its annual Summer Solstice Volleyball tournament. Proceeds from the event went to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Brandon Webb, ’20; Jack Alton, ’20; Aulden Maj-Pfleger, ’21; and advisor Dan Tanasichuk, ’99, attended the 2018 Leadership Institute in Scottsdale. The chapter also held its annual retreat to establish recruitment goals and review its chapter budget.
The men took part in two community clean-ups this fall: one in partnership with the Texas Chapter and UT’s Cesar Chavez Day of Service, and its own campus’ Big Event. The chapter’s Parent’s Weekend was a success with games and a BBQ lunch. The men also took first place in Alpha Chi Omega’s Dodge for a Cause dodgeball tournament.
Fifteen brothers helped prepare Trewyn Middle School for the academic year. The men helped organize the school’s library and classroom text books. This event has even led to a few of the brothers getting more involved with the school. They came back at a later date to read with middle schoolers.
The California Chapter is heavily involved with SupplyBank, a nonprofit that provides low-income children with school supplies. The company was founded by Benito Delgado-Olson, ’07, and has partnered with the chapter for many years. The chapter also started its new Alumni Career Chat Series. Web developer and software engineer Christopher Ditto, ’94, kicked off the series by speaking about his career.
The Embry-Riddle Chapter had several brothers return to campus after pursuing career ambitions. Jeremy Kerson, ’20, returned after training with the Marine Corps. Paul Ryder, ’20, and Jackson Palmer, ’19, also returned after interning during the spring semester.
The annual Iona Alumni Summer BBQ was dedicated to the memory Gregory Rost, ’12. Undergraduates and alumni enjoyed the event at Sprain Ridge Park in Yonkers, New York. The day consisted of food, a whiffle ball game and a cornhole tournament.
In early September, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Hamilton ’72, presented to the Iowa State Chapter on international trade and agriculture. His presentation focused on current trade relations of the United States with Mexico and China. The men walked away inspired.
The chapter has been highly involved with DU on the international level. Pat Ervin, ’21, attended the Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience. Aaron Emalfarb, ’20, served as a summer intern with IHQ in Indianapolis. In addition, Sushrut Pathy, ’20; Tom Furlong, ’20; Matthew Muccio, ’21; and Emalfarb attended the 2018 Leadership Institute to receive the chapter’s charter. Emalfarb was also elected as the Province 1 representative on the Undergraduate Advisory Board.
The Quinnipiac Chapter launched its fall semester with a Building Better Men Retreat. The men discussed how to improve now that they have been installed as a chapter and planned for the weeks ahead. Discussions included how to promote their events online.
The Rochester Chapter hosted a casino night that consisted of blackjack, Texas hold’em and spades. The event raised $400 for the Global Service Initiative. After attending LI, Alex Crowley, ’19; Jack Billings, ’19; and Matthew Sperr, ’19, organized a brotherhood workshop at the first chapter meeting. Brothers shared why they joined DU and ways to improve the chapter.
Four brothers attended the 2018 Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. The men are also excited to celebrate the chapters’ 160th anniversary on Nov. 4. The chapter is looking forward to many upcoming events, including its annual DU Dinner in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on March 9, 2019.
San Diego State
The San Diego State Chapter has spent much of the fall preparing for a successful recruitment. It hosted many events including moving freshmen into their dorms, tabling on the main walkway of campus and participating in formal recruitment.
The brothers have been hard at work on recruitment this fall. The chapter spent its three recruitment weeks hosting numerous events including house tours, a pool party, Taco Tuesday, capture-the-flag, a barbeque in Williams Street Park, and a sports night.
Clesson Allman, ’20; DJ Rice, ’21; and Colin DeFelice, ’19, attended the 2018 Leadership Institute. The men attended sessions and learned how to overcome common issues on campus, build brotherhood and improve the chapter.
The Western Illinois Chapter experienced one of it most successful recruitments this fall, doubling its chapter size. The new associate member class is ecstatic to join and has already gotten involved in the Fraternity.