*Reflects submissions to DU Quarterly by June 15 deadline.
Before leaving campus in March, the Alberta Chapter brothers participated in two philanthropy band competitions, a blood drive and multiple group volunteer opportunities with the MS Society of Canada. Unfortunately, the chapter had to cancel its own fundraiser for the MS Society but rescheduled for the summer. The event was to feature a bike-a-thon using stationary bikes at the chapter house, a silent auction and gala. Instead of canceling its annual formal, the chapter hosted it virtually.
The chapter also congratulates Brother David Draper, Alberta ’21, on his election as Vice President Academic for the University of Alberta Students’ Union.
Brother Cameron Rogalski, Bradley ’20, was named as a PNC Student Achiever of the Year during a Bradley Braves basketball game in November. Cameron was recognized for his academics, involvement in DU and the IFC Executive Board, as well as his work as an Intramural Supervisor with the Department of Campus Recreation.
This spring, Nikkoh Mendoza, Bradley ’20, received the Interfraternity Man of the Year Award from Bradley University Fraternity and Sorority Life. Zach McAvoy, Bradley ’22, was also honored with the Unsung Hero Award.
This spring, prior to leaving campus, the Clarkson Chapter finished a project with Habitat for Humanity it had been working on since the fall. It also welcomed seven associate members into the brotherhood. The chapter is proud of brother Kyle Thomson, Clarkson ’20, former chapter Vice President of Finance, who was accepted into MIT’s structural engineering graduate program.
After formal recruitment in January, the DePauw Chapter welcomed 17 associate members. Associate member education was a huge success and involved the entire chapter. The seniors joined the associate members at Escape Room Indianapolis. The juniors participated in an event at Sky Zone, and the sophomores took the men to Laser Flash.
In member news, Damir Pupovic, DePauw ’23, was elected as a Sophomore Representative to the DePauw Student Government. Samuel VanderVeen, DePauw ’21, won the Randal L. Wilson Award, which recognizes a DePauw University junior who shows a great deal of dedication and involvement on campus. Troy Tien Nguyen, DePauw ’23, received a Prindle Prize from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics for his course projects that engaged in ethical inquiry.
The Florida Chapter wishes to congratulate its seniors on graduation: Jacob Fiore, Florida ’20; Devin Downs, Florida ’20; Jesse Boyd, Florida ’20; George Abchee, Florida ’20; and Kevin Brown, Florida ’20. The men also look forward to the fall semester and interacting with alumni during football games.
This spring, the chapter raised more than $20,000 for St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. During this annual event, the men secure donations and shave their heads as a sign of solidarity with those affected by childhood cancer. The chapter’s 9-year fundraising total for St. Baldrick’s now more than $175,000. The men are also proud of their six new associate members from the spring and their dedication to staying involved with DU, their studies and other activities despite the pandemic.
Being away from campus did not stop the Illinois Chapter from staying connected. The men utilized Zoom to continue to hold virtual chapter meetings, officer elections and brotherhood hangouts. The chapter also hosted online fundraisers to benefit the Global Service Initiative and Campaign Zero. Prior to leaving campus, several brothers participated in Illinithon, a campus-wide fundraiser for St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
The chapter congratulates Brother Calvin Sailer, Illinois ’20, who received a Dean’s Scroll Award, which honors 10 graduating seniors in the university’s Gies College of Business.
The Lehigh Chapter welcomed 17 associate members this spring and was excited to be able to conduct the Associate Member Education Program virtually, as well as virtual chapter meetings. During remote learning, the chapter also hosted two service events. Twice, the men traveled to a homework club for local children to provide meals and snacks. This spring, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs presented the chapter with the Most Improved IFC Chapter Award, and Brother Kenneth Warman, Lehigh ’22, was honored with the Outstanding IFC President of the Year and Inspiring Change awards.
The Maryland Chapter recently started an Accountability Committee where each associate member class elects a brother to sit on the committee. These men and the Accountability Chair work to hold our members responsible for upholding the Four Founding Principles and their obligations to the Fraternity.
This spring, the men participated in the Clean City Project, a program focused on community outreach through Greek-student led cleanups in residential neighborhoods near campus. Brother Aaron Emalfarb, Maryland ’20, was also named Chapter President of the Year by the Maryland IFC.
The Miami Chapter would like to thank their alumni for their attention and care, especially when it comes to updates to the chapter house. An updated chapter room has given the men a placed to relax, study and hang out together. New chapter room quiet hours from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday ensure brothers have a space to focus on their studies. The men also welcomed 29 associate members this past year and look forward to increasing participation among older members.
On April 5, the Michigan Chapter brothers participated in a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. Initially meant to be in person, the 40 or so brothers who participated were eager to shave their head in solidarity with the brave and strong children affected by cancer. On the day of the event, the men met on Zoom and watched as the brothers shaved their heads. Despite the circumstances, the event remained meaningful and raised just under $30,000 for childhood cancer research.
The Michigan Tech Chapter is proud to announce that it received three awards from the university this year. The chapter received the Outstanding Greek Relations and Outstanding Community Service Initiative awards. Brother Ian Jones, Michigan Tech ’19, was also honored with the Outstanding Chapter President Award.
This spring, the Missouri Chapter participated in MizzouTHON, a dance marathon to raise money for the Mizzou Women and Children’s Hospital. As part of the event, the men sponsored an 8-year-old patient named Dylan. Getting to spend time with him, the men made Dylan feel extra special by holding a mock Initiation.
The chapter also started a partnership with Loaves & Fishes. Every other Tuesday, brothers visited the local food pantry to serve. Because of this and other service, the chapter received a Commitment to Service Award from the university.
As part of its associate member programming, the Nebraska Chapter asks associate members to take part in a 4-week Respecting Women course. Speakers include leaders and members from sororities and other clubs to talk about issues like sexual assault, rape and more. The men are also proud of their brothers who competed in the campus Dance Marathon and are excited about kitchen and bathroom renovations taking place in the chapter house this summer.
Academics are important to the North Dakota Chapter. This year, the men boasted the second highest GPA among fraternities on campus, and fifth highest among all fraternities and sororities with a 3.52. The associate members had an impressive 3.86 GPA, the highest in Greek life.
The chapter is also excited by a new chapter house planning group. With more than 30 members (both undergraduate and alumni) the group has met bi-weekly since November and established five subcommittees. This group and the North Dakota Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation are currently in talks with the university about a suitable site for a new chapter house.
The Quinnipiac Chapter was the proud recipient of two awards by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life: Excellence in Brotherhood Programming and Excellence in Recruitment/Intake & Retention.
This spring, the Rochester Chapter welcomed 12 new associate members and created a Brotherhood Support Chairman position within the chapter. This individual is tasked with providing presentations to the chapter and help those who may be struggling with things like school, family and mental health. Due to the shortened time on campus this spring, the chapter looks forward to its rescheduled JeoparDY fundraiser and tutoring program with Rochester City Public School 29.
The Rutgers Chapter is proud to have raised more than $20,000 for RUDM this spring. As part of the program, the chapter sponsored a local boy named Tony. One of the chapter’s most memorable events was inviting Tony to enjoy video games and pizza with them at the chapter house. The men also welcomed 10 new associate members into the Fraternity.
San Diego State
After a strong fall recruitment, the San Diego State Chapter was proud to welcome an additional 17 associate members this spring. For the fifth year in a row, the chapter was also the top fraternity fundraiser for the campus Dance Marathon, raising more than $7,000. Looking to next school year, the men look forward to having three brothers involved with the IFC. Kees Van Daelen, San Diego State ’19, will serve as Executive VP; AJ Boline, San Diego State ’21, as VP of Finance; and Austin Barber, San Diego State ’24, as Secretary.
Seton Hall Colony
This spring, the Seton Hall Colony has partnered with Jespy House, a local nonprofit that serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to provide money and food. Especially during the pandemic, the colony felt the need to support Jespy House and its efforts.
The Western Illinois Chapter was a big winner at the university’s Greek Awards this spring. It was honored with seven awards: Interfraternal Chapter of the Year, Gold Chapter Status, IFC Overall Scholarship, IFC Overall Leadership, IFC Overall Membership Development, IFC Overall Organizational & Accountability and IFC Overall External Relations.
Alongside its alumni, the Western Ontario Chapter has been working diligently to renovate the chapter house in an effort to improve brotherhood and house conditions. This spring semester, the chapter was proud to raise $3,215 in support of men’s health, its largest philanthropic contribution in recent years.
Philanthropy is important to the Wichita Chapter. Each fall, it hosts NachoFest, the campus’ biggest fraternity/sorority fundraiser. This spring, it also hosted Donuts with DU to raise money for Australian Wildfire relief. The men also make a point to participate in as many philanthropy events as possible hosted by other fraternities and sororities. To further show its emphasis on philanthropy, the chapter added a VP Philanthropy position to its Executive Board this spring. This allows one person to focus on fundraising, while the VP External Relations focuses more on building relationships with alumni, parents and the campus.