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DU Undergrad Update, December 2019

Barbarian Meal

By: Zach Schwake ’21, Vice President of External Relations

As the fall semester wraps up, the DU chapter wanted to share an update on the exciting things happening in Ames!

Dad’s Day (9/21): This fall, the men hosted a Dad’s Day. It took place on a home football Saturday, in which the Cyclones beat Louisiana Monroe. Even though it was a rainy day, the event brought in more than 30 fathers of undergraduate brothers. A cookout was held in the evening after the football game concluded.

Barbarian Meal (10/11): The temperature was mid 30 degrees and there were snow flurries, but this did not stop the men of Delta Upsilon from hosting our annual Barbarian meal. While the event normally ends in a food fight, it is a great way to get older and younger brothers together for an afternoon of bonding.

Outcome of Homecoming Activities (10/19-10/26): Delta Upsilon was very successful during Homecoming. We placed 3rd in Yell Like Hell, 3rd in Parade Float, and 1st overall in Community Service! We were paired with Gamma Phi Beta and Pi Kappa Phi.

Update on Community Service: As the semester draws to a close, DU at Iowa State has had one of the most productive semesters of community service to date. To help hold us accountable, we use an app called HelperHelper. DU International has partnered with HelperHelper to assist in tracking service hours while also seeing how other chapters are doing. So far, we have completed over 1,100 hours of community service (and counting!). We hope to continue the trend in the future and find more opportunities for brothers to serve the Ames community.

Initiation (11/9): We recently had the pleasure of initiating 26 new brothers into our chapter. This ceremony was held in the Memorial Union and had many parents and visitors in attendance. Brother Jorge Romero Castro ’19 was in attendance to give the charge.

Yell Like Hell
New Initiates (not all new initiates pictured)

Homecoming Tailgate 2019

Tailgate Location

Please join the Delta Upsilon undergraduate chapter for a Homecoming Tailgate as the Iowa State Cyclones take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, October 26. The tailgate will begin at 10:30 AM with the game to follow at 2:30 PM. The tailgate will be located near Lot D4. Look for the DU Bus and the DU Flag. The undergrads will provide food at the tailgate. Beverages are BYOB.

Parking will be available at the DU parking lot. A few undergrads will be collecting donations for Global Service Initiative (GSI) in exchange for parking. GSI is the official philanthropy for all Delta Upsilon chapters. Additionally, the house will be open before the game if you would like to re-live some memories from 117 Ash.

We look forward to seeing you in Ames! Go Cyclones!

DU Undergrad Update, September 2019

117 Ash decorated for Delta Scoopsilon

By: Chet Kaiser ’19, Alumni Relations Chair

It is an exciting time to be a brother of Delta Upsilon at Iowa State! Last week, the Iowa State Chapter held their first philanthropy of the year, Delta Scoopsilon, and had record breaking attendance. Nearly 500 people attended and over $3,000 was raised.

Due to the philanthropy’s date landing on September 11, the Chapter decided to donate half of the proceeds for 9/11 first responders and their families through the FealGood Foundation. The other half was donated to Global Service Initiative (GSI), Delta Upsilon’s philanthropic arm. GSI is a project in Jamaica for DUs from across the country to help local Jamaican communities through hands on work. The Chapter will continue to raise money for GSI throughout the year. If you would like to support the Chapter’s philanthropy efforts, feel free to click this link to assist with the Chapter’s GSI efforts: GSI Fundraising.

The Chapter is now at its largest size since re-chartering with 98 total members. The Chapter recently finalized the Fall Associate Member class with 28 new members. If you know of any high school seniors coming to Iowa State please contact the VP of Recruitment, Alex Freiberg, at (712) 574-7432.

DU is in high gear preparing for this year’s ISU homecoming. We are teamed up with Gamma Phi Beta and Pi Kappa Phi to compete against many other teams in the ISU Fraternity and Sorority community. Events will consist of many great traditions such as Yell Like Hell, the Ames Parade, community service events and much more. The Chapter would love to see as many alumni as possible come out to Homecoming weekend.