What is Global Service Initiative?
Global Service Initiative, or GSI for short, is the primary non-profit organization that all 80 Delta Upsilon chapters across the world raise money and awareness for. GSI’s primary function is to send Delta Upsilon members to communities across the world, primarily the United States and more recently Jamaica, to build essential infrastructure like homes, churches, and schools for communities during times of need. Each chapter raises money towards the materials needed to construct such buildings and can send several members on these week-long service trips each year depending on how much money they raise through chapter created philanthropy events. The ISU Delta Upsilon chapter had been exceptional in their fundraising and has at least two members each year attend the GSI Jamaica service trip.
Delta Scoopsilon is the chapter’s annual Fall philanthropy event. The chapter raises money and awareness towards GSI through the selling of banana split sundaes at the chapter house. Delta Scoopsilon however is much more than just selling banana split sundaes. Each fall our philanthropy events are improving and becoming more successful as the years go on. For Fall 2017, Delta Scoopsilon will not only have banana split sundaes but will also include interactive festivities, local and national sponsors, and information describing the impact that GSI has had over the years. Delta Scoopsilon raised $2,600 for GSI in the Fall of 2016.
DU Donuts is the chapter’s annual Spring philanthropy where money is raised through ticket sales to a breakfast themed dinner with eggs, bacon, sausage, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. DU Donuts was created in the Spring of 2016 and has already became our most successful philanthropy event in recent years with a total of funds raised at $2,900.