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.