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Letter to New Member Letter from Alumni The Concept of New Member Education Scholarship New Member Program, Obligations and Requirements Honor Code Structure of Chapter and Offices IFC and Activities Mottoes Crest History Etiquette Note to New Members House Rules Chapter By-Laws The DU Man Reflections On Being a DU For Life Some Lessons of Life !" Songs I-II III-IV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

New Member Manual

Dear New Member, Welcome to Kansas State University and Delta Upsilon Fraternity! Congratulations on joining the best fraternity on campus. We can honestly state that claim due to our close brotherhood and numerous accomplishments. You have been chosen to be part of the fraternity because we believe that you will help strengthen our chapter and will contribute through the use of your individual talents. We know you will try to become a trusted and esteemed member. To help assimilate you into our fraternity and aid in your transition to college we have developed a New Member Education Program. The Program is an integral part of the fraternal experience, and will aid with your academic, athletic, and social endeavors. Before outlining the basic characteristics of our Program, we feel it is necessary to explain the need for such a program.

The prime objective of this program is to choose men who will be future brothers and to help these individuals attain excellence while trying to realize their full potential as a !", as a student, and as a human being. The New Member Education Program provides a method by which the four basic principles of Delta Upsilon may be learned, practiced and accepted. Our principles are: The Promotion of Friendship, The Development of Character, The Diffusion of Liberal Culture and The Advancement of Justice. They form the backbone of our fraternity and guide us in all our endeavors. We realize that you are an individual and will develop your own thoughts and views in your years in college. In accordance with this realization, we believe that your individual values and thoughts concerning our principles will further strengthen our fraternity. New Member Education Programs can take many different paths and emphasize very different goals. By becoming a Pledge at Delta Upsilon, you have chosen a system unique to fraternities. Since our inception, the Delta Upsilon Fraternity has been without secrets and without hazing. We continue that tradition here at K-State by emphasizing the individuals personal development and unifying the whole chapter without degradation, harassment, or meaningless secrets. Respect and equality is given to you and your ideas, provided you maintain our principles and always strive to do your best. The basic outline of the New Member Education Program includes topic areas such as the history of the International Fraternity and our local chapter. Chapter operations and responsibilities of membership will be explained, with emphasis given to the principles. Personal development and leadership development resources will be provided. Information will also be given on Kansas State and Manhattan. Scholarship aids and social etiquette skills help round out the program. The basic text is The Cornerstone: Delta Upsilons Guide to College and Beyond. The following pages act as a supplement to the text and your pledge educators will determine exactly what parts they want to emphasize the most.

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When you joined Delta Upsilon, you did not stumble blindly into something you knew nothing about. You were told of innumerable rewards to be enjoyed as well as the responsibilities you would be expected to fulfill. Your experiences during your first year should be a time of growth and fun. We hope that you take your pledging seriously, for it will set the tone for the rest of your fraternal experience. It is our sincere desire that you will develop into the type of individual who will be a true asset not only to the Fraternity, but also to society as a whole. Fraternally, The Active Chapter

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Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon Alumni Corporation

To the pledges of Delta Upsilon: In 1776, a group of courageous Americans declared themselves and their fellows to be independent. To protect and preserve this independence they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. And a nation, the United States of America, was born. Fifty-eight years later on the campus of Williams College, Massachusetts, a group of courageous American students banded together and formed a new fraternal society. And a fraternity, Delta Upsilon, was born. In the years since these two historic events, the nation and the fraternity have grown and have prospered. But today each is under attack from those who seek to destroy what America and the fraternity stand for, their ideals. The ideals of America are sacred, and they must be defended. The ideals of the Fraternity of Delta Upsilon are sacred things too. They must be cherished, preserved, protected, and promoted. To these ends, you have given your pledges. A rich heritage has been established over the years since the fraternity was founded. That heritage must be preserved and fostered. If we could summarize the ideals of the fraternity in one word, I can think of none more appropriate than the word service. Service is defined as conduct contributing to the advantage of another or others. The service of this fraternity in particular may be characterized as service in the pursuit of excellence. We place a premium on excellence. There is no place for mediocrity. Each and every member-active, pledge, and alumnus is expected to excel. He can do no other and remain faithful to himself and to his fraternity. If he performs honestly to the peak of his ability and is not content just to get by, he has excelled. There is no place in the fraternity for the man who is content, in Thoreaus words, to live a life of quiet desperation. In every area of human activity, members have excelled. They have set the standards of performance. They have inspired those who have followed, and are following. We have among the outstanding members of Delta Upsilon the following: in engineering, George Goethals, chief engineer during the construction of the Panama Canal; in politics, government, and law, a former President of the United States, James A. Garfield, a former Chief Justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes, a former Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson, and many members of the United State Congress; in entertainment, a man equipped with the rare gift for making people laugh, Edgar Bergen; in literature, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., whose writings are highly valued by young people; and in business and industry the list is endless of those leaders whose fraternity is Delta Upsilon

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These are the men who found in Delta Upsilon a faith to live by, a truth worth telling. Their lives have been lives of service in the pursuit of excellence. They have been men who have discharged what another member of the fraternity, John Erskine, has called The moral obligation to be intelligent. If the heritage of Delta Upsilon could also be summarized in one word, I can think of none more appropriate than Justice. Indeed, the initial motivating force behind the formation of the fraternity was a desire for justice and fair dealing. And so Delta Upsilon has a record a proud record years and years of service in the pursuit of excellence, built upon a foundation of justice. America is a better place because of Delta Upsilon and the men it has produced. Here, in just a few short years, we have built a record of solid accomplishment. We have been academic, social, intellectual, and geographic pioneers. We will continue to be academic, social, and intellectual pioneers. But it is up to you. Whether the international record and the local record are not only to be continued, but also be expanded, depends on how well you learn the lessons of your pledgeship. You will have certain responsibilities to learn and to prove. But you will have an additional responsibility to build. The principles of the fraternity and its purposes the promotion of friendship, the development of character, the advancement of justice, and the diffusion of liberal culture can continue to be living ideals, which have motivated and inspired men. Or they can become meaningless and empty words. The choice is yours. You have the opportunity that is unique to America and to Delta Upsilon. The great American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, has written: So then to every man his chance to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity to every man the right to live, to work, and to be himself, and to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him this, seeker, is the promise of America. This is also the promise of Delta Upsilon. In the days ahead, remember it well! All best wishes! Fraternally, Melvin E. Baughman 56 First President, 1834 Club

New Member Manual The Concept of New Member Education


The New Member Education program will be the system that will help assimilate you into our fraternity your first year of membership. In accordance with our foundation of non-secrecy, we want to fully explain and provide the details of our programs, goals and objectives. Being clear and honest from the start creates a sense of unity among all members and stifles confusion. In this way, each new member can strive to maintain his excellence in his actions while allowing the fraternity to help in his effort to attain a solid education and develop as a man. It is the purpose of Delta Upsilon to place men of exceptional quality and of exceptional character into the world. This is the goal of total membership development. It is the purpose of New Member Education to begin this process and help introduce new members into our unique system. The program is an introduction to the fraternity and our ideals. The goal of the New Member Education Program is to provide a chance for the new member to become accustomed to the fraternity, to make a successful transition to college, to develop their personal skills, and to become an active member of the fraternity. A new member in our system is referred to as a pledge. A pledge is considered a novice in fraternity affairs. He is a novice who is preparing for full membership under the concepts of Delta Upsilon. We have a system based on equality, and equality is given to all members. A pledge has an equal voice and equal vote on all house matters. The New Member Education Program allows the pledge to have time to examine and evaluate the meaning of Delta Upsilon without having the responsibility of active membership. The prime prerequisite for New Member Education is a system that provides sufficient discipline to develop character. Our program does not degrade; rather we have developed a system that promotes pride in the fraternity, acceptance and understanding of our policies, and confidence in ones ability. To desire otherwise is to go against the concepts of our Fraternity. Justice and equality demand no less. To formalize the process of acculturation into our Fraternity, we developed the Honor System. The Honor System is based upon the Honor Code and its three sections. The Honor Code is signed by each new member, after the formal pledging ceremony, in a separate and special ceremony. The President and Pledge Educators explain the Honor Code to all pledges and answer any questions the new members may have, and then witness the signing. No man is allowed to sign the Honor Code until it has been explained to him completely and until he has asked all the questions about it that he desires. Believing that honor is the basis of all virtuous interaction among men is the basis of the New Member Education Program. Without honor and justice in all actions, who can say there is a true brotherhood? The pledge agrees to follow the rules as they appear in the Honor Code. Once signed, the Honor Code is to be followed by all members and upheld by all members. As with most honor codes, it is the responsibility of the individual to live up to the Honor Code rather than the chapters responsibility to make certain that he follows the rules.

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However, it should be noted that violations by one member hinder the strength of the group as a whole.


A violation of the Honor Code is the most severe offense a new member can commit. If a brother feels that a new member has broken his honor, he must first talk to the member. Occasionally, an apparent violation is not one at all. In talking to the member, the brother finds this out and the matter is ended. If the brother thinks a violation did occur, he submits a written Honor Code Violation to Senior Council. Senior Council is the judicial body of the Fraternity. It is made up of an elected body of five members. They hear the alleged cause, determine the validity of the allegation and decide the verdict. If the person is guilty of a violation, a fine can be upheld. The Vice President of Membership Education is responsible for convening Senior Council and handling the fines. Executive Council is a type of governing body of the Fraternity. The president chairs Executive Council. Other members include the Vice President of Membership Education, Vice President of Loss Prevention, Vice President of Scholarship, Vice Presidents of Recruitment, Vice President of Property Management, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Alumni Relations, Social Chairs, New Member Educators, Secretary and two members at-large. The Undergraduate Advisor is a nonvoting member. Any new business must first pass through Executive Council before it is brought before the house as a whole. The Honor Code Violation can never be worked off. The active chapter is informed of the violation. It is a mark of ones character, which cannot be removed. It is also understood that any new member who accumulates three Honor Code Violations will be automatically de-pledged. One serious Honor Code Violation is also sufficient ground for de-pledging. The real significance of the Honor Code rests in its deeper meaning. By trusting a man you give him respect and confidence. With that respect comes a responsibility. If a man proves unable to live up to his word of honor, will he be able to live up to the vows he takes upon initiation? This is the ultimate test a man is subjected to by the Honor Code. The Honor Code provides the basis for a non-hazing New Member Education Program. Every New Member is always treated as a friend and brother. He is never forced or being asked to assume an inferior role. Old concepts of pledge class unity have been discarded and replaced with unity of the chapter. We emphasize activities that provide for integration and assimilation into the chapter as a whole. Each pledge class has its own loyalty and pride, but the first loyalty is to the chapter. Under the New Member Education Program, pledges are learning to become true !Ys. When a new member takes his initiation vows he should feel inspired with the attitude that the torch has been passed on to him. He should feel a sense of responsibility and should want to continue to work for the betterment of the Fraternity. At that time, Delta Upsilon is his responsibility, and just as he gave his word when he signed the honor

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code, he gives his word to support and maintain Delta Upsilon in all his activities and actions. Our hope is that this brief summary of the Honor System and its fundamental concepts provides an indication of what the New Member Education Program is founded on and gives an insight into what our membership holds important. The Honor System upholds our principles, advances equality, provides for fairness, and challenges men to strengthen their values and improve their integrity.



The New Member Education Program is designed to promote brotherhood, dedication, and responsibility in order to develop mature and responsible members. As with most things in life, the benefits received from pledgeship are equal to the individual effort you invest in the program; it is a unique and memorable time in your life. Many changes are taking place in your scholastic, social, and extracurricular life. Our Program should aid you in making your first year with Delta Upsilon a significant experience in your life and one that is the cornerstone for many fulfilling years ahead.

Throughout your pledgeship, you are not just a new member, but a representative of the Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. You should always conduct yourself in a way that will bring nothing but credit to your fraternity. All of your actions, whether positive or negative, reflect on each new member. GOALS OF NEW MEMBER EDUCATION PROGRAM Throughout your pledgeship you should strive to meet these goals. 1. Prepare yourself for initiation and the responsibilities that are related to being an initiated member of Delta Upsilon. 2. Get to know all members of Delta Upsilon. 3. Show your desire to become an initiated member of Delta Upsilon through your conduct and actions. 4. Learn and appreciate the history and heritage of our Chapter and of Delta Upsilon International. 5. To make a truly participatory role in the activities, friendships and experiences that make Delta Upsilon the true brotherhood that it is. NEW MEMBER OBLIGATIONS 1. Adhere to the Honor Code at all times. 2. Maintain a respectable scholastic standing as a member of Delta Upsilon. Scholastics come first, pledgeship and fraternity activities will not interfere with your course work. 3. Have a sincere desire and show a genuine effort in learning the teachings and history of Delta Upsilon. 4. Adequately and promptly discharge all financial obligations and other responsibilities to the chapter.



The following list is the least expected of a new member. It is the bare minimum in all the different categories. A new member must fulfill all of these requirements in order to be considered for nomination to become an initiated member of Delta Upsilon. In conjunction with fulfilling the NEW MEMBER GOALS and NEW MEMBER OBLIGATIONS, the following individual activities must be attained. 1. New member must attain a 2.4 G.P.A. in their first semester. (Intersession classes do not count towards the required G.P.A. for initiation.) 2. Pass the pledge tests with an 85% cumulative average. 3. Maintain the appropriate amount of points in the house involvement system. 4. Fulfill the responsibilities of Crew. 5. Attend all chapter and pledge meetings. 6. Actively pursue the ideals of the chapter Honor Code and obey the Chapter House Rules and Chapter By-Laws. 7. Actively participate in the New Member Program and maintain or obtain a positive attitude. PLEDGE CLASS REQUIREMENTS TO INITIATE 1. As a pledge class, complete one philanthropy project. 2. As a pledge class, complete one house improvement project. 3. As a pledge class, hold your own meetings. 4. As a pledge class, maintain and uphold the standards of Delta Upsilon. CHAPTER EXPECTATIONS It is expected by the Chapter that all the goals, obligations, and requirements of the New member Program are to be achieved in order for a new member to continue as a member of Delta Upsilon, and eventually become initiated. We do not require excessive work or constraining time commitments, but we do expect ALL of the necessary goals and obligations to be completed. We are stringent in this expectation in order to ensure excellence and to continue the strong tradition of having talented, well-rounded men being initiated into Delta Upsilon.

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New Member Education Program

Stage 1: Retreat - A pre-semester retreat will be held at a location, which can create an isolated experience. Examples are a camp or local house. The goal is to get away from the fraternity and the active chapter. This retreat should include all new members, the new member educators, a chapter advisor, and guests. Plan activities, which focus on team building and leadership enhancement, such as ropes courses, speaker, and organized team workshops. Plan on spending an entire day and one night as a group. Organize a sports tournament for the members, or plan an energy releasing event. The most important part of the retreat next to the team cohesiveness, is to outline the fraternitys expectations. Take time to hand out the New Member Manual and Cornerstone. Explain the duties which are required of every New Member (i.e. crew, pledge duties, class project, philanthropic event, etc.) Go through the manual explaining the contents and information. This should be similar to a class-like setting. On the second day of the retreat bring the active chapter in for the house retreat. Introduce the new members and the actives. This should be coordinated with the Rush Chairmen. Stage 2: Meetings Each Wednesday night, following house meeting and during active chapter, hold a new member meeting. The purpose of these meetings is for announcements, further education, speakers and new member class business. Stage 3: Education The educating of new members will be primarily based on the New Member Manual and the Cornerstone. Establish a syllabus, which includes material to be reviewed on a weekly basis. Use meeting time to discuss questions and explain information. Two exams will be given over the course of a semester. An open book mid-term and a final. Create a study guide for the exams from the syllabus. The mid-term should be the same as the final and both should be comprehensive. The final is not open book, and should cover all related material. A majority of the information should be covered and explained at the new member retreat. Stage 4: Requirements requirements for initiation are as established in the house rules, new member pledge manual, and International standards. Stage 5: Ceremonies Four ceremonies will be held for the new members. The first is the new member retreat. Second is formal initiation, where new members will sign the pledge, take the oath, and receive the pin of pledgeship. Directly following will be the third ceremony, the revealing of pledge dads and pledge sons. These ceremonies should occur within the second to third week of the semester and must be cleared through executive council. The last ceremony is the Delta Upsilon ritual of initiation. The procedures for this are outlined by International and the date will be set by the Vice President of Membership Education.

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Stage 6: Scholarship In addition to the mandatory GPA new members must receive to become initiated, there will be other requirements of scholarship in the new member program. A mandatory study hour program for new members will be established and enforced by the active chapter and Scholarship Chairmen. It is also recommended that a program outlining proper study techniques and time management be established. Stage 7: Brotherhood A point program will be established to enforce the interaction of new members in house sponsored activities. The goal of this stage is to help focus on the total brotherhood experience, which includes support and participation. Amendments to this policy shall be made only by the Active chapter as established in House rule #9, March 30, 1995.



The pledge class has its own organization. Along with the other educational aspects of the New Member Program, the holding of an office in the pledge class and the discharge of such responsibilities are a learning process. Learning to organize and carry out plans is a prerequisite for being a good active member. The officers are elected early in the year. The offices and the duties are: PRESIDENTCarries out the will of the pledge class. He is to work closely with the Pledge Educator and at all times be an example for the pledge class. He is responsible for running pledge class meetings and is responsible for the actions of the pledge class. It is his job to channel the interest and energies of the pledge class into a direction, and into activities, which will be beneficial to the men of the pledge class individually, and to Delta Upsilon Fraternity. VICE-PRESIDENTAssists the President. He also coordinates all officers who are appointed by the President. He is responsible for the proper function of all committees. TREASURERKeeps a record of all financial matters. SOCIAL CHAIRMANWorks with pledge class president to set up functions with sorority pledge classes and reports to pledge class treasurer on social expenses. PLEDGE MEETINGS Pledge meetings are held throughout the year. The President of the pledge class will run the meeting and conduct it in a responsible manner according to the rules of parliamentary procedure. OUTLINE OF PLEDGE MEETING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Meeting called to order by the President. Officer Reports. Old business. New business. New Member Educators time. Adjournment.

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One of the most significant relationships developed during your years at Delta Upsilon while at college should be the one with your Pledge Dad. Every new member will have a Pledge Dad who is an initiated member. Pledge Dads are chosen early in the year with input from each individual new member, all initiated members, and the New Member Educators. GOALS OF PLEDGE DAD RELATIONSHIP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. To be a true friend and brother. To help orient the new member into college life. To help orient the new member into life at Delta Upsilon. To aid in the scholastic development of the new member. To act as a counselor and advisor if the situation arises.

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE PLEDGE DAD PROGRAM The Pledge Dad/Pledge Son relationship is one that provides a stable environment during the transition to college. The Pledge Dad will always be wiling to help the new member with any problem relating to school, relationships, or any outside situation that needs to be addressed. The new member should take advantage of the Pledge Dads experience in school and other affairs and learn from that experience. He should always be open and honest, for that is the only way to really get beneficial help. Not only can it be a significant learning and rewarding relationship, it usually develops into a close friendship. One of the areas that can be very beneficial to the new member is the academic help and supervision that is provided by the Pledge Dad. The Pledge Fathers take a proactive approach and provide insight and encouragement to the new members are sure to reach their academic goals. It is always encouraged to study at least two hours a week with your Pledge Dad, and for them to keep in close contact with your academic progress. If scholastic problems arise, this is a way to deal with the problem in a quick and easy fashion. The Vice President of Scholarship and New Member Educators will also be in close contact for advice and help in ensuring that scholarships are given the highest priority. While extreme importance is given to the necessary items such as the transition to school and academic success, the Pledge Dad/Pledge Son relationship is also to be nurtured through just getting to know one another. This expectation is aided by having the Pledge Sons move in with their Pledge Dads during the second semester. In this way, both people better get to know one another and encourages more interaction-usually a lot of excitement and good times that provide memories that will never be forgotten.




All new members will be required to attend eight (8) study hours per week. The study hour requirements may be met by attending proctored study hours at the house or location(s) determined by the Vice President of Scholarship. A total of twelve (12) hours per week are given with this option. G.P.A. Requirements: 0.00 to 2.399 2.40 to 2.999 3.00 to 4.00 Program Length: The new member study program will begin on the first week of classes and extend for seven weeks. At the end of the seven weeks, the new member has the option to give a grade report signed by each of his instructors to the members of the pledge education council. If the new member has met or exceeded the G.P.A. requirements set above, he will have successfully completed the program. If the new member chooses not to obtain a signed grade sheet, he will continue the requirements outlined above. The new member will continued the requirements outlined above. The new member will be required to attend four study hours per week for the remainder of the semester. The new member will have successfully completed the program with no further requirements.

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Missing Study Hours:


The following lists the penalties in order of accumulated offenses. An offense constitutes missing any number of hours during a one week period. First and Second Offense: For each offense, the new member must serve two (2) hours of community service to be completed before he is initiated. The community service cannot be in conjunction with the community service project required by the new member education program, yet may be in conjunction with any community service served by the undergraduate chapter as a whole. Third and Fourth Offense: For each offense the new member will lose four (4) places in their PIN number from their original position determined by the new member education program. Fifth Offense: The 85% initiation vote will be immediately taken at the following active meeting from the offense. If the new member does not receive the 85% necessary to be initiated with his class, he will be required to start the pledge education program beginning next semester regardless of his G.P.A. A vote to depledge the new members will not be taken unless the proper procedure has been followed.

Program Advisors: The Vice President of Membership Education and New Member Educators will be overseeing the program. The Vice President of Membership Education will be in charge of the Points System outlined in the new member education program. This duty includes but is not limited to collecting, accumulating, and posting all points at different times during the semester. The Vice President of Membership Education shall assist the Scholarship Chairman in accumulating the study hours completed during the semester. Then the Vice President of Membership Education and the Vice President of Scholarship shall inform the President and Undergraduate Alumni Advisor of any recurring problem with a new members progress in the study hour program.

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It isnt so much how many hours you study as how you use the ones you have. Except in very unusual circumstances, there is ample time to work, study, and play, assuming one knows how to do all three well. The care with which you develop your study schedule will be commensurate with its success. Serious consideration of the following points will help you to develop a study schedule that will work for you. 1. Plan a well balanced schedule. Good health, both physical and mental, is necessary if you are to get the most out of your college experience. Be sure to allow time for both fixed and flexible requirements. Some of the most common which you must consider are: Fixed: eating, organizations, classes, church, work. Flexible: sleeping, recreation/fitness, study, relaxation, personal affairs. 2. Allow ample study time. A good general rule for studying is that two hours of study time are required for each hour of lecture or recitation. You must modify this in light of what you know about the probable difficulty of your courses. 3. Study at a regular time in a regular place. Established habits of study are extremely important. Have a definite time and place for study. If you can arrange to study the same subject, at the same time, in the same place every day, studying will soon become a habit. Commit yourself definitely to Study Chemistry or Study Calc at a certain hour. 4. Make every hour during the day count. That hour or two you have between classes can easily be wasted. If your class is one which devotes time mostly to lecture rather than recitation, you should study that subject immediately or a soon as possible after class. On the other hand, if your class is one, which devotes time largely to recitation, you should review that subject just before class. Making use of odd hours will release free time for recreation and activities at other times in the week. 5. Limit your study on any one course to blocks of no more than 2 hours. You begin to tire rapidly and your ability to concentrate decreases after studying for over 2 hours. In order to maintain your efficiency, take a break and then switch to some other subject. 6. Dont be a time stealer. When that unexpected event arises making it necessary to use time you had scheduled for study, decide immediately when you can find time to make up the study missed and adjust accordingly. 7. Schedule ample time for review. At the end of each week, schedule a regular period when you will review the work in each of your courses and to be sure you are up to date. This weekly review should cover briefly all the work done thus far in the semester.

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8. Use self recitation as a device for increasing memory. Notes organized in a question and answer form will aid thinking in terms of the main idea of the material you review.

Organization is a key to being a college success. Proper time management leads to better grades and more social time. Here are some suggestions to help you: 1. Establish a daily study routine. Study a subject at the same time each day. Soon it will become a part of your day just like brushing your teeth. Study in 2-hour blocks and then take a 15-20 minute study break. Revision and review of class notes on a regular basis is also important. You know what you have to do so do it. 2. Use your weekends efficiently. Instead of wasting your time watching re-runs on television, take some time to do a little studying. Weekends do provide a needed break, but a couple of hours of studying during the day wont hurt you. Weekends also provide the perfect time to do some catching up in the classes you are behind in. 3. Sleep! Dont wait until 11 p.m. to start studying. A good nights sleep will enable you to pay more attention in lectures, and do better on tests. Lack of sleep leads to sickness, poor attendance, and crankiness. So get some sleep! 4. Attendance Without good attendance you might as well pack your bags and go home. Even the most boring lectures will improve your grades on tests. So please attend all your classes. If you are able to manage your time wisely you will be a winner. Some things that will hamper your time managing ability are: 1. GIRLS Spending too much time chasing them, or with the one youve caught can shatter your schedule. 2. PARTYING Try to work this in on Friday and Saturday nights only. Remember you are here to work your brain, not destroy it.

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All members have the responsibility of working for the betterment of the fraternity. One method of showing dedication and pride in the fraternity is to successfully carry out a daily house duty. It is not a duty that degrades, but rather is essential to maintain cleanliness and a good appearance for the physical structure of the fraternity. The jobs vary from week to week, and are all relatively equal in time commitment. At the beginning of the year the Vice President-House Manager will explain the appropriate way to carry out each duty. House duties are simply basic cleaning and maintenance. They are essential to a healthy living atmosphere and also help establish pride in our members and guests. Every initiated member of this fraternity has participated and completed house duties. In fact, there will be certain days throughout the year when all members will participate in a work-day. That is a time to do various maintenance projects and really deep clean the whole house. There will never be a time when one member has an excessive amount of work. If the house has an activity that causes a large cleanup, all members work to restore the house to proper shape and cleanliness. House duties are to be completed between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Football games and special events might alter the schedule. Appropriate notification will be provided in such instances. Each duty must be checked and signed off by an active member. The Vice President-House Manager will keep records on the completion of all house duties. The following is a brief description of each duty: UPPERHEAD/LOWERHEAD/LADIES HEAD Clean: sinks, counter, mirror, toilets, urinals. Restock: towels, tissue, soap, deodorants. Empty trash, sweep and Mop. CHAPTER ROOM Discard old papers and trash. Vacuum, Dust. Straighten furniture. FOYER Clean: mirror, composite, bench, shake rug, sweep and mop. REC ROOM Pick up and empty trash. Sweep and mop. Vacuum. SHOWER Scrub: walls, ceiling, floor. Discard trash and other litter. MAIL ROOM Discard trash and litter. Sort mail. Vacuum and dust. STUDY ROOM Discard trash and litter. Clean counters. Vacuum and dust. HALLS Remove foreign objects and trash. Clean water foundations. Vacuum. STAIRS Vacuum and clean. LAUNDRY Remove trash. Sweep and mop. SLEEPING DORMS Remove foreign objects and trash. Tidy up. Sweep and mop. DINING ROOM Clean: tables, chairs, microwave, door glass. Put chairs on tables. Sweep and mop. Organize to be ready for dinner. OUTSIDE Remove foreign objects and trash. Sweep stairwells and keep drains open. BASEMENT HALL/STUDY ROOM Remove foreign objects and trash. Sweep and mop.

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**Two new members can choose to do wake-up. This house duty consists of waking up the other men, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. if they sign up on the wake up list. Each member has 2 days each week and every other Friday.


All members living in the chapter house share responsibility for serving meals and cleaning up after the dinner meals are finished. Fourth-year men and some officers are not on crews. Kitchen crews, usually consisting of four guys are assigned by the Kitchen Steward. A schedule for Crew will be handed out at the beginning of the year.


I. I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity. I will respect the dignity of all persons; therefore, I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being. I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.


I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property. I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner. I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither abuse nor support the abuse of alcohol. I acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore, I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is properly cleaned and maintained. II. So long as I am associated with Delta Upsilon Fraternity in any capacity, I shall always show respect to Delta Upsilon. I shall ever strive to guide my actions by the four principles of Delta Upsilon and, above all, to practice justice in all I do. I shall make a special effort to treat with respect and courtesy all guests of the fraternity. Realizing that Delta Upsilon is a product of all its members, and can only be as strong as those members make it, I will do my best to contribute my talents and abilities to fraternity. I shall also strive to contribute my time and ideas to house meetings in an effort to understand and shape the direction of the house. III. While a pledge, I agree to uphold the following: I will meet with PEC during the first two weeks of school to set up a study schedule that is convenient for me, and to set personal goals for midterm and semester grades. I will follow my schedule, and studying will be my first priority at all times indicated for studying.

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If I have reached the goals I have set for myself, I may be excused from the schedule set by PEC, but will continue working to achieve my scholastic goals. I will do my best to attend all classes, labs, recitations, and other course-related events. Ultimate Expression of Brotherhood In the spirit of our founding principles, we must never be content with basic expectations but will always strive for justice our foundation. I promise to challenge my fellow members to uphold the values of our fraternity. On my honor, I pledge to flow these guidelines.



President (Chair of Executive Council) : :______________________________________________________________________: Vice-President of Membership Education (Chair of Senior Council) _____________________________________________________________ : : : : : : : : : : : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 a a a a a a a b b b b b c c d e f 1. V.P. Membership Education a. Secretary and Assistant b. Brotherhood c. Intramurals d. Historian e. Chaplain f. Song Leader 2. V.P. Scholarship a. Assistant b. Computer Chairman 3. V.P. Finance a. Assistant b. Environmental/Landscape Chair 4. V.P. Recruitment 5. V.P. Loss Prevention 6. V.P. Alumni Relations 7. V.P. Public Relations 8. V.P. House Manager a. Assistant 9. Social Chairs a. Assistant b. Functions c. Formal Chair 10. Kitchen Steward a. Assistant 11. Philanthropy a. Internal b. External 12. New Member Educators


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Chief Administratorworks primarily with the Executive Council. In charge of communication with Greek Affairs. In charge of communication with Alumni Board. Has a vote on the Board. In charge of communication with International Fraternity. Facilitates chapter meetings. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Chair of Executive Council. Oversees all activities by the Chapter.



1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Chairs Senior Council. Works directly with officers under his position. Handles the Pledge Point and Initiation Point Systems. Schedules Speakers. Makes sure all officers have goals and plan to achieve them. Works with Chapter Alumni and International Fraternity. Develops an agenda for long-term projects. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Responsible for the academic growth of the Chapter. Implements the study hour program. Determines which members receive scholarship money. Oversees officers under his position. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. In charge of all Chapter monetary procedures and policy. Manages Omega Financial system. Determines the Chapter budget in conjunction with Alumni Board. All Chapter officers work with him concerning individual budgets. Oversees assistant. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council.


1. There are two Vice Presidents of Recruitment. 2. In charge of recruiting pledges to the fraternity. 3. Responsible for scheduling recruitment events and maintaining consistent correspondence with prospective members.

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4. Has a budget, which is for recruiting trips, dinners and events. 5. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. 6. Member of Executive Council.



1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Coordinates GreekLifeEdu program, which is mandatory for new members. Establishes designated driver list, which is made up of new members. Handles fire drills and related house safety issues. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council.


1. 2. 3. 4. Responsible for writing and editing the alumni newsletter The Avenger. In charge of all communication with the Alumni Chapter as a whole. Coordinates some alumni functions. Furthers alumni relations by having an open form of communication and ways of contact between undergraduates and alumni. 5. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. 6. Member of Executive Council.


1. Responsible for upholding the positive image of the Chapter within the campus and surrounding community. 2. Coordinates events such as sorority flowers, Moms Weekend, a trip to the Villages, Christmas cards, flowers and some type of campus events such as a national speaker. 3. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. 4. Member of Executive Council.


1. In charge of all matters pertaining to the physical structure of the Chapter house. 2. Helps to coordinate the house duties. 3. Coordinates a workday or week each semester to improve the overall physical structure of the chapter. 4. Ensures the house is clean, sound and safe. 5. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. 6. Member of Executive Council.

1. In charge of all social activities. 2. Ensures sure all alcohol and risk management rules and procedures are followed. a. These activities include parties and date parties. 3. Works with function chair and formal chair to develop those events.


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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. In charge of all matters in the kitchen. Responsible for proper cleanliness and upkeep of the kitchen. Determines the semester crew list. Aids in inventory of all kitchen supplies. Serves as liaison between the Chapter and the cook. Holds a semester-long term. Member of Executive Council.


1. Internal is in charge of any philanthropic event sponsored by the Fraternity. a. Plans and coordinates events such as the Pancake Feed and works to make money for charity. 2. External is in charge of events put on by other fraternities and sororities. a. Organizes chapter teams and coordinates times of competition.


1. In charge of educating new members on all essential background and elements concerning The Cornerstone and the New Member Manual. 2. Liaison between the new members and the active chapter. 3. Administers tests for the new members. 4. Prepares the new members for initiation by helping them organize as a class. 5. Holds a semester-long office. 6. Updates the New Member Manual to ensure up-to-date material. OTHER OFFICER DESCRIPTIONS SECRETARY Responsible for minutes of meetings and address lists. He is also a member of Executive Council. BROTHERHOOD CHAIR Responsible for promoting brotherhood within the Chapter. Plans events to encourage interaction among all members. OUT-OF-HOUSE LIASION Responsible for all correspondence between members not living in the Chapter house. INTRAMURAL CHAIR Updates and schedules all participation concerning intramural events. Encourages participation and determines who will coach team sports. Has the final say on all participants. HISTORIAN Responsible for keeping track of the Chapters activities through articles and pictures. Makes a yearly scrapbook. CHAPLAIN Gives words of inspiration and encouragement at every House meeting. SONG LEADER Responsible for leading the Chapter in songs.

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COMPUTER CHAIRMAN Responsible for making sure the Internet is in working order and all the necessary equipment is in good working condition. ENVIRONMENTAL/LANDSCAPE CHAIR Responsible for making sure the Chapter utilizes recycling whenever possible and is energy efficient in all practices. FUNCTIONS CHAIR Coordinates all activities with sororities. These events include functions exchange dinners. FORMAL CHAIR Makes arrangement for formal dinner and dance. The event takes place in the spring. These job descriptions and responsibilities provide just a brief outline of the individual offices. A more detailed analysis can be given from the current officer in that position or from their officer notebook. All officers keep a record of their activities to make the officer transition smooth and to make the offices consistent in their responsibilities. Every office is vital to maintaining the tradition of excellence here at the Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon. Holding an office is a responsibility and a sign that your brothers have faith in you to perform well and work hard. It is a privilege to hold an office, and opportunity to give back to the Fraternity in a way that can enhance your college experience.



The fraternity system at Kansas State is united and governed by the Interfraternity Council. Lindsey Swoyer, assistant director of Greek Affairs is the primary fraternity advisor. The following is an abbreviated list of the functions of IFC: 1. The IFC sets policy for the fraternity system at K-State. Presidents of each chapter are voting members. The Presidents elect the nine officer positions for the IFC. These positions range from public relations to risk management. More information is available on the Greek Affairs Web site. 2. IFC is strictly to opposed to hazing in any of its chapters. Stringent policies are in effect prohibiting such practices. 3. IFC acts as an idea exchange center. The various presidents of each chapter can share ideas for parties, social events, ceremonies, scholarship programs, cultural activities and other needed information. 4. IFC plans certain all-greek functions throughout the academic year such as different philanthropies and community benefits. 5. IFC manages the recruitment program used to track the information of prospective members. Recruitment officers in each fraternity have access to the program and can utilize it to contact potential members. THE GREEK ALPHABET Living in a Greek fraternity and being involved in a Greek environment makes it imperative to understand the Greek alphabet. The following is a list of all letters: Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta A B $ ! E Z H ) Iota Kappa Lambda Mu Nu Xi Omicron Pi I K % M N ' O * Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon Phi Chi Psi Omega P # T Y & X ( +

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NAME 1. Acacia 2. Alpha Gamma Rho 3. Alpha Tau Omega 4. Beta Sigma Psi 5. Beta Theta Pi 6. Delta Chi 7. Delta Lambda Phi 8. Delta Sigma Phi 9. Delta Tau Delta 10. Delta Upsilon 11. Farm House 12. Kappa Sigma 13. Lambda Chi Alpha 14. Phi Delta Theta 15. Phi Gamma Delta 16. Phi Kappa Theta 17. Pi Kappa Alpha 18. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 19. Sigma Chi 20. Sigma Nu 21. Sigma Phi Epsilon 22. Sigma Pi 23. Tau Kappa Epsilon 24. Theta Xi 25. Triangle LETTERS ACACIA A!" AT# B$% B&' !, ()* ($* (+( (, FH K$ )-. *(& FIJI */& '/. $.0 $$1 $*0 $' TKE &2 TRIANGLE ADDRESS 2005 Hunting 1919 Platt 1632 McCain Ln. 1200 Centennial 500 Sunset No House** No House 1100 Fremont No House* 1425 University Dr. 1830 College Heights 1930 College Heights 505 Denison 1545 Denison 1919 Hunting 1965 College Heights 2021 College View 1015 Denison 1224 Fremont 513 Sunset 1015 Sunset 508 Sunset 1516 N. Manhattan 1803 Laramie No House

NAME 1. Alpha Chi Omega 2. Alpha Delta Pi 3. Alpha Xi Delta 4. Chi Omega 5. Delta Delta Delta 6. Gamma Phi Beta 7. Kappa Alpha Theta 8. Kappa Delta 9. Kappa Kappa Gamma 10. Pi Beta Phi 11. Sigma Kappa 12. Zeta Tau Alpha *In the process of colonization. **Will colonize in Fall 2010. LETTERS .-# .(' .2( -# ((( !*3 /.& /( //! '3* $/ ZTA ADDRESS 1835 Todd Rd. 518 Sunset 601 Fairchild Terr. 1516 McCain Ln. 1834 Laramie 1807 Todd Rd. 1517 McCain Ln. 1220 Centennial 517 Fairchild Terr. 1819 Todd Rd. 1525 Denison No House**

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FRATERNITIES 1. Alpha Phi Alpha 2. Kappa Alpha Psi 3. Phi Beta Sigma 4. Sigma Beta Lambda SORORITIES 1. Alpha Kappa Alpha 2. Delta Sigma Theta 3. Sigma Gamma Rho 4. Sigma Lambda Gamma 5. Zeta Phi Beta LETTERS A&.-( &/# #/% LETTERS -.!#) #$0 #%$ 1&/

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The motto of Delta Upsilon Fraternity is Dikaia Upotheke (JUSTICE, OUR FOUNDATION). Justice should be the basis of every action of a D.U. whether acting individually or participating as a member in a group. In all things, justice and equality are maintained. The motto is the backbone of all policies of Delta Upsilon, and it is imperative to uphold this motto in all endeavors. There are Four Purposes, or Principles, of Delta Upsilon: 1. The Promotion of Friendship In our chapter, this purpose is exemplified by the friendliness of all our members. It is also shown by the willingness of our members to help others. All D.U.s realize that to have good friends, a person must first be a good friend. 2. The Development of Character Our Honor Code promotes personal strength of character and helps build personal integrity. Our members try to develop a positive morality for themselves, in accordance with all the ideals of Delta Upsilon. The development of character is essential to personal growth. 3. The Diffusion of Liberal Culture Due to the changing complexion of our nation, this purpose is becoming more important with each passing year. There are innumerable ways to promote the diffusion of liberal culture. Developing an understanding of liberal culture aides all in our multicultural, global world. 4. The Advancement of Justice In accordance with our motto, justice is necessary in all things. All members are honest and just in their dealings with each other and with all persons not part of the Fraternity. To advance justice, one must do what is right at all times. These brief descriptions only begin to explain our principles. Each principle must be upheld to maintain the strength of the others. It is important to give serious thought to each principle and what they mean to you. It is necessary to not only understand our principles, but also transfer that understanding into practice. The principles must be adhered to in all actions. In other words, you must walk the talk.

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Delta Upsilon has two slogans:


1. Delta Upsilon in Everything, Every D.U. in Something As a group, D.U.s enter as many activities as possible during the year. Individual D.U.s are active in numerous groups and activities involving the campus and community. 2. Once a D.U., Always a D.U. The Fraternity is important to every membernew member, active, and alum. It is a lifetime commitment, and a very rewarding one.

New Member Manual The Delta Upsilon Crest


The crest is an important part of our Fraternity. It is symbolic of our heritage and represents all that is important to Delta Upsilon. Below is a list of the parts of the crest and a short description of the symbol or date. The Fraternity colors are Old Gold and Sapphire Blue. Both colors can be seen on our Fraternity Crest. Our motto, Dikaia Upotheke, appears at the bottom of the crest in Greek letters. 1834the founding of Delta Upsilon. 1909the incorporation of the Fraternity. The shield represents an organization of men. The first Four Stars represent the original chapters that began the Anti-Secret Confederation. The entire group of 7 Stars represents the 7 chapters that adopted the Articles of Confederation. The Scales signify the spirit of justice at Delta Upsilon. The Left Banner represents one of two legislative bodies, the Convention, which are the undergraduate members. The Right Banner represents the other legislative body, the Assembly, which is the Trustees and Directors. The Crest, a knights badge of honor, is the badge of Delta Upsilon. The five rings signify the first division into 5 provinces. The oak tree shows the relation of the chapter to the International Fraternity. The 5 gold crowns denote the 5 officers of the fraternity. The chevron stands for the property holding body of Delta Upsilon. The helmet denotes democracy and is open to show non-secrecy. The decking is symbolic of parliamentary robes.

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A. Local Chapter History


1955 The General Fraternity discerned the possibility of a DU Chapter on the KState campus. Thus, the International Fraternity began its colonization efforts. The Colony, with the help of the Kansas Chapter, started with 11 men whom the Dean of Students had screened from 231 applicants to accept the challenge of starting a new fraternity. The group held its first recorded meeting on February 15, 1955, and was thereafter to be known as the 1834 Club. The men of the 1834 Club were initiated into the International Fraternity as a colony of Delta Upsilon on May 10, 1955, by the Kansas Chapter. The 1834 Club ranked second in scholarship in its first semester. In the fall, they were brought together under one roof at 1642 Fairchild. During this semester, the 1834 Club earned FMOC (Favorite Man on Campus, Most Popular Man as voted on by campus coeds) with the original taxi service and placed second in Homecoming decorations. 1956 After less than one year on the K-State campus, the 1834 Club had made such unprecedented progress that it was installed into the International Fraternity as the Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon on November 17, 1956, with Ronald Pettit as the first president. 1958 Having doubled in size the first year and losing the lease on the first house, the chapter was forced to move to temporary quarters while plans for a new and larger fraternity house could be developed and executed. The story of this very struggle appeared in the Quarterly (April 1961) as the first case study on ways to build a new chapter house with a limited budget. 1959 Capital was raised, loans were obtained, and construction was started. After less than five years on the K-State campus, the chapter received the Most Outstanding Young Chapter award and moved into their own fraternity house in Decembera truly remarkable achievement. 1961 Membership Development Program startedfirst for any Delta Upsilon Chapter. 1999 A $1.7 million expansion was added to the house. The third floor is a product of this project. B. History of Kansas State It started for K-State when the Morrill Act, signed by President Lincoln in 1862, authorized land-grant colleges to any state in the nation that would promise to establish colleges to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes. The Kansas legislature accepted an offer of land and building of Bluemont College in 1863 at

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Manhattan and established Kansas State Agricultural College as the first land-grant institution. In March of 1959, K-State was recognized as a university by legislative act. Dr. James McCain served as president of Kansas State from 1950 to 1975. During this time he took an active part in Delta Upsilon. In 1961, he was instrumental in starting the Membership Development programwe were the first DU chapter to have such a program. Dr. McCain was initiated as an honorary member of Delta Upsilon in 1981. Delta Upsilon has continued to maintain a positive image on the K-State campus to this day. Fraternity members have been active in a number of organizations and served as prominent representatives of all the university has to offer. Dr. Kirk Schultz currently serves as president of Kansas State. C. Summary of International Fraternity History 1825 Many secret groups began to form at colleges for the purpose of securing college honors for their group or members of their groups, regardless of the qualifications of the individuals. Meaningless mystery clothed these societies, and many of them took a hostile, unfair and snobbish attitude toward the outsiders of the campus. 1834 The injustices on the college campus were deplored by many, but the first instance of an anti-secret organization being formed was the Social Fraternity, founded at Williams College on November 4, 1834. This was nine years after the founding of the first college social fraternity at Union College, and Delta Upsilon was the sixth such social fraternity formed. These students openly published their constitution and made known their members, their ideals, and their ideas. Within the next 13 years similar groups were formed at Union (1838), Hamilton (1847), and Amherst (1847) colleges. 1847 At the Troy Conference these four organizations banded together to form the Anti-Secret Confederation. The philosophy of the new social fraternity spread rapidly to other colleges, and in spite of determined opposition from the secret societies, the Confederation attracted men such as Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field and President James Garfield, both Williams College. 1864 Colleges and fraternities alike were victims of the Civil War and the financial panic of the early 1870s. Despite this fact, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, with its unified name, purposes, constitution, badge, motto, and basic coat-of-arms, was established at Middlebury Convention. By this time many other chapters had joined the movement toward equity and justice in college affairs. 1867 The first Fraternity magazine was published as Our Record. 1881 Beginning in 1864 the policy and attitude of the Fraternity began to change, and at the 1881 Convention the policy was changed from Anti-Secret to Non-Secret. Most persons agreed the basic mission of anti-secrecy had been accomplished, and their point had been very successfully and dramatically proved.

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1882 The Delta Upsilon Quarterly made its first appearance, and from that day to this it has been a vital and regular feature of the Fraternity. 1898 Delta Upsilon became one of the first International Fraternities when the McGill chapter at Montral was installed. 1909 Under the leadership of such great men as Charles Evans Hughes (later Chief Justice of the United States) Colgate and Brown, 1881, Delta Upsilon was incorporated in the state of New York. Although expansion in the late 1800s had been exceptionally large, the program was broadened and many new chapters were installed. 1921 The permanent trust fund was established, thus providing the basis of our strong financial organization. 1929 During the depression, as during World War I, the Fraternity remained on very stable feet in contrast to other groups who were put out existence or closed up for many years. In fact, new DU chapters were added nearly every year in the early 1930s. 1945 During World War II most chapter houses were officially closed and their properties leased to service installations, but at the close of the war the Fraternity could not have been in better condition. The permanent trust fund exceeded the million-dollar mark, and a new expansion policy was adopted, installing chapters further into the south and west. 1956 The Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation was founded largely through the efforts of Hugh E. Nesbit. The foundation is one of several which have helped Delta Upsilon undergraduates throughout the U.S. and Canada. 1960 the Fraternitys assets passed the million-dollar mark. 1962 The fraternity had chartered chapters in 34 states and 5 Canadian provinces. 1971 Dedication of the new International Headquarters at Indianapolis, Indiana. A DU Chapter at a Junior College in Tyler, Texas. DU was one of the first fraternities to make such a move. 1972 Organization of the Undergraduate Advisory Board, including undergraduate representatives for all DU provinces. The Chairman of the Board is accorded full status on the International Board of Directors.

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Proper etiquette is important. Although the specific rules may change from generation to generation or when going from one culture to another, the source of the rules remains the samethe desire to treat others as you would like to have them treat you. Beneath its myriad rules, the fundamental purpose of etiquette is to make the world a more pleasant place to live in and you a more pleasant person to live with.Emily Post Good manners are made up of small sacrifices.Ralph Waldo Emerson And people do notice. Guests of our fraternity, dates, and prospective employers will have a better impression of DU and of you if you know and follow the rules of proper etiquette. A. General Tips to Know and Remember (This section is taken from Amy Vanderbilts Encyclopedia of Etiquette, published 1978.) Courtesy should always be remembered at any time and place. A man who is courteous to someone is not only respected by that person, but also by other people as well. A door held open for a girl on campus is always held in high esteem, though no more than a simple thank you is said by someone you may not even know. A girl who is lent a helping hand by an individual at the right moment, a listening ear instead of a speaking tongue, a simple go ahead, or a smile to replace a frown will reflect a great amount of admiration for the individual. In the following paragraphs, etiquette, as it pertains to the life of a college student and at Delta Upsilon Fraternity, will be presented with excerpts from The New Esquire Ettiquette. Rise whenever a woman enters a room where you are sitting, and stand until she sits or goes. An old-school gentleman never sits unless, and until all women in the room are also sitting; and then, unless he is in his own house, he sits only on invitation. A modern man adds a layer of good sense to that layer of good manners. He sits down at crowded cocktail parties when the standing women and the standing hostess are in groups apart. He only half-stands when he is pinned behind a restaurant table and a woman pauses to say hello to his group. Walk on the street-side of the sidewalk when you can do it gracefully. Keep her on the inside and/or on your right side if you can, but remember its better to have her on your left and on the outside than to shift positions every ten feet, as strict observance sometimes requires. The same rules (or lack of them) apply whether you are walking with one woman or three. Keep women on the inside or on your right, but only if you can do it without awkward shuffling.

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Shake hands for all introductions and all good-byes to men, but dont ever offer your hand to a woman unless she extends hers first. When she holds out her hand, youre supposed to do the shaking: two or three short up-and-down movements will do it-no pump, no crush, and no lingering. Try to remember that she probably has rings on her fingerseven your junior bear-trap grip can turn her smile into a wince. Give your hand to a woman, palm up, as a kind of rest or ledge for her hand when you help her down from buses, out of cabs, down into boats, and so on. In these situations, you precede her so that you can be in a position to help, and naturally you offer your hand first. However, as soon as she has regained her balance, let go. Hand-holding comes later. Put your hand under a womans elbow almost never. Modern women do not like to be steered. The only time you can properly cup your hand under a womans elbow is when it is absolutely necessary to boost her upwardwhen she has begun an actual fall for rare example. Caution: when the gesture seems most necessary, it will probably be most resented; the girl in the narrow skirt, trying to mount a high bus step, needs her hand for lifting the skirt, your unwelcome elbow-grip will really immobilize her! The conventional form of offering your arm has just about gone out of style. You do it only at formal dinners, at the grand march for a costume ball, or at a wedding when you are an usher, groom, or brides father. At such times, you offer your right arm, bent at the elbow and with forearm parallel to the floor. She links her arm loosely through yours and away you go. Once away from college campus or country beer party, you and your ladyfairly seldom walk in public with arms linked. Hands in repose belong in your lap at the dinner table, at your sides when walking or when standing. Its all right to put your hands in your pockets or to fold your arms or clasp hands behind your back sometimes, but watch out for the unconscious hand mannerisms, which could be offensive to others or unbecoming to you. A nice sense of time and place is your greatest asset the area of ladies first. Here are the rules, but caution: use only as expected. Its ladies first, except when your going first is in the form of service to her. Thus, when there is a waiter to lead you to a table or an usher to lead you to your seats, you fall back and let her precede you, but when there is no one else to perform the service involved, you go first in order to find the table or seats. When the path is clear and unobstructed, ladies first; but when theres a mob to be elbowed, a puddle to be forded, or a steep step to be navigated, gentlemen first. Hold all doors for her, just as if she hadnt a muscle in her body. The classic maneuver requires some cooperation on her part, however. Because of ladies first, she arrives at the door before you. She steps slightly to one side, so that you can reach the doorknob and so that the door can open toward her without knocking her down. If she does not pause or step aside, if she grasps the doorknob herself, the best you can do is pull further open the door, which she has begun to open. That much you should attempt, and you should never let her stand holding the door as you pass through! Let her set the pace by her approach to the door.

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Car doors produce special problems, but only if you let them. When you are in the drivers seat and she is beside you, you are supposed to get out on your side, walk around the car, open the door for her, and then, if the step is steep or the exit otherwise difficult, offer your hand to help her out. Hold all chairs for her, when she sits and when she arises. The idea of holding a chair for a sitting lady, by the way, is not to trip her off her feet by jabbing the chair edge into the back of her knees. Nor is it to contribute to her sense of insecurity by letting her sit into space. Just pull the chair back as she steps into place in front of it, then push it under her (without touching her with it) as she bends her knees to sit. In reverse order, the technique is the same when she arises; do not yank the a chair back with her in it and do no push it back under the table until she has stepped out of range. Needless to say, you do not hold sofas, built in wall seats or anything that cannot be moved out for easier sitting. All you do, then, is see that she is seated before you sit. Help her in and out of her coat. Again, the extent of your help is up to her. Just hold the coat. Hold it right side-up and in the shape, so she does not have to be an acrobat to get into it; hold it a little lower than shoulder height, so she does not have to use a backstroke to reach the sleeves, but let her get into it herself. Man is a beast of burden, but he got a break during WWII when it was widely understood that a man in uniform did not carry packages. No longer must you snatch every odd package form every woman with whom you walk so much as two steps. Let her carry her own junk, if she is so graceless as to tote on a date; she will not be as uncomfortable under her light burden as she will be if you insist on looking like a dray horse when she would rather be seen with man. Of course, you should still relieve her of heavy things, such as suitcases, briefcases, books, and magazines if she has too many things to carry. Its the man who pays, but not necessarily for expenses that come up during a chance encounter with a woman. You are not expected to pick up the check when you have only happened on to her at the drugstore lunch counter. Its not bad manners to make a move toward paying a small expense, but it is by no means necessary. With modern women more independent than they once were, it can make them sorry they saw you. In any case, do not protest if a woman says she has the money ready or otherwise indicates that she does not want you to pay. B. On the Phone

In the real world, you will not call your boss at home to discuss business: that time is his and his alone. In the same way, you will not call your college professors at their homes to ask questions about schoolwork, save it until tomorrow. We should not forget the most important rule of all; return your calls as promptly as you can. C. At the TablePointers for Punctilious People

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Table SettingsA picture is worth a thousand words.
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The salad fork may be omitted if no salad is served.

Ms. Post recommends putting the salad plate to the left of the forks and the napkin to the left of that. When serving family style, all serving utensils should be neatly and tastefully arranged at the table head. Serving Plates are set form the left and removed from the right of the diner. Remove the salad bowl at the same time as the dinner plate. Take only the silverware that is resting on them, instructing the diner to keep his spoon/salad fork if appropriate. Dont wait to be asked. When you see an empty glass, fill it up. Dont argue with the diner. If he wants no dessert or tea or wants to keep his salad or dinner, do what he says. Dignified Dining Fill up the head table first. Southpaws should position themselves so as not to be inconvenienced by right-handed diners. Stand behind your chair until grace has been sung and ladies have been seated. Sit up straight (not stiff) and keep your elbows and forearms off the table while eating. Unfold your napkin and place it in your lap. Napkins are never tucked into any article of clothing. After the dressing (if any) has gone around, eat your salad, leaving the bowl in its original place. Lettuce may be cut into smaller pieces if necessary. Leave your fork in the bowl when you are finished. Butter, sugar, jam, etc. should be passed to the table head before being used. Receive food with your right hand and pass on with your left hand.

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Dont add salt or pepper to your food (except for baked potatoes) until after you have tried it. To do otherwise is an insult to the cook. Do not start eating your dinner until everyone at your table has been served and the head gives his permission. Unless you are allergic to a food or find it very disgusting, eat some of it. To refuse to try it is an insult to the cook. Exceptions: desserts and meals served buffet style. Meat is cut with the fork in the left hand and knife in the right hand. After the meat is cut, the fork may remain in the left hand (European style) or be switched to the right hand (American style). Either way is fine. Push food onto the fork with a bread crust (preferred) or with the knife. Break bread with your fingers into small pieces before eating. Butter it while it is on or very near your plate. Eat with fingers: Crisp bacon Pizza French Fries (with sandwich) Sandwiches Fried Chicken (informal) Eat with fork: Limp bacon French Fries (no sandwich present) Fried Chicken (only if you are wearing a tuxedo) Solving Problems: If you take a bite of food that is too hot, take a drink immediately. Do not spit the food out. You may blow your nose at the table if necessary. Bring a handkerchief with you-do not use your napkin. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a handkerchief if time permits, with hand if not. Picking of teeth by any means (finger, fork, toothpick, etc.) is not to be done at the table. If theres a bug or hair in your food DO tell the server (at DU) or waiter (when eating out). When dining at a friends house DO NOT tell anyone. It is permissible to sop gravy, sauce, etc. Tear off a small piece of bread with your fingers, then push and pick it up with fork.

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When you are finished eating, place your knife and fork as shown below. It is not necessary to push back your plate or announce that you are through.
Upper left or lower right Knife in blade Handles just over edge


Announcements are made between the main course and dessert. All eating and conversation should cease. At DU it is OK to ring your plate with silverware to attract attention. This may be frowned on elsewhere. At DU, you may place your fork/spoon across your plate if you dont want dessert. This also may be frowned on elsewhere. When you are finished, the napkin goes to the left of the dessert plate. Except on Wednesdays, it would be helpful if you would carry your dishes to the kitchen window. After Dinner Guests leave first. No one leaves until everyone is ready. The head table leaves first. If you must leave early, ask your table heads permission before going. Enforcement of these rules is the responsibility of the table heads. The older material was compiled by Cliff Jones. Newer information is taken without permission from The New Emily Post Encyclopedia of Etiquette, 1975 edition. P.S. D. Please dont forget to say please and thank you. Courtesies to Follow in the House

1. Stand when guests or strangers enter the room. Introduce yourself to them if you do not know them. 2. Introduce your guests or date to any female guest first, upon entering the house. 3. At all times, every pledge will consider himself the host at the house, as well as all actives. a. Make all guests and alumni feel at home.

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b. Show proper respect to rushees by introducing yourself and making them feel comfortable c. DUs are to answer the door and greet guests and ask if thy may help the guests in any way. Be friendly and hospitable to all guests. d. Seat guests in the living room while a member is being paged. (This rule doesnt apply to pizza deliveries.) 4. DUs will escort guests to dinner. 5. Guests always enter the dining room first.




It is a common feeling that after moving in, adjusting to the living conditions, being exposed to the different responsibilities, and then seeing the expectations spelled out, a new member becomes a little overwhelmed and unsure of the program. We are very straightforward with our expectations and make them clear so there are no misconceptions. It stems from our history and adherence to our fundamental belief in non-secrecy and non-hazing. We know from comparisons with other fraternities that our program is not constraining on time and the system itself has a flexible schedule to help cater to the individual. For example, we do not believer in mandatory study hours for new members. We have other more proactive systems to aid in scholarship, as previously mentioned in the New Member Program. At the same time, you must understand that each responsibility is necessary and important for the well being of the fraternity. Once you become familiar with and accept the system, it will enhance your collegiate experience and provide innumerable benefits beyond college. The fraternal experience should not stop when you graduate from Kansas State. All of the expectations and responsibilities expected from our members revolve around the fact that we are self-governing. Essentially, we are a group of men in charge of our own regulations, rules, bills, programs and living conditions. We have a unique way of self-government in the fraternal system because all members can voice their opinions and vote on house matters. When you join Delta Upsilon, you immediately have a voice and vote on decisions that affect you. Equality and respect for all members is a given. In fact, our house meetings are open to anyone from the general public. We are the only fraternity on campus that has that policy. It is unnecessary to write out all of the beneficial programs and experiences that are in place here at Delta Upsilon because you will encounter them throughout your years here at Kansas State. They will vary for each individual due to the different challenges and choices made. Your experiences should be enriched through living with others from different backgrounds and beliefs, participating in new activities, initiating new projects, learning from one another, and growing in the friendship and brotherhood of our fraternity. There are many stages to development. The essence of the new member program is to make an assimilation and orientation into college, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and into a brotherhood. The ultimate goal is to further develop yourself as a man of the modern age: a man of conviction, dedication, a sense of values, integrity, honesty, and action. When you reach the point of not just wanting to get by, of not wanting to do just the minimum requirements, you are on your way to becoming a !". A true !" does his best at all things at all times. Once you have reached that point of doing your best in all things, ranging from sweeping the basement floor to studying to practicing hard for a sport to working for others, you have crossed another stage of development. At that point you have made A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, and your life in the fraternity and beyond will be greatly enhanced.


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The Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity has set forward the following set of rules. We believe these rules to be self-evident and coherent to the principles of Delta Upsilon. Their basis is common sense, respect for property, and consideration for the men with whom we live. Their purpose is to discourage anti-social behavior and to encourage members to improve themselves and their fraternity. Any active or pledge is permitted to turn in violations or complaints to the Senior Council. Interpretation of the house rules is left to the Senior Council. Consequences for violations shall be decided upon by Senior Council unless given later herein. One appeal may be made to Executive Council if the fine imposed by Senior Council is believed to be unjust by the violator of the rule. Executive Council may uphold Senior Councils decision or rule on the potential violators behalf. In either event, the decision and/or punishment arrived at by Executive Council is final and not subject to any further appeals. Senior Council may assess a monetary fine or assign an amount of time to work off the fine. If work is assigned, Senior Council must arrive at a comparable monetary fine. The work assignment is then turned in to the House Manager. The House Manager will assign specific work that will fulfill the time requirements set forth by Senior Council. If the said work is not completed within two weeks of assignment, the monetary fine will be assessed instead of allowing the fine to be worked off. All monetary fines will be turned into the Vice President of Finance who will automatically assess the fine to the persons house bill. 1. Duties for first year in-house members shall be crew and house duties. All other members except seniors shall do crew. 2. All new members shall live in the chapter house unless given exception by the active chapter. 3. New members may not wear or use the crest of Delta Upsilon until they are initiated. 4. No pledge shall be initiated who has any outstanding debts to the chapter. 5. All new members must move out if they do not make grades in their first two semesters of pledgeship. 6. After sitting out one semester they can be re-pledged and must complete the entire new member education program again.

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7. All spring initiates must sign a housing contract for the following year upon initiation. 8. Any person missing crew shall pay a $25 fine.


9. Anyone caught breaking into the kitchen will be fined $25. This fine may not be worked off. 10. The President, vice presidents and kitchen steward are not required to do crew. 11. No dishes or utensils are to be removed from the kitchen unless they are set out by crew for leftovers. Dishes should leave the kitchen or dining room only for leftovers and are to be returned immediately after they are done being used. 12. The kitchen will be open 24 hours a day. Nothing will be cooked with the exception of personal food. The kitchen can be locked according to the President and Kitchen Stewards discretion. The key may be checked out from the President or Kitchen Steward. The person checking it out will be responsible for clean-up. 13. No person, other than those working crew, will be allowed in the kitchen during crew service, except at the discretion of the crew head. 14. Anyone parking in the front row without being a top pin or award winner shall be fined. 15. Anyone parking in a spot not designated as a parking spot will pay a $5 fine. 16. Persons making a false fire alarm will be fined $25. 17. Persons driving on the lawn will do a three-hour work day on the lawn. 18. All persons that wish to run for an elected office must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.40 or above. 19. The President and Vice Presidents of Recruitment shall have final authority on all room assignments. 20. All members who cannot be at a house meeting must inform the President or Secretary beforehand. 21. No food, drink or tobacco product is allowed in the chapter room unless approved by the President. 22. Any large group entertainment must be approved by the President with those entertaining being responsible for the clean-up and any damages done.

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23. Any social event requiring registration with Greek Affairs must be cleared by Executive Council at least one week before the event occurs. 24. Negligent persons shall be responsible for any damage to house property as stated in the housing contract. 25. All firearms shall be dismantled, unloaded and in a locked case if they are to be kept in the house. 26. No BB or pellet guns will be allowed on house property. A $25 fine will be imposed on violators. 27. All members shall comply with the City of Manhattans fireworks laws. No member shall explode fireworks on house premises. 28. No illegal substances, drugs or alcohol shall be on our used on chapter property. 29. No uncaged or obnoxious animals shall be allowed in the house. 30. No member shall enter anothers room without first obtaining permission to enter. 31. No person shall borrow or take property of others without first receiving permission. 32. No smoking is allowed inside the fraternity house. 33. All financial transactions to be reimbursed by the chapter shall be first approved by the Vice President of Finance or President. 34. In order to participate in functions and all-house activities, all out-of-house members shall be assessed semester dues as determined by the Vice President of Finance in conjunction with the alumni chapter. 35. House bills shall be given to each member of the chapter on the first of each month and shall be due on the 10th of that month (or any other such schedule set by the Vice President of Finance.) Also, any member not living in the chapter house, wishing to participate in any chapter activity shall be required to sign an out-of-house contract and pay a semester of out-of-house fees set at the discretion of the Alumni Board. a. Anyone with an overdue house bill will be charged a $10 late fee and 1% simple interest per day on the outstanding amount of the account until the outstanding balance is paid (i.e. if you are late on your October house bill, on Novembers house bill you will be charged a $10 late fee plus the outstanding balance times 1% per day, then on Decembers house bill if you havent paid any amount you will be charged a $10 late fee for

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October, plus a $10 late fee for November, plus Octobers outstanding amount times 1% per day, plus Novembers balance times 1% per day.) It should also be noted that in the eyes of the law this is a very reasonable interest charge, in a recent court case, the court awarded a substantially higher amount of interest to use on a delinquent bill. b. Also, anyone with an overdue house bill shall not be allowed to order any items in which the expense is paid on behalf of the chapter to be repaid by such individual (party favors, party pics, etc.) c. Everyone should be reminded that the housing contract which everyone living in the chapter house is required to sign, states ..after 30 days of such delinquency (overdue bill) the students meals shall be withheld. It is further agreed that if the student is delinquent for 60 days the student can be directed to move from the Chapter house. 36. No member with any outstanding debts to the house shall run for an elected office. 37. Closed weekends and all compulsory events shall be passed by the executive council within no less than 2 weeks notice of the said events. 38. Shirts, pants (or shorts), and shoes must be worn at all times in the living room, dining room and kitchen. At least socks must be worn in the chapter room. 39. At least a towel must be worn in the bathroom or halls at all times. 40. There will be a 24-hour visitation throughout the house. Guests in the sleeping dorms are subject to house member rules. If a guest is found in violation of the rules, the host member is held accountable and can be fined. 41. Alarm clocks are not allowed to ring before 7:15 except for those doing morning wake-up. 42. Only guests are allowed to sleep in the individual rooms; this is for fire safety reasons. 43. Quiet hours will be observed from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. Quiet hours will be observed all day on Sundays. 44. Quiet hours shall be in effect in the sleeping dorms at all times. No lights shall be used in the sleeping dorms. There shall be no eating or drinking in the dorms. 45. During dead week and finals week, quiet hours will be observed 24-hours a day throughout the chapter house.

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46. All members shall dress in a minimum of a coat and tie; dress socks and dress shoes for Wednesday formal dinner and house meeting unless excused by the President or Secretary. 47. Any person missing a work-day will make up a work-day within two weeks of the initial work-day. If it is not made up, there will be a fine of $24. Work will be assigned by the Vice President-House Manager or the Kitchen Steward. 48. People driving around the house at excessive speed will be fined $25. 49. Any person absent during any part of a closed weekend shall be fined $25. The President will approve absences prior to the event only. 50. The use of smokeless tobacco shall be restricted to individual rooms only and house cups will not be used as spit receptacles. 51. The chapter funds shall not be used to purchase any type of alcoholic beverage for any reason. 52. Any person destroying any part of the house may fined the cost of repairs plus up to $50 and/or a four hour workday by the Senior Council. 53. Conduct unbecoming of a D.U. shall be decided by the Senior Council. 54. All party favors or other fraternity-endorsed materials must be approved by the chapter President. 55. All dining room chairs must be kept in the dining room. All study room lights and chairs are to be kept in the study room. 56. Any member seeking to move back into the chapter house must before the active chapter for approval. If there are six or more members that do not wish this member to return, he will not be granted a spot. Internships or the death of an immediate family member are exceptions to this rule. 57. Anyone driving while intoxicated in Manhattan during the nine month time period of which house bills are paid will receive the following penalty: a. $75 fine b. must be DD for one party and one weekend evening during the semester c. Senior Council will hold final decision on the matter. If the above action has taken place twice in one calendar year, starting from the time of the first incident, that person will be brought up in front of the active chapter for further discussion.

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58. Each new member will do pledge duties for two semesters after signing the house. The duties will be done seven days a week between 9:00 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on weekdays and done by noon on Saturday and Sunday. He must find an active to sign him off and there are no excuses unless there is a chapter function. 59. Should a new member have a prior engagement, he must find someone to do the duty and sign a waiver claiming responsibility for any consequences assigned. The waiver must be filed with the Vice President House Manager before leaving. 60. A new member can receive three consequences in one semester. After that, he cannot be initiated. Nor will he be allowed to attend any chapter functions or parties. After approval by active chapter vote, he will subsequently do another semester of pledge duties. No new members will have the option to work off consequences. The punishment for missed study hours shall be recommended by the Vice President of Scholarship from the following possibilities: a. One hour of house work for every study hour missed. b. Two study hours for every study hour missed. c. A five dollar fine for every hour missed. All punishments shall be decided upon by the Vice President of Scholarship and sent through Senior Council two weeks from the time imposed.



This living group shall be called the Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon, as chartered on November 17, 1956.

Section 2. Definition
a) The chapter shall consist of all the members thereof, both graduate and undergraduate and every member shall enjoy equal rights and privileges therein except as otherwise provided in the Constitution and By-Laws of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, hereafter referred to as the General Fraternity. b) The Active Chapter shall consist of all undergraduate initiated members.

Section 3. Jurisdiction
These By-Laws are intended to supplement and to be determined subordinate to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, and wherever any conflict shall arise between any provisions thereof and such Constitution and ByLaws of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, the latter shall prevail. The chapter cannot be deemed liable for those events not sponsored by the General Fraternity or the local chapter.

ARTICLE II. THE MEMBERS Section 1. Qualifications

Any duly enrolled male student of Kansas State University may become a member of this Chapter at a meeting thereof unless otherwise provided in these By-Laws or in the Constitution and the By-Laws of the General Fraternity.

Section 2. Guidelines and Laws

All members shall abide by all guidelines and laws as set forth in these By-Laws, house rules, and Honor Code of the Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon, in addition to the Kansas State Inter-fraternity Council, and the Constitution, By-Laws and Policies of the General Fraternity.

Section 3. Rush
a) All rush policies shall be in accordance with the established policies of the Kansas State Inter-fraternity Council and the policies of the General Fraternity. b) No person shall become a new member of this chapter during school rush unless he receives a vote, and that vote does not contain six holds from the chapter.

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a) All new members have an equal voice and equal vote in all chapter matters, except when considering By-Laws. b) All new members are required to sign the Honor Code to start the Initiation process. The Honor Code is a contract to be followed by all members and upheld by all members once signed. It is the responsibility of the individual to live up to the Honor Code.

Section 5. Initiation
a) The requirements a new member must fulfill to be considered for Initiation shall be set forth as follows: a. Maintain a respectable scholastic standing as a member of Delta Upsilon. A member must attain a grade point average of 2.40 or higher after completion of twelve credit hours. b. Have a sincere desire and show a genuine effort in learning the teachings and history of Delta Upsilon. c. Adequately and promptly discharge all financial obligations and other responsibilities to the chapter. d. Adhere and follow all guidelines and policies as set forth in the New Member Manual. b) To become initiated, a person must be supported by twenty-five, fifty, seventyfive, and then eighty percent of the vote on four different votes throughout the year. There must be at least six opposed votes to withhold a person from initiation. Abstentions do not count. c) If the above requirements are not fulfilled, the procedures set forth in the House Rules pertaining to holdovers shall be followed.

Section 6. Active
An active is an initiated member of Delta Upsilon who has taken the Oath of Initiation in accordance with the Fraternitys Ritual and is entitled to all rights and privileges thereof.

Section 7. Alumni
All members who have completed requirements and have received an undergraduate degree, provided they are in good standing and have paid all financial obligations owed by the to the Chapter are classified as Alumni.

Section 8. Suspension
A member shall not be suspended except in accordance with Article 11 Section 6 of the General Fraternitys Constitution and Article 11 Section 4 of the General Fraternitys ByLaws.

Section 9. Expulsion
A member shall not be expelled except in accordance with Article 11 Section 4 of the General Fraternitys Constitution and Article 11 Section 4 of the General Fraternitys ByLaws.

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A member shall not resign except in accordance with Article 11 Section 8 of the General Fraternitys Constitution.

ARTICLE III. MEETINGS Section 1. House Meeting

a) Meetings of the Chapter shall occur every Wednesday night during the year following dinner. Special meetings may be called by the President. b) A majority of the Chapter membership shall constitute a quorum. c) The order of exercise at all regular meetings shall be at the discretion of the President. Necessary parts to be included shall be the Fraternity Ode, a Meditation, Executive Council Report, and General Business. Active Chapter business shall follow the house meeting.

Section 2. Executive Council meeting

Executive Council shall meet once a week. Special meetings may be called by the President.

Section 3. Academic Review Board

Academic Review Board meetings are left to the discretion of the Vice President of Scholarship.

ARITCLE IV. OFFICERS Section 1. Elections

a) All nominations will be two weeks prior to elections. Only active members with a 2.40 cumulative GPA and those paid in full at time of election shall be able to be nominated. Elections shall be held on the second to last house meeting each semester. b) All officers shall be elected by a majority of those members present. Absentee ballots are considered valid.

Section 2. President
a) Chief Administratorworks primarily with Executive Council. b) In charge of communication with Greek Affairs. c) In charge of communication with Alumni Board. Has a vote on the Alumni Board. d) In charge of communication with International Fraternity. e) Facilitates chapter meetings. f) Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. g) Chair of Executive Council. h) Oversees all activities by the Chapter.

Section 3. Vice President of Membership Education

a) Chairs Senior Council. b) Works directly with officers under his position.

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c) d) e) f) g) h) i) a) b) c) d) e) f) a) b) c) d) e) f) g) Handles the Pledge Point and Initiation Point Systems. Schedules speakers. Makes sure all officers have goals and plans to achieve them. Works with Chapter Alumni and International Fraternity. Develops an agenda for long-term projects. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council. Responsible for the academic growth of the Chapter. Implements the study hour program. Determines which members receive scholarship money. Oversees officers under his position. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council. In charge of all Chapter monetary procedures and policy. Manages Omega Financial System. Determines the Chapter budget in conjunction with Alumni Board. All chapter officers work with him considering individual budgets. Oversees assistant. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall Member of Executive Council.


Section 4. Vice President of Scholarship

Section 5. Vice President of Finance

Section 6. Vice President of Recruitment

a) There are two Vice Presidents of Recruitment. b) In charge of recruiting pledges to the fraternity. c) Responsible for scheduling recruitment events and maintaining consistent correspondence with prospective members. d) Has a budget, which is for recruiting trips, dinners and events. e) Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. f) Member of Executive Council.

Section 7. Vice President of Loss Prevention

a) b) c) d) e) Coordinates GreekLifeEdu program which is mandatory for new members. Establishes designated driver list, which is made up of new members. Handles fire drills and related house safety issues. Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. Member of Executive Council.

Section 8. Vice President of Alumni Relations

a) Responsible for writing and editing the alumni newsletter The Avenger. b) In charge of all communication with the Alumni Chapter as a whole. c) Coordinates some alumni functions.

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d) Furthers alumni relations by having an open form of communication and ways of contact between undergraduates and alumni. e) Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. f) Member of Executive Council.

Section 9. Vice President of Public Relations

a) Responsible for upholding the positive image of the chapter within the campus and surrounding community. b) Coordinates events such as sorority flowers, Moms Weekend, a trip to the Villages, Christmas cards, flowers and some type of campus event such as a national speaker. c) Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. d) Member of Executive Council.

Section 10. Vice President House Manager

a) In charge of all matter pertaining to the physical structure of the Chapter house. b) Helps to coordinate the house duties. c) Coordinates a workday or week each semester to improve the overall physical structure of the chapter. d) Ensures the house is clean, sound and safe. e) Holds a one-year term to be elected in the late fall. f) Member of Executive Council.

Section 11. Social Chairs

a) In charge of all social activities. b) Ensures all alcohol and risk management rules and procedures are being followed. a. These activities include parties and date parties. c) Works with function chair and formal chair to develop these events.

Section 12. Kitchen Steward

a) b) c) d) e) f) g) In charge of all matters in the kitchen. Responsible for proper cleanliness and upkeep of the kitchen. Determines the semester crew list. Aids in inventory of all kitchen supplies. Serves as liaison between the Chapter and cook. Holds a semester-long term. Member of Executive Council.

Section 13. Philanthropy

a) Internal is in charge of any philanthropic event sponsored by the Fraternity. a. Plans and coordinates events such as the Pancake Feed and works to make money for charity. b) External is in charge of events put on by other fraternities and sororities. a. Organizes chapter teams and coordinates times of competition.

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a) In charge of educating new members on all essential background and elements concerning The Cornerstone and the New Member Manual. b) Liaison between the new members and the active chapter. c) Administers tests for the new members. d) Prepare the new members for initiation by helping them organize as a class. e) Holds a semester-long term. f) Updates the New Member Manual to ensure up-to-date material.

Section 15. Secretary

a) b) c) d) Responsible for minutes of meetings and address lists. Has an assistant. Hold a semester-long term. Member of Executive Council.

Section 16. Executive Council Members At-Large (2)

a) Two members who are elected to serve as Executive Council members at-large. b) Cannot hold another elected office if they hold this position. c) Holds a semester-long term.

Section 17. Senior Council Members

a) Shall consist of three seniors and two juniors living in the fraternity house elected by the chapter. b) They cannot hold another elected position. c) Hold a semester-long term.

ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES Section 1. Executive Council

a) Shall be chaired by the President. He votes to break a tie. b) Other members shall be the Vice President of Membership Education, Vice President of Scholarship, Vice President of Finance, Vice Presidents of Recruitment, Vice President House Manager, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President of Alumni Relations, Vice President of Loss Prevention, Kitchen Steward, New Member Educators, Secretary and two at-large members. c) Undergraduate Alumni Advisor sits in on Executive Council meetings but does not have a meeting. d) The Executive Council shall have general oversight of the welfare of the Chapter and shall meet prior to each meeting of the Chapter. All new business must first be reviewed by the Executive Council. At the Presidents discretion, new business may be brought up in Chapter business. The Executive Councils duties shall be to assist the President and other officers in the administration of their duties and to make decisions in matters that do not require the attention and vote of the entire Chapter; provided, however, that any decision of the Executive Council may be challenged by any member of the Chapter in a meeting thereof, and upon a majority vote sustaining the challenge, the matter be voted upon by the Chapter.

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e) The Executive Council shall appoint the following officers at the first meeting after each election: Assistant Secretary, Assistant House Manager, Assistant Scholarship, Assistant Kitchen Steward, Intramurals Chair, Functions, Song Leader, Historian, Librarian, Out-of-House Liaison, Chaplain and Computer chair.

Section 2. Senior Council

a) The Vice President of Membership Education shall oversee the council but does not have a vote. b) Senior Council is the judicial body of the Fraternity. Any person in the fraternity can report another person in the fraternity for a violation of house rules. Senior Council hears the alleged case, determines the validity of the allegation, and decides the verdict. If the person is guilty of a violation, a fine can be issued. If the person feels the fine is unwarranted, the person can appeal to Executive Council and further to the chapter.

Section 3. Academic Review Board

All new members must report to the Academic Review Board their first semester. The board is chaired by the Vice President of Scholarship and shall meet at his discretion, but shall meet at least three times a semester. The Board also determines the study hour program implementation for all members. The Board shall consist of the Vice President of Scholarship, President, Vice President of Membership Education and New Member Educators.

ARTICLE VI. FINANCES Section 1. General Requirements

Every initiated and new member of the chapter shall be required to meet all financial obligations the chapter. The chapter shall have the right to take disciplinary action, including suspension and expulsion of membership, set forth below, against any initiated or new member of the chapter for failure to meet their financial obligations to the chapter.

Section 2. House Bills

Each member shall be given a house bill on the 1st day of each month (excluding August and January which shall be issued no more than ten days after the beginning of that respective semester) that shows all debits and credits set forth against each members account. The members shall by the 10th of each month (excluding August and January) or shall be assessed late fees and penalties set forth below.

Section 3. Special Assessments

Each member is subject to certain special assessments. These assessments include a onetime pledge and active fee as established by the General Fraternity. No member shall be initiated or formally pledged until such fees are paid. A special once a semester social fee, established by the chapter, shall be paid. Any member not paying this assessment shall have all social privileges revoked. Any members signing a sheet for any party favor,

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paddle, mug, etc., shall be charged for such item on his House Bill and is responsible for paying for such item on his House Bill.

Section 4. Extraordinary Assessments

Extraordinary Assessments shall be levied only by a three-fourths vote of all initiated and new members. The Extraordinary Assessment shall be levied equally among all members.

Section 5. Budget
The Vice President of Finance shall present a preliminary budget to the chapter before the end of each school year. He will take all options and ideas into account, and then present a formal budget plan to the Alumni chapter. The Vice President of Finance shall then meet and consult with the Alumni Chapter for their final input and revisions of the budget plan. The final budget shall be agreed upon by the Alumni Chapter and the Vice President of Finance on behalf of the undergraduate chapter.

Section 6. Late Fines and Delinquent Accounts Remedies

Any initiated or new member, not having paid all outstanding balances against his said account by the set due date, shall be levied a late fee as set by a vote of the chapter, and will not be able to order any special items. Any initiated or new member having delinquent accounts of over sixty days, including new charges and past balances, is subject to appropriate legal remedies set forth by the Alumni Chapter (including but not limited to: small claims court, district court, interest charges in accordance with the laws of the state of Kansas, securing signatures of delinquent members on promissory notes, and withholding of grades by the university.) Also, any member having delinquent balances after two months shall have all voting rights and privileges suspended and is subject and is subject to suspension or expulsion by the active chapter.

ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS Section 1. Procedure

Proposed amendments to these By-Laws shall be submitted in writing and shall lie on the table for two weeks. Before any proposed amendment may be voted upon, the Secretary shall read aloud at the meeting the Article which the proposed amendment will affect in whole or in part.

Section 2. Conflicts
Any part of these By-Laws may be amended by the concurrence of two-thirds of the Active chapter; provided, however, that such amendment shall not conflict with the Constitution and By-Laws of the International Fraternity.

Section 3. Suspension of the By-Laws

These By-Laws may be suspended for one order of business by presentation of three Kansas State Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity alumnae signatures on a petition stating that the item of business that is in request for suspension, and a three-fourths vote of approval of the Chapter present.

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The DU Man: A Blueprint for Success


*ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As an undergraduate at Kansas State University, Judge Bullock was elected president of the K-State Delta Upsilon Chapter and, upon graduation, became president of the Chapters alumni corporation. After graduation from Law School, Judge Bullock was invited to become a member of the Board of Directors of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, on which he served for twenty years, the last five as President of the International Fraternity. For more information about Judge Bullocks life and career, visit:

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What Makes a DU Man?

Read any biography of a successful man. What you will very quickly discover is a highly motivated, multi-faceted, fully developed, creative, hard working and deeply committed individual. Throughout the ages virtually everyone who has achieved greatness has been a Renaissance man in the classic sense: a man successful in his career, knowledgeable in matters of science and yet equally knowledgeable in philosophy, history, and great literature; a man who appreciates art and music and yet can encounter the average person on the street and relate as an equal. Because of its unique philosophy and programs, Delta Upsilon has been filled over the centuries with an unusually large number of these exciting and contributing Renaissance men. How did these men achieve greatness? What talents and skills did they possess and develop? What fraternity and life experiences led them to reach their monumental achievements? What can you learn from their example? How can Delta Upsilon help you, as it helped them, to become the very most you possibly can for yourself, your family, your Fraternity, your community and your nation? Delta Upsilon Objectives If you are to follow in the steps of our fraternal ancestors, if you are to become Renaissance men, if you are to achieve personal successes and some measure of human greatness...then you must begin by following the examples of our founders. With justice as our foundation since 1834, Delta Upsilon has had four simple and yet very profound principles: the advancement of justice, the development of character, the diffusion of liberal culture and the promotion of friendship. In developing the DU Man certain chapter objectives have been paramount from the earliest times: 1. First has been the development of the well rounded man, the Renaissance man: A man of science and of arts and letters; a practical man, yet well grounded in philosophy; a man who enjoys sports and physical recreation, yet appreciates music, art and literature; a man as much at home with his family as in the corporate board room; a leader, an achiever, a creator, and yet one who understands the wonder in the simple word friend. 2. A second major objective has been to anticipate lifes major challenges and to prepare our brothers to meet them. From orientation sessions for new freshmen to seminars on human sexuality to panels on career choices and resume preparation, chapter programs aim to prepare you for life. Although simply living and working together will prepare you to some extent, Delta Upsilon historically has been committed to providing much, much more. 3. A third major Delta Upsilon objective has been the development of leadership skills. Perhaps one of the greatest shortfalls in our modern age is the lack of competent, capable and intelligent leadership. It is doubly important, then, that Delta Upsilon fills this void. Chief among these skills is confidence, which comes from both competence and experience. In providing both knowledge and opportunities for experience in your chapter, DU develops leaders not only for our chapters but for school, community, state or province, and nation as well.

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In addition to leadership, Delta Upsilon has always been concerned with assisting its brothers in individual personal development: written and oral communication skills, the ability to motivate, and an understanding of the leaders role. DUs goal is for every brother to achieve full potential in society both as an individual and in association with others. Among these personal skills is the need to develop your ability to get along with others. Your chapter provides many chances to perfect these skills. 5. Closely related to personal skills is the DU commitment to character development. What makes up a mans character? Integrity, fairness, independence, industry, thriftiness, creativity, dependability, honesty, a caring nature, and the ability to love and be loved, an energetic attitude, the holding of high values, and an awareness of religious and philosophical principles which have motivated high-minded men through the ages are all aspects of the development of character which Delta Upsilon has valued deeply since its founding. The inculcation and development of these traits of high character have been at the very center of the Fraternitys objectives from its inception.

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Challenge: Find the components of success The challenge which has always faced Delta Upsilon and which faces Delta Upsilon today is at once both simple and difficult: How do chapter leaders and alumni working together create a fraternal experience for you which will help you become a DU man, a Renaissance man of great success and achievement? How can your chapter officers create chapter activities to accomplish this goal? How do we as members help one another become Renaissance men, leaders of the future, men who are leaders and winners? There are several clearly identifiable components of the concept of personal success: 1. Competence the knowledge and skills needed to accomplish the task at hand. 2. Experience those abilities which come only from trial and error, often repeated, until one intuitively and experientially knows what to do in a given situation. 3. Confidence the ability to take charge, without hesitation. This comes primarily from building competence and experience. 4. Motivation that hunger to achieve which comes largely from having seen a better world in the minds eye and being unable to rest until it is achieved. 5. Industry the character trait, which will not allow one to quit short of the desired goal. 6. Belonging that special energizing sense of well-being which comes only from the acceptance by and support of persons dear to us. The activities and programs carried on within Delta Upsilon chapters can give you these components for success. However, they dont come without effort. Your chapter may have a diverse, broad-based set of activities that stimulate all these opportunities for your growth, but you will not grow personally unless you give yourself fully to the process. On the other hand, your chapter may be in need of a boost, a new infusion of fresh ideas and hard workers to make it an exciting, stretching place to live and work. Then the question becomes: Will you take the lead to make these exciting things happen for you and your brothers? How Your Chapter Develops the Right Programs The Programs your chapter sponsors to help you build skills dont just happen. Theyre part of an organized process to assess and meet your needs, at every stage in your collegiate growth. Chapters use a variety of ways to assess your needs. Some are automatic. For example, good chapters know that college freshmen need to learn how to study and how to budget their time and money. So guest speakers on both topics are scheduled each term. Some are semi-automatic: training in CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). While everyone should know how to save a life, not every man wants to attend this training each term. So the chapter offers it, but for those men who choose it. Then there are interest-based programs. The stock investment club described below is one such project. Or if eight men in the chapter wanted to have a chess

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tournament, that would be great, even if 50 or 60 other men didnt share that same interest. Two points: First, you cant expect every man to be interested in every program. If eight men want to learn about the stock market, thats great; its not a failure just because 60 others dont take part. Second, if some men want to start a program, let em go to it! Dont ever discourage someone from pursuing an interest just because yours is different. Be supportive of that inquisitive drive in your fellow DUs. How do you discover program needs? Two easy ways are to list things youve worried about on one list and on a second list those things youve always wondered about. Combine your lists with those of your brothers. Right before your eyes, there are your initial program ideas. Its as simple as that. By doing this on a regular basis for all members, the chapters programs remain fresh and will constantly change to meet the needs of new and older members alike. This is the cure for apathy: address whats of importance and interest to all DUs throughout all of their college days. The following are just a few of the proven, successful ideas, recommended by Delta Upsilon and chapters like yours, as tools for achieving personal success. As you study them, youll undoubtedly think of other possibilities, perhaps more suitable to your local resources and the needs and interests of the members of your chapter right now. Thats the way it should be. Thats how Delta Upsilon has grown and improved each year.

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Orientation for New members Campus resources: Every new member should be made aware of the resources available to him on the campus for scholastic and personal development. Tours of the campus, how to tours of the library, and a visit to the learning resources center are all a part of the immediate orientation task. Study skills: Some kind of formal training in how to read retentively, how to take notes, how to achieve on objective and essay exams, time management, and the use of test files and tutorial assistance are all basic ingredients of the fundamental study skill course used by all successful chapters. These classes are often conducted by members, counseling and learning resource center personnel and key alumni Fraternity resources: Time tested methods of getting the new man off on the right foot are test files, posted names of brothers who have previously taken freshman courses, recommended professors in key core curriculum offerings, careful selection of compatible and helpful roommates, the keeping of grade charts on new members doors (to offer encouragement for success and to discourage time wasting activities for those who are in difficulty), and periodic reports by big brothers on little brothers progress. Parental resources: Many parents of members have job and personal skills and information, which could be of great assistance in motivating and orienting the new student. In Delta Upsilon we find many parents willing to give generously of their time and resources to help not only their son but also his friends and brothers if the chapter program gives opportunity for such interaction. New Member Education Guide: This New Member Education Guide will also assist the new member in such areas as study skills, fraternal history, goals and values, chapter etiquette, customs and responsibilities, and campus traditions and resources. Big brothers: Many chapters use big brothers to assist new members in becoming oriented to scholastic requirements, campus customs and house responsibilities. Many of these relationships, being consensual on the part of both the big and little brothers, are not only helpful during college but result in lifelong friendships as well. Alumni big brother: As soon as career objectives can be identified, the idea of encouraging new members to identify and adopt an alumnus big brother is likewise beneficial. Many alumni have developed skills and professional and career contacts which can be invaluable to undergraduates not only during their course of study but after commencement as well. Avoiding competing demands: Chapter officers should be careful in programming chapter activities and in requiring contributions from new members not to overburden new members with chapter responsibilities until they have a chance to become acclimated to scholastic and campus demands, which in the natural priority of things must come first. New members should likewise learn to say no when they are over-committed. Time management: Perhaps the most significant skill required of all new members is the ability to budget and manage time. Daily and weekly schedules, perhaps monitored at first by the big brother, scholastic chairman, or new member educator are absolute essentials in assisting the new members adjust to the increased demands of university life. Relationship to new member educator: While you will undoubtedly make many new friends in the chapter, you should keep your new member educator periodically advised of how you stand with regard to grades, involvement in the chapter, conflicts

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with programs, etc. Because the chapter has asked him to be in charge of educating new members, he must be informed of your progress. Personal Adjustment Communication skills: Nothing is quite so essential for academic and personal achievement as the development of communication skills. Competence in verbal and written English, and perhaps one other language, is absolutely essential to academic and career success. Chapter projects which require members to draft essays, to make oral presentations at chapter meetings or dinner, and to prepare reports for committee and chapter meetings all can be designed to assist in the development of these skills. Chapter officers should and no doubt will carefully monitor the membership and quietly direct any who need special assistance to the learning resources center or other source of special help. Conflict Resolution: Seminars on conflict resolution, ranging in subject matter from difficulties between roommates to achieving a cooperative and positive attitude in the officers executive board to solving problems with friends, girlfriends, and ultimately spouses or partners and fellow workers in the work place, have been extremely valuable in many chapters. Psychologists and area clergy are often useful resources in planning such training sessions. The Sexes: The changing roles of the sexes in modern times have placed an extremely difficult developmental burden on both men and women. Chapter awareness seminars on the goals and objectives of the modern womens movement, their influence on modern America, and their potential impact on the lives and careers of young men is an absolute must prior to entry into the modern family and work place. Human Sexuality: In a pluralistic society, tolerant and understanding attitudes among future leaders are not only desirable but absolutely essential. A thorough understanding of ones own sexuality and a sensitivity to and respect for the lives and needs of others, especially those whose orientation may be different from yours, becomes important for the development of todays DU man. Again, psychologists, counselors, clergy, and physicians of various orientations are logical choices as chapter seminar leaders. Personal Survival Skills: The ability to cook, to select and attractively furnish an apartment or other living quarters, the development of personal hobbies and interests to creatively fill leisure hours and the ability to entertain ones friends and associates are all important survival skills for the Delta Upsilon man. Many alumni report these were neglected areas of their development. Most counselors suggest that each person should develop himself as an independent and full adult member of the community prior to the consummation of any such important step as marriage or life partnership. Gourmet cooking classes, wine tastings and cheese sampling parties, planning and executing civilized social functions, and seminars on interior design and furniture selection and refinishing are some of the programs instituted by Delta U chapters as means toward achieving these goals. In addition to these basic skills, necessary for survival in polite society, it may also be useful to consider acquiring real survival skills. If a great catastrophe such as a fire, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood or a terrorist attack should occur, could you: 1) survive without electricity; 2) grow or otherwise provide food for sustenance; 3) access

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potable water; 4) render first aid and provide for immediate medical needs; 5) assist others in the near and long term. Should a great collapse of the financial system occur, what plans would be necessary to survive without credit cards or bank checks? In uncertain times, those who prepare prevail. The time to plan and train is BEFORE the difficulty arises. Life Commitments: For those who elect to marry or enter into a life partnership soon after college, the selection of a mate becomes critical. Unfortunately, all too few have given this most important life choice the kind of careful thought it deserves. Talks by marriage counselors, clergy and psychologists alike have been helpful in many chapters, alerting chapter members to some of the significant topics which need to be dealt with prior to such a momentous decision. The Computer: The first thing to remember about the computer is that what is written or posted there is not private and never goes away. Many careers have been ruined by postings (including photos) made in the carefree exuberance of youth. Before accessing and utilizing these sites, ask yourself how this activity will affect your chances for employment, for promotion, for appointment to a governmental position, for a campaign for public office or for selection for a judicial office. These computer postings will be found by your detractors at the critical time in the future, make no mistake about it. Make sure what you have written or posted reflects positively on your bright and shining future. Another reminder is in order concerning the computer. Protect your identity. The careless use of the computer or the careless discarding of sensitive financial information, if found by thieves, can ruin your credit for a lifetime. Be on guard. Cultural Enrichment Art collection: Collecting good prints, original art by members and other students and faculty members can do much to whet the artistic appetite of our Renaissance man. Some chapters invite art instructors to the chapter house to give demonstrations in the basic skills of such art forms as painting or sculpture. Arranging big-brother little-brother art contests, complete with competent judges and prizes, is another good way to encourage members both to explore creative and artistic outlets and to visit campus art shows and community events. Additionally, some chapters will want to make the house available to university art departments and local art clubs for use as a gallery for weekend art shows. This is an appropriate way to promote community relations and at the same time provide original art for the membership to experience as well. Music collection: Every good chapter should have an extensive collection of good music recordings. The time just before dinner is an ideal time for playing good music in the living room, an activity that encourages members to broaden their musical tastes. Some chapters play classical music once a week during formal dinners. Chapter house concerts: The resident string quartet, a visiting faculty pianist, and a brass quintet all make outstanding musical events for the chapter house. Many will come and play for 30 minutes after dinner without charge. Such events make ideal social and rush functions and if they are carried out just prior to a campus concert, many in the chapter can be encouraged to attend. These same groups might be offered use of the chapter living room as a place to practice just prior to a public appearance. The members

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could serve as a trial audience while enjoying fine music. Exposure to art and music, as with anything else, is the key to development of fine taste. Poetry contests: Many chapters have annual poetry contests in which every member submits an entry. Categories might include romantic, humorous, limerick, or free form. Faculty judges are provided, appropriate prizes are presented and the best entries are published for the interest of alumni in the chapter newsletter. Such activities encourage creative expression by members and reveal delightful and otherwise hidden aspects and dimensions of members to each other. Theatric teasers: Some chapters invite campus theatrical productions to send a skeleton cast to the chapter house just prior to the production. They perform a brief sketch to serve as a teaser, arousing the interest of the members in attending the play. These events are the source of much fun and entertainment as well as serving the subtle purpose of encouraging attendance at the production. As with the musicians, theatrical casts might appreciate having a change of scene in which to practice, and a trial audience. Field trips to the opera: A fun mid-winter excursion for the chapter (and dates, if desired) is a field trip to the opera or symphony. In addition to being an uplifting experience, the chapter, properly dressed and perhaps holding a first class reception for dates and alumni after the event, has an enjoyable social outing as well. Play readings: A roaring fire, a cup of spiced hot tea and the reading of a good play make an enjoyable evening for members and dates alike. Again, using such an event for social and rush purposes gets extra mileage from an already good experience. Senior Gifts: Each senior should be encouraged to present to the chapter his favorite book and his favorite classical music recording. These presentations should be accompanied by a short statement by the member explaining why the book and the music are important to him and what he finds interesting about them. In this way, the chapter library grows and the members interest in the collection deepens. Have him sign the book and present it at a dinner during the year. Senior Recitals: In virtually every university, music majors are required to give senior recitals. Many are quite good and worth the time to hear. Many recitalists would welcome the opportunity to give a preview of their upcoming recital at the chapter house to gain confidence in performing and to perhaps attract attendance at the event. After dinner speakers: Most chapters have some form of after dinner speaker program, often on a weekly basis. If the chapter dinner hour is properly arranged, a 30minute presentation by some faculty member or student (especially foreign students) on a topic of general interest can be most informative. The presentation can often serve as a stimulus for additional conversation, and occasionally research, on the part of the membership. Idea magazines and one good newspaper: Every chapter should have available in the common area of the chapter house several first-quality idea magazines and at least one good newspaper. Some chapters subscribe to the Sunday edition of the New York Times, for example, on the theory that at least once a week every member should have the opportunity to see at least one good newspaper. Idea magazines create interest in those who see them and this interest often leads to further exploration. Care should be taken that at least some of the magazines challenge the members and perhaps cause them to question assumed notions and values.

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Religious and Personal values Philosophy: Is truth discovered or revealed? Half the world contests the validity of the scientific method. Some say man lacks the capacity to discover truth and should simply make himself an instrument worthy of divine revelation. Others say transcendentalism can be melded into western thought. Philosophy makes a fascinating seminar topic. Sometimes students and/or faculty from the East can be enlisted to participate in conversations challenging questionable Western assumptions. World religions: The age-old conflict between Islam and Judaism widens to the rest of the world with the rise of religious governments in the Mid-East. How can Westerners deal with people whose values are not understood? In an ever-shrinking world with a global economy, todays Renaissance man must at least understand other religions and beliefs and the motivations they provide for human conduct. Fundamentalism: The current rise of charismatic fundamentalism challenges orthodox Christian religious views and injects religious issues into the political arena. Abortion, sexual orientation, feminism and the priesthood of orthodox and Mormon religions, are all serious topics for comprehension by the future leader. Remember, you dont have to believe it, but you must understand it if you intend to lead in this modern world. Values and Ethics: With the folly of fallen religious leaders and even Presidents who step down from office due to ethical violations, the Renaissance man must question the ethical basis he uses to judge his own actions and those of others. . Practicing Your Religion: The custom in many homes is that dinners begin with a prayer or moment of reflective silence. This may happen in your DU college home as well. With the diversity of people in the chapter, youll probably find some others interested in going to church, mosque or temple each week. Even if you and your brothers attend several different places of worship, why not walk together? Occasionally invite some of your friends to join you, and sometimes go with them. These are unique opportunities to broaden your vistas and to cultivate friends whose ideas will challenge your own. Economics Personal Accounting: Many financial advisors agree that one of the most serious problems facing new university graduates is the dilemma of living with unlimited wants and limited means. A chapter seminar on how to develop a simple set of personal books will help chapter members to develop a budget that will allocate scarce resources to everincreasing needs. Alumni accountants or faculty CPAs are often good resources for this kind of program. New members should understand the finances of their chapter as well. The treasurer and perhaps a corporation board member could brief you on house budgeting, hidden costs (insurance, upkeep, etc.), and the current state of the chapters house mortgage. This technique is a subtle way of teaching the concepts of finance, while at the same time promoting the Delta Upsilon notion that nothing is secret, and that it is important for each member to fully understand the workings of his new home. Investment Clubs: Are you up on puts and calls, buying on margin, junk bonds and the Merc? Many chapters have investment clubs, which, through the use of an imaginary fund of money, help members learn the risks and advantages of investments in

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common stocks, grain, metals and other futures. Brokers, lawyers, tax accountants and business executives often make interesting speakers for investment club meetings. Real estate Investments: Upon graduation, you may need to find housing for yourself for the first time. Some people will rent, others will purchase, Pitfalls and rewards in real estate ownership and management make the subject an interesting seminar. Local realtors and real estate managers, as well as tax accountants are often pleased to spend an evening with interested chapter members who wish to acquire basic knowledge and skill on this important subject. National and World Economics: The impact of economic policy on both domestic and foreign policy decisions is a fact which every potential community and national leader must comprehend. On every campus, economists, historians, political scientists, and students of diplomacy exist, the makings of an absolutely smashing panel discussion for an otherwise dull winter evening. Globalization: Whether the subject is history, economics, employment or finance, it is indisputable that our world is shrinking. A thorough knowledge of world news and international developments is essential for successful men in the modern age. For example, it is quite likely you will work someday for a company headquartered in another country. Will you be able to speak to the boss in his or her native tongue? Are you aware of sensitive religious and cultural customs of the locales where you may be sent to work or train? Are your tastes flexible and are you intellectually curious enough to flourish in such a new and exciting environ? An evening spent with business leaders of companies with international ties or with foreign students can provide an introduction to the new world. How much am I worth: To graduating seniors this is a bold question, especially with so many men borrowing to pay college costs. What salary should you command in your first job? A seminar from local businessman can help assess what jobs are offering and, if linked with a CPA, can help plan costs (food, hosing, etc.) so youll know what is reasonable and necessary. Health Exercise: The benefits and dangers of our current exercise culture should be understood by healthy young adults. Cardiovascular specialists, orthopedic physicians and physical educators could easily cooperate to give the chapter insights in this important area of personal well being. Once a basic understanding is in place, perhaps the chapter could also entice a local aerobics instructor to provide sessions at the house. Likewise, group runs and other exercise ventures could be organized within the chapter, in addition to intramural sporting activities. Nutrition: Recent discoveries have revealed the connection between proper nutrition and general health and mental achievement. Someone from the school of human ecology could, in a short time, help chapter members become aware of what they can do, individually and in the chapter kitchen, to guarantee good health and the realization of potential. Alcohol and drug abuse: Little needs to be said about the dangers of drug use and alcohol abuse. Yet much must be known, since even among the educated and affluent the problem continues to expand. The best (and smartest) DU chapters have now totally banned all alcohol and all illegal drugs from chapter property. Because alcohol is a

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personal choice for all persons, perhaps some hard facts in the formative years will promote responsible decision making later on. Speakers from AA, Bacchus, drug abuse centers and the local medical society are easily obtained. Since knowledge of legal risks is also required, a presentation from the local prosecutor or a lawyer alumnus will be very helpful. Stress management: Heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, mental illness, general irritability and lack of productivity have all been linked to improper management of lifes stresses. Good habits learned as undergraduates could well mean sound mental and physical health for life. Stress management techniques are known and should be taught at the chapter level. Your local mental health center will help you plan a program. Sports for life: Swimming, tennis, hiking, skiing, backpacking, golf, scuba diving, racquetball, and handball are examples of sports which may be continued for recreation and exercise throughout ones lifetime. The value of these activities and the development of these skills should begin at the chapter level or before. To promote these endeavors, the chapter will want to consider in-house tournaments and competitions. One good idea is to team big brothers and new members or alumni and actives against other similar teams at any of the various sports for life events. In some chapters, such tournaments have become annual affairs, drawing many alumni to return for weekend events. Rest and regular habits: If you want to manage your time and budget your personal resources, you must appreciate the value of appropriate rest and regular habits. Now is the time for you to develop lifetime patterns of productivity. Inability to regulate lifes demands while in college often means disaster later in life when one is under even more pressure from the job. A speaker or two on this topic will generate much interest. History National: A thorough knowledge of ones national heritage is important not only in achieving a sense of identity, but in understanding phenomena which occurs about us. Although the classroom often gives some insight, recommend reading, seminars and panel discussions in the chapter house could highlight important historical events for many. Your history department will be glad to provide speakers. Also dont overlook history majors among your membership. World and regional: With science, medicine, politics, economics and business now operating on a global level, world and regional history is a prime subject for tomorrows leaders. Crises in Central America, South America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, and their causes, are essential to understanding and predicting trends in these important parts of the world. Professors and foreign students are natural program presenters. Cross discipline studies: A seminar tying together the art, music, philosophy, religion, politics, and history of a given period of our culture would do much to show the student how various facets of society are interrelated. Parallels could be drawn and predictions made through current events based on historical truths learned. This would make a fascinating subject for a chapter panel discussion. Career Selection and Achievement Selecting a major: Panel discussions by parents, faculty and friends, as well as chapter alumni could do much to help sophomores and juniors select majors and careers.

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Early on, chapter members should be aware of the requirements for admission to the various graduate schools and this awareness should come at a time when it is not too late to meet the requirements. Speakers on subjects such as admission to graduate school, opportunities in business, the military, and the professions all could enlighten important choices each undergraduate member faces. Internet research on graduate school and professional school admission requirements is also essential. This research must be done early in the students academic career, so that there will be time to make adjustments in curriculum which will enable the student to meet the requirements for advanced study. A valuable resource may also be found within the chapter itself. Senior members in various majors or pre-professional school preparations should be made available to those younger members who are considering similar postgraduate schooling. One DU chapter includes members majors next to each name in a list given to new members at the beginning of each year. In that way, new members with questions know which older brothers to approach for advice. Resume Preparation: Alumni involved in the interviewing process for a variety of employers will make an interesting panel discussion on how to prepare resumes and cover letters, and secure interviews for job placement. This seminar or panel discussion will be particularly interesting to those going directly into the work force upon graduation. Alumni Contact: Specific suggestions for contacting alumni in your search for a career and for eventual employment include matching alumni careers with similar members career aspirations; an evening dedicated to alumni presentations on career choices and employment tips; setting up a program of alumni big brothers and a program of calling on alumni in their homes or places of business. Most alumni will be delighted to meet and assist you in your solid plans for a contributing future. They are, after all, men who have made life-long commitments to the principals of Delta Upsilon. It will please them deeply to know you share those values. Interviewing techniques: The recruitment officer from the placement center or any corporate placement officer will conduct a number of mock interviews with chapter seniors which can put them light years ahead of the competition in obtaining important career appointments. Notions such as dressing for success, interview and dining etiquette, and other general preparation for the interview process should also be covered. Professions: The hard facts are known about the requirements for success in the various professions: you need an undergraduate degree with a high grade average, high scores on admissions tests, a graduate degree with a high grade average, and high scores on professional certifying exams. If you want a professional career, chapter seminars should teach you how to get there, and how to develop the skills necessary to perform academically and in testing processes. Learning resource personnel are often helpful in these efforts. Dressing right: In a society where first impressions are so important, appropriate dress and grooming can say much about your chances of getting a job or being hired for a position. One needs to be aware that how you look during classes or while walking across campus not only reflects on you and the chapter, but also is often the dress rehearsal for later life. Social functions

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Here is a list of suggestions for social functions which are creative and which the entire Chapter will enjoy: The Barbeque: Little needs to be said about this classic North American favorite. A steak, a baked potato and a salad are about all you need for the makings of a lovely evening. The Room Crawl: A room crawl is similar to a pub crawl, but without the alcohol. Each new member of the Chapter is invited to one room in the Chapter house at a time with a predetermined time limit and an activity developed by the members living in that room. The new members rotate until they have visited every room. It is a fun evening and gets the new members acquainted with existing members in clever and entertaining ways. Jack-O-Lanterns: Carving jack-o-lanterns in late October is always a seasonal favorite and contests for the most imaginative and the scariest productions add to the luster of the evening. Christmas or Holiday Decorating: A roaring fire, mulled cider or hot chocolate, good carols sung by the fire and some goodies to munch makes a tree decorating and house decorating party an all-time favorite. This is an ideal evening to include dates and rushees. Cookie Baking: A fun charity event is an evening spent baking, with the proceeds of the sales of the evenings wares going to the Chapters favorite charity. Who could resist such a tasteful event? A Day at the Lake: Nothing beats a warm spring or fall day at the lake. Boating, Frisbee, softball and some great barbeque or fried chicken, make this event as North American as apple pie. Again, this could double as a perfect date or rush function. Tailgating: Tailgating before the big game is simply a classic. This is a fantastic time to connect with alumni and parents. Everyone loves the game and a little DU socializing around some good food beforehand is absolutely irresistible. Performances at McCain: Every campus has its performing arts center. The one at K-State is called McCain (did you know Dr. McCain, for whom the auditorium was named, was a DU?). Every kind of great artistic event takes place there from theatre to ballet to musicals to orchestra concerts to lectures of every kind. What a great time to impress a date or a rushee and have a wonderful evening in the process. Think of a nice dinner beforehand, or a reception for the artists at the Chapter house afterward. Golf: Even miniature golf is a fantastic time for good exercise, entertainment and wonderful conversations. This is an excellent rush endeavor . . . with all the great time between holes to visit about the fantastic advantages available to those who choose Delta Upsilon. The Dinner Swap (or Exchange Function): Invite half of the members of a sorority to come to your house for dinner and send half of your members to their house for dinner at the same time. Great friendships are made in these casual settings and it gives everyone a chance to see how the other half lives. Theme Parties: Social functions, like all chapter activities, can also be educational events preparing members for life in the world to come. In these times of older drinking ages and increased awareness of alcohol abuse and drug use, it is increasingly important to develop social and recreational activities which are creative, clever, and developmental. Theme parties are always popular. Examples include casino night, a Hawaiian luau, a Halloween party, holiday gift parties for neighborhood children, ice

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cream socials and watermelon parties for neighbors, parents and faculty, costume parties, and formals. Such events are not only entertaining evenings for members and guests but are uniquely suited to develop members social skills. The Double Whammy: Many successful chapters combine intellectual seminars with date desserts and rush functions. In this way, the membership is enlightened and intelligent female companionship and prospective new members are attracted as well. An old fashioned picnic: In the fall and spring, nothing beats an old fashioned picnic (perhaps with box lunches prepared by members and their guests). A picnic coupled with softball, volleyball, Frisbee and other simple pastimes not only entertains, but is conducive to the rediscovery of the ancient art of conversation, a skill well suited to the Renaissance man. Gourmet Food Club: A gourmet club provides an opportunity for those desiring to learn and excel at the fine culinary art. The products of the club can also provide a gastronomic treat for the chapter (and dates) as well as providing an opportunity for developing the skills of chapter members. The chapter kitchen becomes the lab for club meetings. An Art Show: An art show, complete with a formal reception for artists, judges and patrons, does much to change the campus image of the fraternity house. At the same time an opportunity is provided for members to develop an interest in the work of campus and local artists. Creative chapter meetings Book reviews: Some chapters begin each meeting with a senior who gives a book review about the most important book in his life. Following the review, the senior presents the book to the chapter library. Essays: Historically, Delta Upsilon chapter meetings included the presentation of essays on relevant current subjects. Many research papers done by members and faculty advisors make excellent subjects for short essays at the beginning of a chapter meeting. An entirely different and improved meeting atmosphere will result. Debates and Panel Discussions: If chapter business is kept to a minimum (about 20 minutes is ideal), a short debate on a current topic of local or world importance will stimulate thought and interest among members. The more interesting the meeting, of course, the better the attendance for chapter business as well. Developing Communication Skills: Good chapters maintain an atmosphere at chapter meetings, which lets you learn persuasive communication skills. Can you lead a meeting, amend a motion, speak on your feet and refute an argument? Acquiring these skills clearly enhances the potential for success of officers and members alike. Critiques on member presentations, if carried out in a positive atmosphere, likewise contribute to the learning experience. Chapter singing: High quality chapter singing at chapter meetings, serenades and at mealtime likewise adds to a quality fraternity experience. When you hear the applause from a sorority after you serenade them in four-part harmony, youll know how much fun singing can be. Such experiences inculcate pride in your Fraternity, pride in the individual, and in general, foster an overall commitment to excellence. Organizational Skills: Officers who lead, committees, which function well, and a general atmosphere of thoughtful efficiency do much to enhance the management skills

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of the participants. Delta Upsilons leaders of tomorrow will be encouraged by such examples.


Chapter Development Personal Values: Albert Schweitzer once said Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing. Character traits are ordinarily learned by emulating those we admire. Events which highlight and honor the life and achievements of prominent DU alumni, members of the faculty, parents or townspeople establish high moral examples for the chapter. That Which is Counted Affects Behavior: This is an ancient maxim of behavioral science. If you count how many beers a freshman drinks, hell drink more. On the contrary, if you keep track of and applaud all A grades made by freshmen, freshmen will make more As. The leadership of the chapter must carefully decide what it is going to count. How to Say No: Alumni, faculty and counseling staff can provide valuable insight to the chapter in how one respectfully declines products and activities, which are detrimental or undesirable. Peer pressure, fear of being thought odd or different and simply not wishing to offend new-found friends often impel undergraduates into patterns of activity and behavior which are contrary to their own values. We must learn to say no and at the same time remain friends with those with whom we disagree. The chapter through its programs and attitudes should make clear that value judgments are a personal matter and once made are respected. A Commitment to Excellence: Whether it be the cleaning of a toilet, the singing of a DU or a school song or the writing of a mid-term paper or a final examination, the chapter should make clear by its example and in its written and verbal standards that no achievement short of the members best effort is consistent with Delta Upsilon objectives. A charged atmosphere in the chapter house, a commitment to excel and achieve and the general moral tone established by the chapter leadership all will impact favorably upon the development of the younger brothers. From time to time retreats should be held at which these standards and values are openly discussed and plans made for programs and activities which the chapter desires to emphasize. Etiquette: Much that is fraternal occurs around the dining table at the common meal. Good manners, consideration for others, and the right atmosphere to entertain speakers, rushees, guests, high-ranking faculty officials, alumni, and parents, are essential to our leaders for tomorrow. Formal lessons in social and mealtime etiquette should be held. These lessons should include critiqued practice sessions. The skills learned at the dining table often help job interviewers decide which candidate will be selected for important positions and can likewise make the difference in important conferences and sales presentations in later life. Good etiquette is a matter of habit. Good habits, like bad, are acquired by repetition. After Dinner Speakers: One of the most entertaining and painless ways to acquire information and skills is through the use of a regular program of after dinner speakers. Most faculty, alumni, townspeople and parents, if politely invited to a nice dinner in a congenial atmosphere, will spend 30 minutes of their time sharing life experiences and information with an interested chapter audience. To acquire these same presentations in the world outside the university setting, many thousands of dollars in honoraria and travel

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costs would have to be expended. Do not fail to take advantage of this unique bargain opportunity. Member presentations: Do not overlook your own members as source for dinner speakers and entertainment events. Members who travel abroad, members who have interesting research assignments, members who can sing, perform or simply wish to develop communicative skills are all ideal prospects for chapter dinner events. Tools and Resources In implementing the program suggestions made in this section, it will be quickly apparent that a number of tools and resources must be acquired by the chapter. A few illustrative examples follow: Your Chapter Library: Every Delta Upsilon chapter house must be the home of scholars, so the first important tool to be acquired is a working, functional library. Although the acquisition of books and bookcases can be expensive, many chapters have programs whereby books are donated by alumni, parents, faculty and friends. Parents and members alike can also build bookcases with materials acquired through chapter fundraising activities. The library should contain basic reference works such as the Great Books of the Western World, a good working dictionary, a thesaurus, a current scholarly encyclopedia, such as the Encyclopedia Britannica and a number of current self-help, bestseller, historic, philosophic, religious and artistic texts. Virtual libraries are also available on the Internet and are an excellent and inexpensive source of valuable information. Idea Magazines, Periodicals, and Good Newspapers: Many chapters encourage each member to subscribe to one good periodical at the members own expense, all of which are kept available to all members in the common area of the chapter house. Thus, with only little individual expense, much is available to all. A decent piano in good repair, for both entertainment and cultural events, is essential. It is quite likely that the chapters alumni or the parents club will find a suitable instrument for the Chapter if you will just ask. A Comfortable and Attractive Meeting Room: With a little paint, some help from alumni and parents, and just a bit of imagination most chapter houses can be quickly refurbished to provide the kind of atmosphere in which campus and community leaders will be comfortable. Some tablecloths and a podium do wonders for group meetings. Although no one is quite sure why, most men in the fraternity world accept as true the maxim if you make it look better, it will soon be better. All efforts spent in attractively maintaining and furnishing the common areas of the chapter house will be rewarded by the productivity of the events that occur there. Be sure there is a clean, comfortable restroom for members and guests as well. Music and Art Collections: Nothing will add to the improved atmosphere of a scholastic community like a good music collection and some art on the walls. Fine classical music recordings can be checked out from the school library or borrowed from alumni or music faculty and copied on fraternity computer equipment. Fund raising activities can be undertaken to acquire a good music system for the common areas of your chapter house and one or more members should be identified to develop the library. Art reproductions and local and student art can often be acquired at little cost but at great value in terms of visual and mental stimulation.

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Membership survey: At the beginning of each year, good chapter officers survey the membership of your chapter to learn such things as interests, hobbies, life experiences, work experience, foreign travel, language skills, interests, major and activities and subjects in which the members desire to be informed. Such surveys can yield not only ideas for that year but identify significant internal resources available to the officers as well. Such surveys should include all family resources including parents and extended family members if available to the chapter on request. The Impact of Technology: The age in which we live is greatly influenced by our ever-increasing rate of technological development. Whereas new thoughts and discoveries once took weeks or even years to reach the other side of the globe, today information can flow practically instantaneously. Business meetings can be conducted with attendees on different continents. Researchers collaborate with colleagues whom they have not and may never meet in person. Because of the very obvious advantages that technology can provide, one must master technological literacy in order to become and remain competent and competitive in the world today. Letting oneself get behind the curve equates to losing touch with the rest of the progressing world. Embrace new technology: dont doubt its ability to change your life for the better. On the other hand, continue simultaneously to develop your social skills, the geek who cannot communicate in person is just as crippled as the technologically inept. Who can help? In developing chapter programming, chapter officers must be aware of all resources available to them in planning the Fraternity development program. The following list provides some illustrative examples: Chapter members: Many chapters tend to overlook their own membership as sources for seminar leaders, panel members, presenters of debates, music and book reviews and the like. Often great talent lurks untapped right in the chapter house; it could be shared by all. Faculty: Most faculty, if appropriately invited and pleasantly received, are more than willing to spend time with the chapter in pursuits of mutual interest. Such interchanges enhance the Fraternitys reputation and enlighten the membership as well. Alumni: Most alumni are ample reservoirs of talent available at a moments notice to the chapter on request. Many older brothers are flattered to return to the chapter. Contacts for future employment and job references are a side benefit of these activities. Parents: Perhaps the greatest untapped resource available to the Fraternity are the parents of its members. Many times our parents possess great skills and life experiences that could be of immense value to many in the chapter. Virtually all parents welcome the opportunity to spend an evening with their son and his friends and would be available both as financial and intellectual resources if invited. Learning Resources Center and Counseling Center: In assessing members strengths and weaknesses, in providing tutorial assistance for those with problems, in assisting chapter officers in planning creative and effective educational programs, few resources are as helpful to the chapter as those provided by the university itself. Many faculty and staff are unaccustomed to being invited into the fraternity environment but virtually all welcome the opportunity. Again, the Fraternitys image at the institution is enhanced by such interchanges.

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Townspeople: Presidents of local corporations, clergy of various persuasions, leaders of labor and the crafts are all within a few minutes drive of most chapter houses. Many have only experienced the fraternity in negative ways through the unfortunate effects of group living on the community. What an opportunity exists for mutual, beneficial exchanges, do not overlook these usually willing helpers. Campus calendar: At least one chapter officer will be in charge of the Fraternity calendar and should constantly make the members aware of educational and cultural events on campus. This involves reminders at dinner. Many times members, because of other commitments and the press of time, overlook valuable and often free learning experiences. And in Conclusion Perhaps as you have read through this Blueprint for the development of the DU man, the thought has occurred to you that chapters following the suggestions made in this guide will not look very much like typical North American fraternities. You are, of course, quite right. But then Delta Upsilon has never been the typical fraternity. As you know, it was established in protest to fraternities and to all of the unfairness and immaturity that those institutions represented at the time of our founding in 1834. Delta Upsilon was never meant to appeal to the masses. Classically and historically Delta Upsilon has taken only a handful, a few good men each year, from our society and it has helped them become great. It has been committed to developing men of character, culture, caring, friendship and fundamental fairness. It has been committed to the development of the Renaissance man. Delta Upsilon has always seen as its classic mission the production of real and constructive leaders for our communities, states, provinces and nations. Delta Upsilon is committed to excellence-personal excellence on the part of its members and corporate excellence in its chapters and alumni. We are different, we were meant to be different and we intend to stay that way. We do not belittle, we encourage. We do not degrade, we uplift. We do not waste time and resources, we conserve and use them. We do not retreat from the world into our chapter houses for pleasure and recreation, we emerge from them refreshed, renewed and willing to take on the tasks life offers. We do not lead our members into abusive and destructive behavior, but instead into channels of creative outlet and achievement. As we have said for so many years in Delta Upsilon: We cannot, we will not tolerate mediocrity. We have the heritage, we have the experience, we have the knowledge and we have the commitment. Will you and your brothers in your chapter join with the legions who have gone before you in the unique mission which is the stock and trade of our great Fraternity? Will you become the Renaissance man? Will you and your brothers become the leaders our society so desperately needs? The world awaits your thoughtful reply.

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By Judge Terry Bullock, KS 61 I became a DU virtually by accident. In 1957, when I was a freshman at K-State, I met a gentleman in an honors English class who invited me to the DU house for lunch. DU didnt sound Greek to me, so I accepted. When I got there I said, Im sorry, I really dont like fraternities. My hosts said, We dont either, welcome home! That is when I learned there was something very different about Delta Upsilon. That is when I learned about a non-secret society committed to the Advancement of Justice, the Promotion of true Friendship, the Development of good Character and the Diffusion of Liberal Culture. That was when I learned DU hated hazing as much as I did. Almost instantly, we found that a great friendship was growing in our common values and I soon became a DU for life. In my sophomore year, our DU advisor and I had a long talk about my future. He eventually suggested I had the qualities to become a good lawyer. To that date, I had never considered such a possibility. The next day, he escorted me to the Pre-Law Advisors office to explore the idea and, as it developed; my life in the law had begun. When it came time to go to Law School, my father was ill and we were short of money. Out of the blue, the KU DU Advisor invited me to live free of charge in his home with him and his wife for my entire law school career. That, simply put, is how I became a lawyer. When I graduated from law school, I went to Topeka to interview with a large law firm. I was naturally nervous, but then I realized . . . this is just Rush Week . . . I know how to do this from both sides of the desk! And so I got the job and they made me an Associate (but I knew I was really just a Pledge). I knew how good pledges succeed. They speak when spoken to, they come early and leave late, they make the coffee for the firm meeting and they work hard and keep their eyes and ears open. Of course, with my DU training, I was a good pledge . . . I mean Associate. In three years time, the partners invited me to the Country Club for a very formal dinner. I later learned they were looking me over to decide if they would offer me a partnership. Luckily, our DU Housemother had schooled us well in the finer points of etiquette of the extra pieces of silverware and glasses, which I found at my place. She always said, Learn your table etiquette so you can concentrate on the conversation, not on the forks! I must have done well at that dinner, because they did indeed make me a partner (really just an Active) in about one third the time it had ever been done before. Every Tuesday, after I became a partner, I attended firm (Chapter) meeting. I knew how to get things done in Chapter meeting. I knew, for example, that you never bring up something in Chapter meeting until you know how it will turn out. I knew, before introducing an idea, that one meets individually with the members, one on one, until, eventually, someone else brings up the idea in Chapter meeting and all you have to do is say, What a great idea. I will support that. I hadnt been in the law firm very long when the Chief Justice of Kansas sent for me. Again, I was quite nervous. When I arrived at his chambers, he offered me a cigar (I dont smoke cigars, but I did that day) and when he did, I saw his DU ring. He wanted to know how things were going back at the Chapter. That began a life-long friendship with him which culminated in one of the highest compliments ever paid me. At the death

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of the Chief Justice, I was asked, along with another young lawyer, Chuck Henson, to be an honorary pallbearer at the State Funeral. The Chiefs widow later told me that the Chief had planned his own funeral and that he insisted that Chuck and I be included with the dignitaries because it would do us good to be seen in that company. You see, Chuck was from the KU DU Chapter and I was from the K-State DU Chapter, the two Chapters in which the Chief had always maintained an interest. Several years later, I was nominated for the Court. The Governor turned to his lawyer for advice on whom to appoint. By this time, the Governors lawyer was Chuck Henson and he suggested me. During all my years on the Court (over thirty in all), I sized up witnesses and parties alike with the skills I learned at DU rush functions and chapter meetings when I was in college. In all my decisions, I sincerely tried to make justice come alive, just as we were taught to do as freshmen in the DU house so long ago. My life has also been enriched by the contributions of my DU brothers. My pledge father helped build the first space shuttle. My DU roommate, also in the space program, later helped invent the Sonogram and the CAT scanner (both of which have been used to save my life). He also invented the machine that custom makes the glass insulating layer in every microchip ever made in the world. Another of my DU brothers became a cardiologist. He perfected a procedure, which reduced the death rate for hospital heart attacks by one fourth in one year nationwide. This procedure has now saved the lives of two of my friends, one himself a DU. Has DU made a difference in my life? On this one, I will let you be the judge.



Every structure on this planet stands on a foundation. So does a man, and justice is a good foundation for all of us." Tommy R. Franks, Four-Star General United States Army, Texas, 1967. "Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life." Linus C. Pauling, chemist, Oregon State, 1922. "How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser." Lou Holtz, college football coach, Kent State, 1958. "So long as there are wrongs to be set right, and college students to be stimulated and prepared for the higher and nobler duties of life, (Delta Upsilon) ought to have a permanent and vigorous existence." William Bross, founder of Delta Upsilon, Williams 1838. "I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else." James Garfield, President of the United States, Williams, 1856. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Joseph P. Kennedy, businessman and politician, Harvard, 1912. The integrity of the game is everything." Peter Ueberroth, former chairman of Major League Baseball and the United States Olympic Committee, San Jose, 1959. Each man begins with his own world to conquer, and his education is the measure of his conquest." Charles Evans Hughes, United States Supreme Court Justice, Colgate & Brown, 1881. It is by acts and not ideas that people live." Harry Emerson Fosdick, clergyman, Colgate, 1900. There is no investment you can make that will pay you so well as the effort to scatter brotherhood and goodwill throughout Delta Upsilon." Ray K. Zarvell, educator, Bradley, 1968. "Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must." Charles Kettering, inventor, Ohio State, 1904.

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Delta Upsilon Ode Dikaia Upotheke Hail! The emblem that we love, We sing thy praise-in accents loud, All other songs above We love the meaning of thy words that ring so clear and true. We bless the tie that binds, all hail! Beloved Delta U! Beloved Delta U! Hail, Delta Upsilon Hail Delta Upsilon! Brotherhood glorious! Justice thy cornerstone, true manhood thy goal; Oer all thine enemies forever victorious, Hail, Delta Upsilon, eternal Soul! Reared in adversity, so shalt thou never Let from thy alters die that life-giving flame; Hands gripped in loving clasp, all brothers forever, Each to the other true, and ever the same. GRACE Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. TABLE GRACE Ecce quam bonum Quam que iustum Habitare Fratres In unum See how good it is And how just To live Brothers As one.

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NOW BENEATH YOUR WINDOW Now, beneath your window, Girl of Delta U. Sing we of your beauty, and the gold and blue; Hear our song reecho, softly from above, Girl of Delta Upsilon, you are my love.


BROOM Broom, broom, broom, broom Here come the Gold and Blue Were singing a marching tune Were loyal, were loyal To old Delta U. Boom, boom, boom Well sing our praise to thee In undying loyalty Well now wear the golden pin Of our Fraternity. Justice and Brotherhood Both these are understood They are the mottoes of Delta Upsilon Boom, boom, boom Now these are yours to hold To cherish as you grow old Be loyal, be loyal To old Delta U. Broom, broom, broom, broom.

SHE WEARS A D She wears a D for all her devilishness She wears an E for extra smooth She wears an L for all her loveliness She wears a T for all her tender tenderness She wears an A for her alluriveness She wears a U-P-S-I-L-O-N Because she always likes to think about and dream about Her man of Delta Upsilon Oh Gold and Blue you are our colors true Well always honor, love, and cherish you Throughout our college days youll guide us on In the true manhood of Delta Upsilon And then well pledge ourselves to Delta U Our better lives well dedicate to you And may our hearts in service truly ring As we sing of Delta U Now when a KU man walks down the street You say now theres a guy Id hate to meet And as he staggers drunkenly along He monotonely sings a KU drinking song And then you note his tie of sloppy hue And his bloodshot eyes are praising you He turns away to bum a cigarette You damn near bet a KU man. Now when a DU man walks down the street You say now theres a guy Id like to meet And as he saunters casually along He debonairly sings a DU drinking song And then you note his tie of varied hue And that his cool clean eyes are praising you He turns away to jump into his vette You damn near bet a DU man.