Boise State’s Chapter of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity was one of seven finalists for the Sweepstakes Trophy, the highest honor bestowed upon a DU undergraduate chapter.
The Delta Upsilon Sweepstakes Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to acknowledge chapters whose achievements surpass all expectations. This is the first time the Boise State Chapter has been a finalist. The 2017 trophy went to the Kansas State Chapter.
The chapter also received four other awards at Delta Upsilon’s annual Leadership Institute, Aug. 3-6, in Milwaukee.
Most Improved Chapter Award
In recruitment, the chapter increased membership by 50 percent, raised nearly $3,300 for DU’s Global Service Initiative (from $0 the previous year), and raised its Chapter Excellence Plan score by 70 percent.
Chapter Excellence Plan (CEP) Award in Advancement of Justice
Chapter Excellence Plan (CEP) Award in Development of Character
Health, Safety and Prevention Award
The Boise State Chapter was recognized for its long-term agreement with the campus Gender Equity Center to help stop domestic violence on campus. Members participated in active bystander intervention training both semesters, and have staffed tables to distribute flyers and information regarding domestic violence and prevention.
Justin Kirk, Delta Upsilon’s Executive Director and an initiate of the Boise State Chapter, said, “Delta Upsilon is thrilled to recognize the Boise State Chapter for its dedication to our Four Founding Principles. These men prove that the strength of a chapter should be measured by its ability to affect change on campus and within the lives of its members.”
Established in 1834, Delta Upsilon is an international men’s college fraternity with 75 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada. The fraternity is the oldest, non-secret, Greek-letter society and is committed to Building Better Men for a global society through its four founding principles: friendship, character, culture and justice. More than 132,000 men have joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity since its founding more than 182 years ago.