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DELTA UPSILONI N T E R N AT I O N A L F R AT E R N I T YB O I S E S TAT E C H A P T E R
DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY | Boise State Chapter Journal
Edition 1 | Volume 1 | Fall 2011
November 2, 2010November 2, 2010
Boise State welcomes Delta Upsilon as more than 15 men join the first DU colony in Idaho.
2010 Colony President
August 4-7, 2011August 4-7, 2011
August 19-20,2011August 19-20,2011
friends and brothersI think it is fitting with the culture of the chapter, when I say that I came together in very unconventional ways. Executive Directors unless they are Justin Kirk do not do hands-on expansion work, and colonies at least to my knowledge are rarely started by two graduating seniors. But I feel that our chapter much like our entire fraternity has been about challenging the status quo since its inception. It is only fitting that most humble beginnings were unconventional.
Given the way the colony started (i.e. Justin Kirks visit to Boise at the end of October last year, and our rapid acquisition of the men that joined), I was notworried about the competency of the men. eir commendable work in making the colony a chapter was no surprise. What was a surprise was seeing all thehard work done for us by our advisory board, and IHQ. Without that kind of buy-in, the charter probably never would have been printed. I guess if I had to sum up our beginnings in one statement it would be this: From the perspective of a now Peace Corps volunteer, I can appreciate the humble,albeit big-thinking beginnings of our chapter. Much like Peace Corps service, establishing the chapter was neither comfortable nor smooth, but doing something important never is. We had big dreams of new grounds and world-changing ideas. We were more often than not brought down to reality in this regard. But weenjoyed many pleasant, small successes and did it in the company of people that we enjoyed. In hindsight, you cant ask for much more than that.
Being a Founding Father of the Boise State chapter has shown me what can be accomplished when like-minded individuals join together to work towards a common goal. Even though I became involved with the Fraternity a few short months before installation, I still felt the same feeling of accomplishment as all the men did standing with me on April 30, 2011. For me, installation represents a culmination of hard work and dedication, as well as a jumping off point for the future. We laid groundwork that will guide men through their college years by giving them the opportunities to learn through doing as well as leading. Occasionally I still read the oath of initiation and marvel at the depth of meaning it has and the level of sentiment it promotes. I cant imagine any other organization that exists where an individual has the opportunity to advance himself morally, intellectually, and socially while being surrounded by such high caliber people. As Dr. Bernard Franklin said, There is still room on college campuses for elite organizations. Delta Upsilon is that organization.
Caleb Fisher 2011
April 30, 2011April 30, 2011
There is nothing more fantastic than sharingstories and heartfelt companionship over a roaring fire. Our fraternity gathered togetherto find unity, brotherhood, and "cultivate those sentiments which should ever exist between brothers." It was the perfect entry into Delta Upsilon, the perfect end to asummer. There I found my friends. ThereI found my brothers.
Nathaniel Eggleston 2012
GreetingsOur year is winding down, and the promise of a new year is upon us. While reflecting on this last semester, i realize how different it would have b een if it weren't for the men of the b oise state c hap ter of Delta upsilon. It is refreshing to see a group of men who give themselves wholly to a set of ideals, particularly to those of our fraternity. rough this dedication, we've been able to develop a very close bond, one that becomes ever more present during the holiday season. Our ability to further this organization, the ideals for which it stands, and the bonds that it has helped to create would be impossible without our supporters. we would like to take the time to very sincerely thank you for all that you've done for us in the past year. I could not be any more proud of what these men have accomplished, and i am grateful that that was in large part thanks to you.
B. Benjamin Weigel2011 Chapter President
Alumni TailgateFall RetreatBoise Votes
October 25, 2011October 25, 2011
November 4-5, 2011November 4-5, 2011 November 12, 2011November 12, 2011 @imagineboldly Nathaniel Eggleston@benquintana speaking with constituents at #boisevotes hosted by @BoiseDU twitpic.com/75udzg @BoiseDU Boise Delta Upsilon#BoiseVotes underway! The candidates having questions asked of them in a round-table session. twitpic.com/75ue0r @J_L_Rosenthal Jesse Rosenthal#BoiseVotes @BoiseDU is hosting a debate between all Boise City Council and Mayoral candidates. @imagineboldly Nathaniel Eggleston#boisevotes has been a great success of civic responsibility. Advancement of Justice! @deltaupsilon
The fall retreat of Boise DU was a little over a month after I had accepted my bid. Sure I was still kinda new to the guys and the whole idea of brotherhood. But the 24 hours I spent with those men changed me relationship toward my Fraternity. I knew maybe 8 guys well, but a lot of them I only saw at chapter. Getting to see the bond they have was so strong allowed myself to open up to it and be part of it. I love my Brothers. All of them.
Christoffer Fries 2015
I , OF MY OWN
FREE WILL & ACCORD ofPRESENCE in the
GOD ANDOFTHESE WITNESSES do hereby that the SOLEMNLY DECLAREPRINCIPLES
F R A T E R N I T Yofthis asthey HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED TO ME
ACCORD VIEWSENTIRELY WITH MY OWN A N D I S O L E M N LY P R O M I S E T H AT
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TO THOSE PRINCIPLES. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENDEAVORING IN EVERYWAY TOPERFECTMYSELF
. . . . . .
MORALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, AND SOCIALLY
&ENDEAVORING ALSO TO ACT TOWARDS O THERS A C CORD ING TO THATof conduct required by the fraternity
HIGH STANDARD I
SOLEMNLY THAT IWILL
PROMISE BE LOYAL
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TO THIS CHAPTER
THEIR RULESDISCHARGING MY OBLIGATIONS
T O T H E M FA I T H F U L LY
USING ALLHONORABLE MEANS. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TO THIS CHAPTER
I solemnly promise that I will
SHARE BROTHERS with myT H E D U T I E S O F M Y C H A P T E R. . . . . .
THEM IN ALL THAT IS
HONORABLE & RIGHTTHAT
EXTENDTO EACHBROTHERRight Hand Sympathyofthe
& THAT AT ALL TIMES &IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. . . . . .
ENDEAVORi willTO CULTIVATE THOSE SENTIMENTS
WHICH SHOULD EVEREXIST BET WEEN
all this i solemnly promise
UPON MY HONORANY EQUIVOCATION, MENTAL RESERVATION, OR SECRETE V A S I O N O F M I N DWITHOUT
WHATSOEVER. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
my dear brothersAs the incoming officers reflect on this past year, we take pride in the steps our chapter has taken, and we want to thank you for your support. In only six months, we went from a colony to a chapter, and we recognize this could not have been accomplished without many peoples guidance. Whether your help was explicit or not, your contributed to a culture of encouragement that has greatly helped our chapter succeed. Besides reflecting on our past year, we wil plan for the coming one. Our chapter has learned how a fraternity should operate, and is making progress towards better functioning. is trend will continue in the new year while we keep developing and refining our chapters processes. One aspect of those processes is our finances. t is imperative that we work arduously in this coming year to fundraise for a liquidity account. Our third focus will be recruitment. We realize that in order to be sustainable, we must greatly improve our ability to promote Delta Upsilon, and encourage the meritorious men of Boise State to consider joining Greek Life. continued below
Jesse L. Rosenthal2012 Chapter President
November 11, 2011November 11, 2011
We all take enormous pride in this fraternity and our brothers, and we will be working to convey the benefits that DU offers to the men on our campus and our community. Once again, we thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you updated on our chapters progress in the coming year.
YDELTA UPSILONI N T E R N AT I O N A L F R AT E R N I T YB O I S E S TAT E C H A P T E RPROFILE OF A DU MAN
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I always thought that Greek Life wasnt the thing for me. It was the realm of the popular people, the upper class aristocrats who owned yachts and were members of mom and dads country club and for most of my life I was the bookworm who was just an average kid. e men of