Thursday, August 11, 2016

Congratulations Delta Upsilon!

Delta Upsilon’s Lehigh Chapter Named Fraternity Sweepstakes Trophy Finalist

Delta Upsilon International Fraternity is pleased to announce that its Lehigh Chapter at Lehigh University was named one of seven finalists for its Sweepstakes Trophy, the highest honor bestowed upon a DU undergraduate chapter. The announcement was made at the Fraternity’s annual Leadership Institute, held July 28-31 in Indianapolis.

The Delta Upsilon Sweepstakes Trophy has been awarded annually since 1953 to acknowledge chapters whose achievements surpass all expectations. Each year, seven finalists are selected. The 2016 trophy was awarded to the Kansas State Chapter. This is the third time five years that the chapter has been named a Sweepstakes finalist, also receiving the honor in 2012 and 2015.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Lehigh Chapter boasted a chapter GPA above the all campus fraternity average, with its associate members having a 3.35 GPA on the year. The chapter’s 70 men average 15 hours of service each and raised $1,222 for the Fraternity’s Global Service Initiative, DU’s international philanthropy and service project.

“The Lehigh Chapter represents all of the best qualities of Delta Upsilon,” said DU Executive Director Justin Kirk. “The chapter should be proud of its accomplishments and continued success.”

Established in 1834, Delta Upsilon is an international men’s college fraternity with 77 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada. The Fraternity, founded at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, 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 120,000 men have joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity since its founding more than 181 years ago.