Culver-Stockton Chapter History

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Delta Upsilon Fraternity is an international social fraternity with chapters in both the United States and Canada. Our fraternity prides itself in our academics, philanthropic activities, and diversity. Academically, our house is consistently one of the top houses on campus. We have extensive programs to assist members in their education including study groups, an academic point system, and tutors.



 In 1985 a "Code Change" is formed at Culver - Stockton College in March after members of local fraternity Mu Theta Nu leave that organization after serious hazing problems...The group originated as a protest organization and a club to give Culver-Stockton College students an option to existing fraternities...Four former Mu Theta Nu's were part of the college's "Change" group: Brack Collier, Chris Hudon, Doug Redstone, and Phil Zezulak...The group's first meeting is held in the college's stately Johnson Hall in March. Junior Jim Spires is elected President...The group first learns about Delta Upsilon from the College Registrar, Terry Sherer, who was a DU at Bradley University in the 1960's...The group's constitution is approved by Culver-Stockton faculty in May...It is approved as a petitioning colony of Delta Upsilon Fraternity in December....DU letters are first seen on The Hill shortly afterwards.



 In 1986 DU takes seven new members, increasing mebership to 13 members...DU is officially colonized on April 22 in a ceremony in the Herrick Center with thirteen Colony founders...Brack Collieris awarded the Interfraternity Council's Outstanding Active trophy, giving DU its first major IFC individual award winner...Chris Rossi is elected Greek God during the college's Greek Week '86 festivities...Colony sets a record in G.P.A. for Spring Semester...Colony holds rush week at the home of their Colony Advisor Terry Sherer in Canton, MO from September 21-24... The cheer "Gold and Blue!" is written during Rush Week...Eight new members join DU in Colony's first Bid Night at Johnson Hall on September 25...Dave Frausto is the first person to come "down the steps" for DU at Culver-Stockton... Seven more pledges join one week later... Collier is elected Junior Attendant at Homecoming in October, becoming the first DU to make Homecoming Court.



 In 1987 DU wins the Interfraternity Scholarship Cup for two more semesters...Dropouts and expulsions shrink the Colony's size to only nine members by the end of Spring Semester... Because of the losses in membership and financial problems, Collier decides to delay Chapter Instalation until 1988... Jack Mercer is named IFC's Outstanding Pledge in April... The Colony is awarded Cottage One on campus for the 1987-88 school year in the same month... DU takes a pledge class of 11 freshman and one sophomore on September 17... DU Executive Director Tom Hansen visits the Colony in October... Wayne Sherer wins initial Iron DUck Award in November during Parents Weekend banquet at Pinocchio's Restaurant... Also in November, the Colony honors eight Culver-Stockton women in the first Diamond Girls ceremony... Larry Webb is elected DU's first Chapter President and the only black President in November.