Dear Brothers,


Now is an exciting time to be a DU from the Kent State Chapter. We have been given an opportunity to greatly impact the young men that are the future of our Fraternity. Our house at 202 South Lincoln has served us well since 1993, but we find ourselves in a changing university landscape with a tremendous opportunity. We have established plans for a new house that aligns with current and future campus growth and will position Delta Upsilon as the premier fraternity on campus. This Kent DU Chapter “Kent’s Oldest, Kent’s Best” Campaign Brochure details the scope of the project, funding needs and explains how you can assist us.

It is encouraging to see all of the Brothers on the donor list who have already answered the call with their support during the early stages of the campaign. Through their generosity, we started off strong and raised the funds required to purchase the Kent State University Foundation Building. Now that we have secured the building, it is time to raise the remaining funds necessary to renovate the interior of the building to suit the fraternity needs. We need everyone to consider making a donation, if we expect to meet the $750,000 goal to complete the project as envisioned.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ENDORESEMENT:

“KENT STATE UNIVERSITY IS EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE AND ASSIST IN THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG MEN OF DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ENDORSES THE KENT STATE DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY TO OWN AND MAINTAIN A FRATERNITY HOUSE WHICH WILL PROVIDE STUDENT HOUSING, STUDY SPACE AND KITCHEN AVAILABILITY. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY LOOKS FORWARD IN A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP WITH THE KENT STATE CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON FRATERNITY.”

BROTHER LOU HOLTZ ‘59 ENDORSEMENT:

“IT IS WITH GREAT ENTHUSIASM THAT I WRITE THIS LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE NEW FRATERNITY HOUSE PROJECT UNDERTAKEN BY THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CHAPTER OF DELTA UPSILON. WE CAN’T REPAY THE PEOPLE THAT HELPED US, BUT WE CAN SHOW OUR APPRECIATION BY HELPING THIS GENERATION OF DUS. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET BEHIND THE PROJECT AND INSURE THAT THE NEW DU HOUSE MEETS THE NEEDS OF OUR YOUNG BROTHERS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.”

THE LATE BROTHER OLE GILBO ‘66 ENDORSEMENT:

“I’D LIKE YOU TO TAKE A MOMENT AND REMEMBER LIKE I DO, “THE GOOD OLD DAYS” OF BEING A DU AT KENT. THE DU HOUSE AT 312 E. MAIN ST.; MOM YOUNG AND MOM TOWNE; $1.25 PIZZA FROM BRUNO’S; THE RC COLA POP MACHINE IN THE BASEMENT; PLEDGE RAIDS; HELL WEEK; INITIATION; HOMECOMING; SONGFEST; PORK BARREL; WOP-HARP PICNIC; 10 PM CURFEWS FOR WOMEN IN THE SORORITY HOUSES AND DORMS; INTRAMURAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL; WINNING THE ALL SPORTS TROPHIES; THE LOFT, DECK, ESCAPE, VENICE AND RAYS. THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!! THESE ARE MEMORIES MOST OF US WILL CHERISH FOREVER, BESIDES THE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS THAT WERE FORMED. BROTHERS, NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL OF US TO STEP UP AND DONATE TO THE NEW DU HOUSING FUND. OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE AND FURNISH THE HOUSE WHILE KEEPING OUR MORTGAGE AT A MANAGEABLE LEVEL. THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF DU, KENT’S OLDEST AND BEST FRATERNITY. I‘M SURE THAT YOU WILL AGREE WITH ME, THAT WE NEED TO DO THIS AND THAT YOU WILL WANT TO HELP.”