Delta Upsilon Fall Rush Details

Delta Upsilon

FALL RUSH Schedule 2017

Thursday 8/24 Open House 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Monday 8/28 Basketball Tournament 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday 8/31 Thursday Night Football 7:30 – 10:00 PM
Sunday 9/3 Meet the Brothers/Open House 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Monday 9/4 BBQ Cookout 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9/7 Bags and Burgers 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9/10 NFL Watch Party & Wings 12:00 – 6:00 PM

*All events will take place at the DU CHAPTER HOUSE        

located at (312 E. Armory Ave, Champaign)

Rush Chairs:

Scottie Semko:    (618)-407-2512

Calvin Sailer:        (224)-639-2873


Brendan Ruffolo:  (847)-361-6804

2016 DU Fall ReU

The now annual DU Fall ReUnion on 10/8/16 was a huge success with 50+ alums joining the undergrads and the 39 member strong recently pledged members of the class of 2020 at the House!  Highlights included the awarding of the Keith Ulatoski brotherhood award to Ken Hecht ’79, an overtime Illini football game, cocktails before and after the game, and limitless story telling!  Twelve members of the class of ’76 made to Champaign on the occasion of their 40th class reunion, and look forward to even stronger participation from the 77’s and 78’s in the years to come.

A special thanks to numerous alums who made very generous, and badly needed donations to the House.  Look forward to seeing one at all at the Fall ReU in 2017!





Taylor Stinnett ’15 receives DU Leadership Scholarship

The Alumni Board awarded another DU undergraduate member with the DU Leadership Scholarship this past April.

Taylor Stinnett, a senior (class of ’15) from Sycamore, Illinois, was awarded the DU Leadership Scholarship along with an award of $1,000.

Throughout his four years on campus, Taylor has remained incredibly involved in the undergraduate fraternity and has given back in a number of significant ways. Ryan Shea and Matt Sturgeon made the trip down to campus to thank everyone who applied for the scholarship and to present the award to Taylor. It was great seeing such high participation this year with eight applications – and we hope to increase that number next year!

DU Fall ReU Preview






Please save the date and plan on attending the DU Fall ReU 9/26/15 at the DU House in Champaign! We are deliberately avoiding the “official” Illinois Homecoming later in the Fall. The pledge classes of ’55, ’75, and ’95 will be honored in a special ceremony after the game!

If you are interested in tickets to the football game that day, let me know? Our special group rate is $24/ticket and should even include an Illini t-shirt! We will also try to resurrect the bus to/from Chicago for the game.  More to come.

Fran Broich ‘76.50

Workin’ it

We are again having a summer work weekend at the DU house in Champaign. Last summer, a group of dedicated alumni and 20 undergrads worked for 2 1/2 days making much needed repairs to the 2nd & 3rd floor hallways, brick walkway and outside wood trim. Much was accomplished, but, as with any structure that is 89 years old, another round of repairs is needed. This summer, we will seal the basement floor, refinish the floor on the main level and also paint the walls.

The work weekend is July 11-12th. You are strongly encouraged to join us to lend a hand – whether it be for a couple of hours, a day, or the full weekend. No special skills required. Please let us know if you plan on helping out so we can plan the work teams’ time effectively. In the past multiple Alumni Board members and undergrads have greatly appreciated the work of brothers like Kim Lewis ’79 who have generously donated their time. This year, Jeff Castles ’76 will provide his expertise on the painting projects needed. We are also planning on repairing/replacing the infamous “penalty boxes” in the rooms in the next couple years. Anyone with furniture expertise would be very helpful in the planning of that–

Perhaps just as importantly, we need your financial support to help purchase the necessary supplies. This request is urgent as we are planning our materials procurement now for delivery in July. Please consider donating $250, $500 or $1,000 today! Send your check directly to, Kevin Donnelly, 5822 Giddings Ave., Hinsdale,IL, 60521. Please make checks payable to Illinois Chapter of Delta Upsilon, Inc. We’ll make sure the donations are quickly earmarked for this summer’s work project.

Questions? Feel free to call me for more details at 630-207-0239. Best time to call is 7pm – 10pm CT. Hope to hear from you.

Thanks for your time and support!


John Sladek ’75 and the DU Alumni Board