A letter from the Upsilon Alumni Rush Advisor:
Frequently Asked Questions for Rush:
How do I go about rushing DU?
Contact Rush Chairman Evan Fene (972) 900-9502 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or members of the Rush Team to learn about the events we will be having this summer in an area near you. Additional Rush contacts: Chase Goodnight (918) 207-9900 (email@example.com), Mason Haunschild (214) 709-8908 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Carson Peddycourt (405) 315-5900 (email@example.com), Sebby Legrand (936) 524-6428 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What does DU have to offer?
The Oklahoma Chapter of Delta Upsilon is the most well-rounded house on campus. Besides providing an unparalleled brotherhood, the house consistently ranks among the top of fraternity standings in both grades and intramural sports. We also boast the longest running formal on campus: the Feudal Dinner. Hand in hand with our social calendar comes our service to the OU campus and Norman community in the form of our philanthropies and charitable events.
What are some things to remember during rush?
Figure out what you believe you want in a fraternity. As you go through formal rush, just be yourself, keep an open mind, look at the many different chapters, and try to visit chapters outside of rush events. The last suggestion helps you to get to know what "everyday life" is like in that chapter. You should choose the chapter that makes you feel the most comfortable and at home; you should also ask about the chapter's principles to see if they are in line with your own. Finally, choose the house that you like the guys in most because these will be your brothers for life. Do not simply rely on the external first impression.
When can I "sign?"
The first official day that a new fraternity member can sign for Fall 2011 is Wednesday, August 24th, during Formal Rush Week.
What does it mean to "sign?"
Signing is your official commitment, in writing, to join a specific fraternity. It is filed with Greek Affairs. It is against Interfraternity Council rules to sign this official commitment before this date.
What are the pledging/initiation requirements?
Complete 1 semester of house duties, 80% or above on all new member tests, 2.5 or above GPA.
What is pledging like?
Our pledging period is approximately 12 weeks, but is much different from other fraternities. You are treated with the same respect that is given to a fifth year senior, so long as that respect is mutual. We are non-secret and non-hazing; DU is the only International Fraternity founded on these principles. That means the there is no hazing of any kind within our chapter, and our chapter meetings are open to the public. We have no secret handshakes or rituals.
How do costs compare to the residence halls (dorms) and other fraternities?
Our pledge fees are $650.00 per semester and cover mandatory costs for Delta Upsilon International and Interfraternity Council.
How do I get involved with intramural sports?
DU consistently finishes in the top 3 fraternities (out of 19) in intramural athletics. We have teams in every major sport offered (soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball, and softball) and compete in almost every individual intramural event. New members can get involved in intramurals during their first semester, and all entrance and league fees are paid by the chapter.
Do I live in the chapter house and with whom do I live?
Freshman year, all freshman are required by OU to live in the dorms. Beginning your sophomore year, rooms are picked in order of seniority, which is determined through grades and contributions to the house. There are spaces for 67 people in the house. New members can move in after completing their freshman year. Members must live in the house for 4 semesters.
What are the rooms like?
There are twenty-three rooms in the house. They house between 1 and 4 members, depending on the size of the room. Our rooms are bigger than most other fraternities on campus. The DU house is located in a beautiful South Greek location close to campus.
How do chapter meetings work?
DU has weekly chapter meetings, where we discuss the business of the chapter. We have these every Sunday at 8:00pm. Every member is expected to attend these meetings, as they are important to the well-being of the chapter.
What does DU do for community service and philanthropy?
For more info on this, check out the service section of our website. The DU house is very active on the OU campus and in the Norman community. This spring, we raised over $14,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs of America through our annual Coast Guard philanthropy and date party.