DRU Trip to AFLV Central Conference

Four Actives: Josh Becker, Andrew Junkans, Mason Oaks, & Sevan Ozartun went to Indianapolis, Indiana to participate in the AFLV Central conference.sign up

The actives sat in on many sessions on how to better the chapter.  Sessions discussed breaking old habits, healthy masculinity, how to effectively run a meeting, & recruiting strategies.  Active Oaks said, “It’s really cool to see so many people from around the country that are willing to help us make our chapter better.”  Outside of the education sessions, the actives went out and explored the city and met new people from different chapters.  The goal of this trip was to show the younger actives how to make improvements to the chapter in as many ways as they can.  Active Ozartun said that it would be of great benefit to send new actives on the same trip when it is affordable, as they can continue to learn new ways to make a positive change in the organization & Greek Life overall.

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DRU Work Project to Organize the Fraternity History Collection

Five Actives: Mitch Nasgovitz, David Holzem, Zach Penkwitz, Jacob Woulfe, & Evan Klumb and Four Alumni: Jeff Stark, Robert Taylor, Jim Lucchesi and John Macy worked on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for hours to organize the history collection.  Great progress was made but we are not done yet.

Once all of the materials are organized and categorized,  the goal is to post as much of the archive as we can on our website.  Active Holzem had the quote of the day after reviewing the scrapbooks but we can’t print the same here!  Bob Taylor summarized the day as follows: “Sure enjoyed the gathering and seeing the old DRU stuff.  We were sure in the golden age of DRU history. Unbelievable alumni and active leadership.  Greatest bunch of guys.   New frat house.   School loved us.  Maybe that’s why the fire burns so brightly for the group in our hearts, as we had the mountain-top experience.

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Kevin Jung

Kevin Robert Jung, age 66, of Buford passed away Friday, January 3, 2020.  Memorial service will be held 11:30 am Monday, January 20, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Kevin Elseroad will be officiating.  The family will receive friends 11:00 am Monday, January 20, 2020 at the funeral home.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Kevin was a member of the Tardy 12 pledge class.

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2019 Homecoming

In October for Homecoming the Fraternity hosted an Open House, Membership Meeting and Tailgate Party. While it was very cold the everything went well. We had alumni from several decades visit and share stories from years past. The event ended with the tailgate party before the Carroll University Football game.  Alumni enjoyed burgers, brats, and snacks. We even had a large Jenga game going on for sometime.

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Fall Benefit Dinner

Fall 2019 Delta Rho Upsilon Benefit Dinner,

Hello everyone, it’s that time of year again. The 9th Annual Delta Rho Upsilon Benefit Dinner is scheduled for November 8th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. It will take place at the same venue as previous years, Stackner Ball Room at Carroll University. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Hebron House of Hospitality, Waukesha’s local homeless shelter.
The event will include: appetizers and drinks, a presentation by Hebron House, a dinner of your choice, dessert, and a silent auction. If you have any items that you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Michael Heiser at the information below for pick up. In addition, it can be delivered to the DRU fraternity house if that is easier. Please invite all your family and friends, all are welcome. Ticket pricing for this event are $10 per ticket and you will have a choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian (pasta primavera). Please pay at the Paypal link below

For any questions or comments, please contact:
Michael Heiser, 630-624-1550 or mheiser@pio.carrollu.edu

Register Here Via PayPal

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Fall Benefit Dinner

Fall 2018 Delta Rho Upsilon Benefit Dinner,

Hello everyone, it’s that time of year again. The 8th Annual Delta Rho Upsilon Benefit Dinner is scheduled for November 9th, 2018 at 6:00 PM. It will take place at the same venue as previous years, Stackner Ball Room at Carroll University. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Hebron House of Hospitality, Waukesha’s local homeless shelter.
The event will include: appetizers and drinks, a presentation by Hebron House, a dinner of your choice, dessert, and a silent auction. If you have any items that you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Chris Bechtel at the information below for pick up. In addition, it can be delivered to the DRU fraternity house if that is easier. Please invite all your family and friends, all are welcome. Ticket pricing for this event are $25 per ticket and you will have a choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian (pasta primavera). Please pay at the Paypal link below

For any questions or comments, please contact:
Chris Bechtel, 650-274-8887 or cbechtel@pio.carrollu.edu

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For any questions or comments, please contact:
Chris Bechtel, 650-274-8887 or cbechtel@pio.carrollu.edu

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Spring Benefit Dinner

As the semester wraps up and you spend all the nice spring days studying in the library, come relax and enjoy a dinner with Delta Rho Upsilon. The fraternity will be hosting a spring benefit dinner on May 4th from 6:00-9:00 PM in Stackner Ballroom. The night includes nice buffet style food, socializing, and a silent auction. Bring your cash, checkbook or card for a chance to win the many auction items. Custom DRU pint glass will also be sold for $5 at the dinner.

Please fill out your information here

Purchase your tickets online below:

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DRU Spring Benefit Dinner May 4, 2018

Delta Rho Upsilon will be hosting its first ever Spring Benefit Dinner on May 4th at 6:00PM in the Stackner Ballroom at Carroll University. Delta Rho Upsilon values service and has been a part of the Carroll University family since 1929. The event will include dinner and a silent auction. Event proceeds go directly to the Hebron House, and will support the homeless population in Waukesha County. This event is extremely important to us, and we hope you would help us raise money and collect silent auction items to help aid the Hebron House in their tremendous efforts of service.

Any Alumni who would like to donate a silent auction item to contact: Chris Bechtel at cbechtel@pio.carrollu.edu or 650-274-8887

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10th Annual Toga 5K

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Toga 5K! TOGA TOGA TOGA! The Toga 5K is an annual run/walk near the Carroll University campus, hosted by the members of the Delta Rho Upsilon fraternity. In addition to the run/walk, there will be a raffle and donation boxes. All proceeds and donations will go to Waukesha’s homeless shelter, the Hebron House of Hospitality. Though toga attire is not mandatory, it is strongly suggested. If you are interested in participating in the event, please fill out the survey below:


If you would like to pay for your Toga 5K t-shirt online, then follow the paypal link and instructions (please also complete the link above as the registration):

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History Event

We have our upcoming History Event planned for January 27, 2018.  We will have our Alumni Association meeting from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and the Active Alumni History Event from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Please join us at the DRU Clubhouse 427 E Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186.

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Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 was a blast!

The members of Delta Rho Upsilon represented the fraternity quite well. We had great turnouts from the active body at the homecoming events, and the fall pledge class did an exceptional job. The DRU banner that was made for the volleyball game turned out really cool and marching in the parade is always a fun time for our guys.

Also, a couple of our members were nominated onto homecoming court. Som Phomsopha was nominated (and won) for the underclassmen and Dre Lacanlale was nominated for the upperclassmen. Both very deserving men to represent DRU.

Finally, on behalf of all the active members, I want to give a quick thank you to all the alumni that were able to come back for the smoker and football tailgate. It is great to see the strong connection past and present members have with one another. After all, once a brother always a brother.

Jacob Slezak
Active Body Secretary

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Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Shirts Available

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 8.34.01 PMThe Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Association sold Lands End Short Sleeve dress shirts with crest to our members at Homecoming.  We still have some available for sale.

Only one color choice – True Blue. Most sizes.

$20.00 per shirt. First come. First serve. Limited number.

Please let me know what size by email or letter.

John P. Macy – jmacy@ammr.net or 720 N. East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186

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Homecoming 2017


Over 60 Alumni members of the Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity, joined the 40 actives members and the 10 pledges over the Carroll University Homecoming weekend. If you were there we were glad to see you. If you didn’t come, we missed you.

We were particularly glad to welcome back Bruce Dennert, Lon Hachmeister, and Ken Bagge from the Class of 1967.

Although the weather did not cooperate, the Actives did making the Alumni feel welcome. Special thanks to Scott Polebitski, Bob Taylor, Jordan Brovick, and Jeff Stark for all the efforts to make the weekend a success.

We still have shirts for sale if you are interested, please feel free to contact John Macy at jmacy@ammr.net.

We gather next for the Active-Alumni History event January 27, 2017 from 2 until 6 at the Clubhouse. It is a chance for the Alumni to hear what is currently happening at the Fraternity and for the Alumni to share the stories from the past. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us.

Yours in Brotherhood
John Macy

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John Petersen

November 3, 1946 – September 14, 2017

John Petersen, age 70, set off on his final “sail” in the early morning of September 14th, at home while in the arms of his loving wife, of 48 years, Lori Stevenson Petersen and surrounded with the love of his daughter Jana (Joe) Pingel, and son Steve (Megan) Petersen. Fondly known as “Papa J” to many especially his grandchildren Madison Pedersen, Liam, Kieran and Quinn Petersen, Kaeli and Bri Bohman and Connor Pingel, he had a special place in his heart for each one. His sister Linda “L.Sue” (Bill) Standage, brothers Mark (Sheryl) Petersen and Rick (Dana) Petersen along with his father Eugene J. Petersen kept in contact on a daily basis filling him with strength. Brother’s and sister’s in law George (Janet) Stevenson, Andy (Mary) Stevenson and Ed (Carol) Stevenson were loyal confidants and ready in any time of need. His beloved mother, Willa H. Petersen, and mother-in-law and father-in-law William (Grace) Stevenson beacons of faith and strength had preceded him in death. Loved by many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. His recently adopted rescue dog “J.J’ was instantly devoted to him.

John attended the then two room Bark River Grade School and later graduated in the first class of University Lake School both in Hartland, WI. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Sociology from Carroll College, Waukesha WI.in 1969. He valued the friendships of his fellow Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity brothers. Spanning more than 4 decades his entire work career was for one corporation known as Cooper Power Systems when he retired as Senior Buyer. He lived life to its fullest with a strong will and faith to carry on. John leaves us with a legacy of sailing memories accumulated over 61 years, many as the ACE of the E scows on Nagawicka Lake. He was twice Commodore of the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club. He will be remembered for his determination and perseverance despite obstacles or ‘knocks in the wind’ “ Papa J” was not only a provider, but taught his family how to sail through life’s ups and downs with grace and faith. John also enjoyed playing Sheepshead with his friends, spending the winters downhill skiing in Michigan and enjoyed his summer’s best game of golf on the last day of his life. He loved watching the beautiful colors of the sunset come together after a long day.

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of John Petersen at the Delafield Presbyterian Church in Delafield, WI on Saturday October 21st with a visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11a.m. Burial will be private at Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is assisting the family.
John was battling lung cancer and we are grateful for the care and concern he received from the medical team at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth in Pewaukee WI.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to:

Delafield Presbyterian Church Fund of Remembrance,
1851 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 53018

Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club,
P.O. Box 154, Delafield, WI 53018
Memo: John Petersen Memorial Fund

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Scott Myren

May 17, 1980 – September 16, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly while on a canoeing trip on September 16, 2017 at the age of 37. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanette (nee Radmer). Best daddy ever of Trevor and Zachary. Loving son of Kathy and Allen. Dearest brother of Trista (Brent) Roemer and Laura. Fun uncle of Raedine and Everly. Great son-in-law of Lloyd and Susan Radmer. Scott will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, God children and many friends.

Scott graduated from Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL. He then went on to attend Carroll College where he was a member of Delta Rho Upsilon. Scott loved music, including singing in the choir and playing in the band. He was an avid soccer player throughout his high school and college years. He was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder. Scott was a diehard Packer fan, a Star Wars buff and loved to play Legos with Trevor and Zachary.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 145 6th St. Waterford, from 11 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 3 PM. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for Trevor and Zachary’s educations would be greatly appreciated.

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President’s Message


Homecoming will be in October this year. Although I agreed to serve on the committee for my 40th class reunion, I did so with the caveat that I wouldn’t actually be able to attend any of the reunion events. The Alumni Association in coordination with the Active Body will hold several days of events as follows:

Friday October 6, 2017
Smoker: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight at Clubhouse

Saturday October 7, 2017
Clubhouse tours: 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
DRU Alumni Association meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Clubhouse
Tailgate Party: 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Kilgour-Trailblazer Tennis Center parking lot.

Please plan on joining us. Since our last SCOOP much has happened:

  • The actives and alumni attending a Brewers game on Friday, April 21, 2017 again sponsored by Wayne Grunewald. Thanks, Wayne. If you live in the area you should plan on attending next year.
  • The actives hosted the 9th Annual Delta Rho Upsilon Toga 5K Walk/Run on April 23rd, 2017 with wide support from the campus as well as alumni.
  • The alumni welcomed a new group of actives at the Annual senior picnic on May 12 where we honor the new members of the alumni association and their families.

On the upcoming events schedule is not only Homecoming but also a Active Dinner and Fundraiser in November. Details to follow on the website. Also, a DRU Alumni Association Meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the DRU Clubhouse, 427 E. Broadway Waukesha followed by the annual Alumni-Active History Event.

The alumni association actives dues reimbursement program has been much appreciated by the actives receiving the same. Much work has been done on the Pledge Class project but much more needs to be done. A subcommittee has been formed and the members plan on meeting monthly to work on the same. More to follow.

If any time you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in Brotherhood,

John P. Macy

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Pledge Class Project

Tanner, MikePledge Class Project The Alumni Association is working to catalog all the pledge classes throughout the history of DRU, from Harold Hamilton and the Pioneer Club to the latest class of 2017. Our goal is to share this body of work with our members on www.deltarhoupsilon.org to serve as a historical record.

While members of DRU possess a wide variety of talents, record keeping has not been at the forefront. There have been many transitions throughout our storied past including name changes and house changes, and with all of these transitions, some information does not always follow in step. The records we do have are incomplete and again we turn to our membership to help fill in the gaps. We are close to compiling the information we currently have and will have these list available at Homecoming so be sure to take a look and do what you can to help fill in the blanks.

In order to facilitate this project, the Alumni Association is instituting an Adopt-A-Pledge-Class program. The outline of this program is to assign a prior pledge class to a current pledge and/or active member and it is their responsibility prior to activation to reach out to each member of the pledge class that he has been assigned to get to know the Alumni in the class, update the contact records for each individual and to try to get the alumni to come to campus (hopefully for an event) to meet the pledge and reconnect with the group. The pledges would continue as the connection for that pledge class for the entire active experience. We hope this will help bring the past and present closer together and provides an significant opportunity for pledges to contribute to the organization.

Visit the website in the coming weeks for updates regarding the pledge class project and of course reach out to any member of the Alumni board to contribute relevant information.

In Brotherhood,

Mike Tanner Fall 2003

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Active / Alumni Dues Reimbursement Program

CRESNOTITLEDear Alumni Association I along with 9 other active members are thankful for your generous offer to cover our dues this semester. We hope to show our appreciation by continuing to embody the best values of our shared fraternal organization. Thanks again. Sincerely Dylan Steichen Dear Alumni Thank you for paying my dues this semester. I am glad you still believe in us and I hope you continue to do so. My brothers and I are putting on a good image for the rest of the campus, and I will continue with my efforts to keep the fraternity alive and in good hands. Thank you Noah Wallen Please be assured that your donations are being put to good use. The Executive Committee for the Alumni Associated voted at on of their last meetings to initiate a dues reimbursement program for the Active Body. The same is structured as follows: The 10 Active members with the highest number of Panther points (previously know as House Points) at the end of the semester who meet the following criteria will have their upcoming semester dues paid by the Alumni Association. To receive dues payment an Active must:

  • Be in good standing with the school for both the semester they accumulated the points as well as the upcoming semester, and
  • Be a full time student for both the semester they accumulated the points as well as the upcoming semester, and
  • Have attended at least 2 work project organized by the Vice President, and
  • Have attended at least 3 volunteer events organized by the Vice President, and
  • Be current in their fraternity dues, and
  • Must have a grade point of 2.25, and
  • Must not have taken senior standing.

The top 10 Panther Points award winners last semester were: Dylan Steichen, Tristan Petrauskas Noah Wallen, Nathan Reid, Eric Benson, Alex Reid, Jordan Cates, Trevor Kosar, Jake Arteaga, Dennis Sherlock Dear Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Thank you for the assistance with my dues for the 2017 spring semester. Your generosity is well received by the active body as we hope to continue the rich history that has been past down from generation to generation. Delta Rhos through life. Fraternally Yours, Dennis Sherlock Dear John, Please thank the alumni association for providing such a reward, it really helped motivate our members to be involved and hold themselves accountable.

Jordan Cates President, Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity

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Housefather Update

2014-Stark,JeffGreetings from the Clubhouse! Well, this is our 6th year with the DRU Clubhouse and we start the year with just about 50 members. Of course, the house is popular for fraternity social events and ceremonies, a good battleground for Wisconsin/Illinois sport team games on TV, a game of foosball, a quiet place to study during the day, as well as pledge (new member) events, and Monday night meetings when there is no pledge class. During the “new member education period”, meetings are held up on campus.

Every year there are changes and improvements made to the house. The big project this last year was replacing the badly worn and stained carpeting in the main suite with hardwood flooring—much easier to keep clean! Much thanks to DRU Alum Mark Benning who installed the new floors.

We’ve enjoyed monthly pizza parties with alums and actives, Homecoming, with the social gathering still called the “Smoker” on Friday evening and the morning waker-uppers, Alumni Assn. meeting, parade, and tailgate party just before the football game on Saturday. We have the Benefit Dinner in November, DRU History Day in January, and the end-of-the-year picnic at the Macy estate in early May; all activities where DRU alumni are welcomed.

You are also welcome to stop at the Clubhouse anytime. It is located on the corner of Broadway and Hartwell Ave. Come meet the actives and pledges and get a tour. If it feels awkward after the passage of years, let me know when you are going to be in town at jstark15@wi.rr.com and I will gladly meet you at the House, show you around, and introduce you to anyone who may be around. Don’t be shy! The main floor and lower level are rented by the Alumni Association for the use of our Actives, so it is YOU who are providing this building to them!

I hope to see you at one of the events, or if you visit Waukesha and would just like to stop at the Clubhouse. Remember, we are “Delta Rhos through life.”

Jeff Stark

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