Re-colonizing Our Fraternity on Campus

My DU Brothers,

I hope this note finds you well and that you’re all enjoying a happy, healthy Fall with family and friends.

As some of you may know, but many do not, we, the Demosthenean Chapter of Delta Upsilon, have reached an agreement with Bucknell University to begin re-colonizing our fraternity on campus.

Under the terms of this agreement, the University has committed to building a new house that — if the current schedule holds — should be ready for our first class of new pledges by (year).

While this is indeed an important step in bringing DU “Back to Bucknell,” it is far from the only step that must be undertaken.  In the coming weeks and months, all of us alumni brothers will be called upon to donate our time, our talents and, yes, our financial resources to ensure this re-colonization is successful.

If ever there were a time to reflect upon what it means to be a Demie, this would be it.  So indulge me while I do.

It occurs to me that, in the years since each of us left campus, the one and perhaps only thing we still share is the commitment we all made when we joined Delta Upsilon.

Whether it was 15 years ago or 50, Whether it was Jimi Hendrix blaring on the basement speakers or Coldplay, the one thing we ALL have in common is the pledge we made – to uphold Delta Upsilon’s principles, to honor its traditions and to remain brothers for life.

Few of us probably think about it anymore, but that pledge didn’t come with an expiration date.  What it came with instead was an obligation to be there when called upon, whenever called upon.

Well, brothers, the call has been sounded.

This website, launched under the We pledged then. Let’s pledge again. banner marks the first step in what will be an ongoing campaign to bring DU back to Bucknell.  I encourage you all to utilize the site to share photos, swap stories, learn about upcoming get-togethers and, yes, to donate.

We pledged then. Let’s pledge again.

Dikaia Upotheke,

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