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KSU fraternity earns international award

By The Mercury

The Kansas State University chapter of Delta Upsilon, or DU, has been given the international fraternity’s Sweepstakes Award for the second year in a row. DU International presents the award to the top student chapter in the United States and Canada.

“On behalf of the alumni board of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Kansas State University and DU alumni everywhere, congratulations to our chapter, our advisors and the parents of these fine young men,” said Frank York, president of the chapter alumni board. “For them to achieve the coveted Sweepstakes Award as the Outstanding Chapter in the United States and Canada, two years in a row, is truly remarkable.”

Joe Knopp, chapter advisor, said the award “recognizes the work of bright, dedicated undergraduates.”

“We want to be the most respected fraternity in higher education,” said Bernard Franklin, president of DU International and a K-State alumnus. “For the K-State chapter to receive this award for the second consecutive year is a significant achievement and demonstrates these young men are consistently operating and living out our values at a high level.”

Established in 1834, Delta Upsilon is a men’s college fraternity with 79 chapters and colonies across the United States and Canada. It is the oldest non-secret Greek-letter society. The Kansas State chapter of DU is located at 1425 University Dr., and has 83 men who live in the house.

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