At Delta Upsilon, we consider philanthropy and service necessary to uphold our founding principles and improve our attitude about the world around us. We believe that giving back not only improves our city, but also improves our brotherhood. While philanthropy is unfortunately something that is sometimes neglected by the Greek system as a whole, we will tell you that this is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of fraternity life. Between participating in campus events and taking or own initiatives, we make a great effort to give back to a community that gives so much to us.
Our biggest fundraising event of the year is St. Baldrick’s. Every spring, the brotherhood teams up to support childhood cancer research by shaving our heads to stand in solidarity with kids being treated for cancer and to raise money through donations. We also hold a benefit night and hold an annual alumni poker tournament to help raise funds. In the last twoyears, we have raised a little over $50,000 for the event.
Delete Blood Cancer
In the Fall of 2013, our entire chapter registered to be blood marrow donors. Afterward, it was found that two of our brothers were eligible to make a lifesaving bone marrow donation, which they did in the Spring of 2014. We have made it our effort to get as many Georgia Tech students as we possibly registered as blood marrow donors and we will be holding our first bone marrow registration drive during Greek Week this spring.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a fundraiser which gives new, unopened toys to children in low income communities for Christmas. At the end of each fall, we hold our annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Partnering with a sorority on campus, we ask the Greek community for toy donations and hold a bake sale, the proceeds of which go towards buying toys. Last year, we bought over $700 worth of Toys.
At Delta Upsilon, we participate in many service event on campus. During TEAM Buzz in the spring, brothers go to different work sites around Atlanta and serve where help is needed. For Tech Beatification day in the Fall, we spend a day doing landscaping on campus. Along with these, our brothers are encouraged to pursue service organizations that fit with their own personal goals. As a brother you are expected to meet a minimum hour count each semester.