Construction begins on a new home for a storied brotherhood.
During its 60th year on campus, the Delta Upsilon fraternity is celebrating big with the construction of a new house on campus.
The $6.1 million chapter house broke ground last fall, with alumni from each of the fraternity’s six decades on hand to witness the construction, which they are helping to fund.
Lynn Luckow, ’71, serves as chair of the fundraising campaign. “Delta Upsilon’s history at the University dates back to 1961 with a formation of a fraternity that was different. That group promoted strong friendship, but also academic excellence. I’m so proud of the legacy we have here at UND."
Cary Schilling, ’84, an entrepreneur and real estate graduate from Bismarck, said the new house “has a beautiful design and curb appeal and will be built to stand for the next 100 years on campus.”
Lynn, Cary and Grand Forks doctor Brad Aafedt, ’86, ’88, formed the core fundraising committee in 2019 with the help of a consultant. Fundraising efforts began in 2020 and have since secured pledges of nearly $4 million toward a $5.5 million goal.
Dan Muus, ’93, former Vice President of Philanthropy at the UND Alumni Association & Foundation and DU alum, pointed to the “Coulee to Columbia” campus wide renovation and building initiative, adding that the new house is a great example of private development in the corridor.
Delta Upsilon expects current chapter members to begin moving into the new house in the fall of 2023. Click on the link below to see construction photos as progress continues to be made.