The Minnesota Chapter of Delta Upsilon was established on May 23, 1890.
The original society formed in the fall of 1889 was known as the Hautbeaux Club. It’s was a non-partisan association to purify college politics. And numbered about fifteen members.
It must have been a rather interesting time for the young men and women.
The University according to the 1889 Gopher Yearbook had between four and five hundred students. The buildings numbered seven, but new ones were beginning to go up quickly as well as a upstart Law School. The fraternities on campus numbered eight, while sororities were three.There were two DU professors in the U at the time as well. By the next year there were well over one thousands students.
Delta Upsilon had its founding in 1834 by a group of thirty students at Williams College – “all good men and true.” They later declared their opposition to the secret societies (fraternities) of its day. Thus today’s only non-secret fraternity – Delta Upsilon.
There are numerous chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
The honorees include a President, Supreme Court Judge, authors, coaches, doctors, Governors, as well as founders of and leaders in the business world.