Chapter History

Delta Upsilon Western Illinois Chapter
Founded April 27, 1974

Our chapter was founded at Western Illinois University in November of 1971 as a local fraternity called Lamda Tau Beta (Living in True Brotherhood). The group was founded as a result of a number of men who decided it was time to end the hazing included in becoming a brother in a fraternity. The original idea came from a group of men from Tanner Hall which was headed by a frustrated former pledge. At approximately the same time, similar groups formed in Wetzel, Henninger, and Olson Halls with the same purpose, to put an end to hazing. These groups merged and formed the group that became a local colony. In the Spring of 1974 the Western Illinois Chapter of Delta Upsilon was officially recognized.