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The men of Delta Upsilon at WIU hosted a Haunted Trail in October which raised more than $1,400 for the fraternity's national service project.
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WIU's Delta Upsilon Chapter Raises Over $1,400 for Service Projects

November 19, 2020

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MACOMB, IL – The men of the Western Illinois University chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity raised more than $1,400 for the Global Service Initiative (GSI) through its Haunted Trail project in October.

The GSI is part of the national chapter of Delta Upsilon, which is part philanthropy, part service. Each year since 2011, Delta Upsilon and the GSI has taken students to Jamaica for a hands-on service immersion trip. Each day of the seven-day trip is designed to show participants how their work relates to each of the fraternity's key principles. Service projects in the country vary year-to-year.

WIU junior law enforcement and justice administration major Mason Kaczmarek, of Orland Park, IL, vice president of external relations for Delta Upsilon, said this year the chapter focused more on promoting the cause their event supports, rather than just the haunted trail.

"We looked at every ticket purchased as a donation to GSI, and the haunted trail was our way of saying thank you for your donation," said Maczmarek. "The brothers of Delta Upsilon had the time of their lives scaring everyone, while also putting in a lot of time and hard work to ensure both nights were a success. This is an annual event that takes place around Halloween every year, and each year it only gets scarier."

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