The weekend before Kevin Hasselfeld went home to St. Louis to start chemotherapy for testicular cancer, his fraternity brothers threw him a party. Many shaved their heads in solidarity.

The gesture felt good, but during subsequent months of treatment and recovery, a quieter kind of support sustained him. “My [Delta Upsilon] pledge brothers would message me, following up to see how I was doing,” says Hasselfeld, BS Acc, M Acc ’11. “That meant a lot.”

Now an assistant controller at a software company in Overland Park, Kansas, he knows what fraternities are all about: “coming together in times of difficulty or happiness and really having each other’s backs.”

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