Emerging Leaders Experience

The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) is a five-day inclusive program. This program is uniquely designed to help young leaders prepare to meet the challenges and responsibilities in life and in their chapter.

Date: June 14-18, 2017 
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Williams College
Cost: Registration covered by scholarship from DUEF - Participants provide their own travel.

The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) is a highly interactive program that encourages newly initiated members to go deeper and broader in their definition of who they are and where they can have an impact. Participants develop a better understanding of their personal leadership by analyzing their talents through the StrengthsQuest Inventory. In addition, this experience provides an opportunity to visit Williams College and connect with the history and founding of Delta Upsilon. A visit to the Fraternity's founding location provides an opportunity for the most intensive Ritual education offered in DU Educational Programs. Through developing confidence in their talents and clarifying their personal values, participants take ownership for creating their ideal Delta Upsilon experience.

Learning Objectives

Emerging leaders will have the opportunity to:
  • Identify their strengths as a leader.
  • Discuss the role that talent and strength play in their success as a leader.
  • Discuss the role of their strength themes of talent in their personal behavior.
  • Develop their communication and team building skills.
  • Formulate problem solving strategies.
  • Articulate their personal values.
  • Discover the term strengths-based leadership and verbalize an integration of their learning to the context of their chapter.
  • Obtain knowledge about the founding history of Delta Upsilon.
  • Articulate the stages of the hero cycle and use it to interpret the experience of the Founders of Delta Upsilon.
  • Use the Oath of Initiation as a guide for their fraternity experience.
  • Utilize the hero cycle to inform their future fraternity experience.
  • Engage partners in support of their experience.
  • Articulate and recognize the Four Founding Principles: Promotion of Friendship, Development of Character, Diffusion of Liberal Culture and Advancement of Justice.
"I've learned that I can make a difference with my chapter, not only through ideas, but by reminding them of the values we all hold closest to our hearts, that those are the reasons we must and will act in our endeavors change the world for the better." -Marcus Schenck, Bucknell '17