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. 

Each participant develops his unique leadership strengths, and gains an understanding of the shared-values and vision of a chapter leader and dissects the philosophies of the Fraternity's heritage through activities and discussions. By cultivating future chapter leaders early in their Delta Upsilon experience, the Fraternity creates greater potential for both personal and chapter success. This hands-on experience brings a different perspective as each attendee retraces the footsteps of our Founders during a retreat to our founding site at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Apply now for the 2014 DU Emerging Leaders Experience.


Learning Objectives 
Participants will:
  • Identify their unique StrengthsQuestâ„¢ profile and how to apply that style within their leadership roles
  • Discover the term strengths-based leadership and verbalize the five basic functions of a leader
  • Recognize and articulate Delta Upsilon's Four Founding Principles and mission statement as the foundational model to leading a chapter
  • Develop their communications and teambuilding skills
  • Formulate problem solving strategies 
  • Create a personal mission statement

What to Expect 
  • Outdoor activities
  • Trip to Williams College (Founding Site of Delta Upsilon)
  • Hands-on Activities 
  • Learning with other members
  • Open dialogue and conversations
Dates: June 18-22, 2014
Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

Cost and Trave
Those selected to attend the DUEL Experience must pay a $50 refundable deposit fee. This fee will be refunded after your full participation in the program. Cancellations after May 1 will result in the forfeiture of the $50 deposit. Please note that the cost of this educational program, including lodging, meals, and program materials, is funded by a generous grant from the Mandel Fund and the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.

DUEL Experience Participants will be responsible for their own transportation costs and arrangements to and from DUEL (there will be an airport and train shuttle to bring you to the conference site). Participants will fly into Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, CT or take the Amtrak Train to Amherst, MA Station. Local participants may also drive directly to the university.