Leadership Institute


As the annual Fraternity convention, the Leadership Institute serves as the highlight of the educational calendar. Each undergraduate chapter is asked to send a minimum of two members. Undergraduate and alumni members participate in the program which includes legislative meetings, province meetings, a Fraternity update and educational opportunities. The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of a brotherhood which stands on a foundation of justice, while targeting educational content to meet the contemporary challenges of students and alumni. Educational breakout sessions are organized around several themes, including the history of Delta Upsilon, health and wellness, chapter operations, personal growth and career development.

In addition to undergraduate programming, the Leadership Institute provides an opportunity for alumni to re-engage with the Fraternity and reconnect with each other. Alumni also get to interact and coach undergraduate students in a casual, interactive environment.

2014 Leadership Institute Schedule (pdf)

2014 Confirmation Information (pdf)


Undergraduate Registration

Alumni Registration

Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation Trustees Registration

Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Board Registration

Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3, 2014

Where: Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown connects travelers and visitors to the heart of KC's entertainment district. The nearby Power & Light District offers shopping and great restaurants. This premier convention hotel has a new lobby and two distinct towers: the Marriott Tower and the Muehlebach Tower which offer 983 luxury guest rooms and nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of diverse function space.

Pricing: Undergraduates
Quad Room $509
Triple Room $559
Double Room $649
Single Room $799

Special Undergraduate Promotion: 8 for 5
Eight attendees from the same chapter can attend for the price of five. To take advantage of this promotion, register all eight attendees, pay for six (plus your two chapter complimentary registrations), and get credit for one after all eight attend and participate in LI.

Double Room $649
Single Room$799
No Room$450
Thursday Only $100
Friday Only $150
Saturday Only $200

Additional Options
Extra Night Stay $150 including tax (pending availability)
Grand Banquet only $100
Non-DU Guest $275 (staying with a single room alumnus)

Deadlines: To guarantee your hotel room, please register by June 15, 2014. Registrations after that date will be accepted on a space-available basis. All registration pricing will increase by $50 after June 15.

Cancellations: Any cancellations made before June 30th, will be refunded at full cost. After June 30th, substitutions can be made, but any cancellations will still be billed for the full cost of the program.

Pre-Conference Programs:
Four in-depth educational programs will be offered on Thursday, July 31 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. These optional and intensive programs will provide deeper learning and skill development in four key areas. There is no additional cost to register for these programs, however please eat lunch prior to arriving.

- Recruitment Skills Training
- Creating Change Through Civic Engagement
- The Delta Upsilon Ritual: On a Deeper Level
- Effective Associate Member Education Programs

Undergraduate Director:
Each year at the Leadership Institute, two undergraduate members will have the opportunity to join the Fraternity's Board of Directors for a one-year term. Those elected will participate in board meetings, conference calls and email discussions in relation to all fraternity issues and decisions. Elections will take place at the Leadership Institute, voted on by a committee of peers who will evaluate the applications. All applications must be completed by June 30, 2014 to streamline the election process. No more than five undergraduates will be selected to deliver a two-minute speech at the Undergraduate Convention.

Click here to fill out an application for the Undergraduate Director position. Any undergraduate in good standing and in attendance at the 2014 Leadership Institute is eligible for election.