Building Better Men Retreats allow every chapter member to build a strong, principled brotherhood.

About Building Better Men Retreats

Building Better Men Retreats take the concept of a chapter retreat to the next level. Seasoned Delta Upsilon staff members facilitate a weekend-long retreat geared toward jumpstarting the chapter and charting a path to future success.

The retreat is tailored to meet specific chapter needs. This includes defining effective brotherhood within the chapter, identifying chapter priorities and creating a plan of action. Each member is given a voice in the future of the chapter through a series of activities that emphasize problem solving, innovation, vision-setting and action planning. To close the retreat, every member is asked to take ownership for the future of his chapter by making a commitment to his specific role in the creation of a better future for Delta Upsilon.

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Building Better Men Reasons


Reasons to host a Building Better Men Retreat:

  • Take your chapter to the next level
  • Become/remain an award-winning chapter on your campus and within DU
  • Examine what your chapter is really like
  • To challenge your members and your entire chapter
  • Increase effectiveness of communication between your members and alumni
  • Tackle issues facing your chapter and university/college community
  • Shape the future of your chapter
  • Identify the future leaders of your chapter
  • Create goals and action plans for the year ahead


A chapter/colony looking to host a Building Better Men Retreat must:
  • Require their membership to attend the entirety of the scheduled program
  • Have the entire Executive Board in attendance for a leadership meeting with facilitator and for the entirety of the program
  • Encourage advisors to participate in the program
  • Secure an on-campus meeting space that is outside of the chapter facility
  • Facilitate an all-chapter brotherhood event following scheduled program
Building Better Ment Requirements

Request a Retreat

DU Staff are ready and willing to host a Building Better Men Retreat for your chapter. Bring your chapter to the next level.


Facilitator Interest

Want to help Delta Upsilon build better men? Complete our Facilitator Interest Form if you are interested in volunteering as a DU educational program facilitator.