As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Upsilon offers support and recommendations to our chapters on how to keep our brothers and communities safe.
Delta Upsilon cares deeply about our undergraduate members and campus communities, and we make health and well-being a top priority when responding to the impact of COVID-19. Brotherhood, friendship and compassion have been, and will be, foundational in Delta Upsilon’s response and guidance related to COVID-19. Together, we will continue to support our brothers and all those in our communities.
The 2021-2022 academic year will continue to be affected by COVID. It will be important to remain flexible in our approach to chapter operations as the pandemic continues to evolve. On this page, the Fraternity will share important information and updates regarding recommendations for safety, chapter operations and more. Updates will continue to be made as more information is available. We thank our chapters and volunteers for their care and patience as we work through this unprecedented time.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, your chapter liaison or call (317)-875-8900.
Campus guidelines for the year will vary from chapter to chapter. It will be important for all chapters to follow their campus, local, state and federal guidelines.
While most chapters will be on campus, there may still be limitations on in-person gatherings as well as chapters with virtual instruction or adjusted academic calendars. Use the buttons below to be linked to detailed recommendations for your chapter. This includes recommendations regarding chapter meetings, recruitment, philanthropy and more. If your chapter has a chapter facility, also see our Housing Resources page.
Health and safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to DU housing, especially in regards to COVID-19.
If you are a house corporation volunteer, please see our Housing Resources page for a list of resources and recommendations on how to prepare for the spring. This includes recommendations for spacing out beds, sanitizing the facility and more.
If you are a member or parent looking for specific information about housing, please contact your chapter's house corporation.
Please view our pages for Social Distancing Chapters and Virtual Chapters for recommendations on how to plan for the academic year. Delta Upsilon understands that each chapter will have a unique set of circumstances based on campus, local and state guidelines. It is important to stay in touch with your DU staff liaison throughout the spring to make specific plans of action.
Regardless of if your chapter is Virtual or Social Distancing, your campus may have adjusted its academic calendar in some way due to COVID-19. If so, check out our Adjusted Academic Calendars page for more information and tips.
The Fraternity understands that chapter and member finances are at top of mind during these challenging times. Chapters are encouraged to examine their budgets and make reductions in areas affected by the pandemic (for example: social and philanthropy event budgets), thus lowering the amount of local dues charged to members. To help brothers better understand where their dues money goes, we have created a Where Does My Money Go? document to share with members. The Fraternity Finances and ROI FAQ also further explains how DU has been impacted by COVID-19 and that there is still a strong return on investment for being a member during these virtual and socially distanced times.
At this time, it is the Fraternity's plan to host in-person educational programs in 2022. This includes Presidents Academy, Regional Leadership Academy, DU Emerging Leaders Experience, Leadership Institute, as well as Building Better Men Retreats. More information will be provided closer to each program's registration date.
Chapters should continue to implement the full Associate Member Education Program. For more information about this important program and how to adjust if necessary for virtual, hybrid or small group sessions, visit our Associate Member Education page.
The Fraternity will look to continue to offer virtual educational programs to our members. Visit our Program Library page for recordings of past programs.
Mental Health Resources
During this uncertain time, it is important to continue to focus on your mental health and physical health. Take cues from your body if you find yourself to feel ill, anxious or depressed. Check in with your brothers to make sure they are doing okay, especially when practicing social distancing. A simple video chat can brighten your day and give you the interpersonal interaction you may be missing.
- Check out this article from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention titled "Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty."
- Mental Health in College Men
- How to Talk about Mental Health
- Mental Health Concerns: What to Look For