Educational Program Portfolio

Presidents Academy DU
Presidents Academy

The Presidents Academy accelerates the growth and learning of DU’s undergraduate Chapter Presidents each year. Presidents from each chapter participate in an institute-style program with a curriculum that emphasizes the mission and Principles of DU as a foundation for life and effective chapter leadership. Experienced alumni and campus partners come to Camp Tecumseh in central Indiana to facilitate an intense curriculum for DU’s top leaders.  

Regional Leadership Academy

Regional Leadership Academies (RLAs) serve as a unique opportunity for chapter officers and advisors to learn about a wide range of topics affecting fraternity life today. Held in six regions across North America in February (new this year is a California RLA), participants explore their individual roles and responsibilities as defined by the Delta Upsilon Officer Core Competencies. RLAs provided chapter officers and advisors with the leadership skills needed to succeed as a part of a highly effective leadership team at the chapter level. 

Building Better Men Retreats
Building Better Men Retreats

Building Better Men Retreats bring Delta Upsilon’s award-winning curriculum to the local chapter level. Seasoned DU staff members and volunteers design and facilitate a customized retreat tailored to meet specific chapter needs. This includes defining effective brotherhood, identifying chapter priorities, and creating a plan of action for the year. Each member is given a voice in the future of the chapter through activities focused on problem solving, innovation, vision-setting and action planning. 

Emerging Leaders Experience

The Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) is a highly interactive program that encourages participants to develop a better understanding of their personal leadership by analyzing their talents through the StrengthsQuest Inventory. This program often includes a trip to the Fraternity’s founding site at Williams College, which allows for in-depth Ritual education. Through discussions that clarify their personal values and talents, participants take ownership for creating the ideal Delta Upsilon experience. A second session of DUEL is now offered annually thanks to the generosity of Jim Graham, Oregon State ’65, and his Ignite The Charge Campaign commitment.

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Global Service Initiative

The Global Service Initiative (GSI) is the Fraternity’s international philanthropy and service program. GSI began in 2011 as a service immersion trip to Jamaica where participants engaged in direct, hands-on service building a school. Today GSI has expanded to include regional experiences where participants engage in service projects that meet local needs. Every GSI experience puts DU’s values into action and prepares our undergraduate brothers to become true global citizens. 

Leadership Institute DU
Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute (LI) is DU’s annual leadership conference and convention where participants attend defined breakout tracks focusing on leadership development and chapter operations. During LI, students meet in the Undergraduate Convention to discuss Fraternity legislation, network with distinguished alumni, and celebrate the work of DU’s top chapters and individuals at the closing Grand Banquet.