Walk where our Founders walked. DUEL connects you with DU’s history and your personal leadership skills like no other program.

About DUEL

The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) is a five-day inclusive program uniquely designed to help young leaders meet the challenges and responsibilities in life and in their chapter.

Using the StrengthsQuest Inventory, the men begin to identify, analyze and understand their personal leadership. They begin to take ownership for creating their ideal experience through Delta Upsilon and identify the specific actions needed to make that experience a reality.

DUEL provides an opportunity to visit Williams College, the Fraternity’s founding site, and connect with the history and founding of Delta Upsilon. This visit creates the most intensive Ritual education offered through DU’s educational programs, and participants leave better able to connect the DU Mission and Principles to today’s man and the fraternity experience.

DUEL 2019

June 19-23, 2019
Amherst, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Williams College

Cost: Registration covered by scholarship from DUEF. Participants provide their own travel. 

Registration will open in the spring and is due April 15.

Emerging Leaders

(Responses are on a 1-7 scale. 1=Not at All. 7=Very Much.)

I am able to utilize the Ritual of Delta Upsilon as a guide for decision making within the Fraternity.3.656.18
I can explain my strengths as a leader.5.06.59
I can work to address tasks in the chapter with align with my strengths.5.276.55
I can explain my commitments through the Oath of Initiation to others.4.236.18


According to evaluation results, participants leave DUEL with a better understanding of DU’s Principles and Ritual, as well as their strengths as a leader, making them better prepared for service to DU and the world.

“This week, I have learned my character traits that most empower me as a leader. The program leadership has given me concrete methods of enacting changes in my chapter so I can work with my fellow brothers so that we may continue to promote our Four Founding Principles.”

- Ian Trauffer, Lehigh ‘17

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.