DUEL connects you with DU’s Principles and your personal leadership skills like no other program.

James Graham DU Emerging Leaders experience

The James Graham Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) is an immersive program for first- and second-year students who are interested in developing their leadership potential. It is uniquely designed to help young leaders meet the challenges and responsibilities in life and in their chapter.

Using CliftonStrengths for Students (formerly called StrengthsQuest), 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. They will immerse themselves into conversations regarding diversity and shared values to effectively collaborate and lead through courage and conversation. Most importantly, attendees will create a personal vision of the future for themselves and their chapter.

There are no registration fees for DUEL thanks to the generosity of the DU Educational Foundation and its donors. Attendees are responsible for paying for their travel to and from the program.

DUEL 2024

Jan. 4-7, 2024 - Brookston, IN
June 11-15 2024 - UMass Amherst & Williams College

Delta Upsilon is once again excited to host two DUEL sessions thanks to the generosity of brother James Graham, Oregon State '65.

Registration for the January DUEL is now open! The registration form can be located on the DU Portal. Once you log into the DU Portal, on the main dashboard, click the icon that says "Events." From there, choose James Graham DU Emerging Leaders Experience and continue with the registration form. (If you have not yet claimed your DU Portal account, follow these instructions to claim your DU Portal account.)


There are no registration fees for DUEL, however, attendees are responsible for their own travel costs. Because the January DUEL and Presidents Academy are held in conjunction with each other, there are opportunities for DUEL attendees to coordinate travel with their President. 

Registration for the June DUEL will open in spring 2024.

DUEL's Impact 

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. Our annual Membership Outcomes Assessment data, DUEL attendees develop greater senses of: 

“My biggest takeaway is that we need to leverage our strengths and utilize those to lead rather than spend effort trying to improve our weaknesses."

- Nate Mead, Nebraska '21

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.