EMERGING LEADERs EXPERIENCE

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

DU Emerging Leaders experience

The Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience is an immersive program for up to 30 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 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. 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.

DUEL 2022

June 7-11, 2022
UMass Amherst & Williams College

In 2022, we are proud to return to UMass Amherst and Williams College for the DUEL program. By being able to walk where DU's Founders walked, DUEL provides an immersive Ritual and values-reflective experience for attendees. 

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.

Apply for DUEL 2022


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.