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

DU Emerging Leaders experience

DU was excited to host the 2021 Delta Upsilon Emerging Leaders Experience (DUEL) in person! It was held July 29-Aug. 1in New Orleans, Louisiana.

DUEL 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

The plan is for the 2022 Presidents Academy to be held in-person this June. Registration will open in February. Should the COVID-19 pandemic force us to change to a virtual program, we will let all registrants know.

June 7-11, 2022
UMass Amherst & Williams College

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.