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 Gallup's CliftonStrengths Assessment, 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.


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

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

Applications for the June DUEL are still open. Please apply ASAP. 


To find DUEL application in the DU Portal, once you log in, click on the Events button. From there, select James Graham DU Emerging Leaders Experience to be taken to the application. If you have not yet claimed your DU Portal account, follow these instructions.

There are no registration fees for DUEL, however, attendees are responsible for their own travel costs. Within the DU Portal, there is a page within the Events section were you can submit your travel information to IHQ.

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.