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

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2020 DU Emerging Leaders Experience has been canceled as a result of the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Those who had already applied have been notified. We look forward to hosting this program in 2021. 

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 is held at Amherst, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Williams College. Registration covered by scholarship from DUEF. Participants provide their own travel. 

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.