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 2020

DUEL 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

June 1-5, 2020
Amherst, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts-Amherst) and Williams College

Registration covered by scholarship from DUEF. Participants provide their own travel. 

(Responses are on a 1-7 scale. 1=Not at All. 7=Very Much.)

I am able to utilize the Ritual of Delta Upsilon as a guide for decision making within the Fraternity.3.656.18
I can explain my strengths as a leader.5.06.59
I can work to address tasks in the chapter with align with my strengths.5.276.55
I can explain my commitments through the Oath of Initiation to others.4.236.18


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.

“I've learned that a lot of my strengths worth together and complement each other. They enable me to have success as a leader and to help the community around me."

- John Powell, Wichita '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.