Get Ready for LI 2019

June 20, 2019 - Before you pack your bags and head to Indianapolis for the 2019 Leadership Institute, make sure you have everything you need for the trip! From schedule highlights to dress code and more, here is what you need to know about LI. 

If you have further questions, contact Director of Educational Programs Veronica Moore at

Schedule of Events 

The Leadership Institute is Delta Upsilon's biggest event of the year. The Convention and Assembly will meet regarding important Fraternity business. Educational sessions will be held for undergraduate and alumni brothers. The DU Educational Foundation will recognize its donors and scholarship recipients. The Fraternity also will also recognize its best and brightest chapters and members with awards like the Sweepstakes Trophy and Distinguished Undergraduate Award. 

The fun kicks off Thursday, July 25 with the Welcome Dinner and concludes Saturday, July 27 following the Grand Banquet. View our full schedule of events through the link below. 

2019 Leadership Institute Schedule


Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Hotel check-in is at 3 p.m., and check-out is at noon. You will need a valid ID and a credit card at check-in for any incidentals. If your room is not available upon your arrival, simply ask the front desk to hold your bags for you. Remember to tip accordingly if you plan to use the bell staff at any point during your stay.

Valet parking is available at the Hyatt for $45/day and is not covered in your registration costs. Self parking is available at the Hyatt for $35/day. Overnight parking is also available at Circle Center Mall's World of Wonders Garage across the street from the Hyatt.


If you are flying to the Leadership Institute, the hotel is located 13 miles (roughly 20 minutes) from the Indianapolis International Airport. DU does not offer ground transportation from the airport to the hotel. However, you can easily pick up a taxi, Uber or Lyft to and from the airport. Pick-up stations are located on the first floor of the Indianapolis Airport Terminal Garage.

Please remember that DU does not reimburse travel costs for the Leadership Institute.


The Leadership Institute will officially kick off with the Opening Dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25. However, there are a number of meetings and pre-conference sessions that will happen before then.

The LI registration desk will be open at 11 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.

Each undergraduate is required to attend an LI Orientation Session on Thursday, July 25. Those will run every 30 minutes from 2-7 p.m. Another session will be held following dinner from 9:45-10:15 p.m.

A Regional GSI service opportunity will be available for those arriving early in Indianapolis. This event is from 12-4 p.m. If you wish to register for the Regional GSI and did not do so when you registered for LI, simply email Director of Global Initiatives Kaye Schendel at

 Delta Upsilon's International Headquarters will also be open for tours from 1-4 p.m. Grab in a taxi, Uber or Lyft to travel to the northwest side of Indianapolis. DU's historian will be on-site for the tours. 

Undergraduates from Provinces 1 (Northeast), 2 (Midwest) and 4 (Great Plains) will have their Province Meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Undergraduates from Provinces 3 (South), 5 (West) and 6 (Canada) will have their Province Meeting from 9:45-10:15 p.m. Thursday.


Thursday, July 25
Afternoon - Business casual attire (khaki pants/slacks, button down or golf shirt, dress shoes)

Evening - Professional attire for dinner and Initiation (dress shirt, coat, tie, dress slacks, dress shoes and socks, DU badge)

Friday, July 26
Morning/Afternoon - Business casual attire (khaki pants/slacks, button down or golf shirt, dress shoes)

Evening - Casual attire for undergraduates for the outing at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Business casual for alumni attending the wine and/or donor receptions.

Saturday, July 27
Founders Fitness Run (if participating) - workout attire and shoes

Morning/Afternoon - Business casual attire (khaki pants/slacks, button down or golf shirt, dress shoes)

Evening - Professional attire with blue and gold tie (dress shirt, coat, tie, dress slacks, dress shoes and socks, DU badge)

Additional Items to Pack:
  • Credit card to use for any hotel room incidentals (required at check-in)
  • DU shirts for the T-shirt auction
  • Cash for ground transportation, tips, breakfast concessions, etc.
  • Health insurance card
  • Toiletries
  • Swimsuit for the pool
  • Cell phone charger

Included with your registration are the following events with food and beverages:

  • Thursday Opening Dinner
  • Friday Awards Lunch
  • Friday Dinner (for undergraduates)
  • Saturday Philanthropy Lunch
  • Saturday Grand Banquet

Note: Breakfast is not provided as a part of the program. There are several breakfast options located on the hotel property and in the surrounding area.


Educational programs, meetings and banquets are mandatory for all undergraduates in attendance. Failure to attend an event or program may result in your dismissal from the Leadership Institute, the dismissal from the hotel, and the forfeiture of any registration scholarships or fees. 


Indianapolis is located in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST).


Indianapolis weather in late July will be hot with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s (Fahrenheit). Humidity and heat indexes will make it feel warmer. Low temperatures rarely fall below the upper 70s in July.


Delta Upsilon will have a strong social media presence during the Leadership Institute. If you do not already, make sure to like/follow DU on our social media channels.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Throughout LI, the Fraternity will post updates, news, promotions and reminders on social media.

Follow the hashtag #DULI2019 to stay up-to-date on all the LI happenings and join in on the conversation.