Leadership Institute

Experience DU on the Fraternity’s biggest stage.


Registration for the 2022 Leadership Institute is now open! All undergraduates, alumni and volunteers are invited to attended. 

Aug. 4-7, 2022
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, Florida

Delta Upsilon is excited to host the 2022 Leadership Institute at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista, a Disney property located within walking distance of the Disney Springs entertainment district. 

Click here to download a draft of the 2022 LI schedule.

  • Programming will take place Thursday evening, Friday during the day, and all day Saturday.
  • Sunday, Aug. 7, is a departure day with no scheduled programming.
  • After June 15, registration prices increase by $50. Cancellations are allowed up until July 7, 2022. Cancellations after July 7 will not be eligible for a refund, but undergraduates can send a replacement  at no additional cost.

See registration options below, as well as information about the opportunity to extend your stay and visit Walt Disney World. 

If you have questions about LI, contact Director of Educational Programs Veronica Moore at moore@deltau.org

Undergraduate Registration

All undergraduate chapters/associate chapters are expected to have at least two LI attendees, though four to eight is recommended. Each chapter/associate chapter receives two complimentary registrations. Registration includes hotel stay, program materials and meals (Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner). Attendees are responsible for their own travel. 

Undergraduate attendees should:

  • Arrive Thursday, Aug. 4, and be checked into the hotel/ready to attend Province Meetings that afternoon.
  • Attendees must attend all LI programming and meals.

Register for LI as an Undergraduate

Alumni/Volunteer Registration 

LI is a great opportunity for alumni and volunteers to celebrate brotherhood, hear from Fraternity leadership and spend time with the undergraduate men. 

Full and partial registrations are available for alumni and volunteers, including daily and Banquet only registrations. Registration includes hotel stay, program materials and meals (Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner). Attendees are responsible for their own travel.

Register for LI as an Alumnus or Volunteer

Walt Disney World

Friday evening is an open night with no programming, and all LI attendees have the opportunity to purchase evening tickets to a Walt Disney World Theme Park. This is the only time during the LI schedule that is available to visit a park. Undergraduate and full-time alumni/volunteer attendees are expected to attend all LI programming.

If you would like more time to enjoy Disney World, you may arrive to Orlando early or extend your stay. The hotel is offering a special room rate to attendees who wish to arrive up to three days in advance of LI or three days after LI. Disney Theme Park tickets are also available for purchase during your extended visit. You can book additional hotel nights through the LI registration form. All Disney tickets must be purchased separately. 

Click here to learn more about purchasing Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets and extending your stay.

About LI

Leadership Institute is Delta Upsilon’s annual Fraternity convention and the highlight of our educational calendar. LI not only the largest gathering of our brothers, it is where official business of the Fraternity is conducted. At LI, undergraduate and alumni members both participate a program that includes legislative meetings, province meetings, a Fraternity update and educational sessions.

Each undergraduate chapter is asked to send a minimum of two members, though eight attendees is encouraged.

Celebrating accomplishments

The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our brotherhood, while targeting educational content to meet the contemporary challenges of students and alumni. Educational breakout sessions are organized around several themes, including the history of Delta Upsilon, health and wellness, chapter operations, personal growth, and career development.

LI’s Impact

Our data shows that the Leadership Institute positively impacts a brother's development in a number of ways. Through our annual Membership Outcomes Assessment, data shows that compared to the average DU, those who have attended the Leadership Institute have greater senses of: 

"My Leadership Institute experience was great. You meet people from all different corners of the country and Canada. We all come together for one purpose, and you have the opportunity to attend educational sessions based on areas you want to learn about and grow in through the Fraternity.”

- Christian Lange, Christopher Newport '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.