Strong leaders build strong chapters. We think it’s important to give our chapter presidents the tools to succeed.

About Presidents Academy

Presidents Academy accelerates the growth and learning of DU’s chapter and colony presidents each year. Presidents from every chapter come together to participate in a four-day, institute-style program with a curriculum that emphasizes the Mission and Principles of Delta Upsilon as a foundation for effective chapter leadership.

At Presidents Academy, chapter presidents are exposed to new ideas and possibilities and are encouraged to apply what they learn to their leadership role and responsibility. They learn from each other, stretch their boundaries, discover strengths and envision a more successful version of their chapter.

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Save the Date!

Jan 3-6, 2020 | Presidents Academy 2020

Registration will open in fall 2019 and will be due Dec. 6, 2019.

All Presidents Academy participants will be reimbursed for travel from their home chapter/colony (up to the pre-determined amount). Reimbursement is contingent upon completion of the entire Presidents Academy program. Additionally, any participants who violate the Drug and Alcohol Free Policy or any Delta Upsilon policies during the program may not receive reimbursement. Reimbursement will be made after January 15, 2018, in the form of a chapter credit. The chapter is responsible for issuing any refunds that are due to an individual member.

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

I am aware of how others in my chapter experience my personal leadership style55.97
I believe that I am able to help members of my chapter understand the mission and principles of Delta Upsilon5.726.4
I can apply my definition of leadership in my daily actions5.656.43
During the Presidents Academy, I learned skills I can apply toward my career interests.4.886.4


Based on pre- and post-test assessment of participants, the Presidents Academy develops the skills and mindset necessary for success within our chapters. Presidents indicate that not only do they understand the Fraternity Mission and Principles, but also they are able to create a plan to apply them and they can engage others in executing this plan.

“My time at Presidents Academy was exceptionally profound and beneficial to my personal growth. I now feel wholly prepared to elevate my chapter to new heights. Additionally, I have now become much more aware of just how influential I can be to my brothers.”

- Michal Cuffe, Embry-Riddle ‘ 17

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.