Delta Upsilon at Purdue
Build friendships. Build Character. Join DU.
Delta Upsilon is proud to be restarting our chapter at Purdue University! Our mission is to bring a premier fraternity experience to Boilermakers—an experience that fosters strong friendships, character building, networking and personal skill development. As we like to say: College prepares you for a career. DU prepares you for life.
Delta Upsilon is the sixth oldest men's fraternity and first to be founded as non-secret. What does that mean? It means that DU proudly shares our mission, values and ritual with the world. We have rich history and deep traditions that we believe should be shared and celebrated, not kept hidden. When you join Delta Upsilon, you are able to share exactly what DU is all about.
Delta Upsilon was founded in 1834 at Williams College in Massachusetts. We first opened a chapter at Purdue University in 1914. DU currently has two other chapters in the state of Indiana, as well as chapters on nine other Big Ten campuses. DU's International Headquarters is located in Indianapolis.
Delta Upsilon is firmly rooted in our Four Founding Principles of The Promotion of Friendship, The Development of Character, The Advancement of Justice and The Diffusion of Liberal Culture. To learn more, visit our Mission and Vision page.
THE DU EXPERIENCE
As a member of Delta Upsilon at Purdue, you will enhance your campus experience and personal potential. As a chapter, you will form friendships with your DU brothers, participate in campus activities, hold your own philanthropy and service projects, support your community, and so much more.
You will also have the chance to participate in DU's award-winning educational programs designed to enhance your leadership skills and connect you with DU's across North America.
Delta Upsilon is the world’s oldest non-secret, non-hazing fraternity. We believe that if we want our brothers to live our mission of Building Better Men and by our founding values and principles, why would we keep any of that a secret? In Delta Upsilon, you are able to tell the world exactly what your membership means, then prove it through your actions.