regional leadership academy

It takes a village to have a strong chapter. In our case, that village includes our current and future chapter officers. That’s why we train them at RLA.

RLA 2022

Registration from the 2022 Regional Leadership Academy is open! Registration is due two weeks prior to each scheduled RLA. All chapter and associate chapter Executive Board officers are encouraged to attend. They should attend the RLA closest to their chapter.

The Recruitment Symposium is conducted alongside RLA as a special recruitment education track for VPs Recruitment. Each chapter/associate chapter receives one complimentary registration to RLA for a brother to attend the Recruitment Symposium. These members can register for the Recruitment Symposium using the RLA registration form. 

Chapter advisors are also welcome to join officers at the RLA and can register via RLA registration form. (A virtual Advisors Academy will also be held Jan. 29.) 

Register for RLA 

NOTE: For health and safety reasons, Delta Upsilon is requiring all attendees for Presidents Academy to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arriving at the program. This means participants are at least 14 days post receiving their full vaccination. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted in lieu of vaccine verification. Participants with religious and medical exemptions for vaccinations will be accepted. Please contact Senior Director of Educational Programs Noah Borton at to provide your medical or religious vaccination exemption verification in advance of the program.

RLA West

Feb. 4-6, 2022
Portland, OR

RLA South

Feb. 4-6, 2022
Atlanta, GA 

RLA Northeast

Feb. 11-13, 2022
Philadelphia, PA

RLA Great Plains

Feb. 11-13, 2022
Kansas City, MO

RLA Midwest

Feb. 18-20, 2022
Chicago, IL 


$250 per undergraduate

Advisor rates are:

  • Advisor Single Room- $400
  • Advisor Double Room- $300
  • Advisor No Room- $125

About RLA

Each February, the Regional Leadership Academy serves as the Fraternity’s largest undergraduate educational program of the year. IHQ staff facilitate the Regional Leadership Academy (RLA) in five locations throughout the United States. These academies serve as a unique opportunity for chapter officers in a specific geographic region to attend sessions that span a wide range of topics affecting fraternity life. RLA is intentionally designed as an officer training platform to provide tangible skills needed for success as defined by the Delta Upsilon Officer Core Competencies.

Both current and future chapter officers are invited to attend this interactive programming that is designed to help him tailor the RLA experience to his needs and role in the chapter. RLA includes 25 different breakout sessions and five general sessions that allow for extensive variety and depth in the educational content. Attendees participate in workshops, keynote presentations, team-based challenges and feedback sessions that help sharpen their personal skills and begin to understand effective organizational practices. The Recruitment Symposium is held in conjunction with RLA. 

RLA’s Impact

Our data shows that the Regional Leadership Academy 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 RLA have greater senses of: 

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.

“I’ve been to three RLAs, and it was the first DU program I ever attended. My biggest takeaway from RLA is to that you have the ability to solve any problem. RLA covers so many topics and helps you amplify your processes. So, no matter what area you want to improve, you leave with a plan for how to do it.”

- Ian Jones, Michigan Tech '20