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.

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 2021

This year's Regional Leadership Academy was a virtual event, with two program weekends: Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Thank you for joining us! 

Be on the lookout for RLA 2022 information to be announced later this year.


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: 


“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

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.