Substance-free Housing Waiver Chapters

Delta Upsilon is dedicated to providing safe, supportive environments in which we build better men. We strive to make our chapters and campus communities stronger.


For the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, a waiver program will exist as part of the Substance-free Housing Policy. This waiver program will grant chapters who qualify addtional time to plan for full policy implementation. Chapters without a waiver must implement the full Substance-free Housing Policy.

The following is allowed for waiver chapters:

  • The chapter can host up to six events with alcoholic beverages (under 15% ABV) in common areas of the chapter facility per year (no more than four events per semester/term). These events must be registered and pre-approved (five days in advance) by the International Fraternity. 
  • Brothers over the legal age can possess and consume alcoholic beverages (under 15% ABV) in bedrooms when events are not being held. (No alcohol is to be consumed in bedrooms regardless of a person’s age during events.)
  • Allows for up to six alumni events per year. These events must be registered and pre-approved by International Fraternity and have a third-party vendor or follow DU's BYOB guidelines, as well as all other Fraternity and university policy.
  • Non-registered/informal events with alcohol in common spaces are not permitted.