Delta Upsilon International Fraternity is the oldest non-secret fraternity in existence. Upon the establishment of Delta Upsilon at Williams College in 1834, the fraternity has taken a strong stand against secret fraternities and societies.
Delta Upsilon is built on respect and justice for our fellow man, we do not practice hazing. We take pride in our new member class and expect them to have proper respect for the brotherhood and the Fraternity without having to use humiliation.
It is the purpose of Delta Upsilon to place men of exceptional quality and of exceptional character into the world. This is the goal of total membership development.
Lou Holtz, Kent State '58 accepted the Holtz/Munson Award of Merit in Sports at Leadership Institute in Atlanta where he gave a humorous and inspirational speech.
Friendship is most profoundly expressed through the experience of brotherly love. Brotherly love emanates from the depths of compassion, respect, and concern. It is the moderating force, which heals and unites our brothers everywhere in the common bond, fellowship.
Every DU should constantly endeavor to improve himself and strive to reach full potential. He should also develop integrity, honesty, compassion, and the other fine points of character.
It is the responsibility of every DU to develop an appreciation for the fine arts and culture. He must also take advantage of the numerous opportunities available to him to increase his knowledge and social understanding.
Every member of Delta Upsilon must deal with others in a just manner. He must also see that justice is being served to others around him. He must also use good judgment and consideration before making decisions. A DU never gives special favor to anyone and loathes dishonesty and prejudice.