Why join a fraternity?
- Leadership - You'll be presented with opportunities to build your character and resume. Especially in DU, plenty of leadership opportunities in everything from justice to security to events planning to public relations to academic programming will be available to you almost immediately after joining.
- Scholarship - The Greek community has a higher GPA average than non-Greeks. With a 3.2 chapter mean GPA, DU promotes a devotion to academics that pushes its members far above the average.
- Brotherhood - You'll find friends who will last you a lifetime. You'll find guys of diverse backgrounds and interests who will stick with you and share with you more than any other kind of friends will. You'll be devoted to "extending the right hand of sympathy," as the DU Oath states, as brothers.
- Significance - Every U.S. President and Vice President, except three in each office, born since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825 have been members of a fraternity. 76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity. 40 of 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men. Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men.
- Philanthropy - The Greek system is the largest group of volunteers in the US. Greek organizations accomplish more for philanthropy than any other communities, donating over 10 million hours of community service a year.
Why join Delta Upsilon?
- DU is the only non-secret international fraternity.
- DU holds itself to higher standards academically, socially, and morally.
- DU has a packed social and philanthropic calendar.
- DU Penn State has the largest fraternity property on the east coast.
- DU has over 90,000 alumni and plenty of internship, career, and leadership opportunities.
- DU has diverse members from all backgrounds. No stereotypes or discrimination here.
Fortunate is the young man who either in family or college relations finds himself constrained by some worthy ideal which makes him feel he will be untrue to his former associations unless he measures up to the talents that have been given to him. So every Delta Upsilon man has received a benediction. Let nothing rob us of the spirit of fraternity; let nothing destroy the bond of Delta Upsilon.
-Charles Evans Hughes, Delta Upsilon 1880
What are we looking for in you?
Delta Upsilon does not offer membership to just anyone. We're looking for leaders on campus and in the community, socially outstanding personalities, students of integrity, and men with principle. We're looking for young men exemplifying our four founding principles to uphold the integrity of our letters.
If you feel you're what we're looking for, if you believe our principles align with your viewpoints, if you're interested in what Delta Upsilon has to offer to your college experience and life, please contact our recruitment chair: