- 1st Place Overall President's Trophy (2010)
- 2nd Place Overall Intramurals (2009-2010)
- 1st Place Overall Sooner Scandals (2010)
- 3rd Place Overall Homecoming (2009)
- 2nd Place Overall University Sing (2009)
- 1st Place President's Trophy - Campus Involvement (2009)
- 2nd Overall Spring GPA 3.153 (2009)
- 1st Place Overall Homecoming (2008)
- Overall Spring GPA 3.05 (2008)
- Overall Fall GPA 3.06 (2007)
- 3rd Place Overall Homecoming (2007)
- 2nd Place Overall University Sing (2007)
- 1st Place Overall Sooner Scandals (2007)
- 1st Place Overall Homecoming (2006)
- 1st Place Homecoming Float (2006)
- 1st Place Overall University Sing (2006)
Brotherhood & Tradition
A Lifelong Relationship.
At Delta Upsilon we pride ourselves on our academic and intramural records, campus leadership, community service, and social development. Above all, we value our traditions and brotherhood.
Ours is a brotherhood based on principles that date back to our founding in 1834. At Delta Upsilon we are proud to live up to those four founding principles: Promotion of Friendship, Development of Character, Diffusion of Liberal Culture, and Advancement of Justice.
The brothers of Delta Upsilon are not stereotyped into one category of individuals, but comprise a diverse group of individuals who, through their collective efforts, make up the most well rounded fraternity on campus.
Delta Upsilon has had a very successful past and look forward to a bright future. We realize that to stay on top in the Greek System we must continue to excel in all aspects of fraternity life. At Delta Upsilon, we don’t intend to rest on our numerous past achievements. We will continue to strive to be the best in all of our future endeavors. We are looking ahead and are committed to being a part of a group of men who constantly strive to be on top.
By selecting the University of Oklahoma, your goal must be to receive a quality education. Although Delta Upsilon offers a variety of activities, socials, intramurals, and cultural activities; we promise to support your academic performance, which is the true purpose of your college education. Delta Upsilon recognizes this and strives to maintain its superior academic performance. To that end, our focus on academics traditionally places us among the top of all fraternities on campus. For the Fall 2009 semester, Delta Upsilon had a 3.093 Chapter GPA.
Besides having others around who “know the academic ropes,” the fraternity provides several other study aides. We encourage a study atmosphere during the week and maintain quiet hours during dead week and finals week. Old tests, homework, and notes are available in our ever-increasing test file archives located in our study room. This study room has also been newly renovated to provide a state-of-the-art study facility for all members to utilize. We just completed upgrading our internet cable service to the fraternity house to provide wireless internet access to each room as well as our study room.
Additionally, we have just completed renovations to our brand new study hall. Dedicated Alumni have pumped tens of thousands of dollars into our house in order to provide current members with the proper study atmosphere. The new study hall has brand new furniture and can be shut off from the rest of the house in order to maintain silence for studying.
At Delta Upsilon our motto of "A DU in everything and every DU in something" rings true. You will find brothers throughout many different aspects of campus life. Whether it be serving on an executive event committee, participating in student congress, or heading a student organization, DU's are an active presence on the University of Oklahoma campus.
- 2010 U-Sing with Gamma Phi Beta
- 2010 Homecoming with Delta Delta Delta
- 2011 Scandals with Chi Omega
- 12 Members of Alpha Lambda Delta
- 13 camp crimson counselors
- 2 members of the crimson club
- 4 dance marathon exec members
- 1 member of the film series
- 5 homecoming exec members
- 1 high school leadership conference member
- 1 howdy week exec member
- 1 member of the JC Penny's leadership class
- 5 volunteers for new sooner orientation
- 21 members of the OU cousins program
- 5 members of the presidents leadership class
- 2 team captains for Relay for Life
- 4 members of Scandals exec board
- 2 members of UOSA student congress
- 33 members of the Deans Honor Roll
- 2 members of the Big Event ops staff
Delta Upsilon boasts one of the most active social calendars at the University of Oklahoma. Our calendar consists of sorority functions, date parties, and CAC events. This year we will host 8 different date parties.
Our calendar begins with the annual Bid Day Date Party. We will be partnering with fraternities Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Tau Omega, and Lambda Chi Alpha. This year we are hosting Baby Bash as our entertainment.
Also in the fall semester we will be bringing back our Jingle Balls date party to close out the semester. We will fill the venue and house with packing-peanuts to simulate snow and will have a live band playing at the event!
In February, we will host date parties such as "Frat Tuesday" and our formal Valentines Day date party. In March we will host our annual Toga Party, which brings us to our biggest social event of the year: Coast Guard.
Last year Delta Upsilon teamed up with other fraternities including Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, and Sigma Phi Epsilon to throw the biggest date party the University of Oklahoma has ever seen, Coast Guard. At one point during the party over 1800 people were in attendance! This was said to have been one of the best parties ever thrown on the Oklahoma campus and was all put together and run by members of Delta Upsilon.
Along with date parties, Delta Upsilon also puts on non-alcoholic mixers with sororities. These help our pledge class and older members get to know other sororities on campus and build lasting friendships throughout their college careers.
We also boast one of the top CAC event calendars on campus this year. Leading off the year we are participating in University Sing with Gamma Phi Beta. In 2009 we placed 2nd in University Sing. We are hoping to regain the title this year!
Our next CAC event is Homecoming. Each year a fraternity and a sorority team up to build a float, choreograph a dance, and make a banner that correspond to a certain theme. Everyone only has one week to complete these tasks, making this certain week one of the busiest of the year! In 2009 Delta Upsilon placed 3rd overall. Once again we are hoping to take home 1st place this year with the women of Delta Delta Delta!
To finish off the year we participate in Sooner Scandals. Much like University Sing, you will learn to sing and dance to a particular theme, although the theme is usually more somber and scandalous. In 2010 Delta Upsilon placed 1st in Scandals and hopes to take back the crown this coming year!
At Delta Upsilon, our social life compares second to none and is handled with the greatest responsibility. We fully comply with all University policies. Just another reason why Delta Upsilon members are respected as well rounded individuals and our fraternity is respected as one of the top on campus.
At Delta Upsilon we have a tradition of being one of the top houses in Intramurals each year. Recreational Services offers over 15 sports throughout the school year, and we encourage all of our new members to participate in a number of sports ranging from football to wiffleball to ping-pong.
This year we placed 2nd overall in intramurals. We were in first place much of the year.
If you choose to join Delta Upsilon, you are choosing to be part of an outstanding intramural program that strives for excellence each year.
If you would like more information concerning Intramural sports you can contact the Intramural Chair, James Sauseda, at 580-512-4675.
Delta Upsilon is the sixth oldest fraternity in the country. Our roots began at Williams College in northwestern Massachusetts in November of 1834. From this humble beginning our traditions and principles of Advancement of Justice, Promotion of Friendship, Diffusion of Liberal Culture, and Development of Character would take shape and guide our fraternity up to the present day. Delta Upsilon would sprout up in campuses all across New England during the nineteenth century. These chapterÕs rosters included the likes of James Garfield, U.S. President, Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Charles Dawes, Vice-President of the United States, and Stephen Crane, author of such books as ÒThe Red Badge of Courage.Ó
Our strong brotherhood would help the chapter to grow across the ever-expanding country. Delta Upsilon was incorporated in 1909 with the help of Charles Evans Hughes, governor of New York. This move allowed us to elect a Board of Directors that would help manage the expansion of our chapters and colonies. During the first part of the twentieth century, DU continued to produce prominent men. Diplomats and governors, religious and military leaders, and corporate presidents and pioneers in industry formed our ranks and strengthened our chapters. During this time of expansion from 1885 to 1928, 32 new chapters were added including ours at the University of Oklahoma in 1927.
Since our incorporation in 1927, we have remained the only non-secret and non-hazing chapter on OUÕs campus. Over 1750 men have been initiated into the Oklahoma Chapter of Delta Upsilon. These men have incorporated the aforementioned principles of Delta Upsilon into their lives, and have not only become leaders in the house and on campus, but in their respective communities as well. Delta Upsilon remains one of the largest and best houses on OUÕs campus, and promises to honor our fraternityÕs rich heritage into the future.