Delta Upsilon is an international men's fraternity founded in 1834. We are committed to Building Better Men through our four founding principles
, friendship, character, culture, & justice, that challenge our brothers to expect nothing less than excellence from themselves and others.
There are no secrets with Delta Upsilon. No secret rituals. No secret oaths. No hazing. We are proud of what DU stands for and proud to be the world's only international fraternity committed to sharing our ideals, symbols, and rituals
In fact here is the Oath of Initiation taken straight from our Ritual Book
The Oath of Initiation
I, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of God
and of these witnesses, do hereby solemnly declare that the principles
of this Fraternity as they have been explained to me accord entirely
with my own views; and I solemnly promise that as a member of this
Fraternity I will faithfully adhere to those principles endeavoring in
every way to perfect myself morally, intellectually, and socially, and
endeavoring also to act towards others according to that high standard
of conduct required by the Fraternity.
I solemnly promise that I will be loyal to the Delta Upsilon
Fraternity and to this chapter, abiding by their rules, discharging my
obligations to them faithfully, and using all honorable means to
promote their interests.
I solemnly promise that I will share with my brothers the duties of
my chapter; that I will uphold and encourage them in all that is
honorable and right; that I will ever extend to each brother the right
hand of sympathy; and that at all times and in all circumstances I will
endeavor to cultivate those sentiments which should ever exist between
All this I solemnly promise upon my honor, without any equivocation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind whatsoever.
From the "RITUAL OF INITIATION," The Delta Upsilon Fraternity