About Delta Upsilon
Delta Upsilon is not your typical fraternity. Our non-secret heritage and our dedication to creating a modern fraternity experience help us in Building Better Men.
Fraternity membership is one of the most valuable extra-curricular experiences available to college men. What makes Delta Upsilon different from the rest? While our mission and vision remain true to our founding purpose, we are not stuck in the past. Our aim is to provide a modern fraternity experience that creates men of character no matter the era.
OUR FOUR FOUNDINGPRINCIPLES
The Miami Chapter’s origins begin in the fall of 1867, when John McCurdy Robinson transferred from Western Reserve to Miami University. Robinson had been initiated into the Western Reserve Chapter of Delta Upsilon and looked to expand the fraternity upon his arrival. In March of that year, the Miami Chapter of Delta Upsilon was established in Room 4 of South Dorm (now Stoddard Hall) with seven original members that then increased to 13 by June. It was at the Rutgers Convention in May of 1868 that the Miami Chapter was accepted by a unanimous vote.
Puddle Pull is a sport the Miami Chapter began hosting in 1949. The event was founded by Miami DU alumnus Frank Dodd ’49. Puddle Pull has been and still is, one of the most popular events of Greek Week.