Delta Upsilon is proud of its original motto 'Ouden Adelon', or 'Nothing Secret'. Delta Upsilon is one of the only fraternities that openly shares all of their ideals, symbols, and rituals. They strive to abide by their four founding principles each and every day.
Delta Upsilon has prided their traditions and brotherhood. They also value their academics, intramural records, campus leadership, community service and social development. Their brotherhood dates back to their founding principles: The Promotion of Friendship, The Development of Character, The Diffusion of Liberal Culture, and The Advancement of Justice. Being that DU is open with their ideals, their brotherhood is not stereotyped and therefore is a diverse group of young men who make up the fraternity.