Ever since it's founding, Delta Upsilon has been a powerhouse of Academic Excellence. Renowned Poet and distinguished Rutgers Alumni Joyce Kilmer was in fact a DU at Rutgers in the early 1900's. The Fraternity's average GPA is well above the all-mens average and greek average. The Fraternity also consistently places in the top Fraternity GPA's on the Rutgers Campus. There are several Brothers who covet scholarships, research opportunities and career prospects based on their academic achievements.
The Rutgers Chapter of Delta Upsilon offers numerous scholarship opportunities throughout the semester for brothers to apply to. Some scholarship opportunities are exclusively for the Greek Community and others are exclusively within the Fraternity itself. Scholarships include cash grants for high achievement as well as credit for semesterly Fraternal dues payments.
Delta Upsilon hosts regular, structured study-hours three days a week at numerous sites across the Rutgers Campus. The Vice President of Academic Excellence works with the brotherhood to create study-groups tailored to specific majors, minors and fields to allow for a collaborative learning environment.
Honors Societies and Academic Fraternities
The Brothers of Delta Upsilon are consistently invited to join socitieties and external fraternities that recognize achievement and academic excellence. Gamma Sigma Alpha, for example, initiates several brothers of Delta Upsilon every year in honor of their academic achievements. In fact, for the past three semesters, Delta Upsilon has initiated the MOST MEMBERS into Gamma Sigma Alpha than any other fraternity on campus. The VP of Academic Excellence will work to guide and advise brothers on how they may join these societies and fulfil the requirements. Several Brothers are also members of other academic fraternities on campus, which can legally be joined in conjunction with membership to Delta Upsilon.
Delta Upsilons Vice President of Academic Excellence will work firsthand with Brothers who find themselves struggling in specific classes. Tutoring Sessions (Either offered by University Facilities or a member of the Brotherhood) will be coordinated through the utilization of resources including alumni that compromise some of the current Rutgers Faculty as well as existing systems.
The DU 'Vault'
The Brothers of Delta Upsilon have been actively building an ever-expanding arsenal of class lecture notes, textbooks, practice examinations and study guides which could potentially help future Brothers in specific classes or majors. This 'vault' is exclusive to Brothers of the Fraternity only and can be accessed with the permission and guidance of the VP of Academic Excellence.