Reared in adversity, so shalt thou never Let from thy alters die the life-giving flame; Hands gripped in loving clasp, all brothers forever, Each to the other true, and ever the same.
Hail, Delta Upsilon! When thou hast brought us Down to the close of life in light and in truth, May we our brothers teach the best thou hast taught us, Hail, Delta Upsilon! Best Guide of youth!
Words by John S. Briggs, Rochester, 1890, Tune by Alexis Lvoff
Whene’er You Find Two Rivers
Whene’er you find two rivers converging to the sea; You’ll find a Delta written there as plainly as plainly as can be. Whene’er you find two loyal hearts converging into one. That’s the fundamental principle of Delta Upsilon.
D stands for Delta, U for Upsilon D U, Delta U, Delta Upsilon! Dikaia Upotheke and be square with everyone, And it’s D U, Delta U. Delta Upsilon
There are many frats in college but for me there’s only one The fellow that’s a member is a lucky son of a gun; Its sapphire hue is heaven’s blue, it’s gold is of the sun, And it’s D U, Delta U, Delta Upsilon
I’ve traveled over all the earth, from east to setting sun, I’ve met the great in every state from Maine to Washington; But for good looks and strong in books and hip-hilarious fun(ha HA!) I’ve got a hunch there’s not a bunch like Delta Upsilon.
Words by George Craig Stewart, Northwestern, 1902
Ode to Delta Upsilon
Dikaia Upotheke, hail the emblem that we love, We sing thy praise in accents loud, All other songs above. We love the meaning of thy words That ting so clear and true. We bless the tie that binds all hail! Beloved Delta U! Beloved Delta U!
Fling wide the banner, let it wave, and to the world be known, That justice unto Truth is wed, D U’s foundation stone. Unfurl upon the breeze its folds Arrayed in the gold and blue; Emblazoned in our hearts, we sing Beloved Delta U! Beloved Delta U!
Then let us all to Delta U, and her fair precepts hold, Add luster to her cherished fame, All loyal sons enrolled! No matter where o’er land or sea, Our hearts once more renew The pledge of brotherhood, all hail! Beloved Delta U! Beloved Delta U!