National Programs

Radical Brotherhood--Relentless Service

The program theme for 2019-2023 is Black Boy R.I.S.E. This programmatic platform is a catalyst for mobilizing our membership to execute philanthropic and service initiatives that aim to advance the mission of Delta Phi Upsilon. Centering the intersectional lives and experiences of Black men who are also gay, queer, bisexual, and same-gender-loving. The platform continues the tradition of program H.E.A.R.T.’s five targets, and expands to include the following programming initiatives and modals.

Health Awareness - Stand for Mental Health

  • Programming Initiative: R.I.S.E. against STIGMA
  • R.I.S.E. to end COVID-19 Pandemic

History & Heritage - Stand on their shoulders

  • Programming Initiative: R.I.S.E. and Remember

Educational Advancement - Stand out at HBCUs

  • Programming Initiative: R.I.S.E. and Invest

Political Empowerment - Stand up for Equality & Equity

  • Programming Initiative: R.I.S.E. and Be Counted

Global Awareness - Stand with Trans people and LGBTIA2+ Youth

  • Programming Initiative: R.I.S.E. to be fierce allies


Founded by Black gay men, Delta Phi Upsilon’s mission is to provide a safe space for gay, queer, and Same Gender Loving men of color that educates, empowers, and focuses on issues that affect the LGBTQ community.

Core Values

D-SPACE Diversity, Service, Pride, Advancement, Community, Equity


To become the Nation’s premier fraternity promoting unity, education, and action, within the LGBTQ community.
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