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Delta Upsilon Fraternity (U.S.)

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[U.S. fraternity flag - Delta Upsilon] image by Zachary Harden, 27 October 2011

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Delta Upsilon

Delta Upsilon was founded at Williams College in Massachusetts in 1834. Its flag is a vertical triband of sapphire blue, old gold, and sapphire blue, with the monogram of the Greek letters of the name on the center stripe in sapphire blue. The fraternity by-laws prescribe proportions of 20:30, with the center stripe 12 units wide and the monogram 9 units wide and 10 high. The monogram on the GIF is from a scan of the crest of the fraternity coat of arms.
Joe McMillan, 11 March 2001

 Due to the "No Secrets" policy of Delta Upsilon, I was able to see the by-laws at According to the Article 1, Section 7 of the by-laws:

Section 7: The Flag
The flag of the Fraternity shall be in the following proportions: length of fly, 30 parts, length of hoist, 20 parts, end stripes each 9 parts wide and Sapphire Blue in color, middle stripe 12 parts wide and Old Gold in color. Upon the middle stripe there shall be the monogram of the letters Delta and Upsilon 10 parts high and 9 parts wide and Sapphire Blue in color.

According to the Visual Guidelines at the colors are defined as 2955 C Pantone for Sapphire Blue and 7404 C Pantone for Old Gold.

The badge of the fraternity is also the same as the monogram used on several flags I have photos of. Attached is my drawing of the flag, using the badge from the website.

Zachary Harden, 27 October 2011