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Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection

Identifier: RG 0004

Scope and Contents

The Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection houses the records and papers of the Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity. This collection, which dates from 1987 to 2010 consists of charter documents, constitution and bylaws, mission statement, photographs, manual, programs, and artifacts that document the history of the fraternity and its members.


  • 1987 - 2010

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical note

The Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on January 15, 1985 on the campus of Florida State University by founder Trevor Alexander Charles. Since that time, the fraternity has grown to include over 215 initiated members and five active chapters across the country. Being the first fraternity to be established in serving the needs of African American gay men, it now also serves the needs of other gay men of color.

The organization provides community service to its members and the surrounding community and region. It is an outlet for gay man of color to express their leadership, scholastic ability, and identity to fellow members and professionals. In the year of its founding, the organization’s purpose was “to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards among black gay men.” The organization’s mission now includes: Health Awareness, Education, Political Empowerment, History and Heritage, and National Expansion to all of its members.

Delta Phi Upsilon hosts a national convention, also known as the International Boule, during the second week of July in cities across the nation. It is an opportunity for members from all across the country to get together and discuss topics and issues that concern them and the organization.


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Arrangement note

Where appropriate the records have been arranged chronologically and by material type.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Darryl Wilson on behalf Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity, Inc

Processing Information

Processed by: Vice Lee, April 2010

Modified by: Miguell Ceasar, August 2013

Edited by: Billy Glasco, Jr., August 2013
RG 0004 Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002