The Ducks University program began in 1977 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Through the past 35 years, the number of active University chapters in the United States has increased to 84. In 2011, those 84 chapters were responsible for raising over $600,000 and the forecast for 2012 project a similar performance.
Today, Ducks University chapters are playing an increasingly important role in Ducks Unlimited's conservation mission. DU recognizes that a vibrant and strong collegiate program is the key to a healthy future for wetlands conservation, and a strong emphasis will continue to be placed on the development of what has been a very successful program.
Ducks University volunteers get involved for a variety of reasons including:
- Social Functions
- School Pride
- DU Merchandise
- Networking Opportunities
- Leadership Development
Regardless of what brings you to Ducks Unlimited, the potential for growth and cultivation of a chapter and yourself is truly 'unlimited' and DU invites you to join in any capacity that you please.