Greek life is considerably prominent on DU's campus. Greeks sponsor a wide variety of events throughout the year, including everything from off-campus bar parties to community service events. Rush week, held in October, is a popular Greek tradition. Greek students hang banners, illustrate the campus with sidewalk chalk, and generally do all they can to recruit people to their particular houses. If you want to go Greek, rush is the best time to figure out which house is for you.
Most of the students involved in Greek life are enthusiastic and proud to be a part of it. On-campus parties sponsored by Greeks have steadily declined due to administration tightening up on-campus partying policies. Those not involved in Greek life might feel slightly annoyed or swept away by "Greek Speak," advertisements, and events around campus. But the Greek system at DU is not overly exclusive, and non-Greeks are welcome to attend bar parties and service activities.