Greek Life

Location
Denver, CO
Undergrads
4,965
Tuition
$36,936
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life at DU is awesome - whether it's social outreach, parties or community outreach they do it. But the parties though!

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: As a GDI, Greek life at this school is overbearing. It's more important to the students than their education. Greek life at DU reinforces exclusivity and rivalries among students. Also it costs a lot of money in addition to an already ridiculously expensive tuition. Basically you pay to make friends.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is a massive greek population on campus, like 25% or something. Which means there's a lot of parties and fun events. There seems to be a lot of housing and their buildings on greek row are beautiful. There seems to be that stereotypical crummy attitude among some of the greek males, but aside from that, its cool.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I know people in greek life and they all say they love it - I personally am not into that type of thing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have much idea about this

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 130th
    Where Greek Life Rules
  • 523rd
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 935th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 1138th
    Best Greek Housing

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anne Reiman
Hometown
Winnetka, IL
Major
English (Creative Writing)/Communications
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
20%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
11%
Number of Fraternities
9
Number of Sororities
5
Fraternities
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
Multicultural Colonies
  • Pi Lambda Chi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta
Other Greek Organizations
  • Greek Council
  • Greek Peer Advisors
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 70 responses

  • 3% We don't have Greek life.
  • 6% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 9% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 57% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 26% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 70 responses

  • 4% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 17% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 67% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 11% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 70 responses

  • 17% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 4% No special housing is available.
  • 1% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 77% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 71 responses

  • 3% Very difficult.
  • 27% Somewhat difficult.
  • 54% Somewhat easy.
  • 17% Very easy.

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