DU Greek life posterencourages students to“Leave their Legacy”during the 2012recruitment season.A play on words for thosein the Greek Community.
A survey was taken by a number of Greekand non-Greek students at DU to figureout what they thought about Greek Life.
The pillars on which Greeks at DU build theircommunity and which each house must reflect areFellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.These pillars were unknown among most students.
78 percent of students who took the survey agree that :A bond forms between Greek members into a strong, perpetual friendship.
Greeks and non-Greeksget together to work on a group project for a marketing class.
A non-Greek student, Haley Stephenson in aninterview said that, “People in Greek life havea better idea of their goals and are morefocused. It helps them do volunteer workand be more active in the community.”
Two non-Greek male students have a different idea of Greeks. Their thought is that: although they go to class, getting their degree is not always their main priority. The social aspect ofcollege is what’s most important to them.
Greek Houses host collegefriendly philanthropies that support national organizations.
Tri-Delta ladies are a good example ofGreeks doing great thing for theirphilanthropy. Delta Delta Delta as anational sorority is the corporatesponsor of St. Jude’s Children’sHospital and have a goal of raising 15million dollars in 5 years.
According to the survey taken by anumber of DU students, only 5students believed that the only thingDU Greeks do is party. But on othercampuses 33 percent of studentssaid that is the case.
88 percent of Greek and non-Greek DU studentswho took the qualitative survey, said that theyhave friends in Greek life.
“Greek life allowed me to once again fight forsomething I believe in alongside people who sharedthat belief. It gifted me with the opportunity to standfor something in college other than my major andsocial behaviors,” said Johno Oberly, a seniorfraternity member.
“I was really home sickfor the first threeweeks of school andthen I rushed andjoined Tri- Delta. Itwas one of the bestchoices I have madesince being at DU,”said Anna BethGruber, originally fromDallas.
Regardless of Greek affiliation or a lack thereof, students at DU feel thatalthough Greeks and non-Greeks may disagree about who they represent andhow it’s being represented, the majority of them continue to have a blendedgroup of friends and individual thoughts about Greek Life.