The Greek Community at theUniversity of Denver makesup 21 percent of the studentpopulation. This significantportion has a major impacton the entire student body.Nationally, there are over 9million Greek members.
In 1889, Greek Lifewas established onthe University ofDenver’scampus. Today theuniversity hosts tennationalorganizations formen and sevennationalorganizations forwomen.
The University of Denver’sDelta Delta Delta chapterwas created in 2000. Tri Deltboasts 92 members.
A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the US andCanada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall universityexperience better.
DU welcomed Delta Zeta tocampus in 1914. DZ is oneof the largest and oldestnational sororities.
According to DU’s Fall 2012 grade report, theall-Greek GPA is higher than the all-universityGPA. Nationally, Greeks tend to have higherGPAs than non-Greeks.
Delta Gamma joinedDU’s campus in 1945.The sorority’s motto is“Do Good” andperforms a lot ofcommunity service forthe Service for Sightorganization.
Delta Gamma’s nationalsymbol is the anchor.Therefore, DU’s DeltaGamma Chapter has a largeanchor outside of theirhouse. The anchorsymbolizes hope.
Gamma Phi Beta is the oldest sorority on DU’scampus, initiating its first pledge class in 1897.Gamma Phi also built the first sorority house inall of Colorado.
“Bid day,” the day women discover which sorority they are joining,is an exciting day for all women going through sorority rush.“Bid day was pretty nerve-racking but I was also extremely excitedto meet all my new sisters,” sophomore Gamma Phi Beta MorganThomas said.
Alpha Phi is DU’s newest sorority, joiningcampus in the last five years. Although theyare new, their campus influence is just asprominent as any of the other sororities.
University of Denver students believe that a woman’s sorority doesnot determine her friend group.“Some of my best friends are in other sororities,” sophomoremember of the Delta Gamma sorority Sophia Abuel Saud said.