About Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Office of Student Engagement believes membership in Fraternity & Sorority Life on campus provides undergraduates and alumni with tremendous, values-based opportunities for lifelong friendship, leadership development, scholarship enhancement and social interaction. Our fraternity and sorority students are scholars, athletes, and campus leaders; they are positively contributing to and benefiting from the University of Denver collegiate experience. Fraternity & Sorority Life strives to cultivate chapters who live their values: to promote individual member growth and development, to engage alumni and external partners, and to prepare members to become responsible global citizens.
Around 20% of DU undergraduate students are involved with fraternities and sororities, and many of those students also hold positions in the Undergraduate Student Government, the University of Denver Programs Board (DUPB), Student Media Board, and many other organizations across campus.
We currently have 20 recognized active organizations across three active governing councils focused on creating a community of care and support through leading, learning, and service.
The DU Interfraternity Council believes fraternity is an inherently positive part of the University community. Realizing the need to strengthen the fraternity community; to secure a greater unity in their common aim and objectives; effectively regulate the affairs of the fraternities which are members of IFC; and strive to promote a positive fraternity life image, the IFC serves, supports, educates, and advises their fellow fraternity members and the greater DU community. The DU IFC was founded in 1889, and serves as the Governing Body for DU's 7 IFC Fraternities:
To learn about chapter specific intake/recruitment opportunities, contact the IFC Advisor, Haley Schikner at Haley.Schikner@du.edu
Follow us on Instagram: @du_ifc
The Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Denver strives to promote higher education, provide community services, enhance leadership, and serve as a liaison between the Multicultural Greek Council, the university student body, and administration, thereby improving the campus environment. The DU MGC serves as the Governing Body for DU's 6 MGC Fraternities and Sororities:
Each MGC chapter has an independent and unique membership selection process, thus the best way to gain information about a chapter’s recruitment/intake process is to contact the chapter directly or engage with community programs hosted by the council.
Due to COVID-19, MGC recruitment/intake practices will look different than they have previously. To ensure the health of individuals that are current and potential members of MGC, many chapters will host virtual recruitment/intake opportunities, one-on-one meetings, and/or small informational meetings.
To learn about chapter specific intake/recruitment opportunities, visit each chapter’s local social media account (linked below), or contact the MGC Advisor, Alana Thompson at Alana.Thomson@du.edu
To learn more about MGC and community events hosted by the council, follow @dumgc on Instagram.
The DU Panhellenic Association is the governing body for the member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference. The PHA promotes excellence in academics, community service, campus involvement, and sisterhood. They are committed to the vision of creating women of excellence as outlined in the Panhellenic Creed. The DU Panhellenic serves as the Governing Body for DU's 7 PHA Sororities:
To learn about chapter specific intake/recruitment opportunities, contact the PHA Advisor, Hannah Lee at Hannah.Lee@du.edu
Follow us on Instagram: @dupanhel
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historically Black/African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC organizations work toward unanimity of though and action as far as possible in the conduct of collegiate fraternities and sororities. The primary purpose of NPHC is camaraderie, academic excellence, and service to the community.
While the NPHC includes nine organizations, often referred to as “The Divine Nine,” DU's NPHC organizations are currently dormant. All nine NPHC organizations are listed. Interest in organizations should be shared with the Office of Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life as there is interest in many of these groups hosting active chapters at DU.