• What is the benefit of joining a fraternity or sorority?

    There are many benefits to joining a fraternity or sorority at the University of Denver. Our community is built on over 100 years of history that provides countless opportunities for personal and professional development. Our goal is provide members with a diverse, well-rounded, 4 Dimensional experience that enhances your time at DU.

  • Who is actually in charge of fraternities and sororities?

    Each organization has student leaders who are elected by the chapter to run the day-to-day operations of the chapter. These members are advised by advisors who are graduates from their respective colleges or universities. Chapters are also provided with advisement by the University of Denver through the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Christopher Miofsky and the Program Coordinator for Student Engagement, Allie Tookmanian.

    While the University of Denver hosts our organizations and maintains some level of authority, the University does not have 100% direct control over each chapter. We work to have open, collaborative relationships with chapter and advisors for the betterment of all members. The University does not make and cannot influence membership decisions. Questions about membership decisions should be directed to chapter leaders and/or chapter advisors.

  • How with membership affect my academics?

    Each organization maintains their own requirements to join and maintain membership. Generally speaking, members of fraternities and sororities have higher academic achievement then non-members. You can find more information about chapter academic achievement by checking out grade reports!

    A general guideline to joining is to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. If you do not have a 2.5, you are not automatically disqualified from participating in Recruitment or Intake activities. Each organization should provide you with their academic requirements prior to joining.

  • What are the financial costs to join?

    Each organization has a different costs for joining and maintaining membership. Organizations should be able to provide you with a full list of costs prior to joining to allow you to make the best financial choice for you.

  • Is hazing part of the experience?

    The University of Denver has zero tolerance for hazing. Hazing does not belong anywhere on our campus, especially in leadership organizations like fraternities and sororities. If you feel you or someone has experienced hazing, you are encouraged to report that to Student Rights and Responsibilities through their Incident Report Form or directly to Fraternity & Sorority Life staff at christopher.miofsky@du.edu.

  • How do I find the right organization?

    It is very important that each student makes the decision that you feel is right for you. Like other "big decisions", we encourage you to talk through your feelings and think about where you will feel the most belonging. Joining an FSL organization is not a science and there is no wrong way to make this decision.

  • What are the requirements to join?

    Much like the cost, each organization has different requirements to join and should be able to provide that information prior to joining.

  • Do I have to live in the house?

    Not always! Some organizations will require it for certain officers or certain members, but they will tell you ahead of time. FSL Housing space is limited so not everyone can/will live in.

  • Is it like I see in the movies or on TV?

    While there are some similarities, much of what you see in the media is exaggerated for a viewing audience. We strive to ensure that this is an academic, social, and well-being experience for all our members.

  • How much time will it take?

    This will depend on you. If you take on leadership role, then it will take up a bit more time than a non-leadership member. However, being involved should not take up most of your time. Organizations are flexible as long as you are honest with the organization about obligations.

  • Can athletes join?

    Athletes are HIGHLY encouraged to seek our membership in organizations. Many professional athletes are also affiliated with an FSL Organization. It is very doable to participate in both activities.

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