CU Denver welcomes Greek Life as a new addition to the Office of Student Life and Campus Community! During Spring 2015, the University hired a graduate assistant to conduct a feasibility study centered on student feedback, peer-reviewed research, relevant Greek Life models, and recommendations for implementing a program at the University of Colorado Denver.
Continuing the efforts of the Greek Life Feasibility Study, the Student Government Association created an ad-hoc committee for Non-Traditional Greek Life in Fall 2016. The committee gathered 4,000+ surveys centered on student interest in a Greek Life program. With an overwhelmingly positive response from the CU Denver student body, the committee and Student Life and Campus Community staff hired a Graduate Assistant for Non-Traditional Greek Life in Summer 2017 to develop the CU Denver Greek Life Manual. The manual is a collaborative effort with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, campus departments, Non-Traditional Greek Life Committee members, and institutions nationwide.
CU Denver Greek Life is committed to honoring and supporting students of varying identities, specifically underrepresented persons/groups in the areas of race, culture/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, religious/spiritual affiliation, and veteran status.
Encouraging a culture of empathy and inclusion, members of social Greek letter organizations are required to participate in a comprehensive leadership development curriculum centered on mutual respect and cultural sensitivity.
To promote socially responsible leadership in Greek letter organizations through the following values:
By 2023, CU Denver Greek Life will be one of the leading sorority and fraternity community models with a national reputation for excellence in leadership development, cultural sensitivity and inclusion, and community contribution.
Members will develop meaningful relationships with brothers/sisters/siblings centered on support, loyalty, respect, and accountability
Members will utilize academic support and experiential learning resources to meet and/or excel GPA requirement for active membership
Members will be empowered to explore career/professional development opportunities and network with Greek organization alumni
Members will enhance CU Denver school spirit through active involvement in on-campus events, health and wellness programming, and community engagement
Members will understand civil and social responsibility associated with campus and organization behavioral policies