At DU, we believe that lessons learned in college don't only occur in the classroom. Developing an ability to socialize and network with those around you will propel you toward a successful future. We pride ourselves on having one of the strongest and most diverse social calendars both on campus and in the Greek community, including alumni networking events, tailgates, mountain and beach trips, fraternity-sorority mixers, date nights, formal events, and themed house parties.
In the fall, we always have a packed schedule. Between home football games and their respective tailgates, our main theme party, an ugly sweater Christmas party, date nights, beach weekend and semiformal it's hard to find a weekend when we have nothing going on.
At our sponsored date nights, brothers and their dates head to places like an 80s roller disco, Atlanta sports games, Dave & Busters, haunted houses, and even corn mazes. Another mainstay on our fall schedule is Beach Weekend, when we’ll typically head to the Florida coast and rent out a house on the beach for a weekend of much-needed relaxation.
Our final hoorah every fall is semi-formal. For this event, brothers and their dates are bussed to a nice restaurant for a night of food, drinks, and dancing. In the past we've held semi-formals at the 5 Seasons, the Graduate, and Gordon Biersch.
Spring, however, is a different story entirely. Without football games taking up most of our weekends, we're free to innovate a little with our schedule. Some things brothers always look forward to, though, include our annual Backlot Woodstock party, Mountain Weekend, and Formal.
DU celebrates the traditions of Woodstock by hiring a band for one of campus’s largest parties in the Spring. Brave brothers will even camp on the house’s lawn during the week leading up to the party in the true spirit of the festival. Other spring parties we’ve thrown had themes like House Divided, Hollywood, or a Foam Party.
Mountain Weekend and Formal are highlights of every spring semester at DU. During Mountain Weekend, the fraternity spends a few days in the Appalachian Mountains, renting a cabin together while brothers and dates explore waterfall hikes and historic cities. For our annual Formal event, the brotherhood rents buses and books hotel rooms for one of the year’s most storied events in places such as New Orleans, Nashville, and Charleston. Brothers and their dates pack their best clothes for a formal dinner, recognizing the accomplishments of brothers and eventually crowning our Sweetheart for the upcoming year.