At DU, we believe that lessons learned in college don't only occur in the classroom. Your ability to socialize and network with anyone around you will take you further in life than your peers. We pride ourselves on having one of the strongest and most diverse social calendars in both the Greek community and on campus. Our social events include themed parties at the house, fraternity-sorority mixers, date nights, formal events, and tailgates.
In the fall, we always have a packed schedule. Between home football games and their respective tailgates, our two main themed parties, Christmas party, date nights, beach weekend and semiformal it's hard to find a weekend when we have nothing going on.
Our two big themed parties are open to the entire campus. Last year we held a Great Fratsby Party and a Barn Party. For Great Fratsby we paid homage to the 1920s by bringing back suspenders and flapper dresses, and blasting swing dancing music. For Barn Party we decided to go country. Flannels, jeans and country music all contributed to a good ol' fashioned hoedown.
For date nights every brother finds a date and we bus over to a off campus location. In the past we've gone to a 80s roller disco, a trampoline warehouse, Dave & Busters, haunted houses and even corn mazes. Wherever we end up going we end up having a great time.
Additionally, every fall the fraternity packs up and heads to Panama City Beach, Florida. There, we usually rent out a house on the beach. After that it's all fun and games.
Our final hoorah every semester is semi-formal. For this event, every brother invites a girl and we class up. Then we get bussed over to a nice restaurant or bar for a night of food, drinks and dancing. In the past we've held semi-formals at the 5 Seasons, Prickly Pear 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 are certain in the spring however. Between our two big registered parties and Formal there is always something to look forward to.
Our annual Hollywood party is always early on in the spring. For this event we roll out the red carpet, put up a sponsorship board, hire a famous Atlanta DJ and dress up as our favorite actor, actress or film character. Rumor has it that Hugh Hefner, LMFAO, James Bond and Marylin Monroe have all been at the DU house during Hollywood Party.
Our other annual party is called House Divided. For this event, the brothers living in our two upstairs hallways hold a draft to draft every other brother living in the house and all out of house brothers. Once teams have been picked it then becomes a competition to see who can throw a bigger party. Bother hallways are themed differently. Themes could be anything from space to 'Merica. At the end of the party a hallway is declared the winner. Shortly following is even more celebration and bragging rights for an entire year.
Another big event we hold in the spring is Formal. We rent buses and book hotel rooms for the DU Sapphire Formal. Accompanied with a date, our brother and dates, again, class up in their tuxedos. Once at the event, we host a formal dinner, eventually crowning our Sweetheart for the upcoming year. Recent hosts of our Formal have been New Orleans, LA, Nashville, TN, and Charleston, SC.