Housing FAQs


What is fraternity or sorority housing?
Fraternity and sorority housing refers to the actual chapter residential facility that is occupied by a fraternity or sorority and its members. Fraternity and sorority houses at the University of Denver fulfill the requirement of on-campus living, but are not eligible for financial aid or housing grants.

Who lives in each fraternity or sorority chapter house?
Only eligible, initiated chapter members and designated House Directors are allowed to live in a chapter house. Additionally, first-year students are NOT allowed to move into their fraternity or sorority chapter house until their second year.

How am I eligible to live in my fraternity or sorority chapter house?
In order to be eligible, a student must meet the overall GPA requirement of a 2.2 and be in good standing with the University. Students have the ability to appeal their judicial standing with the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct is the only office that can reverse any judicial decisions. 

When can I move into the chapter house?
University of Denver has a two-year live-in requirement for first and second year students under the age of 21 who do not live with a parent or legal guardian within a 90-minute radius of the University. First-year students are NOT allowed to move into their fraternity or sorority chapter house until the fall quarter of their second year. In order to be allowed to choose a fraternity or sorority house as an option, students must meet the eligibility requirements of a 2.2 minimum GPA and be in good standing with the University. Choosing their fraternity or sorority chapter house as a living option will satisfy the two-year live-in requirement.

What is Automatic Approval?
Automatic Approval is the formal process through which rising sophomores are granted permission to move into their fraternity and sorority chapter residential facilities, as a second year student. 

The Automatic Approval will occur when students fill out their New Member Paperwork on Orgsync. In order to be approved, a student must meet the overall GPA requirement of a 2.2 and be in Good Standing with the University.

What is the cost to live in a fraternity or sorority chapter house?
The costs to live in a fraternity or sorority chapter house are very comparable to that of living in a residence hall. Each chapter house has different costs associated with it, dependent upon the rent, the food service, and the membership dues. We encourage your student to ask these questions during recruitment. For the most updated and specific cost breakdown, please contact the House Corporation Board for your students’ chapter.

How am I billed for fraternity or sorority housing?
There are currently five chapter houses that are owned by the University and utilize the University’s billing. These houses include Beta Theta Pi (Hilltop apartments), Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Zeta Beta Tau.  Room rent will appear on the quarterly Bursar’s bill.

If you live in a chapter house not listed above, your room rent will be billed individually by the chapter and will not appear on your Bursar’s bill.

What is a fraternity or sorority housing contract?
The fraternity or sorority housing contract binds the individual member to live in their chosen fraternity/sorority house. Currently, the University manages housing contracts for Beta Theta Pi (Hilltop apartments), Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Zeta Beta Tau. All other fraternity or sorority housing contracts are managed by the individual House Corporation Boards.

How do I break my fraternity or sorority housing contract?
Housing contracts for Beta Theta Pi (Hilltop apartments), Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Zeta Beta Tau are managed by the Office of Student Engagement. In order to be released from a housing contract for one of these four chapters, a member must fill out the fraternity or sorority Housing Contract Release Form, which entails getting permission for the House Corporation Board, the Office of Student Engagement, and the other relevant University departments.

All other fraternity or sorority housing contracts are managed by the individual House Corporation Boards. Therefore, members must work with the individual House Corporation Board for their chapter in order to be released from their contract.

What is the Fraternity & Sorority Housing Management Team?
The Fraternity & Sorority Housing Management Team (FSHMT) is made up of a team of administrators committed to the betterments and success of Greek Housing, in all its capacities, at the University of Denver. Current members of the Team include:

• Director of Budgets for Student Life
• Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
• Fraternity and Sorority Advancement Officer
• Director of Building Services
• Representative from the Controller’s Office
• Representative from the Planning and Budget Office
• Program Administrator of Student Engagement, Fraternity & Sorority Life (recorder)
  • Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events 
Title Organization Date/Time
Thursday Night Ice Cream: Find Your Flavor With The Founding Class BGN 7/20/17
4:00pm-9:00pm
Multicultural Greek Community Meeting Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/14/17
5:00pm-6:00pm
IFC General Assembly Meeting Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/14/17
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Panhellenic Association Meetings Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/14/17
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MGC Welcomes You Home MGC 9/14/17
6:00pm-8:00pm
President's Forum Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/15/17
8:30am-10:00am
Accreditation Deadline: Initial Quarter Roster Update (Academic Year/ Calendar Year) Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/15/17
All Day
Accreditation Deadline: Chapter Contact Information Form (Academic Year/ Calendar Year) Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/15/17
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Accreditation Deadline: Chapter Facility Information Form & Roster (Academic Year/ Calendar Year) Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/15/17
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Accreditation Deadline: Chapter Risk Management Policy & Emergency Procedures (Academic Year/ Calendar Year) Fraternity & Sorority Life 9/15/17
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