Select your journey

At DU, you’ll be able to create a path that completely fits your life-style and pursuits nicely past the classroom. Select from quite a few actions and occasions that can entertain, enrich and problem you.

You’ll be able to indulge a ardour for artwork proper right here on campus. We’re a frequent cease for internationally famend musicians and dance and theater troupes, and our levels and recital halls are busy with quite a few pupil performances. Throughout campus, a recent artwork gallery showcases native and nationwide voices alike. With nicely over 150 pupil organizations to select from, you may haven’t any hassle discovering different college students who share your pursuits.

Our integral connection to the town of Denver means you may discover in depth alternatives for enjoyable and achievement off campus as nicely. Benefit from the tradition, meals and buying of a metropolis on the rise, or depart the town altogether for snowboarding, climbing and white-water rafting within the close by Rocky Mountains. Your time spent at DU and in Denver is sure to be full of exploration and discovery.

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400+ annual performances
All the pieces from rock to symphonic live shows and free recitals.

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32 membership sports activities groups and 23 intramural leagues
Intramural sports activities leagues embody baseball and flag soccer.

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22 Fraternity & Sorority Life chapters on or round campus
Members make up 33% of the scholar inhabitants.

On Arts

Balinese Music on Campus

The Lamont College of Music’s Increasing Horizons Initiative introduced an evening of Balinese music and dance performances to campus. In preparation, college students took half in a unit on the music and tradition of Bali.

Photograph of Native Americans by Edward Curtis.

Catching Shadows

The DU archives are residence to a uncommon set of images by Edward Curtis, the Nineteenth-century artist and ethnographer referred to as the “Shadow Catcher.” Native People gave him the moniker after he photographed them.

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Arts on Campus

We’re a creative hub for all of Denver. On the Newman Heart for the Performing Arts, we recurrently welcome nationally touring dance, music and theater performances. Magness Area hosts such hit acts as Jane’s Habit, Gwen Stefani and The Killers.

Our campus arts scene is additional enriched by lots of of pupil occasions, together with the Lamont College of Music’s six annual symphonic live shows and the theater division’s three large-scale pupil productions. There are additionally dozens of free recitals and small pupil reveals each month. We try for a similar selection and excellence within the visible arts, with our Vicki Myhren Gallery exhibiting work by college students and internationally recognized artists.

You too can select from a wide range of choices to share your personal creative voice. Be taught the fundamentals of broadcasting and share your ardour for music by working at KXDU, our student-run radio station. Benefit from music lessons and apply rooms open to non-majors. You’ll be able to even audition for a job in a play!

Sunny day at DU

DU & Denver

Denver’s numerous music scene continues to develop, with live shows and venues for lovers of each style from jazz to punk to people. All music lovers can agree everybody ought to see a live performance at Crimson Rocks, one of many state’s nice treasures—a shocking, incomparable amphitheater not even 20 miles from campus.

College students in search of a pleasurable afternoon could discover themselves downtown, in one of many metropolis’s many museums. Others could lose themselves within the impartial galleries of the Santa Fe Arts District or the fashionable eating places and boutiques of Cherry Creek. You too can spend the day at one of many many inexperienced areas present in Denver’s in depth and exquisite public parks system.

Scholar Organizations

Our pupil organizations allow you to join with Pioneers from comparable backgrounds, advocate to your beliefs, strengthen your schooling or just share your pursuits with others.

  • Cultural organizations

    Have fun your tradition with those that share your background. By means of our cultural organizations, you’ll be able to participate in group service and take part in dialogues on shared points and considerations.

    • African College students United
    • Asian Scholar Alliance
    • Hillel
    • Latino Scholar Alliance
    • Muslim Scholar Affiliation
    • Queer Scholar Alliance
  • Educational organizations

    Put together your self for the courtroom with Mock Trial, share your ideas on literature with the Pioneer E-book Membership, or preserve your group knowledgeable whereas working for The Clarion, our campus paper. Different organizations embody:

    • Pc Science Membership
    • DU Photo voltaic Automobile Staff
    • Mannequin United Nations
    • PioChem Membership
    • Society of Physics College students
  • Service organizations

    Advocate for sustainability as a part of the DU Environmental Staff, fight the stigma round psychological sickness with MIND, or promote service worldwide as a member of the Invictus Initiative. Different organizations embody:

    • Local weather Actuality Undertaking
    • Schools Towards Most cancers
    • Freedom Rights Schooling Evolution (FREE) DU
    • Scholar Coalition for the Eradication of Sexual Assault
    • Vegan and Vegetarian Society
    • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
  • Golf equipment

    Are you a movie lover? What about cooking or board video games? From Movie Society and the Fly Fishing Membership to the Cooking Membership and Cue Sports activities, our pupil golf equipment will preserve you entertained and engaged. Different teams embody:

    • Anime Membership
    • Idiosingcracies A Capella
    • Needles for Wants Crafting Membership
    • Skintight Outrage Improv Comedy
    • Swing Dancing Membership

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternities and sororities have been part of DU since 1889, when the primary fraternity chapter was established. Immediately, members from our 9 fraternity and 13 sorority chapters meet new associates and excel academically whereas getting concerned in management and repair initiatives.

These organizations develop undergraduates and alumni as leaders, bolster tutorial careers, and guarantee members have lifelong networks of friendship and assist. They demand their members set excessive tutorial objectives and decide to efforts to enhance their communities.

Members of Fraternity & Sorority Life organizations make up a 3rd of the DU pupil inhabitants, working throughout campus within the Undergraduate Scholar Authorities, the College of Denver Packages Board (DUPB), the Scholar Media Board and different organizations.

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Non secular Life

We acknowledge and have fun the varied vary of worldviews and religions represented in our group. By means of our College chaplain, we assist the non secular well being of all these on our campus the identical approach we assist bodily and psychological well being.

The chaplain gives companies to all members of our group, supporting interfaith conversations and listening classes between college students and group members. The chaplain encourages private exploration and group dialogues round points of faith and spirituality, offering a non-clinical secure area for non secular care and counseling.

As well as, a number of pupil non secular organizations, akin to Chabad and the DU Interfaith Advocates, host their very own occasions and foster connections between numerous teams. We additionally supply the Evans Chapel and three different prayer rooms for pupil use.