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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures



Russian Clubs

The Russian Club and DU's chapter of Dobro Slovo engage in joint extracurricular activities, including Russian conversation hours, movie nights, cooking parties and group outings. All students are encouraged to join the Russian Club. Students who are doing well with their Russian major often choose to be inducted into the National Slavic Honor Society, Dobro Slovo, in their second or third year of study.


The University of Denver's Russian Club seeks to unite students in the common interest of Russian language and culture. We aspire to involve students in Denver's Russian-speaking community, and to promote intercultural understanding between the Russian/Slavic community and DU students.

The Russian Club is for anyone who has an interest in Russian language or culture—you do not have to know the language to be a member.

If you want to make new friends, watch Russian films, listen to Russian music, read Russian poetry, eat Russian food and have a great time, then please come to a meeting.


Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society, is represented at the University of Denver by the Beta Zeta chapter, one of the original chapters of the Society. Dobro Slovo recognizes undergraduate achievement in the study of Russian language, literature and culture.

Throughout the year, events are coordinated with the Russian Club. These activities are engaging, inexpensive and fun.

The annual induction ceremony takes place in the spring. This event, which recognizes achievement in Slavic studies, also doubles as a year-end celebration after months of dedicated study.

Dobro Slovo is one of the oldest American honor societies dedicated to the study of a language and culture. Induction in the society is an honor and distinction that many students and faculty wear with pride. Applications are normally requested in early April.

For additional information on Dobro Slovo and the Russian Club, contact the Russian clubs adviser:

Gregory Ormiston
Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian
Sturm Hall, Room 364
Phone: 303-871-2609