Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary inquiry into the relationship between humans and the environment. It draws on work in natural science, life science, social science, humanities and the arts, to help students gain a deeper understanding, both of the environmental problems facing the world and of proactive opportunities for change.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to enrich both the student's experience as a major, and to enrich the Environmental Studies Program and its ties to Denison and the community. The Fellows accomplish these goals by organizing many ENVS events such as the ENVS Picnic, Fireside Chats and fieldtrips. They also contribute to the department in other ways, such as writing articles for the Environmental Issues newsletter and helping faculty with projects. Fellows who participate in activities within the program are compensated for their work.
Environmental Studies annually selects outstanding seniors to be honored as program fellows. Below is a list of the criteria that are used in the selection process:
Senior standing at the beginning of the fellowship
Declared Environmental Studies major
GPA of 3.50 or better in the major
Overall GPA of 3.10 or better
Past involvement in activities outside of classroom work demonstrating commitment to, and enhancement of, the Program and the environmental field
Nomination by at least two faculty members in Environmental Studies
Agreement with nomination by majority vote of Environmental Studies faculty