Denison University strives to be an exemplary steward of our natural world and a leader in sustainability. We take an intentionally multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability that balances environmental, economic and social responsibility. We believe that our approach to sustainability will support the well being of the college and the global community beyond. Our commitment to sustainability runs deep. Academic research, strategic investments in infrastructure and human resources, student-centered programming, plus community partnerships are central to our efforts. Whether in the classroom, the Licking County community or a country halfway around the globe, Denison students, staff and faculty lead by example. Together, we share a vision of a healthy future where people and the planet thrive.
Unlike many other institutions, Sustainability is not just part of an environmental studies degree. As an educational institution that holds sustainability as one of our core values, Denison seeks to incorporate sustainability into the classroom and laboratory experiences of our students. The college offers numerous sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses.
More than 50 of our professors, representing two-thirds of our academic departments, offer more than 120 courses courses that directly include aspects of sustainability. Whether you are a studio art, religion, or chemistry major, sustainability will be a part of your academic experience at Denison. This is a good thing. Many faculty include sustainability concepts, including environmental, social, and economic sustainability, in their curricula through course topics and experiential or service learning components. An increasing number of our faculty explore threads of sustainability within their research or through independent student research projects.