As one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, Denison University boasts generations of students who can attest to its effect on their lives. Each would cite a different reason. And they’d all be right, because Denison’s liberal arts tradition and residential community create a college of endless personal possibilities.
Where did you come from? What do you like? What's the one thing you wish you could tell the whole world? At Denison, we celebrate your perspective on life—it’s something you have that no one else does.
They’re not all crunchy or preppy or edgy or geeky or Greeky or jocks—they’re not all anything, except that they’re all individuals, and they’re all learning from each other. They have some things in common, and they have a lot that’s unique to their own life experiences. Sometimes they overlap; other times they blaze their own trails. It’s a community of difference—and that makes all the difference.
Fostering a diverse community is central to Denison’s mission as a liberal arts college. Engagement with—and challenge from—multiple, differing perspectives are incubators of critical thinking and social responsibility.
Diversity plays a particularly important role at Denison—where classes are small, where a fully residential campus places students constantly together in living as well as learning, and where a multiplicity of campus-based opportunities in student organizational life, athletics and recreation, and social service allow students to share personal growth experiences.
At Denison, diversity of background and experience is shared first-hand.