Our Approach

Denison’s policies and protocols are grounded in maximizing safety for our campus family and the surrounding community and responsibly managing risks for our students, faculty, and staff. Denison’s plans are informed by public health experts, CDC guidance, and state and local public health guidance. As information and the circumstances of COVID-19 continue to evolve, our policies and practices will be updated and adapted as appropriate.

Denison University categorizes COVID-19 health strategies into three broad areas: Prevention, Surveillance, and Containment. We will continue to adjust these strategies to address challenges as warranted. At this time, Denison is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated. We are also requiring all contracted services, programs, speakers, and temporary staff to be fully vaccinated to be on campus.

All students and employees are expected to fully comply with the policies and guidelines outlined in MyDenison. Failure to do so may result in corrective action, up to and including separation from the University. The social and public-health obligations we are adopting as a community are meant to be firm, and it is incumbent upon all in the Denison community to take these protocols seriously. We all need to continue doing our part in this important work.

Additionally, while these are campus guidelines, we urge all students, faculty, and staff to follow precautionary measures even when off campus to help protect themselves and their communities, and to further help protect the Denison campus and community.