Get Involved

There are many ways a parent, family member or friend can get involved!

Volunteer

• Family Leadership Council

The Family Leadership Council supports Denison’s strategic initiatives through philanthropy and engagement. Its goal is to build a strong and engaged connection between parents, their personal philanthropy and campus programs that impact students’ campus experiences. Members serve as informed advocates and liaisons, encouraging parent involvement as professional resources and engaged members of the community.

Family Leadership Council Executive Committee:

  • Jennifer Wythes Vettel P’19, Philanthropy
  • Susan Cole Callahan ’87 P’19, Philanthropy

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• Admission Ambassador Program

Help to promote Denison in your hometown by wearing your Denison gear and sharing your student’s experience proudly. Ambassadors also work with the Office of Admission to find and provide information to prospective students and their families through referrals and/or representing Denison at a local college fair. Additionally, Ambassadors can assist with reaching out to admitted students and their families to congratulate them and answer questions about the university.

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• Knowlton Center for Career Exploration

Family members are an essential part of the Denison Network and can make a real difference in a Denison student’s life. If you are interested in helping Denison students as they explore career options, here are some ways to get involved. Learn more about the Knowlton Center for Career Exploration

  • Connect with a student on Wisr — Denison has partnered with technology platform Wisr for Denison alumni and parents to help students with questions about career paths, industries of interest, graduate school choices and more. The Denison Wisr Network will pull your LinkedIn profile into the Wisr platform. Students can search the platform and reach out to alumni and parents with questions or request a short 15- to 30-minute phone conversation. Alumni and parents can provide advice to fellow Denisonians without a commitment to a long-term program. Please sign up with Wisr here. You might want to encourage your student to join Wisr as well!
  • Offer an internship — Internships are longer-term opportunities (usually 6 to 10 weeks) for students to work at an organization. They can be paid or unpaid. If you’re interested in learning more, send an e-mail to David Snider at sniderd@denison.edu with the subject line of “Internship Info.” Include your name, and where you live and work in the body of the e-mail, and we’ll contact you.

To keep up with all that’s going on in our office, sign up for the Knowlton Note newsletter, sent weekly to students.

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• Host an event

Every year special events are hosted for the Denison family in regional areas around the world. From regional prospective student events to welcoming Denison interns to your city, these events provide opportunities to connect with Denisonians beyond the Hill. If you are interested in learning more about hosting an event for Denison, please complete the Family Volunteer Form, and we will be in touch.


Attend Events

Regional Denison events are open to all Denisonians – alumni (with or without a Denison diploma), family members of current and former students, current and former faculty members, and friends of the college. We hope you will attend an event in your area.

Big Red Weekend is a special chance for all members of the Denison family to visit campus each fall. Join us on the hill for what may be the most beautiful time of year in Granville.

It’s a time when we welcome more than 1,000 parents and family members, alumni, and friends to Granville for our annual celebration of all things Denison! Make plans to come back to campus this year. Learn more about Big Red Weekend here


Make a Gift

More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance, supported in part by the Parents Fund. Without our extended family, many would never realize their dream of a world-class liberal arts education.

Support Denison by making a gift today!

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