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


Family Leadership Council

The Denison Family Leadership Council (or FLC, pronounced “flick”) supports Denison’s strategic initiatives through philanthropy and engagement. Its goal is to build a strong and active connection between parents, their personal philanthropy, and campus programs that impact student experiences. Approximately 80 families of current students meet twice a year virtually and on campus for interactive group sessions with senior college leaders. Members begin their philanthropic giving with an annual fund leadership gift and increase support during their tenure. Council members serve as informed advocates and liaisons and offer themselves as professional resources and engaged members of the community. Mike Trigg P’25 (From California) is the 23-24 FLC Chair.

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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, offering an internship is a great way to get involved.

Internships are longer-term opportunities (usually 6 to 10 weeks) for students to work at an organization and develop career competencies and industry knowledge. If you’re interested in discussing further, reach out to Ryan Brechbill, And, if you’d like learn more about our Knowlton Center for Career Exploration.

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Host an event

Every year, special events are hosted for and by Denisonians all around the world. Whether it is an event with prospective students, welcoming Denison interns to your city, or a casual career networking gathering, 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 Volunteer Interest Form or email us at, and we will be in touch.

Attend Events

Most 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.

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Pay it Forward and 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!