The Title IX website is dedicated to providing ongoing updates and information about the 2019-2020 community dinners on the topic of creating a campus culture that values sexual respect.

Culture change is difficult and complicated. But one mark of a great college is that it is open and honest with opportunities to be stronger, healthier and better, even—perhaps especially—in the face of the most difficult issues. Great colleges do this work in an inclusive and transparent way. For us, this means bringing together diverse groupings as co-creators of ideas and solutions.

To get change underway, we will convene students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees over two evenings of dialogue dinners this fall; our hope is that at least 200 members of the Denison community will participate, forming groups of a dozen individuals representing different parts of our community. Over the course of a two-hour dinner, the groups will focus on questions designed to generate better understandings and ideas for our work at Denison. These conversations are designed to be an open and honest exchange of ideas and experiences about our campus. We will collect the information and craft a series of follow-up conversations to develop specific action items that we will work on together as a community. Some of these may be highly experimental, but we’re interested in breaking new ground. The goal is to come up with clear actions that can move us forward in a visible way towards becoming a campus where sexual respect is a driving value and sexual assault never happens.

Title IX Coordinator and members of the Denison Coalition for Sexual Respect will convene a student steering committee to organize the dialogue dinners and seek input and reactions from the campus.

This is an opportunity for us to do work together, as a campus community, that will both make our campus stronger while leading the way in higher education on the issue of sexual respect and eliminating sexual assault.

Dinner Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 2
  • Tuesday, April 7


  • Both dinners will be held in Curtis-Provost Dining Hall.
  • Doors open at 6 pm. Program and dinner begins at 6:30 pm and will conclude shortly after 8 pm.

Sign up to attend a sexual respect dinner

February 10, 2020