Seriously Civic Students
Denison students were recognized for their high level of volunteer service to the community by the National Conference on Citizenship in the 2016 Ohio Civic Health Index Report. Eighty-six percent of Denison students did some form of service work last year and contributed close to 45,000 hours of service.
One for the other thumb
Denison students and recent grads earned a total of six National Science Foundation awards to pursue postgraduate research. This selective award is granted to only 2,000 of 17,000 applications.
Denison again earned a spot on the annual list of the Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools, coming in at No. 14 among small colleges and universities. Since the agency was created in 1961, 270 Denison graduates have served.
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The Wall Street Journal ranked Denison among the top 10 private colleges in the Midwest on its annual college rankings list, and a new ranking, compiled by The Washington Post, gave Denison the 28th spot on its list of top liberal arts schools in the nation.
Too cool for school
Denison recently was recognized for its sustainability efforts with the “Encouraging Environmental Excellence” award from the Ohio EPA. But we’re not resting on our laurels. A new solar array will be installed in the BioReserve meeting 15 percent of the college’s energy needs.