Special Assistance Funds

Red Thread Grants

Through the generous contributions of alumni, Denison is able to offer financial support for students, including grants, for a variety of both on- and off-campus experiences and needs.

Please refer to the Financial Resources page under Campus Life on MyDenison, and contact the offices listed for more information.

The Red Thread Fund provides support for campus engagement and for co-curricular experiences (typically on-campus) as well as emergencies and hardships. These may include but are not limited to: Emergency and hardship expenses such as medical, dental and vision care not covered by insurance; seasonal clothing such as winter apparel; transportation (excluding regular break transportation). Campus engagement and co-curricular expenses such as club fees, uniforms, tickets to CLIC sponsored events in Columbus.

Please refer to the Red Thread Fund page in MyDenison for more information.

If you would like to donate to the Red Thread Fund please consider a one-time or monthly gift. If you would like to designate your gift for the “Emergency Assistance Fund” you can specify on the form. Thank you for your donation.

Denison Food Pantry

Run by CLIC, the Denison Food Pantry is available on a weekly basis to anyone who needs it. The food pantry is located in Taylor House in the computer study/room 104.

  • Every Monday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Every Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • By request.

You can also request access to the pantry from CLIC at clic@denison.edu

Big Red Promise

The Big Red Promise is a resource for students to fight food insecurity. Students with extra money on their meal plans can donate the cost of a meal to a fund directed to students who apply for aid. Students can receive meal swipes if available. Financial Aid information is used to determine recipient eligibility.

Horizon Fund

The Horizon Fund provides support for enrichment opportunities related to academic and co-curricular interests. These opportunities, such as attending a professional conference, typically take place off campus.

The Horizon Fund also supports Individual and group enrichment projects unrelated to Denison student organization activities or for-credit academic work.

For more information, contact:


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