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Denison University

Established: 1831
Type: Private school
Endowment: $614,000,000
President: Dr. Dale T. Knobel
Staff: 190 full-time faculty
Undergraduates: 2,100
Postgraduates: 0
Location: Granville, Ohio, United States
Campus: Rural, 850 acres plus a 350-acre biological reserve.
Athletics: 23 varsity teams, NCAA Division III, Member North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC),
Colors: Red and White
Mascot: Big Red
Website: www.denison.edu

Denison University is a private liberal arts and sciences college in Granville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles (50 km) east of Columbus. Denison was founded in 1831. It has a current enrollment of about 2,000 students. Denison is a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, and the North Coast Athletic Conference. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts, a town of which it now has three times the population. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are settled places outside towns and cities. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Dulogo. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... Granville is a village in Licking County, Ohio, founded by settlers from Granville, Massachusetts, a town of which it now has three times the population. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Five Colleges of Ohio is an academic consortium of five selective private liberal arts colleges in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. ... The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is a US midwest NCAA Division III athletic conference. ...


Denison is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. Loren Pope is a nationally renown college advisor with several national publicatons on colleges and universities in the United States. ... Colleges That Change Lives (Penguin, 2000) is a best-selling book by nationally renowned college advisor Loren Pope. ...

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History

Founded as Granville College, Denison was subsequently renamed as a means of securing a larger endowment, offering the privilege of naming the institution with a donation of $10,000. A local farmer named Denison (and alternately spelled Dennison on some official documents) elected to donate this considerable sum. Although he ultimately donated only a portion of the total promised (using the excuse that with his recent remarriage, he could no longer afford to surrender such a large amount), the college retained his name. Denison was an exclusively male college at the time of its inception, but has since become coeducational. This began with the Granville Female Seminary, which was founded in 1831 by Charles Sawyer. It was sold to Daniel Shepardson in 1861. It was renamed to Shepardson College for Women and became a part of Denison University in 1900. Founded as a Baptist institution, Denison for many years enjoyed the support of John D. Rockefeller, who sat on the college's board of trustees until the institution mandated that all trustees be Ohio residents. Among Denison's former presidents is William Rainey Harper, who later (with Rockefeller) founded the University of Chicago. A boys' preparatory school, Doane Academy, also coexisted on the hilltop campus for many years; upon closing, the school building became the seat of the college administration. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Categories: People stubs | U.S. Secretaries of Commerce | 1887 births | 1979 deaths ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. ... William Rainey Harper ( 1856- 1906) Noted academic; organizer and first President of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ...


Denison previously offered some graduate programs, including an early incarnation of the study of neuroscience, leading to a master's degree; however, Denison was made into an exclusively undergraduate institution in the late 1920s. The university offers 48 majors, each leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Denison also offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. English, communication, economics, psychology, biology, political science and history are among the school's top majors; however, Denison also offers an array of less traditional majors, such as cinema and queer studies. The 1920s they were sexy referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... B.S. redirects here. ...


Dale Thomas Knobel is currently serving as Denison's nineteenth president and has been since 1998. He resides in Monomoy Place in Granville, the official home of Denison's presidents.


About the University

Denison is a strictly residential campus that features a mixture of historic and contemporary buildings. This means that almost all of its 2,000 students must live in university-owned housing, which creates a deeper sense of community. The university maintains that the residence requirement brings the campus together and gives the university a strong sense of community. Housing options include single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms, as well as suites and apartments with kitchens.


However, the Homestead is an alternative student housing option to dormitories and campus apartments. The Homestead is a student-run community with a focus on ecological sustainability. Twelve students live and work together each semester to promote a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Students living at the Homestead are responsible for cooking weekly meals, sharing chores, attending weekly meetings, and more.


The campus size is about 1,200 acres (4 km²). This includes a 500 acre (1.4 km²) biological reserve just east of campus, where professors of sciences like geology and biology can hold class. Denison's annual operating budget is about $69 million. It also has other funds including endowments that surpass $600 million. Denison has 190 full-time faculty, making the student-to-faculty ratio 11:1. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For the song by Girls Aloud see Biology (song) Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, speech lit. ... For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


Over the past several years, Denison University has made great strides in attracting a diverse student population, and multicultural students now represent 20 percent of the current first-year class. In addition, the college's students, faculty and staff were honored in 2008 by the State of Ohio for "promoting understanding, racial unity and the appreciation of diversity." Denison also is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars, and has seen a significant increase in the number of National Merit Finalists among its matriculants.


Popular hangouts of the students include Brews (burgers) and Whit's (frozen custard).

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A view of Swasey Chapel from the west

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Degrees and majors

Denison offers three types of degrees: B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. Students can create their own major (called an interdepartmental major) or choose among the following. A few of these subjects are concentrations only and are not offered as majors.

  • Arabic
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Black Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Cinema
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • English Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Queer Studies
  • Religion
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Women's Studies

Athletics

Denison is a member of the NCAA and the North Coast Athletic Conference(NCAC). Denison participates as a Division III institution which prohibits athletic scholarships. Denison has won nine (9) consecutive NCAC All-Sports Championships for a total of ten (10) since the founding of the conference in 1984-85. Denison's other All Sports Championship came in 1985-86, and both the consecutive championships streak and the total of ten represent conference records. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) is a US midwest NCAA Division III athletic conference. ...


The most successful teams are led by the Men's and Women's Swimming programs. In 2001, the women won the NCAA Division III national championship, unseating perennial champion and local rival Kenyon College. In 2006 and again in 2007, the men placed 2nd in the nation; the women's and men's teams each finished in 3rd in the nation in 2008. Plans are currently underway to expand Denison's athletic facility to include a new state of the art natatorium. The squash program is also a perennial national contender. Other top ranked programs include lacrosse, soccer, baseball, and softball. The lacrosse and soccer games against Ohio Wesleyan University are the most widely attended "rivalry" games. Also, the Kenyon/Denison swimming rivalry is recognized in small-college sports. Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... “OWU” redirects here. ... OWU-Denison game on Denisons Deeds Field-Piper Stadium, 2006 Wesleyans logo parodying Denison University. ...


Woody Hayes, later renowned as the head coach at Ohio State University, graduated from Denison in 1935, having served as captain of the football team the previous fall, and served as the university's head football coach from 1946 to 1950. Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 â€“ March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for winning five national titles and 13 Big Ten championships in 28 years at Ohio State University. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


Fight Song

"Denison Marching Song"


So let us cheer, cheer, cheer, for Denison. And then our spirit we will show. For ev'ry one will cheer to help our men go crashing through the foe. Come, let us fight fight with all our might. Hurrah for the Red and White! So cheer cheer for old D.U. Three cheers for Denison!


Greek life

Denison has six fraternities and six sororities. Fewer students participate in Greek life than did during the early 1990s, but the culture is still relevant, with about 38% of students joining a house. Although 38% of the student body is involved in Greek Life, 2/3 of this is women and only 1/3 of this is men.


The fraternities are:

The sororities are: Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a social collegiate fraternity that was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad which includes Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ...

During the mid-1990s, in an effort to re-brand the college as more of an academic, and less of a party, institution, the college's trustees elected to make Denison a "non-residential" Greek system. The decision led to student and alumni uproar, with a low-grade riot erupting on the campus' "Fraternity Row" as a result. While sorority members had never been allowed to live in their respective houses, the trustees' decision turned most of the formerly-residential fraternity houses into general college residential halls, and each chapter was given lounge space in the basement of each respective house for official fraternity functions (including chapter). Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ...


Since the decision, many of the formerly purely Greek houses were renamed:

  • The Delta Upsilon house became Taylor House, an "honors" residence hall
  • The Delta Chi house became Sunset House
  • The Lambda Chi Alpha house became the Erma and Clark Morrow House, an all-first-year student "living and learning" residence hall
  • The S. S. Chamberlin Lodge of Phi Gamma Delta became the Chamberlin House
  • The Phi Delta Theta house became the Preston House

Student Organizations

  • Denison Campus Governance Association (DCGA)
  • Denison International Student Association (DISA)
  • Denison Hilltoppers
  • Denison Film Society
  • Students for Unborn Life
  • Students for Choice
  • The Homestead
  • WDUB 91.1 FM
  • Burpee's Seedy Theatrical Company
  • Black Student Union
  • Denison Religious Understanding
  • Denison University Recycling Program (DURP)
  • Denison College Republicans
  • Denison Democrats
  • Women's Emphasis
  • Outlook (LGBT organization)
  • Denison Community Association (Service organization)
  • The Denisonian (weekly student newspaper)
  • BullSheet
  • Denison Independent Theatre Association

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Notable Alumni

Denison has some 28,000 alumni all around the world. Some notable alumni include:

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External links

  • Denison University - official website
  • Yesterday and Today: Denison History
  • The Denisonian
  • Granville, OH
  • Denison Progressive Alliance
  • Denison Film Society
  • Todd DeFeo Photography Portfolio: Denison University
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