Multi-Cultural Student Affairs
Denison is not just a multi-cultural university — we are an inter-cultural university. We actively invest our time and resources into bringing different people and groups together. Our faculty and students work to create a community that values each member for his or her uniqueness while building on our common strengths.
The cultural fabric of Denison provides myriad experiences which enable students to not only learn more about each other, but to also learn more about themselves as individuals and as members of a global community. From having lunch with a student from China or the city of Chicago, to community service in Heath or Newark, to discussing issues of identity and belonging, wherever you go on our campus, you'll discover new ways of looking at things, and you'll teach others what it's like to see the world.
Our 21st century graduates will have the capacity to process more information than any other generation that has preceded them. They will be forced to rethink the world in which they live, and will have to face the reality that the only way to deal effectively with insufficiency is to develop a strong communal base. This communal base will require students to find ways to connect with each other irrespective of their varied backgrounds and differences.
Multi-Cultural Student Affairs assumes an active role in helping students find ways to connect. Through a spectrum of learning experiences and educational services we seek to help create and sustain a campus environment where students not only respect themselves but an environment that engenders mutual respect among the student body across ethnic-racial, cultural, religious, gender, socio-economic status, (dis)ability and sexual orientation lines.
The Office of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs works very closely with academics, administrative departments, and student organizations to develop interventions which will have a profound impact on students as they move from entry to graduation.