Denison University is an educational community which prizes intellectual excellence and integrity. At Denison, students participate in an academic experience under the guidance of a faculty deeply devoted to teaching and actively engaged in advanced research and scholarship. The residential nature of this community permits learning to continue beyond the classroom.
Denison regards its students as moral agents who are capable of assuming primary responsibility for conducting their lives and making their decisions. Central to the mission of the University is the continual development of a community of respect, in which the principles of human dignity and ethical integrity are paramount. Rational dialogue and discourse determine the character of our interaction with each other.
Denison expects all members of the academic community to engage each other with mutual respect, compassion, and a deep appreciation for all of the cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, and economic differences that comprise the richness of our community.
The Student Handbook is designed to serve as the primary guide and resource for student life at Denison. In it you will find a description of the various offices, services, and resources for all areas of student life, as well as the policies and regulations that govern life at the University. All students are responsible for reading and knowing the policies and regulations of the University.
As you embark upon your collegiate journey at Denison, we trust that this Handbook will serve you well as a guide. We encourage you to consult it regularly and use it wisely.
Laurel B. Kennedy, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Development