Denison University, located in Granville, Ohio, was founded in 1831 and is a privately supported, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences, offering three different bachelor's degrees (B.A., B.S., and B.F.A.) among 35 majors. About 1,950 full-time students represent 49 states and 30 foreign countries. Denison is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), The Five Colleges of Ohio, and the North Coast Athletic Conference. Denison's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national scholastic honorary, was installed in 1910.
Denison has approximately 23,000 living alumni in this country and abroad. Many have distinguished themselves in public service, the arts, and the sciences. The Society of the Alumni of Denison University, organized in 1846, is one of the oldest college alumni organizations in the country. Formal alumni clubs exist in 37 cities or regions, principally in the Midwest and Northeast, but also in Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; and the West Coast. Chip Andreae, a 1977 alumnus from Washington, D.C., is president of the society.
Today, Denison University has holdings of approximately 1,200 acres in Granville, including a 250 acre main campus, extensive recreational and athletic fields, and a 500-acre Biological Reserve.