Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Denison Red Thread Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Recognizing that some campus activities have additional costs that exceed standard tuition and fees, Denison established Red Thread Grants through the support of generous alumni. These grants are dedicated to two purposes: 1) supporting student involvement in various on-campus experiences and 2) providing financial support in times of hardship. This “red thread” of support from alumni to current students reflects the gratitude of alumni who valued their Denison experience and want current students to be able to maximize their experience, too.

Examples of expenses that may be supported with a Red Thread Grant are:
Campus Engagement and Co-Curricular Expenses, Club dues, fees and uniforms
Transportation related to Campus Engagement and Co-Curricular Expenses, Tickets to CLIC sponsored events in Columbus, Other fees associated with Denison student organizations

NOTE: Grants are not available for fraternity or sorority dues or expenses, passport or visa fees, or computer repair, purchase or replacement.

Emergency and Hardship Expenses: Medical, dental and vision expenses not covered by insurance, Clothing such as winter coat, boots, etc. Transportation needs associated with unanticipated travel due to immediate family/home emergencies (this does not include travel home for breaks)

Red Thread Grants are need-based and designed to support students from low-income or middle-income backgrounds. The maximum award is $300 per academic year, not to exceed $1000 during a student's time at Denison. The grants are designed to provide needed support for students experiencing hardship or extraordinary circumstances.

For any questions, please contact Jenny Pearlman at pearlmanj@denison.edu@denison.edu or 740-587-6208


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Enagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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