Dickinsonians never brag. Humility is one of our core values.

Our founder, after all, named the college after his friend and Founding Father, John Dickinson, rather than himself. Otherwise, we’d all be Rushians—which doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well.

So when you refrain from bragging to friends and coworkers about your alma mater, these are just some of the things you might not mention: 
 


Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Dickinson became the first liberal-arts college to join the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, which promotes research on and study of the impacts of community-campus partnerships, educates the public on e•ective programs for community change and conducts national and international meetings, workshops, institutes, symposia and conferences to discuss future goals and challenges of moving initiatives forward.

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

The DICKINSON-IN-SPAIN study abroad program received a Medal of Honor from the Málaga Athenaeum.

Service by the Numbers

Service by the Numbers

In 2016-17, Dickinson students completed 30,740 hours of community service and raised $87,697 for charitable causes.

Expanding Access and Opportunity

Expanding Access and Opportunity

Dickinson joins 67 of the nation’s top colleges and universities in the AMERICAN TALENT INITIATIVE, which seeks to help more talented lower-income students enroll in and graduate from college.

Worldly Writing Center

Worldly Writing Center

Dickinson is the ONLY COLLEGE IN THE WORLD with a Writing Center that offers writing tutoring in 11 languages.

Gateway to Equity Award

Gateway to Equity Award

The Carlisle, Pa., chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) honored Dickinson’s AAUW chapter with the organization’s annual Gateway to Equity Award, recognizing exceptional work throughout the student organization’s inaugural year.


2015 Honor Roll

2015 Honor Roll

Dickinson is a member of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Learn more about community service at Dickinson.

No. 4  Baccalaureate Institution

No. 4 Baccalaureate Institution

Dickinson was named the No. 4 baccalaureate institution in the country for sustainability performance, according to the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Find out more about sustainability at Dickinson.

Alumni in Action

Alumni in Action

Francesca Dea ’93 is the new executive director of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the leading voice for interventional cardiology, and Mariam Memarsadeghi ’94, co-founder and co-director of the E-Collaborative for Civic Education, was named a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar. Read profiles about Dickinson's alumni in action.

The World Is Their Classroom

The World Is Their Classroom

Two students, Tyree Grant ’18 and Ana Gamino ’18, earned competitive study-abroad scholarships through the Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program. They are among 850 recipients nationally, out of more than 2,700 applicants, and both are Posse Foundation scholars.

Global Religion Research Initiative

Global Religion Research Initiative

Edward Webb, associate professor of political science and international studies, received a curriculum development grant from the Global Religion Research Initiative of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame.


Global Education Leader

Global Education Leader

The Institute of International Education again ranked Dickinson a top-five college for long-term study abroad.


Faculty Experts

Faculty Experts

Dickinson faculty members Jeff McCausland, Amy Farrell, Sarah Niebler and David O’Connell, put the college’s name front and center everywhere from The Atlantic to ABC News, CNN, and Anderson Cooper 360 as they weighed in on election-season news.


White House Honors

White House Honors

Dickinson student, Daniel Becker ’17, was honored at the White House this fall with the 2016 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in recognition of the nonprofit he founded, Students Opposing Slavery.


Making Being "Green" Look Easy

Making Being "Green" Look Easy

Our sustainability efforts and courses once again earned us the highest possible score on The Princeton’s Review’s Green Honor Roll and a spot on Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list.


Fulbright Success

Fulbright Success

The U.S. Department of State named Dickinson a “Top Fulbright-Producing College” for the seventh time in the past 12 years.