"Our founder and signer of the Declaration of Independence,
Dr. Benjamin Rush, had the highest aspirations for Dickinson students—he
intended for you to become the engaged citizens and leaders of your generation
and, through your accomplishment and ambition, to leave the world a more just
and compassionate place."
Vice President Vari
"Involvement in clubs, organizations,
and other student initiatives has much to teach about group work, democratic
principles, organizational dynamics, leadership, interpersonal skills,
communication skills, conﬂict mediation, and so much more. These skills and
abilities create a strong foundation for engaged citizenship."
Senate President Chesley
"Welcome to the 2012-2013 Academic Year! A special welcome is
in order to members of the Class of 2016, transfer students, and the new class
of students from our Community College Partners program. As always, the First
Year experience represents a major transition in the lives of each new
Dickinsonian, but this year brings a unique transition that will affect us all."