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DEPAUW UNIVERSITY in Greencastle, Indiana , is a private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students. The school has a Methodist
heritage and was originally known as INDIANA ASBURY UNIVERSITY. DePauw is a member of both the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference . The Society of Professional Journalists was founded at DePauw.


* 1 History

* 2 Academics

* 2.1 National rankings * 2.2 Academic calendar and winter term * 2.3 Faculty * 2.4 School of Music * 2.5 Honors and Fellows Programs * 2.6 Technology * 2.7 Media outlets on campus

* 3 Campus

* 3.1 East College
* 3.2 Libraries * 3.3 Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts * 3.4 Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics

* 4 Campus life

* 4.1 Greek organizations * 4.2 Greek life * 4.3 Controversy

* 5 Athletics

* 6 Traditions

* 6.1 Music * 6.2 Society of Professional Journalists * 6.3 Rector Scholarships * 6.4 Ubben Lecture series * 6.5 Monon Bell Classic * 6.6 Little 5 Bike Race * 6.7 Boulder Run * 6.8 Campus Golf * 6.9 World War II
World War II

* 7 Notable alumni * 8 References * 9 External links


Asbury University INCORPORATED 1837


TYPE co-ed




DePauw University RENAMED 1884

Indiana Asbury University
Indiana Asbury University
was founded in 1837 in Greencastle, Indiana, and was named after Francis Asbury
Francis Asbury
, the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Methodist Episcopal Church
. The people of Greencastle raised $25,000, equivalent to around $500,000 in 2007 terms, to entice the Methodists to found the college in Greencastle, which was little more than a village at the time. It was originally established as an all men's school, but began admitting women in 1867.

In 1884 Indiana Asbury University
Indiana Asbury University
changed its name to DePauw University
in honor of Washington C. DePauw , who made a sequence of substantial donations throughout the 1870s, which culminated in his largest single donation that established the School of Music during 1884. Before his death in 1887, DePauw donated over $600,000 to Indiana
Asbury, equal to around $13 million in 2007. In 2002, the school received the largest-ever gift to a liberal arts college, $128 million by the Holton family.

Sigma Delta Chi, known today as the Society of Professional Journalists , was founded at the university in 1909 by a group of student journalists, including Eugene C. Pulliam . The world's first Greek-letter sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta , was also founded at DePauw in 1870. DePauw is home to the two longest continually running fraternity chapters in the world, the Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi and the Lambda Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Gamma Delta
. DePauw is home to Indiana's first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa


DePauw University
has an enrollment of about 2,300 students. Students hail from 42 states and 32 countries with a 20.4% multicultural enrollment. DePauw's liberal arts education gives students a chance to gain general knowledge outside of their direct area of study by taking classes outside of their degrees and engaging in Winter Term classes and trips.


DePauw is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges by 2016 U.S. News ">


DePauw University
has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and has no classes with more than 35 students. The average class size is 15. All courses are taught by adjunct or permanent professors; there are no teaching assistants .

Prominent faculty members include:

* Mona Bhan , associate professor of anthropology and author of Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare? * Tom Chiarella , visiting professor of English, author, and regular contributor to Esquire magazine * Matthew J. Hertenstein , associate professor of psychology, whose research on communicating through touch has received international attention * Jeffrey M. McCall , professor of communication and widely quoted source in articles on media matters in the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
and other outlets * Sunil Sahu
Sunil Sahu
, professor of political science and author of Technology Transfer, Dependence, and Self-Reliant Development in the Third World: The Pharmaceutical and Machine Tool Industries in India * Erik Wielenberg , professor of philosophy and author of Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe and God and the Reach of Reason: C. S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell


DePauw University
has one of the oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instructions in the country. Founded in 1884, the school has about 170 students. The student to teacher ratio is 5:1 with an average class size of 13 students.


DePauw students can apply for entry to five Programs of Distinction. There are the Honor Scholars and Information Technology Associates programs as well as three fellowships in Management, Media, and Science Research.

The HONOR SCHOLAR PROGRAM is an interdisciplinary journey for talented students who want the highest level of intellectual rigor. The program includes 5 interdisciplinary seminars and an 80–120 page honor thesis the student's senior year.

MANAGEMENT FELLOWS are the top students interested in business and economics. The program includes special seminars, speakers and a paid, semester-long internship during the junior year. Students have interned in private, public, and non-profit sectors. Past internship sites include: Goldman, Sachs Partners in Housing Development Corp., Indianapolis; Ernst Cummins Inc. in India; Independent Purchasing Cooperative, Miami, Florida, and Brunswick Group, an international PR firm based in London.

MEDIA FELLOWS benefit from DePauw's media tradition. In addition to interacting with leading contemporary media figures – such as documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, Carl Bernstein and Jane Pauley, who presented Ubben Lectures on campus – students have hands-on access to sophisticated media equipment.

SCIENCE RESEARCH FELLOWS use state-of-the-art equipment, work one-on-one with faculty members, participate in internships, make presentations at scientific meetings, publish in scientific journals and, in essence, have graduate-level science opportunities as undergraduates.

Students participating in the INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES PROGRAM (ITAP) enjoy an opportunity to link their liberal arts education with technology know-how through on-campus apprenticeships and on- and off-campus internships.

The ENVIRONMENTAL FELLOWS PROGRAM is designed to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental issues.


DePauw University
ranked third among the "Top 50 Most Unwired College Campuses", according to a survey which evaluated all institutions of higher learning and their use of wireless technology. The survey was sponsored by Intel Corporation and was printed in the October 17, 2005 edition of U.S. News ">


The student radio station ( WGRE ), was ranked as the #1 college radio station in 2010 by Princeton Review
Princeton Review
's book, "America's Best Colleges".

The student newspaper ( The DePauw ) is Indiana's oldest college newspaper.

( D3TV ) is the campus television station and broadcasts newscasts and student productions.

The Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media houses all the media facilities and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The DePauw quadrangle: "Roy O" library (C) and humanities courses buildings (L and R)

DePauw University
consists of 36 major buildings spread out over a 695-acre (2.7 km²) campus that includes a 520-acre (2.06 km²) nature park, and is located approximately 45 miles (72 km) to the west of Indianapolis, Indiana
. There are 11 residence halls , 4 theme houses, and 31 University-owned houses and apartments spread throughout the campus. The oldest building on campus, East College
, was built in 1877 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
. DePauw also owns McKim Observatory .


East College
of DePauw University

U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places

East College

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LOCATION 300 Simpson St., Greencastle, Indiana

AREA 4 acres (1.6 ha)

BUILT 1869 (1869)


ADDED TO NRHP September 25, 1975

A historic structure located at the center of campus, East College
is known to many as the architectural symbol of the university. The cornerstone for the building was laid on October 20, 1871. The building hosted commencement exercises in June 1874, and in September 1875 all college classes were moved to the building, according to the book, DePauw Through the Years. But work on East College
continued until 1882, when the building's basement was completed. East College was placed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
in 1975.


DePauw has three libraries: Roy O. West Library (main library), Prevo Science Library (located in the Julian Science Center, named for alumni Percy Julian ), and Music Library (located in the Green Center for Performing Arts). Library holdings include approximately 350,000 books; 22,000 videos; 1,000 print periodical titles; access to over 20,000 electronic titles; 450,000 government documents; newspapers; and online databases .


Green Center for the Performing Arts

The School of Music is housed in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts; the Communication and Theater Department is also located here. The GCPA has 29 soundproof practice rooms, three performing venues, a music library, teaching studios for large and small ensembles, multiple recording studios, Cafe Allegro, and an organ. Kresge Auditorium seats 1,400 and has a balcony to host big events, speakers, and ensembles. Moore Theater seats 400 and is the stage for musicals and theater productions. Thompson Recital Hall seats 200 and is for small ensembles and chamber music concerts.


Since 2007, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics has served as a place for reflection, discussion, and education at DePauw. Prindle sponsors events related to ethics and provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in thoughtful discussions. The institute also publishes ethics related content through The Prindle Post and the Examining Ethics podcast.


There are more than 100 organizations on the DePauw campus that students can be involved in. DePauw students also participate in on-campus intramurals, university and student sponsored musical and theatrical productions, and create local chapters of national organizations such as Circle K .

Many students engage in community service and other volunteer activities. Putnam County Relay For Life is organized by students, and brings together the college and community. In May 2006, the Putnam County Relay for Life raised more than $215,000 for the American Cancer Society .

On August 2, 2010, Princeton Review
Princeton Review
ranked DePauw as the #10 party school in the US for the 2010–2011 school year, which includes all colleges and universities.


Main article: DePauw University Greek organizations

DePauw's Greek system began just eight years after the founding of Indiana
Asbury College
in 1837. The Delta Chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity was established here in 1845, Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Gamma Delta
(commonly known as Fiji) in 1856, Sigma Chi
Sigma Chi
in 1859, Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Kappa Psi
in 1865, Delta Kappa Epsilon
Delta Kappa Epsilon
in 1866, Phi Delta Theta in 1868, Delta Tau Delta in 1871, and Delta Upsilon in 1887.

Women were first admitted to Indiana
Asbury in 1867. The first Greek letter fraternity for women soon followed. In January 1870, Kappa Alpha Theta was founded at DePauw as the world's first Greek letter fraternity known among women. Kappa Kappa Gamma established a chapter at DePauw in 1875. Notably, Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega
became the second Alpha Chapter established at DePauw, after Theta, when it was founded here in 1885.

Nationally, DePauw's Greek community makes up one of the largest percentages of a college student body.


For 2014, DePauw University
was again ranked #1 in Greek Life by the Princeton Review
Princeton Review
. U.S. News "> Official Athletics logo Main article: DePauw Tigers

The DePauw Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III
NCAA Division III
North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Every year since 1890, DePauw University has competed in American football
American football
against its rival Wabash College in what has become the Monon Bell Classic. The traveling trophy, a 300-pound train bell from the Monon Railroad
Monon Railroad
, made its debut in the rivalry in 1932. The DePauw-Wabash series is one of the nation's oldest college football rivalries.

In 1933, head coach Ray "Gaumey" Neal led the DePauw Tigers football team to an unbeaten, untied, and unscored opening season. The Tigers compiled a 7–0–0 record and outscored their opponents 136–0. Neal nearly duplicated this feat in 1943, but DePauw, 5–0–1, finished the season with one scoreless tie and six points allowed in a different game. The only points surrendered that season were in a 39–6 victory over Indiana
State and the only non-win was a 0–0 tie against Oberlin. The Tigers outscored their opponents, 206–6.

DePauw had been a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference from 1997 to 2011, and won numerous conference championships, most notably in women's basketball, where the school is a Division III power. DePauw's program had also won the conference's overall "President's Trophy" seven times in that span, including six consecutive President's Trophies from 2005–06 to 2010–11. In 2007, the Tigers defeated Washington University
in St. Louis to win the Division III title in women's basketball. The women's softball team won the regional title, advancing to the Division III College World Series for the first time in school history.

In 2012–2013, the women's basketball team won its second Division III National Championship with a 69 to 51 victory over the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in the title game in Holland, Michigan. The Tigers finished 34–0 on the season, which was the best basketball season at the Division III level for men's or women's basketball.

Over the years, DePauw has sent several players to the NFL , including Dave Finzer (1982), a punter for the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
and Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
, and Greg Werner (1989), a tight end for the New York Jets .



The DePauw University
School of Music presents regular recitals by students and faculty and concerts by visiting artists, most of which are free and open to the public.

DePauw students also organize concerts for the campus community. Performers in recent years have included Dave Matthews , Train , The Black Eyed Peas , Ben Folds
Ben Folds
, Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright
, and Guster . Past guests have included Billy Joel
Billy Joel
, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles , The Carpenters
The Carpenters
, America , Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
, and Harry Chapin .


On May 6, 1909, Sigma Delta Chi
Delta Chi
was founded by a group of DePauw University
student journalists. The organization officially changed its name to the Society of Professional Journalists in 1988. Today it is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. In 2012, SPJ returned to the DePauw campus with the assistance of Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism Mark Tatge "


Since 1919, the Rector Scholar Program has recognized DePauw students of exceptional scholarship and character. To be named a Rector Scholar is to join a prestigious tradition more than 4,000 graduates strong. Rector Scholarships are offered to the top academic applicants offered admission to DePauw. A limited number of full tuition Presidential Rector Scholarships are available.


Endowed by a gift from Timothy H. and Sharon (Williams) Ubben, both 1958 graduates of DePauw, the speakers' series "brings the world to Greencastle". Begun in 1986 and presented free of charge and open to all, Ubben Lecturers have included Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
, Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto
, Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
, Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall
, Tony Blair
Tony Blair
, TV's Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
, Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
, Colin Powell
Colin Powell
, Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts
quarterback Andrew Luck , Spike Lee
Spike Lee
and Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev

The 2016-17 academic year hus far has presented Leslie Odom Jr. , Vernon E. Jordan Jr. , a 1957 DePauw graduate, and David Cameron , who made his first public address since resigning as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at DePauw on December 8, 2016.

The Ubben Series has hosted 107 events in its 30-year history.


See also: Monon Bell Classic

Voted "Indiana's Best College
Sports Rivalry" by viewers of ESPN
in 2005, DePauw University
and Wabash College play each November—in the last regular season football game of the year for both teams—for the right to keep or reclaim the Monon Bell . The two teams first met in 1890. In 1932, the Monon Railroad
Monon Railroad
donated its approximately 300-pound locomotive bell to be offered as the prize to the winning team each year. Wabash leads the all-time series, 59–54–9; since the Monon Bell was introduced, Wabash leads 40–38–6. The game routinely sells out (up to 11,000 seats, depending upon the venue and seating arrangement) and has been televised by ABC , ESPN2 , and AXS TV (where it has appeared for the past 11 years, 2006–2016, as well as in 2003). Each year, alumni from both schools gather at more than 60 locations around the United States
United States
for telecast parties, and a commemorative DVD (including historic clips known as "Monon Memories") is produced (there are discs of the 1977, 1984, 1993, 1994 and 2000–2016 games).


Held in late April every year, DePauw's Little 5 bike race has been a campus tradition since the first race in 1956. The first race was sponsored by Union Board as a fund raiser for the American Cancer Fund. Fourteen teams of male riders from various living units competed. The race has changed some since 1956 as a criterium style scoring system has been put into effect. Individual cyclists compete in a week-long series of events, including Time Trials, Street Sprints, and the actual Little 5 Bicycle race. Composite scores for each individual rider and their respective teams determine individual, as well as team champions. Today, in addition to the men's events, women compete in the same series of competitive events. As recently as 2010, the race was held at Blackstock Stadium. However, in 2011 Little 5 events have shifted focus campus. The race is currently held on DePauw University's streets encircling the GCPA and Julian Science and Mathematics Center.


Boulder next to East College

The Boulder Run has become a tradition at DePauw University. Students, streaking from their respective residences, run to and from the Columbia Boulder, located in the center of the campus near the East College
building. Students today perform the Boulder Run for a variety of reasons, though it was originally performed on the day or night of the first snowfall on campus by Phi Kappa Psi, the Greek house nearest the boulder. This tradition was mentioned in Playboy magazine 's September 1972 issue. The DePauw police are usually tolerant of the tradition, but students have been arrested when caught.


It is not unusual to see students playing a game of Campus Golf when the weather is nice. The game of campus golf requires a golf club and a tennis ball . Players attempt to hit their golf ball against various targets on campus within a number of strokes. The game is similar to frisbee golf , where players attempt to hit targets ranging from trees to buildings with a frisbee.


During World War II
World War II
, DePauw University
was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.


Main article: List of DePauw University alumni


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