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Kenyon College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
103 College Rd
Gambier, Ohio 43022
Phone
(740) 427-5000
Email address
admissions@kenyon.edu
School Information
"1) We come to Gambier, Ohio, from every region of the country and corner of the globe to focus on very big things in a small, wide-open space. 2) We invented the model of professors serving as academic advisors, because when teaching and mentoring go hand-in-hand, Kenyon students come out on top. 3) We believe that good writing is good thinking, and that the ability to put words to ideas moves us closer to a shared understanding." The college enrolls over 1,700 students, as well as offering 50 majors, minors, and concentrations. (Source: https://www.kenyon.edu/kenyon-in-brief/) (Source: https://www.kenyon.edu/kenyon-in-numbers/)
General Information
In addition to providing education on racism and anti-racism as a resource for Kenyon College community members, the college has also taken steps to revisit its relationship with local law enforcement, recommending anti-racism and mental health training. Furthermore, a new committee was formed to review community proposals for and financial allocations for anti-racism initiatives. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Kenyon Collegian reports, "In the 2019-2020 academic year, one proposal brought in Dr. Tanya Williams of Authentic Coaching & Consulting to conduct sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion for faculty, staff and students. Williams has continued holding workshops during the 2020-21 academic year as well, with an additional focus on 'building the knowledge and the capacities of the Kenyon community,' according to the report."
Program and Research Funding
  • New “Resource Advisory Committee” will review community proposals for anti-racism initiatives and determine the allocation of Collee funds towards anti-racism initiatives.
  • The College's Anti-Racism Resource Advisory Committee " has evaluated and funded four anti-racism proposals from the fall semester, submitted by members of the Kenyon community, and is anticipating at least two more in the near future. They are actively encouraging more project proposals, which may include educational activities or funding toward research projects," according to the Kenyon Collegian.
Re-Imagining Policing
  • Kenyon College will be recommending mental health training and anti-racism training for local law enforcement officers.
Resources
  • Education on racism and anti-racism will be provided to members of the Kenyon College community.
  • The college hosted a "Crossroads Anti-Racism Conversation."
Symbolic Actions
  • The college's Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation has an "Anti-Racism Group," which established "statements concerning its meaningful purpose."
Last updated September 26th, 2022
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