The Community Planning Committee, which was charged with proposing concrete plans for moving Kenyon closer to its ideal of being an open and inclusive community, has submitted their report and recommendations. The recommendations are informed by the community conversations that took place on April 3, and the report includes a summary of common themes that emerged in those conversations.
The following message from President Sean Decatur was sent to members of Greek Council, presidents of Greek organizations and their advisors on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Greek life has a long and cherished history at Kenyon. Greek alumni and students take pride in what is considered a distinctive Greek culture at Kenyon, one that aims to be open and inclusive as opposed to isolated and exclusive. Amid many changes to the College and the student profile over many years (including the move to coeducation in the late 1960s and early 1970s), Greek organizations have played a significant role in the social life and culture of service on campus.
Members of Greek Council have expressed an interest in examining and articulating the role of and aspirations for Greek life at Kenyon today. In conversations with the executive committee this academic year, we determined that this is an appropriate moment to explore how forces external to the College (including changing roles of national organizations…
Chaired by Brackett B. Denniston ’69, the Kenyon College Board of Trustees met in Gambier on April 19–20. The opening plenary featured a panel of students, faculty and staff, who offered their perspectives on the campus climate with respect to free expression, diversity and inclusion.
In its meeting last week in Santa Monica, California, the Kenyon College Board of Trustees approved the 2018–19 fiscal year operating budget of $151,933,000, which includes increases in financial aid, tuition and fees, and employee wages.
Heidi Hansen McCrory, who has served as Kenyon’s vice president for college relations since 2014, has been appointed senior advisor for community relations. In her new role, McCrory will lead Kenyon’s efforts to build effective partnerships with community organizations, business leaders, and state and federal officials. Her appointment reflects the College’s increasing commitment to strengthening ties in the region.