Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.67 / 2.00 Hadley Seymour
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

The Diversity Advisory Council advises College leadership (trustees and senior staff) on diversity at Kenyon and potential initiatives to enhance it. The Council serves as a forum for concerns, policy proposals, and plans for activities and programs related to diversity. The Council also advises persons and offices across the College on diversity matters brought to it or brought up in its own discussions. The Council invites the community to bring it concerns and questions related to general College policies and practices, but it does not hear grievances or complaints of a personal nature. Student success, as both a factor in diversity and a product of it, is a key focus for the Council.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves offers programs and services to foster an environment in which all students can thrive. These programs and services include, but are not limited to, KEEP (Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program), academic success and leadership programs, and the mentoring program REACH (Recognizing Each Other’s Ability to Conquer the Hill). In addition to these programs and services, the office provides a cultural support system for students who may not feel comfortable in Kenyon’s broader community. Two student-supervised centers, Snowden Multicultural Center and Unity House, are essential components of the support system. (http://www.kenyon.edu/about-kenyon/diversity-at-kenyon/odei/). The diversity and equity committee also provides extensive programs including Black History Month, Women's History Month, Asian Awareness Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, and LGBTQ Awareness Month. The office also has extensive collaborations with faculty members, students, Snowden Multicultural Center, Unity House, and other student affinity organizations. Further, the diversity and equity committee provides financial resources for socioeconomically disadvantaged students including travel stipends, meal stipends for breaks, and other emergency funding for at-need students.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Most

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

Cultural competence training is available online and strongly recommended for faculty and staff. Summer 2020 there was an anti-racism training for Kenyon faculty. Also, the office of diversity and equity, along with student affinity groups, plans extracurricular programming and events to ensure the campus community is advancing cultural competence, anti-oppression, and anti-racism.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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