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

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Chris Kennerrly
Associate Dean of Students: Director of Multicultural Affairs
Student
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Kenyon College does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. The requirement of non-discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment and admission. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX, Section 504, and Title VI, is:

http://www.kenyon.edu/directories/offices-services/ocr/discrimination/non-discrimination-statement-2/


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

Under development


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

The KEEP program is the flagship recruiting program for underrepresented students. It is in addition to our Admissions Department's focus on generally increasing diversity on campus:

https://www.kenyon.edu/campus-life/diversity-inclusion/programs-services/keep/

For faculty/staff recruiting, Kenyon College has a long standing record of nondiscrimination in employment and opportunity based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. The President has issued the following policy statement regarding nondiscrimination:

https://www.kenyon.edu/offices-and-services/office-of-human-resources/policies-handbooks/staff-handbook-2/employment-policies/equal-employment-opportunity-statement-statement-on-discrimination/

Individual departments and offices engaged in searches also tend post positions online to professional/academic boards that focus on underrepresented groups. This has been confirmed through conversations with a number of offices/departments who have conducted searches and is evident in recent hiring trends at Kenyon. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is active in practically all searches to ensure that we are conducting hiring in accordance with our stated aims.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

REACH - Peer Mentor Program for first-year students of color;
Kenyon Educational Enrichment Program - Retention program and Six week summer program for first-year students that include coursework for academic credit, ongoing workshops and academic advising for the all four years; Tutoring Services;
Unity House - LBGTQ resource and programming space


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
No

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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