As a residential college, Kenyon College is committed to the learning processes that take place both inside and outside the classroom. The College's housing and residential life staff provides students with safe, comfortable, and well-maintained living spaces in an environment conducive to academic seriousness.
The key to residential life at the College is personal responsibility. All students are charged with taking responsibility for their own behavior and accepting the consequences of the choices they make. Because Kenyon is a residential college, it is important that students communicate openly with their roommates and others who live on their halls. For many first-year students, this will be the first time they share a "bedroom" and living space with another person. This is a great learning experience for all students, one in which lifelong relationships are often forged.
Our staff works to facilitate a community that is (based on Ernest Boyer's six principles) purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative. Merging academic life with residential life, students discover how to learn in the company of friends.