Hank Toutain, Kenyon's Dean of Students, is the head of the Student Affairs Division, which includes Athletics, Campus Ministries, Career Development, Health and Counseling, Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, Residential Life, Student Activities and Student Employment.
Student Affairs staff are committed to promoting student growth and development and fostering a robust community of learning and relationships at Kenyon. In doing so, we encourage students to take full advantage of the many learning opportunities and experiences that exist outside the formal classroom, especially those that challenge assumptions, promote the discovery of new cultures, perspectives or values, and lead to personal skill development.
At Kenyon, students find that living in community is one of the most rewarding and also one of the most challenging experiences they have. As they develop relationships with others, students will often begin from a place of similarity and commonality, and then explore that which is different. From a cappella singing groups to athletics, and from Greek life to community service, students frequently find that they learn a great deal about the world and themselves by engaging with people who are least like them.
College is also a time to assume greater levels of personal responsibility and to use available resources in effectively addressing a range of challenges. The links on this page provide information, advice, and problem-solving strategies that students are encouraged to use to the full.
We also stand ready, of course, to assist students in getting the most out of the Kenyon experience. Feel free to contact us by phone, email, or stopping by our offices.
Henry P. Toutain
Dean of Students