Campus Events and TraditionsWhile Kenyon College always seems to have something new and exciting happening, there are a few events that we just couldn't live without. Traditions run deep here, and below you'll find a little more information on some of the big ones!
- Activities Fair
- Class Clash
- Relay for Life
- Summer Sendoff
- Lord Kenyon
- Harry Potter Day
- Battle of the Bands
- Student Leadership Awards
- Late Night Breakfast
The Activities Fair is a bi-annual event held at the beginning of each semester in order to help student clubs and organizations recruit new members, raise awareness about their events, and network.
The 2012 Relay for Life of Kenyon College had a record breaking year raising over $47,000 for the American Cancer Society! No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. This annual campus tradition brings together students, faculty, staff, and community partners to not only honor cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. You are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!
Interested in being a part of the 2013 Relay for Life of Kenyon? There are many ways you can participate in the event. Sign up a team online or contact Jen Vihon, co-chair, if you are interested in being a part of the Relay for Life of Kenyon committee.
Summer Sendoff is a music festival that happens at the end of the Spring semester. Sponsored by Social Board, it is an opportunity for students, staff, and community to enjoy the day together. Entertainment has included bouncy castles, free meals, student bands, balloon art, professional bands, and more!
The Student Leadership Awards recognize and honor Kenyon's outstanding student leaders and organizations. Eleven award categories are presented during an awards ceremony the afternoon of Honors Day. Nominations are solicited from across the campus and are selected by a committee of students and staff.
Student Leadership Award Categories:
Unsung Hero: Recognizes students who have made a significant impact in a student organization or on a committee, often without holding a leadership position.
Emerging Leader of the Year: Recognizes a first or second year student who through his/her campus involvement has made contributions to the College, impacted their organization and its members, and has potential for continued campus leadership.
Student Leader of the Year: Recognizes an upper class student who through his/her campus involvement has made contributions to the College, impacted their organization and its members, and has potential for continued campus leadership.
Advisor of the Year: Recognizes a student organization advisor who through positive interactions with individuals in the organization and service to the organization promotes the development and growth of the organization and its members.
New Organization of the Year: Presented to a new College recognized student organization for outstanding accomplishments during the academic year.
Campus Organization of the Year: Presented to a College recognized student organization for outstanding accomplishments during the academic year.
Campus Program of the Year: Presented to the student or student organization responsible for the development and implementation of an outstanding and innovative program which significantly contributed to the quality of life at Kenyon in the past year.
Community Service Leader: Presented to the student who has made the most significant contribution toward meeting the needs of the surrounding community and/or non-profit service organization.
Community Service Project of the Year: Presented to the student or student organization responsible for the development and implementation of an outstanding project or initiative making a significant impact on the campus and surrounding communities
Outstanding Greek Organization of the Year: Recognizes a Greek organization that has demonstrated excellence in the areas of academic programming and excellence; alumni relations; community service; Greek Council and government involvement; alcohol, drug, and gender issues programming; and is in good standing with the college.
John F. Furniss Jr. Greek Student Leader of the Year: Recognizes a Greek student who has given outstanding service to his/her fraternity, sorority, or society, the Greek Community, Kenyon College, and the surrounding community.