Kenyon College Women's History Timeline
October 19, 1964: Provost submits a proposal calling for female students as a means of expanding Kenyon.
February 27, 1965: Board of Trustees approves proposal for a Coordinate College for Women at Kenyon.
October 17, 1968: Ground broken for the Coordinate College at Kenyon.
October 19, 1968: Board of Trustees approves plan to admit 175 women into the class of 1973.
December 12, 1968: Announcement of Ms. Doris B. Crozier as the first Dean of Women for the Coordinate College.
January 25, 1969: Three Bennington students visit Kenyon to discuss women's education.
February 27, 1969: Doris Crozier meets with students and faculty to discuss the role women students will play at Kenyon.
March 31, 1969: 50% of the student body is opposed to admitting women.
April 11, 1969: Margaret Mead speaks on the "costs and consequences of coeducation."
April 25, 1969: After the Spring Dance Concert, a lifetime subscription to Playboy was awarded by Miss October 1967 who was on campus for the event.
May 8, 1969: Announcement of the first woman to teach in the Political Science Department: Ms. Roberta Dunn
July 16, 1969: Appointment of the first female tenure track professor at Kenyon: Ms. Harlene Marley
September 4, 1969: 151 women of the Coordinate College at Kenyon arrive in Gambier.
September 6, 1969: First female students register for classes at Kenyon.
September 18, 1969: First article by a female student appears in The Collegian.
September 30, 1969: Women's student government is formed. Five women elected to the Coordinate Council.
October 5, 1969: Kenyon holds an open house to inspect the new women's dorm and Gund Commons.
October 20, 1969: First women students have leads in a Kenyon drama production: The Bells.
October 29, 1969: Women's curfews are relinquished for the Fall Dance Weekend.
November 3, 1969: Women's curfew hours are as follows: must be in the dorm by 12:15 AM M-F, 2:00 AM Saturday, and 1:00 AM Sunday.
January 29, 1970: Curfew hours are abolished for women.
February 11, 1970: Coordinate College holds a mid-winter tea as an informal social get-together.
February 12, 1970: First female instructor in Philosophy announced: Ms. Marsha Schermer
April 3, 1970: Marat Sade debuts at the Hill Theater -- the first drama department production directed by a female faculty member.
April 16, 1970: The Collegian prints the first article on a women's athletic team -- the formation of the Lacrosse and Swimming Clubs for Women.
January 15, 1971: Men's parietals are extended: women can be in the men's dorms from 9:00 AM -- 1:00 AM Sunday-Friday; until 2:00 on Saturday.
May 5, 1971: First women's team plays on home fields: Kenyon Lacrosse Club plays Wooster.
May 29, 1971: First Kenyon woman is inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Patricia B. Sellew.
May 30, 1971: Commencement of the first women graduates of Kenyon College: Belinda Bremmer, Patricia Sellew, and Judith Goodhand.
September 30, 1971: First women's intercollegiate sports schedule is released to newspapers.
October 7, 1971: Women's Field Hockey team is first to play intercollegiate game on home field.
February 19, 1972: Board of Trustees votes to allow coeducation at Kenyon, thus abolishing the Coordinate College.
March 30, 1972: President William G. Caples announces trustee Ad Hoc committee on coeducation.
May 7, 1972: Final Coordinate College dinner is held.
September 1973: Susan Givens is named the first female Dean at Kenyon -- Dean of the Residential College.
April 1974: Hannah Moore Society is formed -- the first service club for women on campus.
November 6, 1975: Lauren Rosebloom, Elda Minger, and Michelle Warner start a Women's Center, which eventually becomes the Crozier Center.
November 20, 1975: The President forms the President's Advisory Council on the Status of Women at Kenyon (PACSWAK).
April 14, 1976: Dean's office announces that women will be housed in one or more dorms on the south end of campus beginning in 1977-78.
May 1977: Nina Pat Freedman becomes the first woman in college history to win the Anderson Cup, an award given to the student who, in the opinion of the faculty and student body, has done the most for the college in the academic year.
Spring 1984: The Kenyon Women's Swim Team wins its first of 17 consecutive and 20 overall team championships.
April 27, 1987: Harlene Marley becomes the first female Full Professor at Kenyon.
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