Math major from Southampton, Massachusetts
"I often have tried to find an equal balance between my relationship to the American culture and my relationship to my Indian heritage and roots. As I have grown more comfortable at Kenyon, I have opened myself up to many opportunities to share my own culture. As a member of KEEP and REACH, I am surrounded by diverse peers who further expand my knowledge of identity. Every moment I’m at Kenyon, I grow closer and closer to my culture even though I am far away from home and India."
English and political science major from Stockton, California
"As a first-generation college student, it was difficult for me to picture myself attending college, much less leaving home and attending a college across the country. That all changed after I learned about KEEP and knew I found a place where I could stay to true to myself while gaining an unparalleled liberal arts education. The KEEP and REACH programs have given me an invaluable support network of administrators, faculty and students who genuinely care about my well-being and wholeheartedly support me in all of my endeavors."
Political science major from Woodburn, Oregon
"As soon I received my letter of interest from KEEP, it sounded like just the right program before the rigors of college began. It offered classes, leadership opportunities and a group of 23 potential friends. The program challenged me in ways that high school never did, preparing me for the workload and social aspect that my first year college would bring. KEEP has given me the knowledge and tools I needed to successfully progress at Kenyon."