The Office of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion serves as a resource to students, staff, faculty, and community members alike. Our office oversees several groups whose missions include creating a more diverse, open, inclusive, accepting, equitable and affirming campus environment. The organizations that have a direct reporting line to the ODEI are below.
Composed of faculty members, administrators, and students, the Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) meets throughout the academic year to assess the state of diversity at Kenyon. Underlying the council’s work is a commitment to fostering a campus environment where all individuals, whatever their origin or intended destination, can pursue personal and intellectual goals. Find out more about the DAC.
The diversity advisors (DAs) are an official student-facilitated diversity group with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Their primary purpose is to provide training, awareness and programming around issues of diversity and inclusion on campus. Learn more about the diversity advisors.
Unlike peer counselors and sexual misconduct advisors, diversity advisors do not have confidentiality in Title IX cases and must report incidents of sexual misconduct. Any person who believes that they are a victim of discriminatory harassment should consider bringing the situation to the attention of one of the DAs or contacting Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator Samantha Hughes at 740-427-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year, the ODEI regularly collaborates with diverse student organizations on cultural, awareness, and celebratory month/events that the office oversees, such as LGBTQ Awareness, Women’s History, Black History, Native American Heritage, Latino Heritage, etc. These groups fill the calendar with performances, lectures, dinners, discussions, and festivals.
Student Accessibility Support Services (SASS) coordinates the provision of academic accommodations for students with disabilities. All accommodations are individualized, confidential and based upon both the nature of the disability and the demands of the academic environment. To find out more about accommodations, visit their page.