March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
The Rural Life Center at Kenyon College promotes education, scholarship and public projects about Knox County, Ohio. In active partnership with the surrounding community, the RLC seeks to ensure the vitality of rural life in a changing society.
Established in 1998, the Rural Life Center is an award-winning model of college-community engagement. By design, RLC activities advance Kenyon’s educational mission while addressing community needs and interests.
The Rural Life Center aims to sustain rural character, promote dialogue, and provide models for educators and organizations nationwide. The RLC is a pioneer in mainstreaming academic study of rural life throughout the curriculum. Coursework, independent studies, summer internships and extracurricular activities share local knowledge and address regional issues by means of public projects. In all their efforts, the RLC educates students into the community.