At Kenyon, LGBTQ+ students can find a vibrant and engaged community with a number of long-standing and new queer and trans organizations. Below, you can explore information about the LGBTQ+ groups that are currently active on campus.
Ace Space and Aro Place (ASAP)
ASAP's mission is to create a safe space for people on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum. ASAP also seeks to provide educational resources about the ace/aro community for both the campus and the broader community and to advocate for the inclusion of asexual and aromantic perspectives on relevant issues.
Athletes for Equality
Athletes for Equality is a student-run organization seeking to foster community and promote an awareness of the various issues affecting LGBTQ student-athletes.
Gender Group is an anonymous and confidential group fostering community and support for students on campus who are not cis. Membership is open to trans students, gender non-conforming students, and students who are questioning their gender identities.
The College's Gay and Lesbian Alumni (GALA) group belongs to a national organization of lesbian and gay alumni groups across the country. Many GALA members take a friendly, supportive interest in LGBTQ+ issues on campus. For information on the active status of this group, please reach out to the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.
Founded in fall 2019, QTPOC is Kenyon’s first student organization focusing on the needs of LGBTQ+ people of color.
Queer and Trans Literary Society
The Queer and Trans Literary Society is a student group that provides a space for students to discuss LGBTQ+ literature and poetry. Contact information is pending.
Kenyon’s oSTEM chapter is an affiliate of the national organization, and this organization seeks to highlight people of diverse genders and sexualities in STEM fields. Kenyon is one of less than 100 campuses in the country with an oSTEM chapter.
Qdubs is an anonymous and confidential group that fosters community and support among its members. Membership is open to any student who is "not cis, not straight, or not sure" seeking queer community at Kenyon.
Queer Masculinities Society (QMS)
Queer Masculinities Society is an anonymous group established for members of the LGBTQ+ Kenyon community (and students who are curious). QMS seeks to build community through events and weekly meetings, and membership is open to all students.
Open 24 hours a day, every day. During the academic year, Unity House provides a safe, supportive space for the LGBTQ+ community while reaching out to the campus at large. Student managers oversee Unity House, and a widely representative programming board organizes activities to build awareness, promote equality and well-being, and have fun.
Learn More About ASAP
In fall 2020, the Kenyon Collegian interviewed the co-presidents and co-advisors for Ace Space & Aro Place (ASAP). During the interview, they shared insights about the importance of having a dedicated group for asexual and aromantic students on campus.