The mission of the Snowden Multicultural Center is to educate the Kenyon community about diverse cultures through student-focused programs and to increase understanding and respect for people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Led by two student managers under the direction of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Snowden Multicultural Center is a living and learning space, which serves as a resource and facility for multicultural programming. Regular programming includes heritage month celebrations, multicultural discussions, film screenings, performances, cultural specific meals, and much more. The center also contains a library with a diverse collection of books, videos and other materials.
The Snowden Multicultural Center is centrally located behind Farr Hall at 100 E. Brooklyn St., and it is open for campus-wide use during the academic year. The center regularly hosts meetings for multicultural student groups, programs and more.
The Snowden Multicultural Center is staffed by two student managers who are responsible for programming within the space. For the 2021-2022 academic year, our student managers are Celeste Ramirez Diaz (she/her/ella) and Natalia Hernandez (she/her/ella). These student managers work in collaboration with Sasha Fanny-Holston ‘11 (she/her), assistant director of diversity, equity and inclusion.
In line with the latest public health guidance and corresponding college policy, masks are required inside the main lounge. Social distancing is also encouraged in the space.
To ensure both the health of our community and the accessibility of the program house, meetings that occur in the physical space are encouraged to utilize the technology within the main lounge to ensure access for community members who are immunocompromised and/or unvaccinated.