Members of the faculty serve on a number of College committees whose functions and membership are determined by legislation of the Board of Trustees and Senate.
A. The Senate. The Senate is the principal legislative body of the Campus Government concerning extracurricular matters. Its functions are: to serve as a forum where students, faculty members, and administrators communicate and consider matters of general concern to the College; to work with the Student Council to establish as they deem necessary subsidiary bodies to promote student self-government in the areas of social organizations, classes, and living units; to establish regulatory boards for the supervision of campus activities; and to legislate within the jurisdiction of the Campus Government rules for the regulation of student life and extracurricular activities.
The Senate is composed of four upper-class students, three elected from their respective classes and one elected at-large from within the student body who serves as co-chair. Other members include: one first-year student elected in the fall by the first-year class, the Student Council President, Student Council Vice Presidents for Student Life and Academic Affairs, a representative from Greek Council (elected from within), five faculty members elected by the faculty, one member of the academic administration designated by the Provost, and three student-affairs administrators. The President is a non-voting member. The President shall ratify or veto any legislative act of the Senate (see Article II of the Constitution for additional information).
B. The Student Conduct Review Board.
The judicial system of the Campus Government is framed to promote the corporate well-being of the College community by adjudicating alleged violations of College social regulations. Disciplinary proceedings are designed to secure the rights of students and, conversely, to protect the College from inordinate student behavior. Like the legislative branch, the judicial system combines the efforts of administrative officers, faculty, and students. The Student Conduct Review Board, which hears alleged violations of social infractions of College regulations, is composed of three students appointed by the Student Council, and four faculty members, one of whom serves as chair. Ordinarily, each year the faculty elects two members for two-year terms, as specified in Article IV of the Constitution of Campus Government, found in the Student Handbook. The President of the College appoints the chair of the Student Conduct Review Board each year from among the members. Rights of due process are guaranteed to any student(s) appearing before the Board. (See Article IV of the Constitution.)
C. The Academic Infractions Board. (amended 1/2019) The Academic Infractions Board (AIB) hears charges of alleged violations of the College's academic regulations. It consists of six faculty members (serving two-year terms) elected by the faculty, and at least four student members. It reports to the Committee on Academic Standards. A complete description of the AIB and its procedures appears in the Course of Study and in the Faculty Handbook, section 1.5.
D. GLCA Academic Council. Two faculty members, one elected each April for a three-year term.
E. Faculty Athletics Representatives. (amended 2/2018)
Two faculty members, one female
F. Drug and Alcohol Program Board. One faculty member invited by the Chair of Senate to serve a two-year term.
G. College Traffic Citation Appeal Board. One faculty member and students, invited by the Director of Security and Safety in consultation with the Provost. (amended May 1999)
H. Academic-athletics subcommittee. (added May 2018)
2 - NCAA/NCAC faculty athletics representatives (FARs);
1 - Director of Athletics;
2 - Varsity athletics coaches, representing Women’s and Men’s athletics (nominated by the Director of Athletics);
2 - Students (at least one from the Kenyon Student-Athlete Advisory Council);
1 - Associate Provost.
The committee is chaired by one of the FARs. Charge: The academics-athletics subcommittee considers matters at the interface of academics and athletics. The committee has no legislative responsibility, but reports to CAS and may make policy recommendations to CAS. It meets approximately twice per semester, once to consider varsity schedule and once to address other matters. Its charge includes: