The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) serves as the hub for campus involvement outside of the classroom. The OSE can help students connect their passion to their life’s purpose while linking to other student's with shared interests. We are all about making a small campus feel even smaller. Students who are involved are proven to have a more robust and enriching college experience.
Serving over 110 active student organizations and allocating a sizeable activities budget, the OSE oversees interest-based organizations, club sports, as well as Greek Life. Organizations are divided into a variety of categories such as media and publications, health and wellness, multicultural and identity based, academic and pre-professional, creative and performing arts, political and activism, as well as environmental and sustainability. Students also have the ability to charter new student organizations if one doesn’t currently exist that meets their needs. Each semester, the office hosts a Student Involvement Fair showcasing active organizations as well as ways to engage with other campus and community partners.
Kenyon’s historic campus is home to some of the nation’s oldest Greek organizations. Kenyon boasts five national fraternities, three local and one national sorority, and one service-based society. Currently, 23% of the campus is involved in a Greek organization. Greek membership is built on the pillars of leadership, service, ritual, friendship, and scholarship.
The OSE also supports initiatives of Student Council, Kenyon’s student government. The Student Engagement staff advises some of the largest and most active student organizations on campus including Social Board (the campus programming board), Horn Gallery (live music and arts venue), and the WKCO 91.9 FM radio station.
You’ll also find the OSE supporting signature campus events such as Orientation and Welcome Week, Homecoming, Family Weekend, and a Kenyon staple, Summer Sendoff each April.
Student Involvement Fair
The Involvement Fair is an annual event held at the beginning of the academic year in order to help students learn about student organizations and their events. The 2021 fair took place on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Lowry Center.
Social Board is Kenyon's programming board, which strives to provide non-alcoholic activities and social programs for the entire student body throughout the school year. Past events have included bands (both student and off-campus), open mics, dances, coffeehouses, comedians, and more. Interested in joining? New members are accepted at the beginning of each semester. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.