Advisor Expectations

Advisors are expected to:

  • Adhere to the policies and standards of conduct outlined in the Kenyon Staff or Faculty Handbook, as applicable.

  • Discourage illegal, damaging or embarrassing behavior that would damage College facilities and/or the physical, financial, emotional reputation of the College, and that could subject both the advisor and the College to civil liability.

  • Serve as Campus Security Authorities under The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, or more widely known as the Clery Act. Advisors are also mandatory reporters under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Briefly stated, advisor obligations under these are:

    • To report crime you observe or crime that is observed by others and reported to you that is alleged to have occurred on campus, in public areas bordering the campus, or in designated off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the College.
    • To notify the College of alleged crime that is reported to you in good faith, meaning that there is a reasonable basis for believing that the information is neither rumor nor hearsay.
    • To pass along to Campus Safety or designated College officials any crime reported to you without first attempting to determine whether a crime has indeed occurred or whether such crime fits a category expressed in the Clery Act.
    • If the alleged crime involves sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or may otherwise violate Kenyon’s Civil Rights Policy, contact the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Annually complete advisor training sessions when offered. Failure to meet this obligation can have negative impacts on the student organizations and may result in probation of organization.

  • Agree to:
    • Guide organization to uphold local, state, and federal laws and policies.
    • Guide organization to uphold all Kenyon College policies including, but not limited to, the Student Handbook and Student Organization Handbook.