Required Training for Advisors

Office of Student Engagement

Student organizations that are required to have an advisor are asked to identify an advisor during the annual renewal process. Organizations leaders identify who the organization's preferred advisor is to the Office of Student Engagement, and the advisor may accept or decline the offer to advise. The Office of Student Engagement will contact all verified advisors of any departmental training requirements. 

Office of Campus Safety

What is a Campus Security Authority or CSA?

  • While not defined in statute, regulations provide that CSAs include: (i) campus police or security department personnel; (ii) individuals with security-related responsibilities; and (iii) individuals or organizations identified in institutional security policies as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses. The definition states that a CSA also includes an official “who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.”

What are the requirements?

  • The criminal offenses for which we are required to disclose statistics are murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.

  • Kenyon is also required to report statistics for bias-related (hate) crimes for the following offenses: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property.

  • The College is required to disclose statistics for the above offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by our school, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Organizational advisors play a vital role in encouraging a culture of following the expectations and provisions of the Kenyon College Student Handbook and Student Organization Handbook.

One of the most important expectations is that Student Organizations do not engage in hazing. There are multiple ways that advisors can partner with the College in assuring that hazing does not occur. Those ways include attending hazing prevention presentations, being familiar with the College's hazing policy, and urging members of organizations to report hazing when it occurs. Invitations to participate in required training will be offered each semester.

Office of Civil Rights

Advisors to student organizations should make every effort to attend Civil Rights training on a yearly basis.