Priorities

Kenyon thrives on the lively and diverse minds that converge on our Hill. Yet the diversity that fuels this spirit of discourse is in jeopardy. Escalating tuition threatens to put a college education out of reach for too many qualified students, and many families now question the career relevance of the liberal arts.

With a focus on three major priorities and an ongoing commitment to annual giving, Our Path Forward: The Campaign for Kenyon will enable us to meet the challenges of providing a rigorous liberal arts education.

Financial Aid and Professorships

Foster an academically excellent, inclusive intellectual community. Goal: $125 Million 
Each year we turn away many qualified students simply because we cannot meet their financial need. Others simply do not apply because they fear they could not afford Kenyon. It would be hard to find a school where the money goes further than it does at Kenyon, and fiscal discipline is critical to capturing our share of academic talent. A larger endowment will help us keep pace with the growing financial need of today’s top students and support the gifted faculty who inspire them. More about this priority.

Teaching and Learning 

Build a bridge between what students know and how they’ll use it. Goal: $60 Million
Today’s students expect to apply the skills they hone in the classroom to real-world problems — an integral part of their college experience. They are right to demand this: The hands-on learning that sets up students for success after graduation also challenges them to go deeper in, and beyond, the classroom. More about this priority.

The West Quad and Village Revitalization 

Adapt our campus to 21st-century teaching and learning. Goal: $80 Million
We are at a critical moment in undergraduate education — a time when technology is opening new worlds of knowledge, when faculty are collaborating more with students and with one another, when we recognize the value of building a continuum between work in the classroom and work in the world. We are creating facilities that are a match for these flexible, integrated approaches. More about this priority.

Annual Giving

Power the activities that make Kenyon exceptional, year in and year out. Goal: $35 Million
Every day we build Kenyon’s future on our proud tradition. Annual giving is an expression of confidence in that future. Support the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund. More about this priority.

How are we doing?

We're off to a strong start with more than $200 million raised, including a transformational $75 million gift that is not only a record in our history but also among many leading liberal arts colleges.

More than 14,912 Kenyon alumni, parents and friends have supported the campaign.

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Facts and Stats

Numbers that Really Matter

83 percent of student science researchers went on to jobs or graduate school in fields related to their major.

A third of this campaign will provide long-term funding for financial aid.

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The Gund Gallery trains 60 student associates a year in professional museum skills.

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Each year 75 Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with faculty.

83 percent of student science researchers went on to jobs or graduate school in fields related to their major.

A third of this campaign will provide long-term funding for financial aid.

The Gund Gallery trains 60 student associates a year in professional museum skills.

Each year 75 Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with faculty.