Priorities

At this uncertain time, Kenyon is not in doubt. Nor is the centrality of our campus to students’ academic success and personal growth — along with the willingness and eagerness of our donors to support today’s students. By continuing our campaign, we are harnessing the momentum of Our Path Forward and inviting the participation of more people who love Kenyon in making this bold commitment to our residential experience, increasing support for students and positioning the College for its next 100 years. 

With a renewed focus on scholarships and financial aid — and an ongoing commitment to annual giving — Our Path Forward to the Bicentennial 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: $205 Million 
Each year we turn away many students who would thrive here 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: $50 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.

South Campus Residences, West Quad

Adapt our campus to 21st-century teaching and learning. Goal: $190 Million

Our location enhances our students’ inquiry, exploration and development. It is central to our identity; student housing is at the core of this. On a campus that is widely recognized as among the most beautiful in the country, it is no secret that our student residences are the lone deficiency, especially following the stunning addition of the West Quad and village revitalization. With a $100 million gift to fund the construction of three new South Campus residences, in alignment with the campus master plan and recent housing study, we are able to fulfill this key strategic priority. More about this priority.

Annual Giving

Support each student every day at Kenyon Goal: $55 Million
Annual fund gifts help keep tuition down while providing scholarships and financial aid and supporting the causes at Kenyon that matter to you. Gifts to the Kenyon Fund and Kenyon Parents Fund at every level help create a culture of philanthropy that will ensure Kenyon’s strength today and in the future. More about this priority.

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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.

More than 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.

More than 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.