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Petition to Kenyon Community

Diversity at Kenyon

We want to boost inclusivity and representation of students from a wider range of socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic categories. Help us do this by signing this petition. If you have questions, reach out to us at KYDSA@kenyon.edu or come to one of our meetings-- Sundays at 5pm! Currently working on: Implementation of Student Ambassador Program: -Student volunteers-Idea that that students know their hometowns (and local public schools) best, can best speak to Kenyon’s current climate, already travel home regularly, care about Kenyon’s diversity, etc.-Program will be overseen by KYDSA-- in terms of advertising and recruiting people to sign up; also holding responsibility for staying informed, answering questions, etc.-Trained by admissions (at intervals over the course of the school year)Data, techniques on how to talk to the guidance counselorsVisiting high schools over breaks, preferably lower-income and more racially/ethnically diverse schools, public schools that are not visited currently-Some student input on these schools, e.g. which public schools in your hometown that have viable candidates for Kenyon that are getting overlooked-Looking at lower income communities-Cities-Native American reservations Addition of specific breakdowns of census-designated groups to the website: -Currently says: “20 percent are African Americans, Asians, and Latinos/ Hispanic- Americans, Native Americans, and multiethnic students” -Should say: 3% African American, 4% Asian, 5% Hispanic (College Board)-This is misrepresenting the student body-- counterproductive, misleading, etc. -Could lead to lower retention rate -"The Company We Keep": 11 of the 20 peer schools listed on Kenyon's website provide specific categorical breakdowns -Kenyon has the lowest student of color population of any of the 20  Increase funding of programs like KEEP and KAP:-Re-allocation of scholarship money to students with more need (with less representation on campus currently-Distinguished Academic Scholarship, Kenyon Promise Scholarship% of tuition money to diversity scholarships

Kenyon Young Democratic Socialists of America
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