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How to submit an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor

The Opinions page is a space for any member of the community to discuss issues relevant to the campus. The opinions expressed on this page belong only to the writer; op-eds, letters to the editor, staff editorials and cartoons do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Collegian staff and Kenyon College.

We welcome anyone associated with Kenyon College or the surrounding community to submit an op-ed or letter to the editor. Submissions for the Opinions page should be emailed to by Tuesday at 4 p.m. the week of publication. We cannot accept submissions after this point due to the nature of our production schedule.

Op-ed contributions should generally be between 500 and 600 words. The Collegian cannot accept anonymous or pseudonymous letters, and op-ed pieces must be signed by individuals, not organizations. Your op-ed should be an original, persuasive piece that discusses or addresses an issue directly relevant to Kenyon or the local community.

Letters to the editor must be 300 words or fewer and should respond to a Collegian article from the previous issue. The Collegian cannot accept anonymous or pseudonymous letters, and letters must be signed by individuals, not organizations.

The Collegian reserves the right to edit all op-eds and letters for length and clarity. The Collegian reserves the right to write headlines for op-eds.  Members of the editorial board reserve the right to reject any submission, including op-eds, letters and ads.

The Collegian prints as many letters and op-eds as possible each week subject to space, interest and appropriateness. The Collegian reserves the right to publish submissions exclusively online in the event of space constraints in our print issues.

Comment moderation

The Collegian encourages all readers to engage in civil, respectful discourse using the comment feature beneath articles.

Comments with the following attributes will not be approved:

  • Personal attacks and name calling 
  • Distribution of someone else’s private information
  • Threats 
  • Unfounded or misleading information or accusations
  • Obscenity, profanity and vulgarity
  • Completely unproductive commentary
  • Commercial advertising
  • Attacks on the Collegian staff

Comments must be approved by the Collegian staff before appearing public. The Collegian executive staff will follow the guidelines above to the extent possible but ultimately reserves the right to approve or reject comments for any reason. Approval may take longer than normal during weekends and non-business hours.


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