On Sunday, Student Council met to discuss the new “Resource Highlight” from the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, class committee plans, campus Wi-Fi issues and upcoming Greek organization and Social Board events.
The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion is launching Resource Highlight. The Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Khue Tran ’25, explained that the program is an extension of the Resource Project of last year. The Resource Project gave students easy access to a list of on-campus and local support sources such as academic support, LGBTQ+ support and sexual health and wellness. The Resource Highlight will email students with weekly information on fields like academics, finance and health.
The representatives of class committees also discussed the success of previous class events and presented information about upcoming events. Senior Class Committee President Prince Adablah ’23, revealed that the theme of this year’s Senior Soiree will be “A Night in Vegas.” He noted that Seniors should be on the lookout for more information about the event, which will take place on Nov. 11.
Sophomore Class President Marissa Sun ’25 reported the success of Sophomore Day and shared that over 200 sophomores attended. Sophomores have the opportunity to voice what they are interested in seeing for the rest of the year on a Google form. Christiane Betfarhad ’26, president of the Freshman Class Committee, shared details about Founders Day this year and encouraged first years to sign the Matriculation Book — a record of all Kenyon students in the history of the College. “We are sending out reminder emails this week to remind people that the [Matriculation] Book is still on display,” she said.
Additionally, the Council reviewed new information regarding Wi-Fi connectivity issues around campus. According to Buildings, Grounds, and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Sally Smith ’23, new Wi-Fi routers have been ordered by Kenyon but have not been delivered due to supply chain issues. The committee recommends that students contact Helpline or file a work order if a student is having trouble with Wi-Fi. “They’re doing everything they can to make sure Wi-Fi is running as smoothly as possible and reaches as many places on campus as possible,” Smith said.
Safety and Wellness Committee Chairperson Madelin Vandeberg ’25 announced that the Cox Health and Counseling Center is still offering free flu shots in an effort to help students stay healthy this flu season. Flu shots are required vaccinations at Kenyon, so it is recommended that every student make an appointment if they haven’t been vaccinated yet. Kenyon is also participating in the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment (NCHA). The NCHA will evaluate health patterns of students so that Kenyon can provide better support on campus. Students are highly encouraged to complete the survey.
Finally, the Council made sure to get into the fall spirit by detailing an assortment of upcoming Halloween events hosted by Social Board and Greek organizations on campus. Social Board will be hosting a “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” watch party on Halloween, with snacks provided. The Greek Council announced Beta Theta Pi’s (Betas) Halloween Scarehouse on Oct. 29 and Epsilon Delta Mu’s (EDM) Dog Parade on Oct. 31.
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