Kenyon believes that a major feature of attending a residential college is the opportunity for all students to live with one another. As such, all students enrolled at Kenyon are required to live in College housing and enroll in the meal plan.
The Office of Residential Life is both committed to cultivating safe and inclusive living communities and offering a number of different housing options for students. This includes single, double, and triple occupancy rooms in traditional halls, and single and double occupancy rooms in apartments/houses. The majority of these residential spaces (78 percent) are not designated by sex and/or gender and allow students to be placed, or select to live, in residential spaces with the roommate(s) of their choice. The remaining spaces, designated as women-only and men-only, are available to students, based upon their self-selected gender identity.
While there are a number of different housing options available, the Office of Residential Life and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion recognize that transgender, non-binary, and/or questioning students may have specific needs that may not be fully represented on the First-Year/Transfer Housing Form, or may be more difficult to meet when participating in the housing lottery. As such, Kenyon College has developed a Gender Inclusive Housing Request Form to provide additional options so the College may better understand and meet individual student’s needs.
Students requesting a housing assignment as part of the Gender Inclusive Housing Request Process must do
so each academic year. Kenyon will accept and consider such requests at any time; however,
students must complete and submit the form by the following deadlines to ensure the greatest number of
housing options for the specified term and/or remainder of the academic year.
|Term(s) Requested||Student Group||Form Due Date|
|Fall and spring semester||Upperclass students
|Feb. 12, 2019
|Spring semester only||All students||Nov. 5|
|Summer||All students||Apr. 5|
*Students with disabilities should follow the process for ADA Housing Accommodations and share any specific housing requests they have regarding their gender identity during the interactive process with the Director of Student Accessibility and Support Services (SASS). The Director of SASS will consult with the Office of Residential Life and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as needed, to consider these specific requests.
Should a specific need occur during a current term and/or after one of the aforementioned dates, students should complete the Gender Inclusive Housing Request Form as soon as possible. The College will make every reasonable effort to address these specific needs, but cannot guarantee that a new housing assignment will be reasonable or feasible for the current and/or upcoming term, if a request is received after the stated deadlines.
Submitting a Gender Inclusive Housing Request Form does not guarantee a specific housing assignment, but it does provide additional information that can inform the options that are available for students. Students must complete the form and receive approval before engaging in any housing assignment changes related to the request.
Students must complete a Gender Inclusive Housing Request Form for the academic term(s) for which they
are requesting a housing accommodation. Kenyon College reserves the right to revise this process at any
time, as circumstances require.
Current or prospective students who may have questions about this process should contact the Office of
Residential Life at email@example.com and/or the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at