The mission of the Snowden Multicultural Center is to educate the Kenyon community about diverse cultures through student-focused programs and to increase understanding and respect for people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Chris Kennerly, associate dean of students and director of diversity, equity and inclusion, directs the Snowden Multicultural Center. The Program Board, composed of students and members of the administration, faculty, staff and community, plans and implements events at the center. The Program Board is open to anyone in the community with a desire to participate.
The Snowden Multicultural Center serves as a resource and facility for multicultural programming, including celebrations, discussions, films, performances, lectures and special meals. The center contains a library with a diverse collection of books, videos, and other materials.
In line with the latest public health guidance, social distancing is required in the Snowden Multicultural Center main lounge. As such, meetings that would normally occur in the physical space should take place virtually instead.
The Snowden Multicultural Center is staffed by two student managers who are responsible for programming within the space. For the 2020-2021 academic year, our student managers are Noor Kamal (she/her) and Talisha Ward (she/her).