We, undergraduates of Kenyon College, being now admitted to the rite of matriculation, do undertake the following promise:
As members of the Kenyon College community, we will devote ourselves to the shared values of mutual respect, inclusive citizenship, spirited inquiry, and intellectual integrity. In so doing, now and in our lives hereafter, we honor those who came before us on Gambier Hill.
The Matriculation Oath has evolved in the past, most recently in the fall of 2018. Over the summer, a group of students, faculty and staff collaborated on a project to update the language of Oath, and a new version was introduced at the Founders' Day celebration on October, 2018. Read more about the project.