Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Encouraging artists and students to learn with and from each other is integral to everything we do at The Gund. We work collectively to create a warm, hospitable environment where everyone can thrive and feel included. We strive to model how a teaching museum can contribute to a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming learning experience that stimulates intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and civil discourse.
We embrace Kenyon’s Diversity and Inclusion values to foster a more nuanced understanding of the world and each other through art. We encourage encounters with art by seeking a wide range of perspectives and presenting visual histories in a global context.
At The Gund, we believe:
Each and every one of us must feel welcome, respected and included. We realize that a culture of respect and inclusion doesn't just happen spontaneously. It's up to all of us to intentionally build and sustain a welcoming community.
A liberal education thrives when it includes a wide range of perspectives. When students and faculty from a spectrum of cultures, faiths, and backgrounds come together, the learning experience is more informed and inclusive.
An academically talented student body is a diverse one. As the diversity of Kenyon’s student body continues to expand, the academic credentials of entering students also have increased, as have retention and graduation rates.