The Mission of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation
The primary purpose of Kenyon Athletics is to enhance and develop values thatfoster leadership, self-discipline, and teamwork while providing successful, quality,competitive experiences that mirror the academic excellence of the institution. Asstudents in the classroom strive for academic excellence, so do they on the athletic fieldin preparation, commitment and outcome.
Co-curricular programs at Kenyon College are developed for the purpose of supporting and
enhancing the institution‘s basic missions of education and development, and the policies, practices and
procedures of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation are designed to beconsonant with those missions. The activities sponsored by the Department are designed to enrich thelives of our students, provide the necessary training ground for life growth, enhance the image of theinstitution, and build upon the academic mission of the College. Within its resources, the Department isexpected to provide a broad range of recreational and competitive programs for all in the collegecommunity who wish to participate: varsity athletics, physical education classes, club sports, intramurals,and use of facilities for personal fitness. These activities are intended most directly to benefit thosecommunity members (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) who participate in our programs.Holding paramount the ideals of amateurism, sportsmanship, and fair play, Kenyon College athleticprograms are administered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the North Coast AthleticConference. At Kenyon College, the student-athlete experience is important, outcomes are important, asis the health and welfare of the students. To this end, student-athletes and teams are encouraged to excelon the playing field, and in the community, the same way they are encouraged to excel in the classroom.This is achieved with a focus on academics and a necessary balance in co-curricular activity. TheDepartment strongly supports the pursuit of academic excellence and a healthy, vigorous lifestyle, andbelieves that its student-oriented programs make strong contributions toward this goal.
The Goals and Objectives of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, andRecreation:
To support and enhance the educational mission of Kenyon College.b)
To support and enhance the character of residential life for the students of the College.c)
To know and maintain all standards and regulations governing intercollegiate competition.d)
To contribute to the recruitment of qualified students to the College.e)
To represent the College well, and to insure that students in designated areas of responsibilityrepresent it well.f)
To offer effective coaching to the students who participate in intercollegiate athletic competition.g)
To offer effective instruction in physical education and fitness to the students of the College.h)
To handle all matters of organization, scheduling, and equipment necessary for the effectivefunctioning of designated College teams.i)
To participate fully in the general life of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, andRecreation.