The fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon and the sorority Epsilon Delta Mu raised over $7,000 for the central and southern Ohio branch of the ALS Association. The money was raised by donating proceeds from the cover charge of a concert held at the Village Inn.
The fifth annual Earth Day Festival set a new record for attendance. According to the Collegian, 1,500 students, Kenyon employees, and Knox County residents participated in various activities, including a marathon, cholesterol screening, and learning about such sustainable practices as geothermal heating.
Students were provided an opportunity to "drive" a vehicle that simulated the effects of both texting while driving and of driving under the influence of alcohol.
A Middle Path banner welcoming admitted students to campus was stolen before the first visit program for students accepted to the Class of 2015.
A Student Council official resigned after a scandal regarding student government elections. The official omitted a candidate's name from the ballot, allowing a second candidate to win by default.
Racially offensive posters were distributed on campus in the spring. The posters contained the phrase "Jungle Fever," a derogatory term referring to a mixed-race romantic relationship. Kenyon students rose to the occasion with a justice march and other activities to promote tolerance.