The Kenyon College Colony was officially joined with the national fraternity Phi Kappa Tau on April 6, 2014. However, the group began at Kenyon long before then. In November of 2013, a group of Kenyon men who believed strongly in the values of the fraternity tasked themselves with beginning the organization on their campus. Over the next six months, the group began to make a name for themselves on the campus.
Already, the organization has partnered with A Hand at Home, an organization dedicated to providing Knox County senior citizens the resources needed to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. The brothers have raked leaves, collected sticks, cleaned garages, and made strong connections with the older members of the community. They also raised nearly $2000 for the American Cancer Society through Kenyon’s annual Relay for Life Event.
In addition to building relationships with the community, the brothers have fostered a strong connection to their national organization by attending conferences and workshops both in Ohio and around the United States. From the Association for Fraternal Leadership Values Conference, to Phi Kappa Tau’s own National Convention this past July, our members have shown a strong commitment to ensuring that the bonds of fraternity extend beyond Gambier.