The Kensington Colleges has a diverse resident community. There is a strong sense of community participation and this manifests in sport, social and charitable activities. The House Committee regularly involves itself in community based charitable programs such as Shave for a Cure and Beyond Blue. The Charities Director is responsible for this and it is a key area where much effort is put in to ensure success.
An annual highlight of the Colleges charity involvement are the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation's 'Hawkesbury Challenge' for the last 3 years, where last year alone the Colleges raised over $12,000. The Leukaemia Foundation have also benefited from TKC support, in the last 2 years they have raised over $10,000. This year the collegians taking part in the City2Surf utilised the event to raise $3300 for the Fire Foundation, which has a particular significance to Philip Baxter College.
On the sporting fields the Colleges are well represented. The intercollege sport competition sees a playing field that is inclusive of all skill levels but The Kensington Colleges have had a Winter Olympian, and multiple state and national representatives among their number in the recent past. It isn't uncommon to turn up at a sporting event and find a large crowd of collegians on the side lines cheering their fellow residents on. Regardless of your particular skill level, sport has been an area of great inclusion and comradery.