Earlham became a Periclean college in 2010. This non-profit organization encourages colleges and universities to include social responsibility and participatory citizenship as essential elements of their educational programs in the classroom, on campus and in their communities.
- Through this relationship three Earlham students participated in the Debating for Democracy Conference in New York in April 2010. The Earlham group was one of six semi-finalists selected to present and defend their letter “A Letter in Support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2009 to Congressman Mike Pence.”
- The Periclean Faculty Leadership Program selected Earlham Plowshares Professor of Peace Welling Hall as a Faculty Leader. Welling plans a course called “Civic Engagement Toolkit for Legislative Process.”
Civic Engagement Toolkit for Legislative Process
This writing intensive course emphasizes the value of liberal arts undergraduate studies and such skills as analysis, interpretation and presentation as essential to the legislative process. Assignments focus on drafting, redrafting and editing as part of the legislative process. These experiences and resulting skills provide useful preparation for internships and jobs in government or as lobbyists.