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Earlham College is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. As of July 1, 2016, Earlham College is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Mission Statement


Earlham's Mission in Wellness

In its commitment to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, Earlham expects all its students to develop their intellectual, spiritual and creative capabilities, and to deepen their understanding of the purposes to which these capabilities may be put in service. We also expect students to learn about their bodies and to develop habits of wellness.

We understand wellness integrates aspects of the physical, intellectual, spiritual and community. We provide coursework, facilities and opportunities for students to grow in wellness, to develop a deeper understanding of their bodies both through exercise and study, to learn how to focus their energies and live balanced lives, and to improve their understanding of the requirements of health from youth through the decades after graduation.

Wellness at Earlham

The Wellness Program provides a breadth of coverage by touching the lives of every student. Furthermore, the program strives to impact the lives of the Earlham staff, faculty, and the Richmond Community as well.

Deliberately broad in content, Earlham defines wellness as the active, lifelong process of becoming aware of, and making healthy choices that lead toward a more healthy and fulfilling life. The program’s components of mind, body, spirit, and community provide depth by working collaboratively with Earlham Health Services, Counseling Services, Office of Religious Life, Wilderness Programs, Residence life and Recreational Sports to provide programs such as Wellness Late-Nights and the annual Wellness Fair. Group fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, and spinning are available. Additional services include massage therapy, personal training, and swim lessons.

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