Campus to Community

Our students find many opportunities to learn, serve and lead outside the Earlham campus.

In Richmond, students collaborate with local government offices, businesses and non-profit organizations to find solutions to real problems.

Elsewhere in Indiana, students complete summer internships funded by the “Indiana Pathways” program, choosing from positions at businesses, cultural organizations, environmental agencies, hospitals, laboratories, museums and more.

Earlham considers itself part of the international community, and students also find opportunities to work, explore and lead in places far from Richmond. Students regularly participate in scientific research, internships and summer peacemaking projects in other countries.

Community-Based Research

One of the benefits of attending college in a small town is that our students have opportunities to apply their knowledge and make a difference in our community. Past students have partnered with city government and local non-profit organizations to conduct studies and propose solutions to real-world problems.


Toward a Greener Future
Toward a Greener Future
Earlham is taking a number of steps to make its campus more environmentally sustainable.

Civic Engagement

To prepare students to be global citizens who are concerned with improving our world, Earlham has long emphasized volunteer service. The humanitarian efforts of many Earlham students, faculty, and staff locally, regionally, and beyond, including attention in the Gulf Region in the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, have earned the College a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since its creation. The College is among only 24 colleges nationally hosting a Bonner Scholars Program that awards 15 first-year students with four-year scholarships for continued participation in community outreach.


Boys and Girls Club recognizes partnership with Earlham
Boys & Girls Club recognizes Earlham for volunteers, partnership
Earlham College was recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County for its long-standing partnership and commitment to serving area youth.

Off-Campus Study

Off-campus study is a central part of an Earlham education, with most students participating in a semester or yearlong program. Students report that during an off-campus experience they learn new ways of living and thinking, new ways of understanding the world, and they learn more about themselves and their own culture. Earlham-sponsored off-campus programs are usually led by our faculty, and they offer opportunities for internships, service, and individual research.


New Zealand semester abroad: Mountains, caves, streams and estuaries as a classroom
New Zealand semester abroad: ‘Mountains, caves, streams and estuaries as a classroom’
Earlham College’s off-campus semester study program in New Zealand offers students opportunities to explore eye-catching vistas while learning about environmental issues, cultural diversity, conservation and biogeography.
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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions