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Theme houses are elements of our residential life program that have special connections to our educational program. Many are supported by an academic department and advised by a member of the teaching faculty. These communities provide special experiences that extend various aspects of our educational program. Theme houses enable both majors and non-majors with an active interest in a field to live together and explore a theme in a more indepedent residential setting. Please read our Theme House Policy Statement.
The Committee on Campus Life reviews Theme House communities every four years, and will begin the process this fall. For the 2013-2014 year, no new Theme House proposals are being accepted, in order to allow the Committee to establish standards and begin their work.
Currently housed Theme House Communities (and those seeking reinstatement for 2013) should provide an updated proposal and their roster by March 18, 2013. Are you interested in joining a theme community? Fill out the online form here.
Friendship Houses provide students with the opportunity to establish an intentional community, within the larger Earlham community, based on shared social, academic, or service-based interests. Unlike the Theme communities, Friendship Communities need not be connected with an academic department. Proposals that promote service, shared responsibility for house activities, and academic success are strongly preferred. Friendship communities should bear in mind the College's priorities on sustainability, wellness and living respectfully with our greater community.
Friendship Group proposals are due March 18, 2013.
Theme: African/African-American Cultural CenterLocation: 420 College AvenueOccupancy: 6
Theme: Beit Kehillah - Jewish Cultural CenterLocation: 306 College AvenueOccupancy: 9
The residents of JCC sponsor weekly Shabbat dinners, maintain a library of resources on Jewish life and faith, and provide special events on holidays and other occasions.
Theme: Outdoor EducationLocation: 712 National Road WestOccupancy: 10
Theme: Environmental HouseLocation: 326 College AvenueOccupancy: 6
Theme: Buddhist HouseLocation: 531 National Road WestOccupancy: 5
Theme: Deutsches Haus - German HouseLocation: 414 College AvenueOccupancy: 5
Theme: Literary Arts HouseLocation: 310 College AvenueOccupancy: 5
Theme: International Culture Center Location: 535 National Road West Occupancy: 7
Theme: Quaker HouseLocation: 301 College Ave.Occupancy: 7
Quaker Living Learning House provides an environment for Quaker students and students interested in Quakerism. The house provides an atmosphere and a space where residents explore what Quakerism means to students, community members and others. House sponsored events to make the Quaker presence on campus more visible include workshops, worship and fellowship.
Theme: Cooperative farmLocation: 1405 Abington PikeOccupancy: 10
Theme: Casa Hispana - Spanish HouseLocation: 620 National Road WestOccupancy: 8
Theme: Interfaith HouseLocation: 400 College AvenueOccupancy: 7
InterFaith House brings together students of different religions to grow in their own faith and observance and to promote knowledge, understanding, and cooperation among people of diverse spiritual perspectives.
Theme: Maison Française - French HouseLocation: 416 College AvenueOccupancy: 8
Theme: Fine Arts HouseLocation: 240 College AvenueOccupancy: 8
Location: 706 National Road WestOccupancy: 4
Location: 440 College AvenueOccupancy: 12
Location: 912 National Road WestOccupancy: 6
Location: 410 College AvenueOccupancy: 8
Location: 716 National Road WestOccupancy: 4
Location: 806 National Road WestOccupancy: 12
Location: 624 National Road WestOccupancy: 6
Location: 527 National Road West Occupancy: 5
Location: 126 SW 7th StreetOccupancy: 9