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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.

Policies and Procedures

With any community that involves shared space and interests, guidelines are important as a foundation for living together in a safe, secure, and educational environment.  To that end, there are several important documents and resources available to students which govern acceptable behavior within Earlham College’s residential facilities.  Students should take time to review these policies to ensure they are meeting community standards.

Along with established community policies, there are established procedures that the Office of Residence Life has put into place in order to ensure a fair and timely process for all students.  Many of the most common processes that students have questions about, or need resources for, are included on this page or on the left navigation.  If you have any questions about Residence Life procedures or policies, please let us know!

Earlham College Residence Policy

Within the broad context of Principles and Practices, the Residence Life program is shaped by a view of residence halls and houses as learning environments.  The most important learning that occurs outside the classroom takes place between students (Schroeder and Mable, 1994).  Because of the positive impact an on-campus residential environment has on the learning process and the College curriculum, Earlham College requires all undergraduate students under the age of twenty-three as of the first day of classes to live in approved on-campus, Earlham College housing facilities.

Other Important Policies

Here are links to important Residence Life policies:

Housing Contracts

Student Conduct Policies

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