The College encourages contributions from its students, in addition to teaching and administrative faculty and hourly staff, in governance processes. It is through student committee involvement that the larger student body can voice its concerns about key decisions and most directly engage with the governance structure. Participation in shared governance at Earlham is perhaps one of the most rewarding and educational experiences Earlham students can take from their time here.
The Vice President of Nominations appoints student representatives to College standing committees through the Nominations Committee and ensures the appointment of students when new committees are formed. The Vice President of Nominations is also responsible for initiating all election processes and is a student representative to the Committee on Campus Life who holds the responsibility of participating in the CCL consensus process.
Student Representatives on College Committees must complete monthly reports that detail the status of their committee, particularly, but not exclusively, regarding the progress of any policy recommendations that will eventually be up for community approval.