Special Interest Clubs
Barn Manager - Maren Schroeder
Whether “horse” is to you a hobby, a sport, a lifestyle or a mystery, here is the community to pique your curiosity and sustain your passion. The only entirely student-run cooperative collegiate equestrian program in the country, Earlham College Stables offers affordable lessons and boarding to students and the community. With recreational riding on school horses and a competitive hunt seat equestrian team both available to our Co-op members in addition to the lesson program, we are in the unique position of being able to welcome new members from the full spectrum of equine experiences. It is through the collective wisdom of that diversity that our program flourishes.
Convener - Paul Maxson
Business Manager - Paul Maxson
Faculty Adviser - Jason Elliott
The Earlham Bike Co-op strives to create a bike-friendly community on Earlham's campus and in greater Richmond. Group bicycle rides are organized by the co-op and anyone of any skill or interest level is welcome to participate and be a part of the co-op.
Intro-level bicycle mechanic classes are given every semester and weekly mechanic hours are held to allow anyone to come learn how to fix bikes, do some tuning up on their own bikes, or just be around other people who love bikes! The co-op is located in the basement of Gurney House, 326 College Ave.
Conveners - Jack Angelone and Scott Ralston
Faculty Adviser - Vince Punzo
Brimley's is Earlham College's only entirely student-run a cappella group. We are an auditioned group of between 12 and 16 men and women, famous for our goofy concerts and dynamic personalities. All of our compositions are arranged by group members and they incorporate all voice parts as well as vocal percussion. We meet twice a week to rehearse for concerts, study-break appearances, and singing valentines.
The Crucible - Earlham's Literary Magazine
Convener - Jeremy Bleh
Faculty Adviser - Shena McAuliffe
Convener - Sarah Isenberg and Ky-el Sanchez
Faculty Adviser - Laura Hinkley
Dance Alloy is a student-run, student-funded organization composed of people from all different dance backgrounds. For at least a decade, Dance Alloy has striven to bring together dancers from all backgrounds to allow individuals to work together as a collective whole. Each semester, our company successfully performs a full-scale production of works by students and faculty. For each of our performances, we encourage a variety of movement styles. Dance styles have ranged from abstract to modern, tap, swing, hip-hop, African, ballet and salsa. Dance Alloy's goal is to provide an artistic performance outlet for those interested in expressing themselves through movement. We do not exclude individuals on the basis of ability. All you have to have is the passion to move.
EC Chess Club
Convener - Sokhna Vor & Tremayne Abazs
Faculty Adviser- Jonathan Diskin
To provide a relaxed environment where students can improve their chess skills.
Earlham College Food Recovery Network
Conveners - Lydia Lichtiger and Smirthy Ganesan
Business Manager - Yejin Ki
Faculty Adviser - Lisa Butch
Earlham Environmental Action Coalition
Conveners - Thomas Murphy and Evelyn Barragan
Business Manager - Ziqi Wang
Faculty Adviser - Lisa Butch
Earlham College Investment Club
Conveners - Giorgi Mtchedlishvili & Erekle Tsamalashvili
Faculty Adviser - Mark Lautzenheiser
Earlham College Investment Club is the first Finance/Markets related student organization on campus. Our Mission is to learn Financial Markets, do financial analysis on stocks/bonds publishing them on our website and give students hands-on experience by building a virtual asset portfolio. We are also a partner organization of Money Smart Week sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It means that, every year, we are going to collaborate with Federal Reserve representatives and other institutions to organize several finance-related events at Earlham College and in Richmond.
The long term goal of our organization is to give all students, majoring in either economics/business or other fields, an opportunity to learn how to spend, save and invest money wisely in their lives.
Earlham Film Guild
Conveners - Nhi Dinh and Olivia Hunter
Business Manager - Genesis Galo
Faculty Advisers - Wes Miller
Got an idea for a great film but can't find the resources? The Earlham Film Guild lets you get in touch with anyone you need from across the campus — actors and actresses, producers, editors, choreographers, screenwriters — and provides funding for student-created films of all sorts. The Guild seeks to establish and maintain a habitat where cast, crew and directors can easily find and work with each other while not carrying the entirety of the film's financial burden.
Earlham History Club
Conveners - Sierra Newby-Smith and Jacob Noble
Faculty Adviser - Elana Passman
Earlham Historical Journal
Conveners - Sonia Norton and Jacob Noble
Faculty Adviser - Ryan Murphy
The Earlham Historical Journal was founded by a group of students in December of 2008 to publish exceptional works of undergraduate historical writing at Earlham College. In the Fall semester, the Journal publishes selected works from the History Senior Seminar class; in the Spring semester, there is an open call for submissions from all Earlham students. The first issue of the Journal was published in May of 2009.
Earlham Student Government
Conveners - Cyrus Buckman and Grace Makhoul
Faculty Adviser - Tracy Dubs
Earlham Theater Company
Conveners - Caitlin Cafiero, Sage HaleWolfe and Kia Bailey de Brujin
Business Manager - Sage HaleWolfe
Faculty Adviser - Lynne Perkins-Socey
The Mission of ETC is to provide a space for students interested in any areas of theatre including, but not limited to; acting, directing, producing, designing, and back stage assistance. The group offers the opportunity to increase students' knowledge through extracurricular activities such as: professional workshops and lectures, peer training, and the opportunity to create and present small pieces inside and outside of the institution.
Conveners - Cianna Rothwell and Katie Beyler
Faculty Adviser - Brian Zimmerman
Pursuing Truth, wherever that pursuit leads.
Conveners - Minhwa Choi and Montana Ross
The Earthquakers Dance Team is a student-run organization created for the purpose of providing halftime entertainment and encouraging school spirit during the football and basketball games. It is a creative outlet, allowing members a chance to choreograph their own pieces. We are an open organization to the Earlham community, and we strive to have a diverse group. Through our time and work, we are a close group that emphasizes teamwork as well as dance.
Conveners - Andrew Pettyjohn and Cavan Scheetz
Business Manager - Ben Folk-Sullivan (Temporary)
Faculty Adviser - Kyle Zilic
Gamers United is a club dedicated to gaming in all forms. We have many games running in small groups. We constantly have meetings with bits of the club meeting for various RPGs at random times. Magic, Board Games, Video Games, Tabletop RPGs, we play all of these and more. We have gaming parties every weekend on some scale and card players tend to get together many weekends.
Conveners - Clarice Perryman and Anna Schonwald
The purpose of the Geology Club is to allow students to further their knowledge in the area of geology and geologic concepts through field trips and group study. We hope to encourage more interest in geology and more hands-on experience in the field. The club takes trips to nearby geologically significant locations. We also have designed t-shirts and hats, and get together regularly to watch geology-related movies regardless of the accuracy of the science involved — actually it's more fun when the movies are pretty inaccurate.
Convener - Leticia Kulwa Maganga
Faculty Adviser - Bill Culverhouse
New Measures is Earlham College’s all female student-run acapella group. We are an auditioned group of between 12 and 16 women, All of our compositions are arranged by group members and they incorporate all voice parts as well as vocal percussion. We meet twice a week to rehearse for concerts, study-break appearances and other events.
Conveners - Emma Turcotte and Cora Johnson
Business Manager - Ben Pfeiffer
Faculty Adviser - Andy Clifford
The Outdoors Club encourages enthusiasm for the outdoors and wilderness by promoting and sponsoring activities where participants gain first-hand experience. We hope to inspire people to lead trips or expeditions and to foster an appreciation of the unique attributes of outdoor activities. We also wish to serve as a resource and provide opportunities for fun.
Conveners - Idara Udo-Inyang and Rose Commins
Faculty Adviser - Mary Ann Stienbarger
Convener - Caleb Smith
Business Manager - Thomas Murphy
Faculty Adviser - Deb Jackson
Rose City Coffee Co-Op (Student Run Coffee Shop)
Conveners - Elena Kuhn and Margaret Rose
Founded in 2011 we are a totally student run coffee shop. We are advised by a small board of faculty and staff who help to educate us on business practices and legal issues related to running a business. We are open various hours throughout the week and on weekends we partner with other organizations to host game nights and open mics.
Sustainable Agriculture/Miller Farm
Conveners - Eli Ramthun and Margie Oatney
Faculty Adviser - Jamey Pavey
*Denotes all official student organizations recognized, and therefore funded by, Earlham Student Government.