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Students are encouraged to become active and informed participants during their time here at Earlham. Student organizations are a good catalyst for this participation. This section provides you with all current student organizations. We invite you to find your niche through these groups. We welcome new ideas if you feel passionate about something that is not found within these pages. We want your voice to be heard.

If you have questions about organizations, please contact Sydney Tilley by email at tillesy@earlham.edu or by phone at 765-983-1604.

 

Service Clubs

Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV)

Conveners - Celia Rayfiel and Laura Johnson
Business Manager - Kendall Likes
Faculty Adviser - Michelle Tong

Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV) is a community united by a common vision. We view rape and other forms of sexual assault as part of a larger societal problem. We are working to change the structures that encourage and condone this kind of violence. Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault. No one wants or deserves to be sexually assaulted. AASV provides for the Earlham Community education in topics involving sexual assault, the dangers of masculinity and violence issues. The hope of AASV is to raise awareness of the many conflicts and issues that pertain to and are a precursor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Amigos Richmond Latino Center

Convener - Abigail Pollock
Business Manager - Howard Lamson
Faculty Adviser - Patty Lamson

Health Club

Conveners - Cyrus Buckman and Ananda Mishra
Business Manager - Daniel Chris Gomes
Faculty Adviser - Mike Deibel

Net Impact Chapter at Earlham

Conveners - Olivia Tienen and Muskan Uprety
Business Manager - Muskan Uprety
Faculty Adviser - Gene Hambrick

Sexual Health Peer Educators

Conveners - Rose Commins and Leticia Maganga
Business Manager - Mary Ann Steinbarger
Faculty Adviser - Mary Ann Steinbarger

Spectrum

Conveners - Ila Beinart and Abhay Chaudharay
Business Managers - Emily Jade
Faculty Adviser - Ryan Murphy

Spectrum serves as a support system for those with marginalized romantic or sexual orientations and gender identities. We also seek to increase campus awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer related issues, and we invite any interested persons, regardless of sexual, romantic and gender identity, to join group meetings, movies, lectures, discussions and socials. Spectrum believes it is important for every individual to be able to fully express themselves and feel confident in all aspects, including in sexual, romantic and/or gender identity.

Cultural Clubs

Black Ladies United at Earlham (BLUE)

Conveners - Toni Thompson and Celia Matthews
Business Manager - Toni Thompson
Faculty Adviser -  Alcione Frederick

Black Ladies United at Earlham serves as the support group for black women on campus. They strive to utilize the group's talents and energy on campus and within the Richmond Community.

Black Men United

Conveners - Paul Beasley and Marcaus Cooper
Business Manager - Paul Beasley
Facluty Adviser - Joseph Green

BMU serves as a network for African American males on, but not limited to, Earlham’s campus. The brotherhood serves as a support group that, in accordance with The Constitution of Black Men United and the policies and procedures of Earlham College, strives to bring excellence to the lives of each member.  We will work to do this by eternally embarking on the road to excellence, while understanding that the journey, in which we are devoted, is never ending, yet ever prosperous. We will not only work to strengthen the African American voice in the Earlham and Richmond community, but to also give a voice to African American brothers across the nation, with hopes of creating black leaders and role models for the future.

Black Student Union

Conveners - Sydney Ojeikere and Anthony Maggard
Business Manager - Sydney Ojeikere
Faculty Adviser - James Logan

Earlham’s Black Student Union serves as a guiding organization to PASE, BLUE and BMU. BSU supports the three student organizations in order to construct a more stable union that can better serve the African diaspora at Earlham. The Black Student Union is both a support and action group for all of its members; focusing on reflecting the principles of love, perseverance, and unity.

International Student Coalition

Conveners - Agathe Chapelle and Lobsang Palmo
Business Manager - Tung Phung
Faculty Adviser - Candice Marshall

We strive to educate and expose students to varying ethnic cultures and societies, and encourage students to explore and seek these cultures. Serving as a liaison between non-domestic and domestic students at Earlham, we also understand the importance of learning through others’ global experiences and understanding different perspectives.

Japan Cultural Club

Conveners - Dana Yao and Aaron Liu
Business Manager - Kanako Akiyama
Faculty Adviser - Eric Cunningham

Japanese culture club's main goal is to educate the Earlham student body here on campus about Japan. We hold events throughout the year that facilitate learning, but that are also fun. Our main event is in the spring, which is known as Harumatsuri, at this festival students can get to see what a Japanese festival is like. Japanese culture club not only teaches Earlham students about Japan, but we also help the Japanese exchange students get a taste of other culture as well.

Pan African Society at Earlham (PASE)

Conveners - Ruthvin Gardiner and Kudzai Mushongahande
Business Manager - Sydney Ojeikere
Faculty Adviser - James Logan

The Pan African Society at Earlham provides an organized framework for the African Community. At the same time, PASE wishes to increase awareness within the Earlham community about Africa and its people, its diversity and its multiple political, economical and cultural issues. Currently PASE is a subcommittee of the Black Student Union.

Sociedad de Estudiantes Latinos (SEL)

Conveners - Alexander Lopez
Business Manager - Joely Rios
Faculty Adviser - Sandra Lara

Sociedad de Estudiantes Latinos is a community whose focus is self-education in regards to Latino and Latin American issues. Our goals include spreading cultural awareness to the broader Earlham community through educational projects, events and/or community services. By raising these issues we hope to challenge the entire Earlham community (i.e. faculty, staff, students and alumni) to recognize the national Latino demographics and the growing Latino voices. We are a group with a Latin American and Latino focus and are comprised of those interested in these and related issues.

South Asian Student Association (SASA)

Conveners - Sirajus Salekin and Nishchal Shrestha
Faculty Adviser - Lyn Miller

This mission of the South Asian Students Association is to help promote an informed, multicultural society with an emphasis on social justice, education, and contribution to the South Asian cause.  The association will help integrate South Asian culture into the Earlham Community and also provide a place for South Asians to feel represented in their own unique cultures and traditions.  The association encourages an integration of not only South Asians but people of all nationalities, backgrounds and religions who are interested in the same ideals and values that the association attempts to embody.

Political Clubs

Earlham College Conservatives

Conveners - Xavier Flores and Jake Breen
Business Manager - Xavier Flores
Faculty Advisers - Thor Hogan and Seth Powless

Model United Nations

Conveners - Kitty Nguyen and Nathanael Guerra
Business Manager - Cheri Gaddis
Faculty Adviser - Peng Yu
Website - http://ecmun.com

The mission of Model UN is to plan and operate an excellent Model UN conference for area high school students. We also send Earlham students to university-level conferences with the intention of skillfully representing member states.

Students for Free Tibet

Convener - Lobsang Palmo
Faculty Adviser - TBA

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)

Conveners - Grace Makhoul and Yazid Amin Barhoush
Business Manager - Ramzi Khalaf
Faculty Adviser - Ahmed Khanani

Out of our conviction that the Palestinian narrative is misunderstood and weakly represented in America, Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is an organization that works towards highlighting the sufferings of the Palestinian people and the violations of their rights. SPJP at Earlham College was initiated by a group of committed students in January 2008 with a mission of informing the Earlham community about the plight of the Palestinian people by conducting cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, letter writings and petitions on numerous human rights violations and calling for a just and durable solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

Religious Clubs

Visit the Religious Life Groups page at the Religious Life website.

Sport Clubs

Badminton Club

Conveners - Abhay Chaudharay and Tianxiang Tan
Business Manager - Jae Seong Park
Faculty Adviser - Gene Hambrick

Dance Team

Convener - Minhwa Choi
Faculty Adviser - Donna Keesling

Hunt Seat Equestrian Club

Conveners - Carly Taylor and Alex Heintz
Coach - Sarah Oelerich
Faculty Advisers - Emi Smith and Cynthia Fadem
Website - www.earlham.edu/equestrian/hunt-seat-equestrian-team

Earlham’s Equestrian Center offers three main programs for students, faculty, staff and the community: (1) Riding lessons are offered each semester; (2) The Riding Assistant’s program is designed to train students to become instructors. Upon completion of the program, if the instructor teaches each semester, horse use is free. (3) The Equestrian Team participates in approximately 10 weekend shows each academic year, primarily in Indiana and Illinois.

Men's Rugby

Convener - Daniel Stoffregen
Business Manager - Nam Nguyen
Faculty Adviser - Charlie Peck

Rugby football has been on campus since 2001. We are one of the most active club sports on campus.  We engage other teams from across the region with an active schedule of about 10 matches per semester.  We also have the Earlham invitational rugby weekend where teams from other schools join us here for the competitions.

Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's)

Conveners - Chris Fletcher and Caroline Wolfe-Merritt
Business Manager - Sam Stricker
Faculty Adviser - Michael Lerner

The first rule in the official rules of Ultimate Frisbee is the “spirit of the game” clause. All players are expected to make their own calls and play fairly while respecting the rules and, most of all, having fun. The team travels to tournaments throughout the country.

Vegg(IE) Intentional Eating

Conveners - Wilson Constable and Lilian Cosgrove
Business Manager - Libby Fox
Faculty Adviser - Maggie Thomas

Women's Rugby

Conveners - Kelsi Miller and Lily McDevitt Bayless
Business Manager - Arden Ambrose-Winters
Faculty Adviser - Maxwell Paule

Rugby football has been on campus since 2001. We are one of the most active club sports on campus.  We engage other teams from across the region with an active schedule of about 10 matches per semester.  We also have the Earlham invitational rugby weekend where teams from other schools join us here for the competitions.

Special Interest Clubs

Barn Co-op — Equestrian Program

Barn Manager - Lillian Ingram Lowenfield-Jayne
Horse Care Manager - Damaris Smith
Barn Director - Lucy Lee McAfee
Barn Correspondent - Jordan Lehman
Lesson Coordinator - Zoe Wallis

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.

Bike Co-op

Conveners -  Thomas Hill and Ethan Pickett
Business Manager - Aiden Newman
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.

Biology Club

Conveners - Ethan Perkins and Tiffany-Jane Potraffke
Business Manager - Moataz Noureddine
Faculty Adviser - Chris Smith

Brimleys

Conveners - Lauren Cole and Joe Kingery
Business Manager - Lauren Cole
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

Cabaret Club

Conveners - Micaela Levesque and Susannah Rossier
Business Manager - Fawzia Istrabadi
Faculty Adviser - Mia Slayton

Chess Club

Convener - Jesse Greer
Faculty Adviser - TBA

To provide a relaxed environment where students can improve their chess skills.

CIGI

Conveners - Emma Stinson and Emma Milner-Gorvine
Business Manager - Leilah Petit
Faculty Adviser - Lyn Miller

Clash Club

Convener - Fuad Aref
Business Manager - Pukar Mahat
Faculty Adviser - Seth Powless

Co-op Club

Conveners - Cait Conley and Grace Beavin
Business Manager - Sage Weber-Shirk
Faculty Adviser - Nate Eastman

Contra Club

Convener - Cait Conley
Business Manager - Annikka Roy
Faculty Adviser - Jennie Kiffmeyer

COSMOS

Conveners - Geneva Bedell and Perla Cervantes
Business Manager - Minda Dettman
Faculty Adviser - Seth Hopper

Dance Alloy

Conveners - Sonia Norton and Sage Weber-Shirk
Business Manager - Sonia Norton
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.

Earlham Investment Club

Convener - Ish Khan
Business Manager - Ish Khan
Faculty Adviser - Robert Couch

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 Project

Convener - Lan Phan
Business Manager - Hanh Le
Faculty Advisers - Benjamin Hartman

Earlham Hackers

Conveners - TBA
Business Manager - TBA
Faculty Adviser - TBA

Earlham Historical Journal

Conveners - Karen Breece and Anh Nguyen
Business Manager - Jacob Anthony 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 K-Culture Club

Conveners - Krystal Lee and Zijia Liu
Business Manager - Yeheon Hong
Faculty Advisers - Isaac Hunter

Earlham Magic the Gathering

Conveners - McGee Catlett and Chris Alexander
Business Manager - Ethan Perkins
Faculty Advisers - Maxwell Paule

Earlham Student Government

Conveners - Dennis Vera and Summia Tora
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.

Earlham Word

Conveners - Cianna Rothwell and Katie Beyler
Faculty Adviser - Brian Zimmerman

Pursuing Truth, wherever that pursuit leads.

Equaketions

Conveners - Megan Bennett and Shana Weissman
Business Manager - Ahsan Ali Khoja
Faculty Advisers - Tim McLarnan

Fencing Club

Conveners - Alexander Owen and Eliana Bookbinder
Business Manager - Alexander Owen
Faculty Advisers - Maxwell Paule

Gamers United

Conveners - Andrew Pettyjohn and Ben Folk-Sullivan
Business Manager - Hugh Rogers
Faculty Adviser - Maxwell Paule

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.

New Measures

Conveners - Lara Khalifeh and Olivia Daigle
Business Manager - Leticia Kulwa Maganga
Faculty Adviser - Maggie Thomas

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.

Outdoors Club

Conveners - Arden Ambrose and Morgan Bailey
Business Manager - Ben Pfeiffer
Faculty Adviser - Andy Moore

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.

Rose City Coffee Co-Op (Student Run Coffee Shop)

Conveners -  TBA

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.

Society of Physics Students

Conveners - Laurence Ruberl and Geneva Bedell
Business Manager - Megan Bennett
Faculty Adviser - Alexander Yeagle

Sustainable Agriculture/Miller Farm

Conveners - TBA
Faculty Adviser - Jamey Pavey

*Denotes all official student organizations recognized, and therefore funded by, Earlham Student Government.

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