Academic and athletic associations

GREAT LAKES COLLEGES ASSOCIATION

Earlham is a founding member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA), a consortium of 13 private liberal arts colleges in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our membership makes a number of programs, administrative support groups, services and resources available to our faculty and staff.

Among these resources are:

  • Off-campus study programs that are recognized by GLCA and managed by different member colleges.
  • Funding for research and professional development. Grants are available to GLCA faculty members engaged in various fields and are funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
  • Opportunities for discussion and reflection.
  • Collaborative approaches to resources and learning. 

HEARTLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Earlham competes in the NCAA Division III and is a proud member of the Heartland Collegiate Athletics Conference (HCAC), a conference consisting of 10 academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

The HCAC is dedicated to fostering a complementary relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Athletics at Earlham

Students participate in three forms of competitive athletics at Earlham: intercollegiaterecreational and club sports offer on-campus competitions. Club sports are student-organized teams that compete off campus and are not supported by a full-time coach; they are cosponsored by Student Activities and Athletics.

About 30% of Earlham students participate in the College’s intercollegiate programs in 16 sports—nine for women and eight for men. Many of our students participate on more than one team.

Men’s Varsity SportsWomen’s Varsity Sports
BaseballBasketball
BasketballCross Country
Cross CountryField Hockey
GolfGolf
Indoor TrackIndoor Track
LacrosseLacrosse
Outdoor TrackOutdoor Track
SoccerSoccer
Volleyball