Academic and Athletic Associations

Friends Association of Higher Education

Earlham is a founding member of the Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE), a network of 16 colleges and educational institutions who share Quaker ideals of higher education. The purpose of the Friends Association of Higher Education is to strengthen the Quaker mission in Higher education by:

  • Providing a supportive relationship and opportunities for fellowship among all who share Quaker ideals of higher education, whether on Quaker or non-Quaker campuses.
  • Enhance member’s appreciation of Friends religious heritage and nurturing the individual and corporate search for Truth.
  • Lending support to the Quaker ideal of integrating spiritual commitment, academic excellence, and social responsibility.
  • Lending support and encouragement to scholarly research directed toward perceiving and achieving a more perfect human society.
  • Helping to clarify and articulate the distinctively Quaker vision of higher education, in terms of both curriculum and teaching.
  • Assisting Friends Colleges in their efforts to affirm their Quaker heritage.
  • Fostering greater communication and cooperation among Friends educational institutions and the various Friends constituencies to which they may be connected.

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 Athletics 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
BasketballCross Country
Cross CountryField Hockey
Indoor TrackIndoor Track
Outdoor TrackOutdoor Track
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.