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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. 

Taking action on behalf of education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.

— Mission of the GLCA

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.