Diversity, equity and inclusion
“A diversity of human experiences and viewpoints in our learning community strengthens the educational experience of all members of the community.” – Earlham College Diversity Aspiration Vision Statement
Earlham students come from 42 states and 49 countries. A quarter of our students are people of color and another 20 percent are international students. Our community includes people with divergent religions, spiritual traditions and worldviews. Earlham is also socioeconomically diverse; more than 30 percent of incoming students receive the Federal Pell Grant.
Our faculty and staff also come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students.
We continually work to make Earlham a more welcoming and safe place for people, particularly those who have have been historically oppressed and excluded because of such factors as race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability or neurological divergence.
|Office of the President||Gariot P. Louima||Senior associate vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives|
|Lailul Ikram||Interfaith initiatives and mediator|
|Academic Affairs||James Logan||Associate academic dean for faculty|
Professor of religion
Professor and director of African and African American studies
|Academic Affairs||Leanna Barlow||Associate academic dean for students|
|Athletics||Nick Johnson||Assistant athletic director for diversity, equity and inclusion and student success|
|Gender Equity and Title IX||Bonita Washington-Lacey||Vice president of student life and dean of students; interim Senior director of Title IX|
|Human Resources||Tracia Duffey||Assistant director of human resources – recruiting & retention|
|Student Life||Joe Lepone||Senior director of student engagement; campus activities and events|
Faculty advisors to registered cultural student organizations
|Black and Lavender||Shannon Flaherty|
|Black Student Union||James Logan|
|International Student Organization||Candice Quinones|
|Latin and Caribbean Student Association||Maria Landin|
|South Asian Student Association||TBA|
|Students for Free Tibet||Kari Kalve|
|Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)||Ahmed Khanani|
Latest in Diversity
The following is an email to the Earlham community from Board President Tom Thornburg ’84 about the College’s response to violence in the Middle East.
Earlham College has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions of higher education by the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Van Jones, one of the nation’s most recognizable voices in politics, will be the inaugural speaker of Earlham College’s Presidential Lecture Series.
It is a foundational Quaker belief that all persons have available to them an inner spirit of Truth, often known as the ‘Inner Light’ or ‘God’s Voice Within.’
“From this belief follows an assumption of equality of all persons and grounds for respecting all persons. We commit ourselves to be a community whose members act with regard for the intellectual, physical and emotional well-being of everyone, while acknowledging that there are systems of oppression that we strive to dismantle that affect our own community. We seek to find mutual respect, trust and happiness in our relationships with persons of every race, ethnicity, class, religious preference, political affiliation, gender identity, physical ability, sexual orientation and age, including persons removed by time and place.”
– Earlham College, Principles and Practices