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 PresidentGariot P. LouimaSenior associate vice president for strategic and diversity initiatives
Student Life
Religious Life
Lailul IkramInterfaith initiatives and mediator
Academic AffairsJames LoganAssociate academic dean for faculty
Professor of religion
Professor and director of African and African American studies
Academic AffairsLeanna BarlowAssociate academic dean for students
AthleticsNick JohnsonAssistant athletic director for diversity, equity and inclusion and student success
Gender Equity and Title IXBonita Washington-LaceyVice president of student life and dean of students; interim Senior director of Title IX
Human ResourcesChris LittleAssociate vice president for human resources
Student LifeJoe LeponeSenior director of student engagement; campus activities and events

Faculty advisors to registered cultural student organizations

Black and LavenderShannon Flaherty
Black Student UnionJames Logan
International Student OrganizationCandice Quinones
Latin and Caribbean Student AssociationMaria Landin
SpectrumMaggie Thomas
South Asian Student AssociationTBA
Students for Free TibetKari Kalve
Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)Ahmed Khanani

DEI stories

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

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.