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Two of the enduring elements of Earlham’s history are campus-led actions for justice and practical strategies for positive change.


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A National Leader

Earlham College offers many opportunities for learning and advocacy to students who are interested in social justice issues. Our mission is to prepare students to improve the world, and that begins with a critical examination of systemic problems and leads to solutions to the world’s most vexing problems. We encourage students to approach their study with curiosity and courage, to become a force for good in the world.

International Students Become Rhodes Scholars at Earlham College

Summia Tora '20 and Hashem Abu Sham’a '17 are featured in "Two International Students Become Rhodes Scholars at Earlham College," an article in the December 4, 2019 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Recently, Summia became the first Afghan to win the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious academic awards, which funds three years of graduate studies at Oxford University. Hashem earned the Rhodes Scholarship three years earlier, one of the first two Palestinians to win the award as part of an inaugural Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine program.

Summia Tora
Summia Tora

Hashem Abu Sham'a
Hashem Abu Sham'a

Our EPIC Journeys

Eleanor Batista-Malat '19

Hometown: Cincinnati
Major: Psychology
Internship: Exodus Refugee Immigration, Indianapolis
Scholarship: Bonner program
Service: Adult Dare Care, Richmond, Indiana
Off-Campus Study: Border Studies (Mexico, United States)
On-Campus Leadership: Dance Alloy

“My friends on campus have really helped me find a better, happier version of me where I know what I want and how I can contribute to the world.”

Sandra Kluivers '18

Home Country: Netherlands
Major: International Studies
Research: Female entrepreneurs, Nepal; race relations, Brazil
Collaboration: Member of i4Inclusion, a social media campaign established at Earlham to combat fake news and violent extremism online
On-Campus Leadership: Convener, Earlham College Model United Nations

“Earlham is a source for unconditional love and lifelong friendships for me. It's a community that's inspired me to strive for more and bring meaningful change to the world.”

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).

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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.