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Cultural Theme Houses

Cultural Theme Houses

Theme houses are elements of our residential life program that have special connections to our educational program. They provide special experiences that extend various aspects of our educational program. Theme houses enable both majors and non-majors with an active interest in a field to live together and explore a theme in a fun and comfortable residential setting.

Earlham has several theme houses that are specific to culture. Those houses are detailed below. For more information on theme houses and friendship houses, visit the Office of Residence Life.

Cunningham Cultural Center


Theme: African/African-American Cultural Center
Location: 420 College Avenue
Occupancy: 6



Theme: Beit Kehillah - Jewish Cultural Center
Location: 527 National Rd. West
Occupancy: 5

The residents of JCC sponsor weekly Shabbat dinners, maintain a library of resources on Jewish life and faith, and provide special events on holidays and other occasions.

Hicks House

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Theme: Mindfullness House
Location: 531 National Road West
Occupancy: 5

Jay House

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Theme: LGBTQ+ House
Location: 535 National Road West
Occupancy: 7

Marshall House


Theme: Quaker House
Location: 800 National Road West
Occupancy: 7

Quaker Living Learning House provides an environment for Quaker students and students interested in Quakerism. The house provides an atmosphere and a space where residents explore what Quakerism means to students, community members and others. House sponsored events to make the Quaker presence on campus more visible include workshops, worship and fellowship.

Thornburg House


Theme: Interfaith House
Location: 400 College Avenue
Occupancy: 7

InterFaith House brings together students of different religions to grow in their own faith and observance and to promote knowledge, understanding, and cooperation among people of diverse spiritual perspectives.

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