VIII. Community Life
Delegations of Responsibility for Non-Academic Affairs
Non-Academic Affairs of the community have been delegated by the faculty, with the concurrence of the Board, to the Committee on Campus Life, which is composed of students, faculty, staff and administrators. Actions of the Committee on Campus Life are subject directly to review and approval by the President of the College. Student Government and all student organizations and activities operate within the framework of policies and procedures approved by the Committee on Campus Life. Copies of such policies and procedures are available in the office of the President, the Dean of Student Development, and on the Earlham Web site.
Principles and Practices of the Earlham Community
Expectations of the conduct of community members — students, teaching and administrative faculty, and staff — are stated in Principles and Practices of the Earlham College Community, which is approved by the Student Government, the Faculty, the President and the Board of Trustees, and is periodically reviewed and revised.
College Committees Concerned with Community Life
Campus Life Advisory Committee
- Charge: Advises the Dean of Student Development regarding co-curricular life policies, providing perspectives from across the community. Oversees periodic revisions of the Earlham College Community’s Principles and Practices. Serves as a conduit for community ideas for ideas regarding co-curricular life policies. Reports to the Faculty Meeting, Employee Council, and Earlham Student Government as a matter of information, to keep all community members updated.
- Membership: Dean of Student Development; Director of Student Activities (and advisor to Student Government); Director of Multicultural Affairs; two hourly staff; two teaching faculty; two administrative faculty outside student development; President, Vice-President, Secretary of Finance and Recording Clerk of Student Government; and, three at-large student representatives.
Student Conduct Council and SCC Faculty Pool
- Charge: SCC hears cases of alleged social and academic violations assigned to them by the Judicial Advisor (Academic Dean). It determines responsibility for such violations and assigns sanctions appropriate to the circumstances. This body has jurisdiction over all very serious violations, where the sanctions would likely include suspension from the non-academic life of the College, suspension from the College or expulsion from the College. It is also hears appeals rising out of SJC decisions.
- Membership: The SCC Faculty Pool is a group of two teaching faculty, two administrative faculty, and two at-large faculty not otherwise affiliated with Student Development. The council can also draw on previously trained members (within the past five years) when necessary.
Sustainability Advisory Committee
- Charge: Advises the Sustainability Coordinator and the Director of the Center for Environmental Action regarding sustainability policies, providing perspectives from across the community. Recommends college sustainability priorities, tracks progress on the Earlham Sustainability Plan, and leads sustainability planning. Serves as a conduit for community ideas regarding sustainability policies. Reports to the Faculty Meeting, Employee Council, and Earlham Student Government as a matter of information, to keep all community members updated.
- Membership: Sustainability Coordinator; Director of Center for Environmental Action; Director of Facilities; Director of Food Services; Associate Dean of Student Development; Vice President of Finance and Operations; two teaching faculty; two staff; two administrative faculty; and, two students.
- Charge: Participates in on-going campus education programs on harassment, hears cases involving harassment when the alleged offender is a staff or faculty member.
- Membership: Two faculty members, two faculty alternates, two staff members, and two students. Faculty and staff shall have three-year overlapping terms.