Student handbook

Welcome New and Returning Students!

Whether you are new to Earlham or a familiar presence, I am pleased to welcome you into the new semester.  As we begin a new year together, the information we provide here will help you get off to a strong start.

Your Student Handbook — the contents of which can be accessed through tabs on this page (for example, “Earlham Expectations” or “Academic Life”) — includes academic and community policies, procedures, important dates and timelines. You will be expected to read this information carefully. Your rights and responsibilities as a member of the community are important to your success academically and personally, and the Division of Student Life exists to support you in your efforts.

Finding essential information

Earlham College publishes three documents that provide essential information to students about the College’s programs, policies, resources and services.

  1. The Curriculum Guide details academic policies, requirements and opportunities within the curriculum. Expectations for the major, minor and degree requirements are presented in this format. It also includes a listing of faculty, the academic calendar and descriptions of curricular resources such as our libraries, informational technology and student services.
  2. This Student Handbook is not a contract. It is a resource for important campus and residential policies, descriptions of services provided by various College offices and other useful information regarding life on campus. Policies and interpretation are subject to change as circumstances warrant. Contents of the Student Handbook are organized by topic and can be accessed by clicking on the tabs on this page (for example: “Earlham Expectations” or “Academic Life”).
  3. Commitment to Care: Principles and Practices is designed to provide clear, fair and consistent procedures and policies relevant to all student conduct.

All Earlham students, faculty and staff are expected to understand and abide by the information and policies contained within the Student HandbookCurriculum Guide and the Student Stanards of Community Respect.

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