Governance Structure


The purposes of the [Earlham College] shall include, but not be limited to: operating an independent, residential college which provides undergraduate and graduate education programs of the highest quality shaped by the distinctive values and perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends.

–Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, Article II

Authority of Board of Trustees

For purposes of the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991, as amended (the “Act”), the Board of Trustees shall be the Board of Directors of Earlham (hereinafter referred to as the “Board of Trustees” or the “Board” and members thereof as “Trustees” or “trustees”). The Board of Trustees shall exercise the responsibilities and powers vested in it by the Act and by the Articles, and shall serve as the ultimate legal authority over the operations, activities, properties, and programs of Earlham, including the undergraduate college (the “College”) and the Earlham School of Religion.

–Amended and Restate Bylaws, Article II, Section 1

Religious Society of Friends Membership

A majority of the trustees shall consist of persons who are members of monthly meetings of the Religious Society of Friends.

–Amended and Restated Bylaws, Article II, Section 5


Policy specifications

Last revision: 12/16/2013
Approved by: Board of Trustees
Effective date: 12/16/2013
Related policies: Policies Governing Earlham Investments
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