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Religious Theme Houses

There are four religious theme houses on campus. They provide special opportunities for living and practicing various religious traditions on campus. After their first year, any Earlham student is welcome to apply for housing in one of these four theme houses.

For more information on theme houses and friendship houses, visit the Office of Residence Life.

Garner House

Garner House

Theme: Mindfulness House
Location: 450 College Avenue
Occupancy: 5
Adviser: Elizabeth Angowski
Convener: Lydia Kibler Evans

Mindfulness House provides a space on campus for students interested in practicing mindfulness and meditation. The residents of the house host daily evening meditations, maintain a library of resources, and host a variety of other religious life events.

Marshall House

Marshall House

Theme: Quaker House
Location: 302 College Avenue
Occupancy: 7
Adviser: Carol Anne Ferlauto
Convener: Eleanor V. Batista - Malat

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.

Reece House

 Reecehouse

Theme: Beit Kehillah - Jewish Cultural Center
Location: 624 National Road West
Occupancy: 5
Adviser: Emily Filler
Convener: Emma Miriam

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.

Thornburg House

Thornburg House

Theme: Interfaith House
Location: 400 College Avenue
Occupancy: 7
Adviser: Kelly Burk
Convener: Celia Tean Carr

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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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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