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Diversity and Inclusion

A key component of an Earlham education is learning to embrace diversity and growing to think in terms of multiple perspectives and viewpoints. Development of this co-curricular goal is most clearly seen in statements, policies, aspirations, administrative support for diversity as well as in activities and programs.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) serves as a resource for students who have been historically disenfranchised from higher education, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners. The ODI works to provide structures that are necessary to support Earlham’s commitment to a diverse social and liberal arts environment.]

Earlham’s Diversity Aspirations Statement emphasizes our efforts as a learning community “to create social justice” and “to treat all humans with respect, honoring human dignity.” In line with the Diversity Aspirations Statement, the ODI works to support marginalized communities which can include: people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities, low-income, undocumented, international, differently abled and first-generation college students. 

The ODI collaborates with the entire Earlham campus community — faculty, students and staff members — to educate and encourage accountability and action toward creating a respectful campus environment for all. The ODI also provides resources, education and workshops for those generally interested in issues of diversity, inclusivity and social justice.

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

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.