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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

“Because I said so,” isn’t a phrase you’ll hear much at Earlham. Here, leadership is about more than job titles. To us, leading means:

  • seeing new possibilities
  • daring to express your ideas
  • listening to others’ points of view
  • building consensus
  • jumping in!

That’s why you will have opportunities to lead beginning your first semester on campus. You can choreograph a number for Dance Alloy, start a kayaking club, or volunteer to teach English in the Richmond community. The ways that you can lead at Earlham are as diverse as your interests.

The way we govern the college also reflects our understanding of leadership. We discuss many issues as a whole community, from our athletic conference affiliation to our policy about alcohol. More specific policy recommendations are made by campus committees, and students are eligible to serve on them beginning in their first year on campus.

At Earlham, we don’t fight to the top. We’re invited to collaborate. However you choose to lead, we’re eager to have you join in. 

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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
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


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.