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Earlham Student Government


(L to R) Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne, Nomination Co-Chair; Jack Johnson, Student Organizations Council; Tsitsi Makufa, Events Coordinator; Uyen (Winnie) Nguyen, Outreach Communications Team; Jonathan Todd, Donna Tin Sum, Nominations Co-Chair; Maida Raza, Outreach Communications Team; Kyle Barbour, Tech Advisor; Muskan Uprety, Financial Advisor; Tianxiang (Derek) Tian, Student Organizations Council; Alcione Frederick, Co-Adviser (not shown).

The Earlham Student Government (ESG) is responsible for representing the student body of the College. The organization and constitution of the ESG was approved by Earlham students in April 2011 and is currently under review by the Constitutional Review Committee. The hub for ESG is the east wing of Runyan Center. ESG offices are located in the basement of Runyan Center. Student Government members are available to address problems or provide advice and support. Hours are posted on the office door.

Student government at Earlham is made up of:

  • Process Keepers (PKs), functions as the main facilitators of ESG. It serves as the primary channel of communication with the College administration, and directly engages in matters that impact the student body and the Earlham community. 
  • Earlham Student Senate (ESS), is made up of all members of the Process Keepers, as well as representatives of each class, residential hall communities, the College's standing committees, athletic teams, student sustainability members, international students and the Cons.titutional Review Committee. Senate is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members as a place to receive information of current events, voice concerns and provide community updates.
  • Student Organizations Council (SOC), the branch of the ESG that allocates funds (derived from student activity fees) to student organizations on campus. The SOC grants recognition to student organizations, determines the amount of funding each receives and oversees all activities financed through those funds.
  • Student Nominating Committee (SNC), the branch of the ESG that nominates members of the student body to participate in College governance by serving on standing committees, such as the Campus Life Advisory Committee.
  • Student Activities Board (SAB), the branch of the ESG that provides social and cultural activities for the student body and acts as a co-sponsor for organizations that wish to put on larger programs and supports organizations in these efforts.

ESG Constitution

This constitution was revised and approved by the Earlham student body in October 2016.
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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).

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Richmond, Indiana
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