Student Life | Earlham College
COVID-19 news, plans and updates | READ MORE
Skip to Content

Student Life


Student Life

Community with a Difference

At Earlham, we believe there should be a connection between life inside and out of the classroom. Our approach is rooted in our Principles and Practices, which means we strive to create community, embrace simplicity, act with integrity, seek peace and treat one another with respect.


That’s why you will see professors at sporting events and performances and why students serve alongside faculty on many committees. It’s why “town hall” style meetings draw people from all corners of campus. It’s the reason some students list faculty and staff among their closest friends on campus. And it’s why many Earlham employees are still in contact with students who graduated years — or even decades — ago.

Community and Residential Life

Earlham isn’t the kind of place where you’ll socialize exclusively with students from their own major or make friends only with people from similar backgrounds. We work hard at creating a real community — where people celebrate together, have fun together, cheer one another on at games and performances, offer support to those who need it and that hold one another accountable when things go wrong. Those values are at the heart of how we live together, in residence halls and group houses, working together to make Earlham a good experience for everybody.

Student Activities

Earlham has dozens of clubs and organizations tailored to all sorts of interests. Whether you want to continue a favorite activity you’ve been doing for years, or try something brand new, you’ll find lots of opportunities at Earlham. Including opportunities that are a little unexpected — like cricket matches on sunny spring days, hammocks hanging from trees, games of humans vs. zombies across campus, or performing with Dance Alloy — one of our largest student groups.

Student Leadership

You’ll find all kinds of ways to lead, including some that might surprise you. Join a committee with faculty members, and they might just put you in charge of an important project. Lead a club, and you’ll find yourself listening carefully to other members and making decisions as a group. And when you graduate and move into the professional world, you’ll find that the skills Earlham teaches in coalition building and consensus decision are key to success in the modern working world.

Student -leadership -web

Global Engagement

Earlham students tend to be curious about the world, and interested in debating a variety of political and cultural issues from around the globe. Maybe it’s because Earlham welcomes students from dozens of countries. Maybe it’s because almost all of our students participate in off-campus learning opportunities. Whatever the reasons, Earlham is a place where you can hear a lot of different perspectives on world issues, and where the community comes together for cultural festivals or to participate in activism around issues of international concern.

Global -community -web

Religious & Spiritual Life

Earlham is made up of people of various faiths and religious practices and people of no religious faith. You will have opportunities to experience Quaker silence, Muslim Prayer, Jewish Shabbat Dinners, Christian Bible Study and Mindfulness Meditation among other rituals and traditions. We strive to cultivate a community shaped by our rootedness in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) that is open and hospitable to all.

Religious -music -performance

Our Team

Jessica Baker
25Live Scheduler/ Administrative Assistant

Freddie Banks
Case Manager

Karissa Baumgartner
Area Director

Kelly Burk
Chaplain and Director of Quaker Life, Counseling Intern

Nicole Clark
Area Director

Jennifer Ferrell
Administrative Assistant

Kailah Glock
Counseling Intern

Angie Hobkirk
Assistant Director of Residence Life

Lauren Horton
Senior Woman Administrator/Head Volleyball Coach

Lailul Ikram
Assistant Director of Orientation & Interfaith Initiatives and Mediator

Joe Lepone
Director of Event Services and Runyan Center

Kristine Nunn

Shane Peters
Associate Vice President for Student Life and Director of Residence Life

Steve Sakosits
Head Baseball Coach

Jessica Sanford
Associate Dean of Students for Health and Wellness

Wendy Stonecash
Executive Assistant/Office Manager for the Vice President for Student Life

Olivia Vasiloff
Counseling Intern

Bonita Washington-Lacey
Vice President for Student Life

Susan Wilson
Administrative Assistant

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.