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Student activities and involvement

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. That includes 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.

Recreational and club sports

Earlham offers a large variety of recreational sports and club sports for those students interested in participating in athletics without a high-level of commitment. Explore our opportunities below.

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Clubs and organizations

Students are encouraged to become active and informed participants during their time here at Earlham. Student organizations are a good catalyst for this participation. This section provides you with all current student organizations. We invite you to find your niche through these groups, and we welcome new ideas if you feel passionate about something that is not found within these pages. We want your voice to be heard.

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Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV)

  • Conveners – Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne
  • Business manager – Susie Johnson
  • Faculty adviserJoAnn Martin

Action Against Sexual Violence is a community united by a shared vision. AASV provides for the Earlham community education in topics involving sexual assault, the dangers of masculinity and violence issues. AASV hopes to raise awareness of the many conflicts and issues that pertain to and are a precursor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Active Minds

  • Conveners – Alaina Hoff and Luz Tafradjiyski
  • Business manager – Alaina Hoff
  • Faculty adviser – Kailah Glock

Active Minds has become the premier organization impacting young adults and mental health. Our consistent message, amplified by nearly 16,000 young adults each year, is that mental health needs to be talked about as easily as physical health. Only then can we bring suicide and mental health into the open, so no one struggles alone.

 

Health Club

  • Conveners – Abbey Zanatta and Andrew Belec
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Jessie Pilewski

The Earlham College Health Club welcomes students interested in, or considering, going into a health profession. We strive to develop experiences that help to educate our students while serving the greater community. Learn crucial healthcare skills in our Health Skills Certification Series or volunteer at our annual blood drives and health fairs. Yearly observations also include Health Professions Week and Public Health Week, both endorsed by the NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions).

 

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

  • Co-conveners – Regan Seeman and Sam Szyndrowski
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Jessie Pilewski

This national organization seeks to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. HOSA chapters can be found on high school and college campuses across the country. Each year Earlham students prepare and compete in State and National level competitions in various healthcare sectors.

 

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

  • Convener – Kendra Parker
  • Co-convener – Tyrique Richardson
  • Faculty adviser – Jessie Pilewski

The sister chapter of SNMA (Student National Medical Association). Their mission is to increase the number of African-American, Latino and other students of color entering and completing medical school. Members of EC’s chapter have the opportunity to network with IU School of Medicine. EC’s chapter is also open to all minority students interested in a health career, not just medicine.

 

Net Impact Chapter at Earlham

  • Convener – Aseeya (Bibi) Mohamed
  • Business manager Anabel Evans
  • Faculty adviser  Gene Hambrick

The mission of Net Impact: Earlham College is to inspire, educate and equip individuals to use business power, especially social entrepreneurship, to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

The chapter will serve as a nexus for students, faculty, alumni and administration to educate and expose the Earlham community to entrepreneurship as a career option.

 

Sexual Health Peer Educators

  • Convener – Selena Faith
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Amanda Wright

Sexual Health Peer Educators provide their peers with the information and skills needed to help them make healthy choices about sex and relationships. Training and serving as a peer educator is a rewarding experience personally, professionally and academically.

 

Spectrum

  • Conveners – CJ Johnson
  • Business managers – Iris Stevenson
  • Faculty adviserMaggie Thomas

Spectrum serves as a support system for those with marginalized romantic or sexual orientations and gender identities. We also seek to increase campus awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer-related issues. We invite any interested persons, regardless of sexual, romantic and gender identity, to join group meetings, movies, lectures, discussions and socials. Spectrum believes it is essential for every individual to fully express themselves and feel confident in all aspects, including sexual, romantic and gender identity.

 

Substance Abuse Awareness Club

  • Conveners – Irving Barrera and Mason Whisman
  • Business managers – Jacob Cope
  • Faculty adviser – Jonathan Diskin

Black Student Union

  • Conveners – Hephzibah Okorie, Cynthia Lanor, Esther Mano, Sheldan Lindsey, Johnette Williams, Qawi Rucker
  • Faculty adviser – James Logan

Earlham’s Black Student Union serves as a guiding organization to PASE, BLUE and BMU. BSU supports the three student organizations to construct a more stable union that can better serve the African diaspora at Earlham. The Black Student Union is both a support and action group for all of its members, reflecting the principles of love, perseverance and unity.

 

International Student Coalition

  • Conveners – Thato Ts’olo
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser Candice Marshall

We strive to educate and expose students to varying ethnic cultures and societies and encourage students to explore and seek these cultures. Serving as a liaison between non-domestic and domestic students at Earlham, we also understand the importance of learning through others’ global experiences and understanding different perspectives.

 

Pura Vida Latinx

  • Conveners – Pablo Rios-Cruz and Diana Tobon
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Belén Villarreal

Pura Vida Latinx is a community whose focus is self-education in regards to Latin American cultures and issues. Our goals include spreading cultural awareness to the broader Earlham community through educational projects, events, and community services. By raising these issues, we hope to challenge the entire Earlham community (i.e., faculty, staff, students, and alumni) to recognize the national Latinx demographics and the growing Latinx voices. We are a group with a Latinx focus and are composed of those interested in these related issues.

 

Vietnamese Student Association

  • Conveners – Uyen Pham and Khoa Nguyen
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Seth Powless

Vietnamese Student Association is a student organization that aims to promote Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American culture and awareness throughout campus and the community.

Earlham College Democrats

  • Convener – Alexander Pageotte
  • Business Manager – N/A
  • Faculty Adviser – Dyron Dabney

We strive to get Earlhamites more involved in politics and elections by getting students and faculty registered to vote, connecting the campus to campaigns and political organizations, and hosting space for students to learn and get involved.

 

EC Votes

  • Convener – Elsa Hoover
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Dyron Dabney

EC Votes is a student-led movement to register, educate and encourage other students to vote. This nonpartisan group is committed to providing students with the necessary information and materials needed to vote in every local, state, and federal election.

 

Model United Nations

  • Convener – Salma Khalaf
  • Business manager – Carol Morris
  • Faculty adviser  Peng Yu
  • Website – ecmun.com

The Model UN’s mission is to plan and operate an excellent Model UN conference for area high school students. We also send Earlham students to university-level conferences to skillfully represent member states.

 

Students for Free Tibet

  • Convener – Tsering Lhamo
  • Business manager – Sonam Tsomo
  • Faculty adviser – Kari Kalve

Students for Free Tibet’s mission is to educate the Earlham community on the Tibetan struggle for freedom and independence.

 

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)

  • Conveners – Amal Tamari and Omar Aref
  • Business manager – Salma Khalaf
  • Faculty adviser – Ahmed Khanani

Our conviction that the Palestinian narrative is misunderstood and weakly represented in America, Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP), works towards highlighting the sufferings of the Palestinian people and the violations of their rights. A group of committed students initiated SPJP at Earlham College in January 2008 with a mission of informing the Earlham community about the plight of the Palestinian people by conducting cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, letter writings, and petitions on numerous human rights violations and calling for a just and durable solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

Baha’i Club

  • Convener – Lucas Mulhall
  • Co-advisers – Gordon & Janet Gray

 

Buddhist Student Union

 

College Meeting for Worship Cabinet

  • Convener – Emma Milner Gorvine
  • Adviser – Kelly Burk

 

Earlham Christian Fellowship

 

Jewish Student Union

 

Muslim Student Association

  • Co-conveners – Zafreen Zara Shah and Farzein Farah Shah
  • Adviser – Lailul Ikram

 

Questing Catholics

 

Society of Unitarian Universalists and Curious Seekers

  • Co-conveners – Amelia Richardson, Bridget Lewis and Grace Neudek
  • Adviser – Kelly Burk

Barn Co-op — Equestrian Program

  • Barn manager – Lucy McAfee
  • Barn director – Robert Lemon
  • Horse care manager – Megan Steinhiser
  • Barn correspondent – Lucy Goode
  • Lesson coordinator – Alix Cornett
  • Faculty adviser – Cynthia Fadem

Website earlham.edu/equestrian
Facebook@EarlhamEquestrian
Instagram – @earlhamequestrian

Whether “horse” is to you a hobby, a sport, a lifestyle or a mystery, here is the community to pique your curiosity and sustain your passion. The only entirely student-run cooperative collegiate equestrian program in the country, Earlham College Stables offers affordable lessons and boarding to students and the community. With recreational riding on school horses and a competitive hunt seat equestrian team both available to our Co-op members in addition to the lesson program, we are in the unique position of being able to welcome new members from the full spectrum of equine experiences. It is through the collective wisdom of that diversity that our program flourishes.

 

Bike Co-op

  • Conveners – Samuel Pigott and Jared Ammon
  • Faculty adviser – Jason Elliott

The Earlham Bike Co-op strives to create a bike-friendly community on Earlham’s campus and in greater Richmond.  The co-op organizes group bicycle rides, and anyone of any skill or interest level is welcome to participate and be a part of the co-op. Intro-level bicycle mechanic classes are given every semester, and weekly mechanic hours are held to allow anyone to come to learn how to fix bikes, do some tuning up on their bikes, or be around other people who love bikes!

 

Brimley’s

  • Conveners – Tabitha Walters and Starsha Davis
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Vince Punzo

Brimley’s is Earlham College’s only entirely student-run a cappella group. We are an auditioned group of between 12 and 16 men and women, famous for our goofy concerts and dynamic personalities. All of our compositions are arranged by group members, and they incorporate all voice parts and vocal percussion.

 

Cabaret Club

  • Conveners – Victor Baker and Chiara Bowker
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Mia Slayton

Do you like musical theatre? Are you sad there isn’t a way to sing it on campus? That’s what Cabaret club is all about! Enjoying and performing musicals!

 

Chemistry Club

  • Conveners –Leilah Petit and Abbey Armstrong
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Patrick Barber

The Chemistry Club seeks to encourage enthusiasm about chemistry. The Club is open to anyone interested in chemistry. We seek to cultivate that interest through discussions about cutting-edge research and the field and excellent chemistry applications. Past events have included Food Chemistry Event and Webinar, showing the Picture a Scientist documentary and discussion, exploding jack-o-lanterns, and making slime.

 

COSMOS

  • Conveners – Geneva Bedell and Gyasi Anglade
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Seth Hopper

 

Dance Alloy

  • Conveners: Tinotenda Chigasa
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – N/A

Dance Alloy is a student-run, student-funded organization composed of people from all different dance backgrounds. For at least a decade, Dance Alloy has striven to bring together dancers from all backgrounds to allow individuals to work together collectively. Each semester, our company successfully performs a full-scale production of works by students and faculty. For each of our performances, we encourage a variety of movement styles.  Dance styles have ranged from abstract to modern, tap, swing, hip-hop, African, ballet, and salsa. Dance Alloy’s goal is to provide an artistic performance outlet for those interested in expressing themselves through movement. We do not exclude individuals based on ability. All you have to have is a passion for moving.

 

Earlham ACM-W

  • Convener – Ana Verulidze
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty advisers – Charlie Peck

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest academic and scientific society for computing. The ACM Women’s Council (ACM‐W) encourages and promotes women’s extensive engagement in the field by presenting services and opportunities to its 148-member student chapters. Earlham College ACM-W Student Chapter was launched on Feb 17, 2016, with ten members from different disciplines. Since then, we have organized and participated in several programs and events across the nation.

 

Earlham Hackers

  • Conveners – Joseph Islam
  • Business manager – Ana Verulidze
  • Faculty adviser – David Barbella

ECHackers is an inclusive programming club that specializes in software projects, hackathons, and other events. We meet weekly for a small event called “Hacky Hours,” where students can collaborate on various projects, and we have a significant event every month or so. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Earlham Historical Journal

  • Conveners – Perla Citlalli Cervantes and Kai Kim
  • Business manager – Daniel Oni
  • Faculty adviser – Ryan Murphy

A group of students founded the Earlham Historical Journal in December of 2008 to publish exceptional works of undergraduate historical writing at Earlham College. In the Fall semester, the Journal publishes selected works from the History Senior Seminar class; there is an open call for submissions from all Earlham students in the Spring semester.

 

Earlham Student Government

  • ESG communications – Maya Claggett
  • ESG nominations – Alex Eastman and Vaishnavi Walade
  • Faculty adviser – Bonita Washington-Lacey

The Earlham Student Government (ESG) is responsible for representing the student body of the College. The organization comprises the Process Keepers, Student Organizations Council, Student Senate and the Constitutional Review Committee.

 

Earlham Student Organization Council 

  • SOC communications – Zoe Kerchen and Yazid Barhoush
  • Financial adviser – Melissa Velásquez
  • Faculty adviser – Joe Lepone

The Student Organization Council (SOC) is a group of diverse students responsible for ensuring that student organizations can get the funding they need to further their purpose and enhance the Earlham College experience in various ways. The purpose of SOC is to allocate the portion of the student fee money to the undergraduate student organizations that promote interaction and awareness through programs that serve to benefit the entire student body directly. SOC is a branch of Earlham Student Government (ESG).

 

Earlham Theater Company

  • Conveners – Brianna Miller and Ari Higley
  • Business manager – Tabitha Walters
  • Faculty adviser: Lynne Perkins-Socey

The Mission of ETC provides a space for students interested in any areas of theatre, including, but not limited to, acting, directing, producing, designing, and backstage assistance. The group offers the opportunity to increase students’ knowledge through extracurricular activities such as professional workshops and lectures, peer training, and the opportunity to create and present small pieces inside and outside the institution.

 

Earls Purls

  • Convener – Nicola Gacy
  • Faculty adviser – Andy Moore

Earl’s Purls is a space for those who like to or would like to learn how to knit, crochet, embroider, or any other craft under the sun! At Earl’s Purls, we craft, chat, listen to music, and make new friends.

 

EC^2

  • Convener – Grace Muma
  • Business manager – Jonathan Todd
  • Faculty adviser – Cammi Michelle Fulvi

We are a group of students from all different backgrounds and interests to discuss the most crucial topic in our world…education! Students can reach out to @[email protected] with any questions and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @eceducationconversations

 

EC Earthquakers

  • Conveners – Sarah Tierney and Elly Grinspan
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Kayla Grimes

The “Earthquakers” dance team is a student-run organization created to improve dance technique and broaden the dancer’s overall training. The dance team fosters dedication, teamwork, and school spirit.

 

Girls Who Code

  • Convener – Uyen Nguyen
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – David Barbella

Girls Who Code is a chapter of the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Our organization educates, equips, and inspires girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

 

Global Females in STEM

 

Math Club

  • Conveners –Eylul Yaren Tas and Antonio Midence Ordonez
  • Business manager – Adla Burza
  • Faculty adviser – Fariba Khoshnasib-Zeinabad

The Math Club is a student organization dedicated to improving students’ understanding of mathematics and its impacts on their lives. While the primary focus of the Club is on those undergraduates whose major is mathematics, we are happy to include other members of the Earlham community who are interested in mathematics in our activities as well.

 

Outdoors Club

  • Conveners: Rosie Jacobs
  • Business manager: N/A
  • Faculty adviser: Kim Reid

The Outdoors Club encourages enthusiasm for the outdoors and wilderness by promoting and sponsoring activities where participants gain first-hand experience. We hope to inspire people to lead trips or expeditions and to foster an appreciation of the unique attributes of outdoor activities. We also wish to serve as a resource and provide opportunities for fun.

 

Rose City Coffee Co-Op 

  • Conveners – Alberto Edwards and Evan Hill
  • Business manager – Katie Breslin
  • Faculty adviser – Joanna Swanger

Founded in 2011, we are a student-run coffee shop.  A small board advises us of faculty and staff who help educate us on business practices and legal issues related to running a business.

 

Student Activities Board (SAB)

  • Convener – Ahmed Deeb
  • Co-conveners – Hepzibah Okerie, Ahmed Deep, Ruslan Dominic, and Ted Jacquet
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviserJoe Lepone

The Student Activities Board (SAB) is a student-led organization dedicated to providing fun, enriching, and free events to Earlham students! SAB puts on events year-round for everyone in the Earlham community. All of our events are free, often including food and giveaway items! SAB programs events like concerts, comedians, movies, Winter Wonderland, late-night events, guest speakers, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @Earlham_SAB.

 

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

  • Convener – Emmett Salzer
  • Business manager – Geneva Bedell
  • Faculty adviser – Cameron Gray

SPS (Society of Physics Students) is a club for students interested in physics! Our goal is to bring together people interested in physics with many activities, research projects, and field trips. Some of our previous projects and activities include launching model rockets, working on efficient water purification using ultraviolet radiation, a Fermilab tour in Illinois, and more!

 

Statistics and Actuarial Science Club

The Statistics and Actuarial Science Club aims to inform students of professions related to Actuarial Science, Statistical/Data Analysis, Financial Analysis, etc. To increase students’ interest in these fields and equip them with the necessary tools and skills to develop their careers. To pursue this goal, we will provide students with informational sessions, workshops, career preparation activities, and networking events to hone their skills and connect with professionals.

 

TEDxEarlhamCollege

TEDxEarlhamCollege Club, which was founded in 2019, is committed to ensuring that students, faculty, staff, and people from the Richmond community from all backgrounds have the opportunity to share their innovative ideas and shape the event itself. TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).

 

The Crucible – Earlham’s Literary Magazine

  • Conveners – Hannah Wallhausser, Salaam Odeh, Finn Smith-Ruttan, Hanna Craig, Rebecca Walsh, and Ian Murray.
  • Business manager – N/A
  • Faculty adviser – Joann Quiñones
  • Website – https://earlhamcollegethecrucible.wordpress.com/

The Crucible is Earlham College’s literary and visual arts magazine. It showcases student creative writing and visual art.

 

Vegg(IE) Club

  • Conveners – Aza Hurwitz and Eloise Boigenzahn
  • Business manager – Wilson Constable
  • Faculty adviser – Maggie Thomas

VeggIE Club: Intentional Eating. VeggIE Club is a place where people can come together to learn about and discuss decreased meat consumption in all its various forms.

 

*Denotes all official student organizations recognized, and therefore funded by, Earlham Student Government.

Club sports

The mission of the Earlham College Club Sports Program is to provide students the opportunity to participate in competitive sport clubs against intercollegiate teams, with an emphasis on student leadership, development, and involvement.

View current club sports.

 

Recreational sports

Recreational sports at Earlham College are an integral and significant phase of the total wellness and fitness program that is geared toward the ability and skills of the entire College community. They exist for voluntary participation in team and individual sports and games.

View current recreational sports.

After consulting the faculty/staff member that can or will advise the organization, this application must be submitted to the Student Organizations Council (SOC) at the beginning of each semester.

SOC will then discuss and recommend the addition of the new organization to the director of student engagement. If granted, the organization will become recognized for the following academic year, in which they will undergo a one-year introductory period.

After completing the introductory period, organization membership may be granted unconditionally, declined or extended under the introductory period for further evaluation.

Equestrian programs at Earlham

Whether “horse” is to you a hobby, a sport, a lifestyle or a mystery, here is the community to pique your curiosity and sustain your passion.

The only entirely student-run cooperative collegiate equestrian program in the country, Earlham College Stables offers affordable lessons and boarding to students and the community. With recreational riding on school horses and a competitive hunt seat equestrian team both available to our co-op members in addition to the lesson program, we are in the unique position of being able to welcome new members from the full spectrum of equine experiences. It is through the collective wisdom of that diversity that our program flourishes.

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