On behalf of the Earlham Student Government, we would like to welcome you to another exciting year at Earlham College!
The Earlham Student Government functions as a conduit between the administration and the student body. Our primary goal in the past year was to improve the communication channels between those two factions of our community. This goal came from a strong desire, expressed by both the students and administration, that collectively, we were not communicating well; but rather were lacking in transparency, and faced a great deal of misunderstanding. In response, we successfully organized and facilitated 3 major forums. With the support and collaboration of many Earlhamites, these forums provided a space and the opportunity for our community to interact and discuss matters that were both immediate and long-standing. We covered topics regarding campus climate, curriculum and academics, decision-making in administration, diversity across campus and personnel issues. Most recently we endorsed the Workers Union and will continue to provide support, with whole-hearted dedication as an elected body and voice of all students.
As a team, we worked on providing Earlham students with discounts at restaurants and other businesses in Richmond. Furthermore, we hosted a very successful leadership conference on campus, and received the highest number of participants for our annual Day of Service. Looking ahead, we are working on a Professional Development Fund, which we hope to have up and running in this coming Fall 2014 semester. This is just the beginning, and we hope you will help us in our future initiatives by sharing your ideas and passion that we recognize in all Earlhamites!
The success of the Earlham Student Government is only possible with the involvement and dedication of the student body. We really appreciate your input and cooperation when it matters most. We hope to create more platforms for the students to be engaged with these issues that we all feel are important. We’ll see you on the Heart!
Kobi-Sarfo Panin and Abhinav Khanal
Co-Presidents, Earlham Student Government
Earlham College publishes two basic handbooks that provide essential information to students about the College’s programs, policies, resources and services.
- The Curriculum Guide details academic policies, requirements and opportunities within the curriculum. Expectations for the major, minor and degree requirements are presented in this format. It also includes a listing of faculty, the academic calendar and descriptions of curricular resources such as our libraries, informational technology and student services. Copies of the Curriculum Guide are available in the Registrar’s Office.
- The Student Handbook is not a contract. It is a resource for important campus and residential policies, descriptions of services provided by various College offices and other useful information regarding life on campus. Policies and interpretation are subject to change as circumstances warrant. Additional copies of the Student Handbook are available in the Student Life Office.
Updated regularly, both the Curriculum Guide and the Student Handbook refer to many documents that are on the Earlham website in their complete, authoritative and most up-to-date form at www.earlham.edu/curriculum-guide and www.earlham.edu/student-handbook.
All Earlham students, faculty and staff are expected
to understand and abide by the information and policies contained within the Student Handbook and Curriculum Guide.