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Student 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. We welcome new ideas if you feel passionate about something that is not found within these pages. We want your voice to be heard.

If you have questions about organizations, please contact Tracy Dubs by email at or by phone at 765-983-1582.


Service Clubs

Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV)

Conveners - Sorcha Vaughan and Erica Debruyne
Business Manager - Erica DeBruyne
Faculty Adviser - Laura Hutchinson

Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV) is a community united by a common vision. We view rape and other forms of sexual assault as part of a larger societal problem. We are working to change the structures that encourage and condone this kind of violence. Sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault. No one wants or deserves to be sexually assaulted. AASV provides for the Earlham Community education in topics involving sexual assault, the dangers of masculinity and violence issues. The hope of AASV is to raise awareness of the many conflicts and issues that pertain to and are a precursor of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Aynah Chapter at Earlham (ACE)

Convener - Alex Miller
Faculty Adviser - Jamey Pavey

Aynah's mission is to connect students and communities together in cooperative development and the goal of ACE is to further this mission by creating a space to foster leadership around issues of sustainable development, cooperativism and community leadership.

Earlham Mental Health Alliance

Conveners - Zachary Lee & Catherine Blencowe
Faculty Adviser - Michael White

Net Impact Chapter at Earlham

Conveners - Sonia Kabra and Leslie Ossete
Business Manager - Catherine Ballali
Faculty Adviser - Rebecca Jestice

Pre-Health Club

Convener - Ekaterin Korobkina
Business Manager - Emma Beth Gutierrez-Clausen
Faculty Adviser - Mike Deibel

We provide a forum for students interested in a variety of Health careers such as, but not limited to Medicine, Veterinary, and Dentistry to:

  • Share their knowledge and ideas about different health careers.
  • Obtain information relevant to the Health careers such as MCATs study guides, research opportunities and graduate school information.
  • Engage in activities related to Health care professions such as visits to clinics.
  • Community service such as volunteering in local hospital and providing educational activities for Earlham students.
  • Organize admissions office representative’s visits to Earlham from professional schools.
  • Organize lectures related to Health care and Health careers.
  • Create links with alumni involve in Health careers.
  • Plan and execute National Public Health Week activities.

Psychology and Neuroscience Club

Conveners - Seren Keskin and Genevieve Ellen Lewis

Psycholoygy and Neuroscience Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to enhance their understanding and appreciation of psychology and neuroscience through a variety of social and educational activities. Our meetings consist of experiments, activities, and conversations with alumni, community members, and professors about post-graduate opportunities as well as job openings and internships.There are fun collaborations such as one with Health Services we had last semester where we helped them out with organizing the D-Stress Zone.

Public Health Club

Conveners - Chinwude Nwana & Soe Yu Naing
Faculty Adviser - Mike Deibel

Our mission is to explore and express our concerns for pressing health issues on a local, national, and global level through sharing ideas. We aim to share our knowledge with our communities by spreading awareness, teaching prevention, and taking action. We hope to learn from our communities and listen to their health concerns. There seems to be a large interest in public health among Earlham students, but there is no PH major and only a few classes offered that explore PH. While there is a Pre-Health club, it is mostly geared toward students interested in pursuing medical careers. We wish to look at the relationship between health issues and their social impact. Earlham needs a space where we can teach ourselves and gain more hands-on experience.

  • To create internship opportunities for students both in and outside of Richmond.
  • To provide support and an outlet for students who have an interest in public health.
  • To strengthen the bond between the Earlham and Richmond communities, especially in the public health field.
  • To encourage discussion about growing public health issues across the world.

Open to any student who expresses an interest in PH.


Convener - AJ Tiedman and Caitlin Cafiero
Business Manager - Oliver Salustri
Faculty Adviser - Maggie 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, and 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 important for every individual to be able to fully express themselves and feel confident in all aspects, including in sexual, romantic and/or gender identity.

Womyn's Center

Conveners - Allison Eykholt and Genesis Galo
Business Manager - Chehana Samarawickreme
Adviser - Jana Schroeder

The Womyn's Center is both a space on campus and an organization. The space is located on the 4th floor of Carpenter (go through the weaving studio). It is a safe space for women and it is the only place on campus that is reserved exclusively for women. The women-only policy refers to any person who self-identifies as a woman. This means that any female student is able to use the space to hang out, do homework, nap and meet friends whenever she wants. However, many of our activities are open to all genders. As an organization, we hope to build a cohesive community of women on campus and to strive toward feminist ideals. Our space is also open to other student organizations (such as FDTF). We have meetings in the Womyn’s Center every week to plan upcoming events and discussions. All women are welcome to attend.

Cultural Clubs

Asian Student Union

Conveners - Qiaoyu Luo & Liyuan Gao
Faculty Adviser - Jingyu Joy Huo

The Asian Student Union's goal is to educate the Earlham community as well as ourselves about the social, political and religious cultures of Asia. We also hope to raise cultural awareness about Asian Culture on the Earlham College campus and give Asians a vehicle for taking a more active role in the community.

Black Ladies United at Earlham (BLUE)

Conveners - Britney Ware and Kiara Scott
Business Manager - Ravin Dickerson
Faculty Adviser -  Alex Taylor

Black Ladies United at Earlham serves as the support group for black women on campus. They strive to utilize the group's talents and energy on campus and within the Richmond Community.

Black Men United

Conveners - Anthony Maggard and Marcus Cooper
Business Manager - Malik Reid
Facluty Adviser - Mark Gaines

BMU serves as a network for African American males on, but not limited to, Earlham’s campus. The brotherhood serves as a support group that, in accordance with The Constitution of Black Men United and the policies and procedures of Earlham College, strives to bring excellence to the lives of each member.  We will work to do this by eternally embarking on the road to excellence, while understanding that the journey, in which we are devoted, is never ending, yet ever prosperous. We will not only work to strengthen the African American voice in the Earlham and Richmond community, but to also give a voice to African American brothers across the nation, with hopes of creating black leaders and role models for the future.

Black Student Union

Convener - Chisama Ku Penn
Business Manager - Asia Mapp
Faculty Adviser - Susan Lee

Earlham’s Black Student serves as a guiding organization to BLUE and BMU. BSU supports the two student organizations in order 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; focusing on reflecting the principles of love, perseverance, and unity.

Eastern European Club

Convener - Ekaterina Korobkina
Faculty Adviser - Welling Hall

International Student Coalition

Conveners - Munkhbat Munkhjargal, Azaan Khan, Mike (Mihnea) Balan
Business Manager - Olivia Bispott
Faculty Adviser - Max Crumley-Effinger

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.

Japanese Cultural Club

Conveners - Emily Bernier and Lucas Hoshino
Business Manager - Bria Walker
Faculty Adviser - Eric Cunningham

Japanese culture club's main goal is to educate the Earlham student body here on campus about Japan. We hold events throughout the year that facilitate learning, but that are also fun. Our main event is in the spring, which is known as Harumatsuri, at this festival students can get to see what a Japanese festival is like. Japanese culture club not only teaches Earlham students about Japan, but we also help the Japanese exchange students get a taste of other culture as well.

Pan African Society at Earlham (PASE)

Conveners - Cyrus Buckman and Sydney Ojeikara
Business Manager - Bronwen Evans

The Pan African Society at Earlham provides an organized framework for the African Community. At the same time, PASE wishes to increase awareness within the Earlham community about Africa and its people, its diversity and its multiple political, economical and cultural issues. Currently PASE is a subcommittee of the Black Student Union.

Sociedad de Estudiantes Latinos (SEL)

Conveners - Joely Rios and Dariana Beltran
Business Manager - Ana Rabut
Faculty Adviser - Tentative

Sociedad de Estudiantes Latinos is a community whose focus is self-education in regards to Latino and Latin American issues. Our goals include spreading cultural awareness to the broader Earlham community through educational projects, events and/or 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 Latino demographics and the growing Latino voices. We are a group with a Latin American and Latino focus and are comprised of those interested in these and related issues.

South Asian Student Association (SASA)

Conveners - Sonia Kabra and Aaratrika Bose
Business Manager - Daniel Gomes
Faculty Adviser - Lyn Miller

This mission of the South Asian Students Association is to help promote an informed, multicultural society with an emphasis on social justice, education, and contribution to the South Asian cause.  The association will help integrate South Asian culture into the Earlham Community and also provide a place for South Asians to feel represented in their own unique cultures and traditions.  The association encourages an integration of not only South Asians but people of all nationalities, backgrounds and religions who are interested in the same ideals and values that the association attempts to embody.

Political Clubs

Model UN

Convener - Shatha Sbeta and Marsha Pupko
Website -
Faculty Adviser - Jennifer Seely and Peng Yu

The mission of Model UN is to plan and operate an excellent Model UN conference for area high school students. We also send Earlham students to university-level conferences with the intention of skillfully representing member states.

Global Affairs Club at Earlham

Conveners - Aaratrika Bose & Nasser Kamali
Business Manager - Genesis Galo
Faculty Adviser - Thor Hogan

Students for Free Tibet

Conveners - Wangchen Tsering and Shonpa Yeshi
Business Manager - Khaled Mehdi
Faculty Adviser - Forrest Tobey

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)

Conveners - Briana Camacho and Ghadeer Awaad
Business Manager - Glynnis Pierce
Faculty Adviser - Helena Kaler

Out of our conviction that the Palestinian narrative is misunderstood and weakly represented in America, Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) is an organization that works towards highlighting the sufferings of the Palestinian people and the violations of their rights. SPJP at Earlham College was initiated by a group of committed students 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.

Religious Clubs

Visit the Religious Life Groups page at the Religious Life website.

Sport Clubs

Frisbee Golf Club

Convener - Colin Ulin
Faculty Adviser - Michael Lerner

Hunt Seat Equestrian Club

Conveners - Rachel Ritter and Carly Taylor
Business Manager - Carly Taylor
Faculty Adviser - Emi Smith

Earlham’s Equestrian Center offers three main programs for students, faculty, staff and the community: (1) Riding lessons are offered each semester; (2) The Riding Assistant’s program is designed to train students to become instructors. Upon completion of the program, if the instructor teaches each semester, horse use is free. (3) The Equestrian Team participates in approximately 10 weekend shows each academic year, primarily in Indiana and Illinois.

Men's Club Volleyball

Convener - Andrew Hood
Faculty Adviser - Jason Yhost

The Gentleman's club volleyball team carries on the legacy of what was once the Earlham's Varsity Volleyball Team, who took a national title in the past.  The team practices and trains in the fall, including a potential matches against local prisons, for the spring season, where the team competes in a number of tournaments with other regional collegiate club teams.  The team also hosts a co-ed volleyball open gym every Sunday 3-5pm for students and visitors alike.

Men's Rugby

Convener - Sidingo Mhlobo and Nick Archer
Business Manager - Ky-el Sanchez

Rugby football has been on campus since 2001. We are one of the most active club sports on campus.  We engage other teams from across the region with an active schedule of about 10 matches per semester.  We also have the Earlham invitational rugby weekend where teams from other schools join us here for the competitions.

Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's)

Conveners - Rachel Logan-Wood and Eric Nicholson
Faculty Adviser - Michael Lerner

The first rule in the official rules of Ultimate Frisbee is the “spirit of the game” clause. All players are expected to make their own calls and play fairly while respecting the rules and, most of all, having fun. The team travels to tournaments throughout the country.

Women's Rugby

Conveners - Elizabeth Kempinski and Allison Muterspaw
Business Manager - Elizabeth Anderson
Faculty Adviser - Charlie Peck

Rugby football has been on campus since 2001. We are one of the most active club sports on campus.  We engage other teams from across the region with an active schedule of about 10 matches per semester.  We also have the Earlham invitational rugby weekend where teams from other schools join us here for the competitions.

Special Interest Clubs

Barn Co-op — Equestrian Program

Barn Manager -  Sierra Mohamed

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

Convener -  AJ Tiedman and Leila Jacobson
Business Manager - Mary Pearl Ivy
Faculty Adviser - Jason Elliott

The Earlham Bike Co-op strives to create a bike-friendly community on Earlham's campus and in greater Richmond.  Group bicycle rides are organized by the co-op 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 learn how to fix bikes, do some tuning up on their own bikes, or just be around other people who love bikes!  The co-op is located in the basement of Gurney House, 326 College Ave.

The Brimleys

Conveners - Eric Nicholson and Somer Eckert
Business Manager - Eric Nicholson
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 as well as vocal percussion. We meet twice a week to rehearse for concerts, study-break appearances, and singing valentines.

Dance Alloy

Convener - George Regan Lowring and Sadie Zabawa
Business Manager - Clarice Perryman

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 as a collective whole.  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 on the basis of ability.  All you have to have is the passion to move.

EC Chess Club

Convener - Sokhna Vor & Tremayne Abazs
Faculty Adviser- Jonathan Diskin

To provide a relaxed environment where students can improve their chess skills.

Earlham College Investment Club

Conveners - Giorgi Mtchedlishvili & Erekle Tsamalashvili
Faculty Adviser - Mark Lautzenheiser

Earlham College Investment Club is the first Finance/Markets related student organization on campus. Our Mission is to learn Financial Markets, do financial analysis on stocks/bonds publishing them on our website and give students hands-on experience by building a virtual asset portfolio. We are also a partner organization of Money Smart Week sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It means that, every year, we are going to collaborate with Federal Reserve representatives and other institutions to organize several finance-related events at Earlham College and in Richmond.

The long term goal of our organization is to give all students, majoring in either economics/business or other fields, an opportunity to learn how to spend, save and invest money wisely in their lives.

Earlham Film Guild

Conveners - Nhi Dinh and Olivia Hunter
Business Manager - Genesis Galo
Faculty Advisers - Wes Miller

Got an idea for a great film but can't find the resources? The Earlham Film Guild lets you get in touch with anyone you need from across the campus — actors and actresses, producers, editors, choreographers, screenwriters — and provides funding for student-created films of all sorts. The Guild seeks to establish and maintain a habitat where cast, crew and directors can easily find and work with each other while not carrying the entirety of the film's financial burden.

Earlham History Club

Convener - Jacob Noble
Business Manager - Soren Rasmussen
Faculty Adviser - Elana Passman

Earlham Historical Journal

Conveners - Mollie Goldblum and Olivia Hunter
Business Manager - Soren Rasmussen
Faculty Adviser -  Wayne Soon

The Earlham Historical Journal was founded by a group of students 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; in the Spring semester, there is an open call for submissions from all Earlham students. The first issue of the Journal was published in May of 2009.

Earlham Theater Company

Conveners - Taylor Satterthwaite and Mallory Ward
Business Manager - Meghan Cooper
Faculty Adviser - Lynne Perkins-Socey

The Mission of ETC is to provide a space for students interested in any areas of theatre including, but not limited to; acting, directing, producing, designing, and back stage 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 of the institution.

Earlham Word

Convener/Editor-in-Chief - Landon Dorssey
Faculty Adviser - Judi Hetrick

Pursuing Truth, wherever that pursuit leads.


Conveners -  Minhwa Choi and Montana Ross

The Earthquakers Dance Team is a student-run organization created for the purpose of providing halftime entertainment and encouraging school spirit during the football and basketball games. It is a creative outlet, allowing members a chance to choreograph their own pieces. We are an open organization to the Earlham community, and we strive to have a diverse group. Through our time and work, we are a close group that emphasizes teamwork as well as dance.

Gamers United

Conveners - Zachary Bell and Mitchell Dull
Business Manager - Kai Yamauchi-Gleason

Gamers United is a club dedicated to gaming in all forms.  We have many games running in small groups.  We constantly have meetings with bits of the club meeting for various RPGs at random times. Magic, Board Games, Video Games, Tabletop RPGs, we play all of these and more. We have gaming parties every weekend on some scale and card players tend to get together many weekends.

Geology Club

Conveners - Clarice Perryman and Anna Schonwald

The purpose of the Geology Club is to allow students to further their knowledge in the area of geology and geologic concepts through field trips and group study. We hope to encourage more interest in geology and more hands-on experience in the field. The club takes trips to nearby geologically significant locations. We also have designed t-shirts and hats, and get together regularly to watch geology-related movies regardless of the accuracy of the science involved — actually it's more fun when the movies are pretty inaccurate.

New Measures

Conveners - Kristina Brunner and Kathleen Gerencer
Business Manager - Chehana Samarawickreme

New Measures is Earlham College’s all female student-run acapella group.  We are an auditioned group of between 12 and 16 women, All of our compositions are arranged by group members and they incorporate all voice parts as well as vocal percussion. We meet twice a week to rehearse for concerts, study-break appearances and other events.

Outdoors Club

Conveners - Truman McGee and Lily Fishleder
Business Manager - Erin Lewis
Faculty Adviser - Adam Light

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 (Student Run Coffee Shop)

Conveners -  Elena Kuhn and Margaret Rose

Founded in 2011 we are a totally student run coffee shop.  We are advised by a small board of faculty and staff who help to educate us on business practices and legal issues related to running a business.  We are open various hours throughout the week and on weekends we partner with other organizations to host game nights and open mics.


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

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