The Center achieves its mission through careful coordination and collaboration of a variety of offices and partnerships including career education, civic engagement, alumni relations, outdoor education and sustainability.

Career Education

Career Education, as part of the Center for Integrated Learning, is committed to helping students and alumni reach their goals through connections with resources to support their career and life-discernment process as they integrate their liberal arts education with their professional and personal experiences. We support holistic development, while emphasizing the importance of knowledge and skill acquisition. We guide students in effectively translating their experiences into the wider world and encourage them to seek out meaningful opportunities that are best suited for their individual skills, interests, and values.

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Community Engagement

Earlham develops leaders who are simultaneously engaged locally and globally. The Community Engagement office helps students enact their impulses to make a difference in the world. The office connects students with volunteer opportunities in Richmond and around the globe. We support teaching faculty to incorporate service learning, community-based research, and other forms of community-based learning in their courses, allowing students to develop knowledge and skills while addressing community issues.

We support student engagement with movements for social justice, public policy, and voter education and registration. We provide students with information about many service and social justice opportunities open to recent college graduates. The Bonner Scholars Program, a service scholarship program, is operated through the Community Engagement Office.

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At Earlham, sustainability is a vibrant focus of community life that is integrated across the campus. The Sustainability Office provides coordination and support for sustainability pedagogy and practice in classes, student life, and in the physical operations of the College. Internships, project grants, events, courses, and organizations are just some of the many ways students are invited to engage with sustainability. From making the campus a sustainable place to live and learn, to studying sustainability through the lenses of the environment and social justice, sustainability at Earlham is a key part of the transformative education we pride ourselves upon.

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Outdoor Education

The Outdoor Education Office at Earlham College helps promote the adventuresome spirit through safe, high quality experiential and outdoor education courses and trainings. By fostering the development of technical and interpersonal skills, students gain confidence through increasing competence. Our programs aim ultimately to develop strong leaders who can flexibly apply their skills and knowledge to a variety of situations. The program fosters extended, in-depth inquiry and practice through expeditionary learning, field study, and on-campus classroom environments. Personal accountability, self-reliance, and initiative towards the awakening of the "teacher within" while demonstrating compassion for others, our environment, and ourselves are core values. Outdoor Education is steeped in tradition and is guided by the same core principles as August Wilderness: The Adventuresome Spirit, Sense of Place, Servant Leadership, The Contemplative Spirit and Simplicity. 

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Institutional Partnerships

The Institutional Partnerships Office endeavors to engage internal and external partners in developing relationships that connect students’ educational experiences with their future work and life roles. The Institutional Partnerships Office manages implementation of the Indiana Pathways Grant from the Lilly Endowment, which offers internships and other opportunities for students to engage with organizations in Indiana to increase the number of students who find meaningful employment in Indiana upon graduation. The office also oversees Earlham-funded internships and other funds that provide experiential education opportunities for students.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the 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) — Admissions