Copy of Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Student run clubs & organizations are a perfect way to become involved in the Earlham community as well as find a space to do what you are pationate about. Students at Earlham are encouraged to become passionate and active participants in our community. Below you can find a list with all current student organizations, we invite you to find your space through these groups. We also welcome new ideas if you feel passionate about something that is not found within this page, please contact us to start your own club or organization. We want your voice to be heard.

Service Clubs

Action Against Sexual Violence (AASV)

Conveners – Celia Rayfiel (carayfi16@earlham.edu) and Laura Johnson (lajohns16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Kendall Likes (kllikes16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Michelle Tong (tongmi@earlham.edu)

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.

Net Impact Chapter at Earlham

Conveners – Olivia Tienen (ootienin16@earlham.edu) and Muskan Uprety (muprety17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Muskan Uprety (muprety17@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Gene Hambrick (hambrle@earlham.edu)

Health Club

Convener – Cyrus Buckman (cabuckm14@earlham.edu) and Ananda Mishra (amishra14@earlham.edu) 
Business Manager – Daniel Chris Gomes (dcgomes14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Mike Deibel (deibemi@earlham.edu)

Sexual Health Peer Educators

Conveners – Rose Commins (ercommi14@earlham.edu) and Leticia Maganga (lkmagan15@earlham.edu) 
Business Managers – Mary Ann Steinbarger (stienma@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Mary Ann Steinbarger (stienma@earlham.edu)

Spectrum

Conveners – Ila Beinart (iebeina16@earlham.edu) and Abhay Chaudharay (achaud16@earlham.edu)
Business Managers – Emily Jade (ejhogan16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Ryan Murphy (murphry@earlham.edu)

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.

Cultural Clubs

Black Ladies United (BLUE)

Conveners - Toni Thompson (tthomp14@earlham.edu) and Celia Matthews (cmatth15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Toni Thompson (tthomp14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser -  Alcione Frederick (fredeal@earlham.edu)

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  Paul Beasley (pabeasl14@earlham.edu) and Marcaus Cooper (mcooper14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Paul Beasley (pabeasl14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Joseph Green (mcnair@earlham.edu)

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 – Sydney Ojeikere (soojeik14@earlham.edu) and Anthony Maggard (armagga14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager - Sydney Ojeikere (soojeik14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - James Logan (jlogan@earlham.edu)

Earlham’s Black Student Union serves as a guiding organization to PASE, BLUE and BMU. BSU supports the three 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.

International Student Coalition

Conveners – Agathe Chapelle (achape16@earlham.edu) and Lobsang Palmo (lpalmo16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Tung Phung (rxphug16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Candice Marshall (quinoca@earlham.edu)

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.

Japan Culture Club

Conveners – Dana Yao (dyao16@earlham.edu) and Aaron Liu (ajliu16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Kanako Akiyama (kakiya16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Eric Cunningham (cunnier@earlham.edu)

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 – Ruthvin Gardiner (rmgardi16@earlham.edu) and Kudzai Mushongahande (kjmusho16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Sydney Ojeikere (soojeik14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – James Logan (jlogan@earlham.edu)

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 – Alexander Lopez (aglopez16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Joely Rios (jrios14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Sandra Lara (larasa@earlham.edu)

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 - Sirajus Salekin (ssalek14@earlham.edu) and Nishchal Shrestha (nshres15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager -
Faculty Adviser - Lyn Miller (milleli@earlham.edu)

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

Earlham College Conservatives

Conveners – Xavier Flores (xflores14@earlham.edu) and Jake Breen (jdbreen14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Xavier Flores (xflores14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Thor Hogan (thorh@earlham.edu) and Seth Powless (powles@earlham.edu)

Model United Nations

Convener – Kitty Nguyen (khnguyen16@earlham.edu) and Nathanael Guerra (npguerra16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager - Cheri Gaddis (cherig@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Peng Yu (yupe@earlham.edu)
Website - http://ecmun.com

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.

Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)

Conveners – Grace Makhoul (gmakho14@earlham.edu) and Yazid Amin Barhoush (yabarho17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Ramzi Khalaf (khalara@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Ahmed Khanani (khanaah@earlham.edu)

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

Bahai Club

Conveners – Nadine Guyot (nbguyot15@earlham.edu)
Adviser - Lyn Miller (milleli@earlham.edu) 

Earlham Christian Fellowship

Conveners – Justin Kerobo (jakerobo15@earlham.edu) and Bethany Hartzell
Adviser - Shane Peters (petersh@earlham.edu)

Muslim Student Association

Conveners – Yousra Manar (ymanar16@earlham.edu) and Ibrahim Iftikhar (isiftik17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Silmee Nowar (snowar16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Ahmed Khanani (khanaah@earlham.edu)

Sport Clubs

Badminton Club

Conveners - Abhay Chaudharay (achaud16@earlham.edu) and Tianxiang Tan (ttan16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Jae Seong Park (jpark14@earlham.edu
Faculty Adviser – Gene Hambrick (hambrle@earlham.edu)

Hunt Seat Equestrian Team

Conveners - Carly Taylor ( crtaylor14@earlham.edu
Business Manager - Alex Heintz (aeheintz15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Advisers - Emi Smith (smithem3@earlham.edu)
Website - www.earlham.edu/equestrian/hunt-seat-equestrian-team

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 Rugby

Convener - Daniel Stoffregen (djstoff15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Nam Nguyen (nvnguyen15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Charlie Peck (charliep@earlham.edu)

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 – Chris Fletcher (csorozc16@earlham.edu) and Caroline Wolfe-Merritt (cjwolfe16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Sam Stricker (srstric16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Michael Lerner (lernemi@earlham.edu)

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 – Kelsi Miller (kbmiller14@earlham.edu) and Lily McDevitt Bayless (lrmcdev15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Arden Ambrose-Winters (aambro15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Maxwell Paule (paulema@earlham.edu)

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 -  Maren Schroeder

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 -  Thomas Hill (twhill15@earlham.edu) and Ethan Pickett (etpicke16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Aiden Newman (anewman15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Jason Elliott (ellioja@earlham.edu)

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.

Biology Club

Convener -  Ethan Perkins (esperki16@earlham.edu) and Tiffany-Jane Potraffke (tlpotra17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Moataz Noureddine (mnoure15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Chris Smith (smithch@earlham.edu)

Brimleys

Convener -  Lauren Cole (lscole16@earlham.edu) and Joe Kingery (jskinge17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Lauren Cole (lscole16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Vince Punzo (punzovi@earlham.edu)

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.

Cabaret Club

Conveners – Micaela Levesque (maleves17@earlham.edu) and Susannah Rossier (szrossi16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Fawzia Istrabadi (zmistra16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Mia Slayton (khayami@earlham.edu)

Chess Club

Convener – Jesse Greer (jvgreer13@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser-

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

CIGI

Conveners – Emma Stinson (elstins17@earlham.edu) and Emma Milner-Gorvine (emmilne17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Leilah Petit (lmpetit17@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Lyn Miller (milleli@earlham.edu)

Clash Club

Conveners – Fuad Aref (fsaref16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Pukar Mahat (pmahat16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Seth Powless (powlese@earlham.edu)

Co-op Hall

Conveners – Cait Conley (cjconley15@earlham.edu) and Grace Beavin (gebeavin15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Sage Weber-Shirk (jmweber14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Nate Eastman (eastmna@earlham.edu)

Contra Club

Conveners – Cait Conley (cjconley15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Annikka Roy (adroy14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Jennie Kiffmeyer (kiffmje@earlham.edu)

COSMOS

Conveners – Geneva Bedell (gbedell16@earlham.edu) and Perla Cervantes (pccerva17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Minda Dettman (mcdettm14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Seth Hopper (hoppese@earlham.edu)

Dance Alloy

Conveners – Sonia Norton (scnorton14@earlham.edu) and Sage Weber-Shirk (jmweber14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Sonia Norton (scnorton14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Laura Hinkley (hinklla@earlham.edu)

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.

Earlham Investment Club

Conveners – Ish Khan (ihkhan15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Ish Khan (ihkhan15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Robert Couch (couchro@earlham.edu)

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 Project

Conveners – Lan Phan (lhphan16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Hanh Le (hmle16@ealrham.edu)
Faculty Advisers – Benjamin Hartman (hartmbe@earlham.edu)

Earlham Hackers

Conveners –
Business Manager –
Faculty Advisers –

Earlham Historical Journal

Conveners – Karen Breece (kbreece15@earlham.edu) and Anh Nguyen (aqnuyen@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Jacob Anthony Noble (janoble14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Advisers – Ryan Murphy (murphry@earlham.edu)

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 K-Culture Club

Conveners – Krystal Lee (klee16@earlham.edu) and Zijia Liu (zliu16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Yeheon Hong (yhong16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Advisers – Isaac Hunter (hunteis@earlham.edu)

Earlham Magic the Gathering

Conveners – McGee Catlett (mmcatle16@earlham.edu) and Chris Alexander (cjalexa13@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Ethan Perkins (esperki16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Advisers – Maxwell Paule (paulema@earlham.edu)

Equaketions

Conveners – Megan Bennett (mgbenne16@earlham.edu) and Shana Weissman (syweiss15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Ahsan Ali Khoja (aakhoja15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Tim McLarnan (timm@earlham.edu)

Fencing Club

Conveners – Alexander Owen (amowen14@earlham.edu) and Eliana Bookbinder (ebookb14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Alexander Owen (amowen14@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Maxwell Paule (paulema@earlham.edu)

Gamers United

Conveners - Andrew Pettyjohn (ampetty14@earlham.edu) and Ben Folk-Sullivan (bdfolks14@earlham.edu)
Business Manager - Hugh Rogers (hnrogers16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Maxwell Paule (paulema@earlham.edu)

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.

New Measures

Conveners - Lara Khalifeh (lkhali14@earlham.edu) and Olivia Daigle (omdaigle15@earlham.edu)
Business Manager - Leticia Kulwa Maganga (lkmagan15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Maggie Thomas (thomama@earlham.edu)

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 – Arden Ambrose (aambro15@earlham.edu) and Morgan Bailey (mrbailey16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager - Ben Pfeiffer (bmpfeif15@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser - Andy Moore (moorean@earlham.edu)

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.

Society of Physics Students

Conveners – Laurence Ruberl (lcruberl16@earlham.edu) and Geneva Bedell (gbedell16@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Megan Bennett (mgbenne16@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Alexander Yeagle (yeaglal@earlham.edu)

Vegg(IE) Intentional Eating

Conveners – Wilson Constable (wconst17@earlham.edu) and Lilian Cosgrove (lkcosgr17@earlham.edu)
Business Manager – Libby Fox (lpfox17@earlham.edu)
Faculty Adviser – Maggie Thomas (thomama@earlham.edu)

 

Student Organizations Council

The Student Organizations Council (SOC) is a part of ESG and is responsible for the recognition and funding of all offical Earlham clubs & organizations. Please contact SOC (or ESG) with any questions regarding your clubs' status, funding, to start a new club, or with any questions or requests you may have. We are always happy to answer questions and support clubs & organizations with any needs you may have. 

Here is a list of our current SOC members, including contact information:

SOC Co-Conveners

  • Meghna Subramaniam '20 (msubra16@earlham.edu)
  • Edita Danielyan '20 (edanie16@earlham.edu)

Secretary of finance

  • Natalie Blatz '20 (nnblatz15@earlham.edu)

SOC also holds open office hours every Friday from 2:30 - 3:30 PM, feel free to stop by with any questions, concerns, or suggestions (our office is located in Runyan Basement, past the post office).