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December 12, 2016

The following is a statement from President David Dawson.

In reaction to the recent national election-related political discussion concerning immigration enforcement, fears and concerns are arising in our community.

The leadership of Earlham College, including the Board of Trustees, would like to explain how the College is responding in this environment and highlight ways in which the College will continue to protect and care for its community members.



In particular, I want to affirm that Earlham will continue to follow our current policy of requiring a warrant before accommodating the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, or other local, state or federal law enforcement authorities, on campus. Furthermore, we will continue to protect student privacy to the fullest extent under the law, and we will continue to provide support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students.

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).

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Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.