Earlham School of Religion Governance

Governance of the Earlham School of Religion is grounded in the By-Laws of the Earlham Board of Trustees, and must remain in conformity with those By-Laws.

ESR’s governance document addresses the institution’s mission, programs and degree offerings, and commitment to academic freedom and responsibility.

It defines the appointment, roles, authority and responsibilities of the boards, committees and individuals who oversee the administration and operation of the Earlham School of Religion or are engaged in learning at the institution, including

  • Board of Trustees
  • President of Earlham
  • Vice President of Earlham and Dean of the Earlham School of Religion
  • Faculty
  • Board of Advisors
  • Students
In addition, the governance document sets forth the terms of ESR’s partnership with Bethany Seminary.

The current Earlham School of Religion governance document was approved by Faculty on February 5, 2001 and by the Board of Trustees on February 17, 2001. Download the full text.