Library Immersion Fellowship Team (LIFT)

The LIFT Program works with first-generation students residing in the USA and assumed to be citizens based on demographic data supplied in the Earlham admissions process. Definitions of “first-generation” vary. Like many schools, Earlham has adopted the Federal Government Department of Education TRiO Program definition of first-generation to ascertain LIFT eligibility:

  • An individual for whom both parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree
  • In the case of any individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, an individual whose only such parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree

International students are not eligible for LIFT at the moment; they instead work with an international student adviser and participate in support initiatives managed by the Center for Global Education.

Student goals

As a LIFT student, you will:

  • dentify library resources and campus services to support your curricular and cocurricular lives
  • Practice and engage with ideas of ethical behavior while finding, using and sharing information
  • Read, evaluate and interpret media coverage of trending issues and current events, including those that affect first-generation college students
  • Develop community through intentional dialogue with a group of peers from similar and diverse backgrounds
  • Explore potential career and internship interests with faculty guides
  • Experience unique opportunities focused around research and learning to present findings