Resources

Holiday Calendars

Statement of Religious Observance
Grinnell College acknowledges and embraces the religious diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. Faculty and students share responsibility to support members of our community who observe religious holidays. Students will provide faculty members with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which they will be absent, and this notice would be expected to occur no later than the third week of the semester. Faculty members will make reasonable efforts to accommodate students who need to be absent from examinations or class due to religious observance. Students are responsible for completing any part of the course work, including examinations, they have missed due to religious observance, and faculty members are responsible for giving them the opportunity to do so. (Oct 9, 2009)

Quick Reference to the High Holy Days
Calendar of Religious Observance, 2014-2015 Academic Year

Support Groups

Grinnell Advocates and Peer Advocates

Grinnell Advocates [advocates] is a staff supervised, student organization that aims to create greater awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault and dating violence on campus. This group provides sensitive, educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. The Advocates also act as an immediate resource for victims through the Domestic Violence Alternatives Student Assault Center (DVA/SAC) hotline.

Peer Advocates are individuals trained to provide supportive services for students who have found themselves in the midst of incidents of dating or sexual violence. Peer Advocates do not provide counseling services, rather they offer a non-judgemental listening ear and information for relevant resources. They will maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent possible and ensure that no survivor or student-at-risk has to navigate the medical, legal, mental health, or campus system alone.

On-call Peer Advocate: (641) 269-4600

Resources:

Student Health and Counseling Services 

Please contact SHACS as a confidential and medical resource at (641) 269-3230. SHACS professional staff are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault  and have confidential counseling available.

Campus Security

Grinnell Campus Security acts as a resource for sexual assault response at (641) 269-3230.

Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain

The Chaplain and Associate Chaplain are confidential resources at (641) 269-4981 and are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault. They offer counseling services and are located in the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs can assist with academic difficulties as a result of sexual assault or violence, as well as contacting faculty on behalf of the student. The Office of Residence Life can also assist students who have concerns related to their living situations. Academic Advising Office may be contacted at (641) 269-3702, the Office of Residence Life at (641) 269-3700, and the RLC on call at (641) 269-4600 for urgent assistence.

Grinnell Police Department

Call 911 for immediate help, or call (641) 236-2350 for the Police Department.

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention Services opperates a 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-270-1620.

For Grinnell College policy, please see the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Dating and Domestic Partner Violence Policy.

Please contact Deanna Shorb [shorb], Rob Cabelli [cabellir], Susan Sanning [sannings], or [advocates] for more information.

 

Schedule of Grinnell Area Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Open Meetings welcome anyone who thinks they may be dealing with a problem with alcohol (AA) or drugs (NA).

NA Meetings are at the Club House at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Pearl St. (please enter at 3rd Ave.), 7:30 PM, 641-236-0433

Newcomers and interested students are welcome to attend.

Monday

United Church of Christ (UCC), 5th Ave & Broad St (Alley entrance, downstairs, door on the right.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice(CRSSJ), 1233 Park St (Park & 8th Ave) (Back of building, North entrance.) After a few introductory readings, there are ten minutes of silent meditation followed by readings and discussion focused on spiritual growth and recovery. OPEN, No Smoking

Tuesday

St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible

Wednesday

Thursday

United Church of Christ(UCC), 5th Ave & Broad St (Alley entrance, downstairs, door on the right.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
   
A new Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Women's Group is forming in Grinnell. The meeting welcomes newcomers and women that may have concerns about their drinking. The format will be a book study of Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and Alcoholics Anonymous (also referred to as the "Big Book"). Location will vary. For information, contact 231-313-3321.  
Prayer Garage, Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice. OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible

Sunday

St Paul Episcopal Church, 6th Ave & State St (West entrance under awning.) 641-236-0270 OPEN, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible
Hotlines and Support

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-Hour Hotline:    800-207-2172

Meeting Information and/or Help Staying Sober:

Des Moines:   515-282-8550 Cedar Falls:   319-232-4117 Cedar Rapids:   319-365-5955

Additional Support Numbers:

Substance Abuse Helpline:   800-662-4357 

Methamphetamine Hotline:   888-664-4673 

Iowa's Drug and Alcohol Helpline:   800-242-4111 

Al-Anon:   800-344-2666

Grief and Loss Resources

On Campus
The Staff of the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice

The Division of Student Affairs

Online Resources

Compassionate Friends Iowa Chapters

The purpose of Compassionate Friends is to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide resolve their grief and pain in their own personal way. The grief that survivors of suicide experience is unique. The questions often left behind are at times unbearable. 

Berieved Families

Bereaved Families provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member -- an infant, a child, an adult child, a parent, a brother or a sister, an adult sibling, a grandchild or a spouse. We support parents, guardians or family members helping a child grieve. 

Hospice

Hospice provides support to the terminally ill as well as their families, communities and caregivers.

Printed Resources

Books etc.