Services

Student Activity Fund

Overview

The Student Activity Fund is administered through the Office of Student Affairs. This fund has been established to support student initiated events and activities. The fund is intended to provide students with another avenue to acquire funds to produce an event/activity, travel to organized competitions, present a paper at a professional conference, etc. This fund is not intended to become a fund that provides a regular operating budget for organizations within a specific year nor in the long term. It is to be noted that there are two operational budgets already under the general umbrella of this budget. These two budgets were pulled from other places and simply housed under the Student Activity Fund budget for administration purposes only.

General Guidelines
  1. Travel for academic purposes to attend and/or present an academic paper at a professional conference will be limited to a maximum of $500 per single conference. There will be a maximum of 20% of the total Student Activity Fund that will be allotted for such expenditures in any given budget year. Students must directly apply for funding. Students using funds for this reason will be required, upon return from the trip, to provide some form of program with the campus community about what was gained/learned from the experience.
  2. Funds used to attend group organized competitions will be limited to a maximum of $500 per single competition. There will be a maximum of 20% of the total Student Activity Fund that will be allotted for such expenditures in any given budget year. Students must directly apply for funding.
  3. All other requests will be based on their own merit and based on the information submitted on the application and availability of funds. The application requires some general information, a slightly more detailed explanation for the request and a detailed budget. All requests for more than $500 will be reviewed by a committee. The committee will be made up of staff and at least one student.
  4. Requests will not be accepted before the official start (first day of classes) of the fall semester.
  5. Funds will not be allocated for expenses incurred and/or paid out prior to approval for funds; in other words, funds will not be used retroactively.
  6. Funds are allocated for and must be used within the current fiscal year only.
  7. Funds will not be used to refund/purchase any alcohol or tobacco products.
  8. Funds will not be used to fund political affiliated events/activities, parties, publications, or faculty/staff programming and/or travel.
The Process
  1. Submit completed application to Michael Sims, Director of Campus Center Operations & Student Activities (office of student affairs).
  2. Submit for review by 12 noon Thursday to receive a final decision by noon the following Wednesday.
  3. You will be contacted no later than 8:00 a.m. the following Tuesday if any additional information is needed to review your application. A one-on-one meeting may be required.
  4. All requests for more than $500 will be reviewed by a committee. The committee will be made up of staff and at least one student.
  5. The goal is to have a final decision on your request no later than 12 noon the following Wednesday (assuming you met the prior Thursday deadline and information needed to render a decision has been received).

Referral Guide

Referral Guide for Student Concerns

All phone numbers are 641-269-XXXX and e-mail is [in brackets]@grinnell.edu * denotes a confidential resource

To reach a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) on call or Dean on call for any major concerns after hours or on the weekend, call Campus Safety & Security, x4600.

Please refer a student who is:

  • Emotionally distressed, physically ill, or suicidality
Student Health & Counseling Servicesx3230  
  • HARRIETT DICKEY-CHASINS*, Director & Lead Psychologist, [dickey]
  • DEB SHILL*, Assistant Director & Lead Nurse, [shilldeb]
  • In need of informing professors that he/she/zi will be absent from class for a week or more due to sickness or family emergency
  • In need of advice about medical or emergency withdrawal, a leave of absence, permanent withdrawal, or transfer to another school
Academic Advisingx3702  
  • JOYCE STERN ‘91, Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising, [sternjm]

Dean of Students Officex3714

  • TRAVIS GREENE, Dean of Students, [greenet]

 

  •  In need of advice about finances
Financial Aidx3250    
  • ARNOLD WOODS, Director of Student Financial Aid, [woods]
  • In need of spiritual or religious support
Center for Religion, Spirituality & Social Justice (CRSSJ)x4981    
  • DEANNA SHORB*, Dean of Religious Life & Chaplain, [shorb]
  • ROBERT CABELLI*, Associate Chaplain & Rabbi, [cabellir]
  • In need of assistance for a learning, psychiatric or physical disability, including short term injury
Academic Advisingx3702    
  • JOYCE STERN ‘91, Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising, [sternjm]
  • In need of advice about his/her/hir on-campus living environment (e.g., roommate/floor issues, etc.)
  • Student Adviser on his/her/hir floor 
  • Residence Life Coordinator in his/her/hir cluster

Residence Life and Orientationx3713

  • ANDREA CONNER, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life and Orientation, [conneran]

 

  • International students and/or U.S. global nomads in need of support, advocacy, or with immigration questions
Office of International Student Affairsx3703    
  • KAREN EDWARDS, Associate Dean of Students & Director of International Student Affairs, [edwardsk]
  • Students of Color, LGBT and/or First Generation students in need of support and advocacy
  • MICHAEL BENITEZ, Director of Intercultural Engagment and Leadership, x3000, [benitezm]
  • In need of advice about choosing a major or discussing strategies for addressing academic warning or probation
  • Faculty Adviser 

  Academic Advisingx3702

  • JOYCE STERN ‘91, Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising, [sternjm]

 

  • In need of advice and/or support for alcohol and drug-related issues
Dean of Students Office x3714
  • TRAVIS GREENE, Dean of Students, [greenet]

Student Health & Counseling Services x3230  

  • HARRIETT DICKEY-CHASINS*, Director & Lead Psychologist, [dickey]

 

  • In need of advice about career opportunities or career counseling
Career Development Office (CDO)x4940 [cdo]    
  • MARK PELTZ, Associate Dean and Director of Career Development, [peltzm]
  • In need of information about service opportunities (including post-graduate service opportunities), scholarships, and national fellowships
Service Opportunities, scholarships, and national fellowships x4408   
  • DOUG CUTCHINS '93, Director of Social Commitment, [cutchins]
  • SUSAN LEATHEM SANNING, Community Service Coordinator, [sannings] (for service opportunities in Grinnell)
  • In need of assistance to address a concern about a course policy, grade or instructor
  • Faculty adviser
  • Department Chair

Academic Advisingx3702

  • JOYCE STERN ‘91, Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising, [sternjm]

 

Dean of the Collegex3100

  • PAULA SMITH, Dean of the College and Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), [smithp]

 

  • In need of assistance to address a concern about a staff member
  • Direct Supervisor of the staff member of concern
  • Vice-President (or the Senior Administrator) of the functional area of concern

Human Resourcesx4818

  • KRISTIN LOVIG, Director of Human Resources, [lovigkk]

 

  • Making a sexual harassment complaint or a complaint about discrimination based on religion, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, etc.
  • PAULA SMITH, Dean of the College and VPAA (for complaints about faculty), x3100, [smithp]
  • KRISTIN LOVIG, Director of Human Resources (for complaints about staff), x4974, [lovigkk]
  • TRAVIS GREENE, Dean of Students (for complaints about students), x3714, [greenet]
  • DEANNA SHORB*, Dean of Religious Life & Chaplain (students - for sexual harassment), x4981, [shorb]
  • In need of support, referral, and advocacy regarding experiences of sexual assault or domestic violence
Dean of Religious Life & Chaplainx4981    
  • DEANNA SHORB*, [shorb]

Campus Safety & Securityx4600

  • STEVE BRISCOE, Director of Campus Safety & Security, x4600, [briscoe]

 

Please report a student who is:

  • In a life-threatening situation or is posing an imminent threat to self or others
Campus Safety & Securityx4600    
  • STEVE BRISCOE, Director, [briscoe]
  • Out of class for unknown reasons
Academic Advisingx3702 [advising]    
  • JOYCE STERN ‘91, Dean for Student Success & Academic Advising, [sternjm]
  • Suspected of being missing or to report a student death
  • W. HOUSTON DOUGHARTY, Vice-President for Student Affairs, x3702, [doughart] 
  • TRAVIS GREENE, Dean of Students, x3714, [greenet]
  • STEVE BRISCOE, Director of Campus Safety & Security, x4600, [briscoe]
  • Alleged to have violated the Academic Honesty Policy

Registrar’s Officex3450  

The Chair of the sub-committee of the Committee on Acadmic Standing (CAS) 

  • ask CHERYL CHASE, Registrar, x3450 [chaseche] for current membership
  • Alleged to have violated the Academic Computer Use Policy
Information Technology Servicesx4901    
  • MARK MILLER, Deputy Director of ITS, x4901, [millerm]
  • Alleged to have violated Campus Life Policies
  • TRAVIS GREENE, Dean of Students, x3714, [greenet]
*confidential resource

Use the referral guide to access information about referring students for assistance.