Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and sexual harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

Grinnell College recognizes that harassment can relate to an individual’s membership in more than one protected class.  Targeting individuals on the basis of their membership in any protected class is also a violation of Grinnell’s Community Standards and Responsibilities and may violate the College’s Hate Crime and Bias-Motivated Incident Policy.  Under these circumstances, the College will coordinate the investigation and resolution, provided that doing so does not unduly delay prompt and equitable resolution under this policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence  against Grinnell College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.  This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution. See below. 

Grinnell College Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedure 

Grinnell College Policy, Procedure and Guide to Preventing, Reporting, and Respondong to Sexual Misconduct and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence 

Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:

Angela Voos, Title IX Coordinator                     
Nollen House                                                                      
1121 Park St.                                                             

Office for Civil Rights
Regional #5 Office
500 West Madison, Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661