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To get the most out of your Grinnell education, you need to be at your best. You'll be working hard and playing hard, and you're the only one who can take care of yourself. That said, we'll help, with healthy food, free fitness classes, our mental and physical health services,...

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Policies Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy Nondiscrimination Policy Student Handbook Sexual Misconduct Harassment Community Standards and Responsibilities  Title IX About Title IX Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, states...
Committees Task Force on Safety, Responsibility, and Prevention President Kington’s commitment to prevention of sexual misconduct and substance abuse required an examination and plan to improve how the college community prevents incidents of sexual misconduct alongside a review...
At Grinnell, we want to make it easy for you to make healthy choices. From fun workout classes to food, we’ll give you lots of great options — and the resources to look for more. Staying Active Sixty percent of Grinnell students join either varsity or club sports teams, but you...
Live Well Grinnell provides resources, support, and encouragement to all members of our community (students, staff, faculty) as they seek their vision of optimal wellness in all dimensions. Central tenets of Live Well Grinnell: Wellness is integral to the mission of the College...
Following are contact numbers for providers of primary health and mental health care and services in Grinnell. This list does not constitute recommendation or endorsement of any of these providers. For information about specialists, dental care providers, and providers and...
1.  You have the right to receive consultation and treatment in a timely fashion which is commensurate with your symptoms.  Your corresponding responsibility is to be proactive about contacting Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) when you start to feel badly, rather...
Grinnell College expects that all members of the College community – students, faculty, staff, and friends – should be able to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from sexual coercion, violence, or intimidation. The College is committed to fostering a...
SHACS Online is an electronic record system which allows you to manage your health forms and some of your appointments at SHACS.  It also automatically generates email reminders of your upcoming appointments at SHACS. Please visit SHACS Online to: Complete your required health...

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Grinnellians ask a lot of themselves. To do our best, we have to be at our best. President Raynard S. Kington is challenging Grinnellians to get healthier, happier, and more productive by joining him in a new wellness program. The President’s Wellness Challenge is a 12-week...
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94.  Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships,...
  Freedom From SmokingIf you are interested in smoking cessation, please contact Jen Jacobsen, Wellness Coordinator at jacobsen[at]grinnell[dot]edu or ext. 3704. Freedom From Smoking, the American Lung Association smoking cessation program, may be made available on campus if...
Join teacher, mentor, and healer Tarell A. Rodgers ’93 as he returns to campus to present “Don’t Run, Embrace It All.” In the small group session, Rodgers will talk about how to survive and thrive at Grinnell, describing motivational and self-healing techniques and answering...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Eating a diet rich in some vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers. Adding just ½ serving of fruits or vegetables can cut your cancer risk by 7%. For...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can: lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Bedtime rituals aren’t just for kids! Developing a sleep ritual by doing the same things each night before going to bed can help improve the quality of sleep. A cup of tea, a warm shower, a good book can all cue...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Not only does regular exercise improve your chances of leading a longer,  healthier life, but is can also relieve symptoms  of depression and anxiety and improve mood. For more tips on healthy living, see: Harvard...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: More than half of people surveyed found that their sleep quality improved on days that they exercised. It can strengthen circadian rhythms, which promote daytime alertness and bring on sleepiness at night. Exercise...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Frozen vegetables are convenient and just as healthy and nutritious as fresh vegetables. For more tips on healthy eating with fruits and vegetables, see: The Heart Foundation #GrinWell — Take the challenge. Track...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Increasing your daily servings of fruits and vegetables may be easier than you think! A serving of leafy greens is only 1 cup (less than the size of your fist). A serving of all other fruits or vegetables is only 1...
Jonathan Miller-Lane’s teaching and writing center on a single question: How do we draw from the best traditions of a liberal arts education while responding creatively and compassionately to the realities and challenges of contemporary society in the USA?   Miller-Lane will...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. For more about meditation...
Name and class year: Samantha Schwartz '14Hometown: Lawrence, KansasMajor: PsychologyCo-curriculars: Grinnell Singers, Psychology SEPC, Psi ChiFavorite wellness tip: Practice gratitude. Spend a few minutes before bed identifying five things that went well today. Then, for at...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Practicing gratitude and acknowledging simple pleasures can have a positive influence on your life. For 9 tips on finding happiness, see: Psych Central #GrinWell — Take the challenge. Track your daily progress.  
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Reading a book for only six minutes can slow down the heart rate and ease muscular tension.   Imagine what 30 minutes can do! For more, see: Reading can help reduce stress #GrinWell — Take the challenge. Track your...
Spencer West, an inspirational speaker, author, and humanitarian from Toronto, Canada, will give a free, public talk at noon Monday, May 4, in Sebring-Lewis Hall in Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Born with a rare genetic disorder, West had his legs amputated when he was 5 years...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity. For more about how breaks help you succeed with less effort, see: To Stay on Schedule, Take a Break #GrinWell — Take the challenge....
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. A daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life, physically and mentally. The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. For more...
Jonathan Miller-Lane will present a free public talk, "A Liberal Arts Education and the Making of an Embodied Life," at 8 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Rosenfield Center, Room 101. The philosopher John Dewey argued that, “Freedom is not the absence of an external limit of control,...
Need a reminder of this tip? Print the poster. Tip of the week: Putting your phone in airplane mode when you go to bed can improve your quality of sleep. You can still use your alarm, but you won’t receive any calls or texts during the night. For more tips on sleeping well, see...

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Located in a natural bowl north of 10th Avenue, Rosenbloom Field was made possible by a gift from Virginia Whitney Rosenbloom '36 and Abe H. Rosenbloom '34. The Pioneers observed the occasion of the field's dedication on Oct. 4, 1975, by defeating Carleton 36-26. Rosenbloom...

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Grinnell welcomes scholar-athletes of all majors — and especially if you’re interested in teaching, coaching, or youth activities —to join our physical education program in intramurals, indoor recreation and outdoor recreation. The program includes theory classes such as...
SHACS offers health and mental health services to support your personal and academic growth and success at Grinnell.  In addition to the immediate care you require, we also provide you with the tools and information you need to develop lifelong self-care and wellness habits. ...
Live Well Grinnell serves students, faculty, and staff through multidimensional wellness programming.  This includes activity classes such as spinning and yoga, preventative interventions such as flu shots, credit courses such as “The Off Campus Kitchen”, fitness center...