You’ve already learned to see yourself as an informed citizen — you consider how your actions can affect your community, the nation, and the world. And at Grinnell, we see you as an adult, fully capable of holding yourself and others accountable.

That’s why we’ve long maintained a philosophy of self-governance for our campus community. As a Grinnellian, you quickly learn the actions of you and your peers carry far-reaching effects. You also participate in shaping campus policies, from residence life and admission to culture and events.

But self-governance doesn’t mean you’re on your own here. No matter how large or small your challenge, you can always call on compassionate, highly trained staff members for advice and support. And students informally mentor each other, as well.

At Grinnell, self-gov means we’re all in this together.

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