In December 2001, the Lilly Endowment, under its Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, awarded Grinnell College $1,425,486 to fund a five-year project to foster dialogue on campus about religion and ethical values and to promote greater conversation on the ways our pluralistic community of students can be supported in reflecting on vocation within the context of their liberal arts education, their beliefs, social commitments, and religious practices.
Grinnell's Lilly Program on the Liberal Arts and Vocation was the outcome of several months of planning, in response to the Endowment's invitation to submit a program proposal. The planning committee consulted extensively with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The Lilly Program is administered by the Associate Dean of the College who chairs the Lilly Steering Committee, which is made up of faculty members, students, the Chaplain, Associate Chaplain, and the Associate Dean for Experiential Education.
The program sponsors a wide variety of activities affecting various areas of campus life.
For further information, contact Richard Cleaver, administrative assistant for the Lilly Program, at email@example.com or 641-269-4983.