Campus Safety and Security at Grinnell College contributes to the Division of Student Affairs’ mission of promoting student learning and development by protecting people and the college’s property and programs, utilizing Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility.
Broad collaboration and service to students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community.
- Proactive, preventative approaches.
- Global citizenship and diversity
- Integrity and accountability
- Transparency and accessibility
Director Stephen A. Briscoe
The Grinnell College Safety and Security Office is located at 1432 East Street. The Office was formed in 1998. The security staff currently consists of one technical assistant, five officers, one assistant director, and one director. The security office also employs students who work as dispatchers, building monitors, and safety escorts.
|Security Office Phone||(641) 269-4600|
|Security Office Fax||(641) 269-4802|
Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe environment for students and employees. Over the years, the college has launched a number of programs to enhance campus safety:
- Established the Office of Campus Safety And Security
- Established Resident Life Coordinators
- Student affairs deans carry beepers & cellular phones to respond to emergencies
- The student affairs office conducts prevention and education programs throughout the academic year.
- The assistant dean and director of residence life periodically posts safety reminders.
- The college has improved campus lighting by installing lamps that better reflect light down to the ground and by reviewing lighting patterns on campus.
- The Security Office, in coordination with other offices on campus, conducts an annual lighting survey campus tour.
- The Security Department gives crime prevention programs throughout the year.
The college does its utmost to make sure the Grinnell Experience is a safe experience. However, students also have a responsibility to protect themselves. The college will continue to try and eliminate the threat of crime on campus, but community members need to protect themselves by:
- Locking doors
- Walking in well-lit areas, and
- Storing money and valuables in safe places
Grinnell expects all students to act as responsible citizens in a democratic community. The college emphasizes maturity and self-governance, personal contact, and understanding. While it is college policy to impose few rules, in any community certain regulations are necessary for the welfare of its members.
The board of trustees has delegated disciplinary duties to the president, who in turn has assigned specific groups to hear cases of alleged misconduct by students. The Judicial Policies section of The Student Handbook contains a complete description of the judicial system and its procedures, as well as details on college regulations. Every student is expected to review the material in the handbook.