Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is dedicated to providing Grinnell College students with the highest quality of care and to protecting the privacy of student information. For these reasons, we prefer not to use email to communicate with our clients. We use email only to respond to general, non-medical/clinical questions and to send appointment reminders. If you need to speak with your counselor or nurse, call during business hours. If he/she/zi is unavailable, leave a message with our receptionist.
If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you! This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part. Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play, physical activity, social time, and quiet time – and making it a priority to maintain that balance.
It can be easy at Grinnell to live in an unbalanced way. However, there are all sorts of practices you can add to your day which will help you feel and function well. Some basics include:
Your care at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) will be confidential. We will neither acknowledge to others that you are a client here nor discuss your treatment here without your permission. There are some limits to confidentiality, but they occur only in extreme situations. Your nurse or counselor will discuss the limits to confidentiality with you during your first nursing or counseling appointment, respectively. You, of course, are free to discuss your care at SHACS with others.
When Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is closed, health and mental health consultation and assistance are still available to you.
Call Campus Safety and Security at 641-269-4600. Depending on the urgency of your situation, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) on call may phone or visit you, or Campus Safety and Security may arrive with emergency responders.
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The Student Activity Fund is administered through the Office of Student Affairs. This fund has been
established to support student initiated events and activities. The fund is intended to provide students with
another avenue to acquire funds to produce an event/activity, travel to organized competitions, present a
paper at a professional conference, etc. This fund is not intended to become a fund that provides a regular
operating budget for organizations within a specific year nor in the long term. It is to be noted that there
Grinnell, IA - The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year.
Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics).
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.