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2015 Grinnell Prize Winners

The power of words and language to effect positive change in individuals and societies is the focus of the 2015 Grinnell Prize, the largest monetary award presented by a U.S. college recognizing achievements in social justice.

Project Houses

A Project House consists of students with a common interest and a desire to promote that interest to the campus community.

The three project houses for the 2015-16 academic year are:

  • Food House 
  • Eco House
  • Volunteer House

If you and 8 to 12 fellow students share a common interest and would like to start a new project house, Grinnell’s Residence Life Committee can help you get started.

Sexual Respect at Grinnell College

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 safe campus environment where sexual misconduct and violence are unacceptable, and where survivors or those who believe they were harmed by another person are provided support and avenues of redress as appropriate.

Emergency Resources

Emergency Resource Card

Campus Security


RLC's on Call


Hospital E.R.


Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS)


Iowa Local Health Center


Safe Rides


Crisis Planning

Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community. Because the key to safety and security is being prepared, we have a comprehensive plan in place for organizing, coordinating, and directing available resources toward the management of an emergency.