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Distinctiveness

Macy House

The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus, providing new and unusual research opportunities, and bridging the boundaries between academic disciplines.

 

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.

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.

Wellness

Live Well Grinnell serves students, faculty, and staff through multidimensional wellness programming.  This includes activity classes such as spinning and yoga, preventative interventions such as flu shots, credit courses such as “The Off Campus Kitchen”, fitness center orientations, and alcohol and other drug education.  The Hall Wellness Coordinators (HWCs), peer educators and resources, also are part of the wellness program.  Live Well Grinnell provides a wellness reimbursement program and a biennial blood-screening for faculty and staff.