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Mentored Advanced Projects (MAP)

In a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), you’ll work closely with a faculty member on a research or creative project that integrates the knowledge and skills you’ve gained at Grinnell. Many MAPs result in papers, presentations, performances, and exhibits that share the results of the project regionally, nationally — even internationally. Nearly 40 percent of Grinnell students complete a MAP.

Media Relations

The Grinnell College media relations team works directly with media to increase understanding and support of the College among prospective students, alumni and parents, and other constituents. We work with reporters from all types of media, and from all over the U.S. and around the world.

Climbing Wall

Located in the Bear athletic and recreation center, the climbing wall offers bouldering, top rope climbing, autobelays and lead climbing opportunities. Open sessions are scheduled 4-5 days weekly, with additional specialty sessions for beginners, groups and advanced workshops. The bouldering wall is open most times the center is open. In addition to GORP sponsored climbing times, GORP is happy to schedule sessions for any groups of 6 or more wishing to use the wall.

About Grinnell

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible.


Explore the history of Grinnell, with roots that date back to the birth of the state, recovery after a devastating cyclone, and more than 150 years of growth and change.