Whether you are a student looking to connect to the community in a meaningful way, a faculty member wanting to add a service component to one of your courses, or staff member interested in a new project, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program can assist you in connecting with local organizations. Susan Sanning, Assistant Director of Service Learning and Engagement, is happy to talk with you and help you explore opportunities that match your individual interests, needs, and strengths.
2014 Call for Applications: Staff Service Fellowship in Ghana with Grinnell Prize Winner James Kofi Annan
In appreciation of our staff's valuable contributions to the Grinnell community, and to further provide unique development opportunities for staff, up to two Grinnell staff members, regardless of exempt or non-exempt status, will recieve funding to work with the 2011 prizewinner, James Kofi Annan's non-profit organization Challenging Heights in Ghana.
The Chaplain's Office offers assistance to anyone looking for places for worship, for involvement in religious student groups, and spiritual or renewal opportunities in and around Grinnell. Our goal is help students find resources for worship, prayer or renewal in whatever tradition they currently practice as well as assist them in exploring traditions and opportunities for beginning a faith or spiritual journey. Let us know how we can help you get connected.
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A Tradition of Leadership
Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was a congressman, a minister, the founder of Grinnell College and a radical. On the April 23, 2013 Talk of Iowa radio show, Charity Nebbe talked with a group of students at Grinnell College, who spent the semester exploring the life and beliefs of JB Grinnell. She talked with them about what they uncovered on the life, works, and legacy of a complicated man.
Grinnellians are helping Grinnellians get enough sleep.
President Kington's commitment to prevention of sexual misconduct and substance abuse required an examination and plan to improve how the college community prevents incidents of sexual misconduct alongside a review of how we respond to allegations and acts of sexual misconduct. To address the first, President Kington appointed a Task Force on Safety, Responsibility, and Prevention whose main purpose is to propose a concrete program for our campus to prevent sexual misconduct, alcohol abuse, and violence, all of which have been found to be tightly related.