As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities to teach others through our mentor program.
The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell. The program enriches the college curriculum by bringing distinguished scholars, public servants, and commentators to campus and by funding student internships. Rosenfield Program activities contribute to Grinnell’s tradition of social responsibility and help to build a lively academic community that links Grinnell students to the world.
Analytic Support & Institutional Research fosters institution-wide awareness by providing research and analysis services. The office is responsible for collecting, maintaining, and disseminating data, organizing and presenting research results, and developing models to inform policy and allocate resources. Activities of the office include but are not limited to student and faculty demography, recruitment and retention, enrollment trends and forecasting, resource utilization, and student learning outcomes.
The Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement supports the College’s core mission by helping our hometown to become an even stronger place to live, work, and study. Serving as a liaison between Grinnell College and the surrounding community, the office administers the College’s gifts and grants, and actively facilitates other town/gown connections to enhance the experience and vitality of life in Grinnell.
Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed president of Grinnell College in August 2010.
The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to an organization committed to the winner’s area of social justice, for a total of up to $200,000 in prize awards.
Your safety and the security of all on-campus property and programs is the focus of Grinnell’s Office of Campus Safety and Security. The security staff complements Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility by working with students, faculty members, and others to prevent safety issues and provide a safe campus environment in which to live, learn, and work.
The Office of Communications facilitates all of the College’s internal and external communications. This includes helping faculty and staff members and students publicize events; creating publications such as brochures, newsletters, and invitations; providing photography; and working with the news media. The communications team also produces The Grinnell Magazine quarterly and manages content on the Grinnell College website.