Gain real-world experience, explore opportunities in business, government, and nonprofits, and learn from alumni. The Wilson Program supports interdisciplinary, discovery-mode liberal arts courses, funds mentored student internships in organizations throughout the world, and invites college alumni to return to campus to offer insights and salient experiences derived from creative careers and responsible leadership.
Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed president of Grinnell College in August 2010. Before coming to Grinnell, he served in a range of positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including NIH principal deputy director and NIH acting director, NIH associate director for behavioral and social sciences research, and acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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.
Grinnell College hosts hundreds of events annually, from speakers and musical performances to weddings and conferences. Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we can help you plan your event. We are a one-stop shop for reserving space; requesting room layouts, equipment, and food; and pretty much everything else you need to plan an event.
From coffee get-togethers to formal receptions, Grinnell’s award-winning catering staff serves the campus with the highest quality food and service. Our creative, expert culinary team offers an array of menu options for lunch, dinner, buffets, and more. Order for your event today.
Visit the Grinnell College Bookstore online or on campus. At the campus bookstore, you’ll find an extensive collection of school and art supplies, Grinnell College apparel, and gifts. The College Bookstore is the most reliable source to buy or rent new and used textbooks. You can also visit our community bookstore in downtown Grinnell, the Pioneer Bookshop.
An excellent education empowers you to serve the common good. That’s a fundamental Grinnell principle. At the Office of Social Commitment, you’ll find a dedicated staff to advise and facilitate a variety of scholarship and service programs. Grinnell connects students to merit-based scholarships and fellowships and to postgraduate social justice opportunities in the United States and abroad, including ten annually awarded fellowships through the Grinnell Corps.
Grinnell’s Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program is an outgrowth of the college’s long history of social responsibility, reflecting our belief that quality civic engagement addresses the common good while providing transformational experiential learning. This program encourages you to participate more actively in your education while making a difference in the community. You’ll enhance your overall sense of wellbeing and civic purpose, deepen your understanding of classroom learning, and develop transferrable professional skills.
Whether you’re interested in identifying your strengths, launching your career, serving the community, or pursuing post-graduate study, Grinnell’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) is here to help. You can meet with CLS staff to discuss career planning; identify service opportunities; find internships and job-shadows; apply for graduate school or post-graduate fellowships; and hone resumes, applications, and cover letters.