Three international students raised in conflict—in Serbia, Rwanda, and Iraq—reflect on their experiences in a panel discussion.
New faculty put the study of history into dialogue with the wider world.
Our diverse and inclusive community isn't just a warm and welcoming place to spend four years — it is also an essential part of your education here. That is because we all benefit when we seek to understand different viewpoints.
No matter where you're from or what your background, our intentionally diverse, close-knit community creates friendships that will expand your horizons and could change your life.
Yakov Lurie joins Grinnell as the new Russian Language assistant.
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad.
Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our latest videos (below) about the diverse facets of the Grinnell experience:
Grinnell’s diverse and inclusive community isn’t just a warm and welcoming place to spend four years — it’s also an essential part of your education here. That’s because we all benefit when we seek to understand different viewpoints. Doing so requires us to examine, expand, and sometimes even challenge our own beliefs.
Finding your Place
Grinnellians are an eclectic bunch:
In Grinnell’s interdisciplinary GWSS curriculum, you examine women, men, gender, and sexuality; study various cultures and historical periods; use diverse research methods; and understand how scholars apply feminist, queer, and intersectional theories.
The Center fosters learning and inquiry by connecting faculty and students to the world through a global curriculum, bringing international scholars and artists, and course and research travel.
The Stonewall Resource Center is a confidential, safe space serving Grinnell’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities and allies. Staffed by a student management team, the center offers support for individuals, educational programming, and LGBTQ activities on campus. The SRC library is open to all students and features hundreds of books, films, and leading queer publications. The center also serves as a meeting space for other student organizations.
Buzzing with social, cultural, and academic activities, the Black Cultural Center (BCC) preserves and celebrates black history, culture, and diasporas of people who identify with African heritage. Built in 1970, it was later renamed the Conney M. Kimbo Black Cultural Center in honor of Kimbo, dean of student affairs from 1970–73. Today, the BCC remains a multicultural center and educational resource for the Grinnell community.