Diversity

Diversity

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:

Stonewall Resource Center (SRC)

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.

Black Cultural Center (BCC)

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.

International Student Affairs (OISA)

International and global-nomad students compose a vibrant presence at Grinnell. Through the International Pre-Orientation Program, an active Host Family Friendship program, and continued relationship building, the Office of International Student Affairs helps students from abroad feel at home in Grinnell.  Ongoing cultural programming, immigration compliance and advising, and academic and social support or referrals help international Grinnellians make the most of their educational experience.

2012 Umoja Conference Registration (Grinnell College Students only)

The Umoja Conference is an annual program created by a network ofAfrican groups and organizations in the Midwest. The word "Umoja" is aSwahili word that means "Unity". The purpose of the Umoja Conference isto discuss pertinent issues concerning the African continent and Africanstudents particularly in the diaspora.

This year the African Caribbean Student Union of Grinnell College isproudly hosting this conference.

Date: April 27 - April 29, 2012

What we don't know about Sun Yat-sen

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

This week, our host department, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges at Nanjing University, provide a full-day tour of Nanjing, complete with driver and guide.  Our guide was a Nanjing native, a 25 year-old masters degree candidate in Linguistics named Yuan Yuan, but who asked us to call her Vivian.  Most Chinese students whom we have met have an English name, which Vivian says they typically adopt in middle school as they are learning English.  So one of the students in my class, Wang Li, is Lily, another of our assistants, Jia Shi, is Cici, and our very capable program as

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