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First-Generation Student Dessert Reception April 10

If you were the first in your family to attend college, please consider joining us at our Annual First-Generation Student Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in JRC 209.  The goal of this annual event is to connect first-generation college students with faculty and staff members from similar backgrounds.

In mingling with one another, we hope to identify the ways in which we might assist these students academically or in a co-curricular way throughout the year.  Students find it immensely helpful to know that they are not alone and that some professional staff members and professors started out as First-Gens.

If you are interested in attending, please be in touch and we will send you a paper invitation and a "1st" button to wear on campus.  (For those of you who have identified yourselves as First Gen in the past or previously attended a reception—your button is 'in the mail'. )  Since our First-Gen students will also receive these buttons, they will recognize your support if they see you wearing one.
 
Thanks for your time,

Al Lacson, Assistant Professor of History                                   
Deanna Shorb, Dean of Religious Life          

The reception will be co-sponsored by the CRSSJ & the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

Got Grit? Panel

Got Grit? Take a break from studying and learn how grit can help you succeed in stressful times. Join panelists from the faculty, writing lab, student affairs, athletics, CLS, SHACS, and wellness in discussing what it means to have grit and how you can persevere in tough times.

Tuesday, March 11th 

Noon-1 
ARH 305 

7:30pm-8:30pm 
Main Hall Lounge 
 

Email and Voice Mail

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is dedicated to providing Grinnell College students with the highest quality of care and to protecting the privacy of student information. For these reasons, we prefer not to use email to communicate with our clients. We use email only to respond to general, non-medical/clinical questions and to send appointment reminders.  If you need to speak with your counselor or nurse, call during business hours. If he/she/zi is unavailable, leave a message with our receptionist.

Be Well at Grinnell

If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you!  This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part.  Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play, physical activity, social time, and quiet time – and making it a priority to maintain that balance.

It can be easy at Grinnell to live in an unbalanced way.  However, there are all sorts of practices you can add to your day which will help you feel and function well.  Some basics include:

Confidentiality

Your care at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) will be confidential.  We will neither acknowledge to others that you are a client here nor discuss your treatment here without your permission. There are some limits to confidentiality, but they occur only in extreme situations.  Your nurse or counselor will discuss the limits to confidentiality with you during your first nursing or counseling appointment, respectively.  You, of course, are free to discuss your care at SHACS with others.

Services After Hours

When Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is closed, health and mental health consultation and assistance are still available to you.

Emergency Assistance

Call Campus Safety and Security at 641-269-4600.  Depending on the urgency of your situation, the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) on call may phone or visit you, or Campus Safety and Security may arrive with emergency responders.

Urgent Care

Health and Mental Health Consultation

Student Activity: Budget and Funding Request Form

The Student Activity Fund is administered through the Office of Student Affairs. This fund has been
established to support student initiated events and activities. The fund is intended to provide students with
another avenue to acquire funds to produce an event/activity, travel to organized competitions, present a
paper at a professional conference, etc. This fund is not intended to become a fund that provides a regular
operating budget for organizations within a specific year nor in the long term. It is to be noted that there

Grinnell College VP Houston Dougharty Is Honored by National Professional Association

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 9:43 pm

Grinnell, Iowa -- Houston Dougharty, vice president for student affairs at Grinnell College, was honored earlier this month at the regional meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

The organization recognized Dougharty for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer, an honor that is presented to an individual who has excelled as a dean in the student affairs profession.

About Houston Dougharty

Houston Dougharty has been vice president of student affairs at Grinnell since spring 2008. Over the past 29 years—at Grinnell and in student affairs positions at other colleges and universities—he has led and served in most areas of college student affairs, including counseling and health services, substance abuse prevention, suicide and self-harming behaviors prevention, admissions, multicultural affairs and service learning.

Dougharty is active regionally and nationally in a number of professional organizations, and is frequently invited to speak at professional conferences. Currently an adjunct faculty member at Drake University in Des Moines, he previously taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Before coming to Grinnell, Dougharty held leadership positions in student affairs at Lewis & Clark College, the University of Puget Sound, Iowa State, Western Washington University, UCSB, and the University of Hartford. He is a native of Santa Fe, N.M.

About NASPA

NASPA is a leading association for student affairs professionals. The organization provides professional development, advocacy, and research for 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and 8 U.S. territories.

About Grinnell College

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell's rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at www.grinnell.edu.

DSA Annual Reports

At the end of each academic year, all areas within the College complete an annual report. The Division of Student Affairs routinely engages in reflection, goal-setting, and evaluation of its programs, services, and staff. The results of these reflexive practices are incorporated into the DSA reports.

This page serves as a central clearinghouse for all DSA annual reports to the College President and Board of Trustees.