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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.

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 

ARH 305 

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:


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.

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.