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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.


The Chaplain's Office supports and leads the following activities:

Council on Religious Life

Pre-Seminary Group

Black Church at Grinnell

Social Justice Action Group (SJAG)

Chaplain's Office

The Chaplain's Office offers assistance to anyone looking for places for worship, for involvement in religious student groups, and spiritual or renewal opportunities in and around Grinnell. Our goal is help students find resources for worship, prayer or renewal in whatever tradition they currently practice as well as assist them in exploring traditions and opportunities for beginning a faith or spiritual journey. Let us know how we can help you get connected.

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History of the Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.”


2015 Grinnell Prize Winners

The power of words and language to effect positive change in individuals and societies is the focus of the 2015 Grinnell Prize, the largest monetary award presented by a U.S. college recognizing achievements in social justice.

Social Justice Student Organizations

Social Justice Action Group (SJAG)

The Social Justice Action Group is committed to working directly towards peace, justice, and positive social change; which includes fighting hunger, promoting volunteerism, and building understanding. We have a focus on making an impact on and strengthening relationships within our local community of Grinnell, while keeping in perspective the national and global issues of social justice in the world at large.