Support Groups

Grinnell Advocates and Peer Advocates

Grinnell Advocates is a staff-supervised, student organization that aims to create greater awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault and dating violence on campus. This group provides sensitive, educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. The advocates also act as an immediate resource for victims through the Domestic Violence Alternatives Student Assault Center (DVA/SAC) hotline.

Peer advocates are individuals trained to provide supportive services for students who have found themselves in the midst of incidents of dating or sexual violence. Peer advocates do not provide counseling services; rather they offer a non-judgmental listening ear and information for relevant resources. They will maintain confidentiality to the fullest extent possible and ensure that no survivor or student-at-risk has to navigate the medical, legal, mental health, or campus system alone.

On-call Peer Advocate: 641-260-1615


Student Health and Wellness

Please contact SHAW as a confidential and medical resource at 641-269-3230. SHAW professional staff are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault  and have confidential counseling available.

Campus Safety

Grinnell Campus Safety acts as a resource for sexual assault response at 641-269-4600.

Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain

The chaplain and associate chaplain are confidential resources at 641-269-4981 and are not mandatory reporters of sexual assault. They offer counseling services and are located in the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs can assist with academic difficulties as a result of sexual assault or violence, as well as contacting faculty on behalf of the student. The Office of Residence Life can also assist students who have concerns related to their living situations. Academic Advising Office may be contacted at 641-269-3702, the Office of Residence Life at 641-269-3700, and the residence life coordinator on call at 641-269-4600 for urgent assistance.

Grinnell Police Department

Call 911 for immediate help, or call 641-236-2670 for the Police Department.

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention Services operates a 24 hour crisis line at 1-800-270-1620.

For Grinnell College policy, please see the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Dating and Domestic Partner Violence Policy.

Please email Deanna Shorb or advocates for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Schedule of Grinnell Area Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Open meetings welcome anyone who thinks they may be dealing with a problem with alcohol (AA) 1026 State St. 641-990-5505 Mark.

NA meetings are at the Club House at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Pearl St. (please enter at 3rd Ave.), 7:30 p.m., 641-821-9565 Lenny.

Newcomers and interested students are welcome to attend.


St Paul's Church, 1026 State St. (West entrance under awning.)
7:30 p.m.
Open, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible


St Paul's Church, 1026 State St. (West entrance under awning.)
7:30 p.m.
Open, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible


St Paul's Church, 1026 State St. (West entrance under awning.)
7:30 p.m.
Open, No Smoking, Handicap Accessible

Hotlines and Support

Alcoholics Anonymous 24-Hour Hotline: 800-207-2172

Meeting Information and/or Help Staying Sober:

Des Moines: 515-282-8550
Cedar Falls: 319-232-4117
Cedar Rapids: 319-365-5955

Additional Support Numbers:

Substance Abuse Helpline: 800-662-4357 

Methamphetamine Hotline: 888-664-4673 

Iowa's Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 800-242-4111 

Al-Anon: 800-344-2666

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