This department is responsible for the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, the Harris Center, Student Activities, KDIC 88.5FM, Forensics (Debate Union, Mock Trial, Model UN), Bob’s Underground, Student Craft Workshop (Ceramics and Photography), the Student Activity Fund (SAFund), the Young, Gifted and Black (YGB) Gospel Choir, and Family Weekend.
The Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center is the campus center for Grinnell College. The facility is home to several offices and a variety of campus services and programs. Administrative offices include: Academic Advising, Conference Operations and Events, Dining Services (includes the Pioneer One Card and Catering), Ombuds Office and the Division of Student Affairs (Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Residence Life, Intercultural Affairs, and Student Activities). Some additional programs and services include: Campus Dining Facilities (Marketplace and Spencer Grill); Crady Mail Services (the Campus Post Office); Student Government Association (SGA); Student Publications; KDIC 88.5 FM Radio Station; Multicultural Student Organization Suites; an Information Desk; a game room; Smith Gallery (a student art gallery); an ATM; a multipurpose programming room; and a variety of meeting/classrooms, spaces, and lounges.
The Harris Center is an event facility that includes a 5,200 square-feet multi-purpose concert hall, a 400-seat cinema, two concessions spaces, the Grinnell Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) that includes an equipment checkout room, a Harris staff office, outdoor courtyard, and an informal lounge. Movies, concerts, dances, cultural events and parties are a few of the activities that occur at the Harris Center.
Student Activities provides funding, support, resources, and advising to assist students in planning programs and developing organizational and leadership skills.