A Commitment to Inclusion
Grinnell College's commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community includes many students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.
Our goal is an environment that allows people of all abilities do their best work. Using universal design principals, we try to remove as many barriers as possible, and make accommodations for disabilities when needed.
We provide accommodations and support for Grinnellians with disabilities such as learning, psychiatric, physical, or sensory disabilities. We offer many services to all students that can be of help to those with disabilities, including mentoring, technology, academic skills training, and career services.
Grinnellians — whether they are students, faculty, or staff — continue to share and learn from each other and the latest research about the different abilities each of us bring, and how we can create an accessible, supportive environment for everyone.
Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion
Grinnell College is committed to ongoing improvements to the physical, informational, and attitudinal environment on campus. Current committees and projects which review accessibility include:
- Accessibility Committee (co-led by Autumn Wilke and Sondi Burnell)
- Innovation Inspires Inclusion (co-led by Eliza Willis and Autumn Wilke)
- Grinnell Advisory Panel on Accessibility and Universal Design (led by Eliza Willis)
Student Academic, Residential, and Dining Accommodations
Contact the coordinator of disability resources or visit the Disability Resources page. If you have new or updated documentation to provide these can be securely uploaded via the College’s Health Portal and by selecting the left-hand navigation headed for downloadable forms.
Employee Accommodations (Including Student Employment)
Contact the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Disability Resources or visit the Employee Accommodations page.
Contact the event organizer or sponsoring office. If you don't know the event organizer, contact conference operations. You may also contact the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Disability Resources for support.
Report non-urgent issues such as inoperable door openers and ice on sidewalks via the accessibility issues reporting form. Submissions will be reviewed by Disability Resources and Facilities Management. A campus work order will be generated for repairs, and items raised as potential improvements will be compiled and brought to the accessibility committee for discussion and inclusion into ongoing campus accessibility planning.