Grinnell 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 work with liaisons from the Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) hotline. The CIS hotline phone number is 1-800-270-1620.

Grinnell 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 systems alone.

To reach an advocate:

  • To directly reach an advocate for 24/7 emergency support via LiveChat.
  • On-call Grinnell Advocate Hotline: 641-260-1615 text/talk
  • Our email is available for non-urgent questions.


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.  The Chaplain is available 24/7 by calling Campus Safety at 641-269-4600 and asking them to contact the Chaplain.

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 641-269-3713, 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 (CIS)

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

For Grinnell College policy, please see the Grinnell College Guide to Preventing, Reporting, and Responding to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.

Please contact Associate Chaplain & Rabbi Sarah Brammer-Shlay or Grinnell Advocates for more information.

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