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.
Projects sponsored/coordinated by SJAG
- Community Meal
Off-Campus Location(s): Davis Elementary School, 818 Hamilton St.
To honor recent guidance on community safety, The Community Meal, held at Davis School each Tuesday evening, will not be held until further notice.
We think it is important for you to know that members of the Community are working on additional ways to safely supply food and personal items.
More informational will be available soon.
Grinnell Community Meal usually is served every Tuesday except during the month of August and the weeks of Christmas and New Year. It is free and open the public, anyone who wishes to come. The purpose of the meal is to build community and provide a hot meal to those who may need it as well as to the community at large.
The Grinnell Community Meal began in the fall of 2000 and is coordinated by SJAG — a group of Grinnell college students — and Rev. Deanna Shorb, dean of religious life and chaplain of Grinnell College.
To get involved, join Community Meal through OrgSync.
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.
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 system alone.
On-call Grinnell Advocate Hotline : 641-260-1615 text/talk
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.
Grinnell Campus Safety acts as a resource for sexual assault response at 641-269-4600.
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 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.
Call 911 for immediate help, or call 641-236-2670 for the Police Department.
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.
Stamps for Food
We continue our program of collecting used postage stamps and giving them to the Marion Mission Storehouse. These are then sold and the money received is used to provide food, clothing, and medicine for the needy.
If you are interested in participating, please place your canceled stamps in the FOOD FOR STAMPS box in the mailroom (south counter) or send them to the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, 913 8th Ave. , Grinnell, IA 50112.
We ask that you do not pull stamps off envelopes, but rather cut or tear around the stamps without damaging perforations.
Thank you for your continued support.
OPEN and Voicebox
Voicebox is the campus activist and advocacy center on the third floor of the Rosenfield Center. We provide students with information about activism on campus and beyond through weekly emails, funding for conferences and events, and various workshops. The Voicebox also encourages social justice and anti-oppression work by facilitating the social justice training in the spring and planning campus forums on social justice issues. Our library has practical and theoretical texts on social justice, radical thought, and critical theory. We also have a megaphone available for checkout! Email Voicebox to get involved.
Feel free to email with questions.