Student Assistance within the Division of Student Affairs is available to provide assistance to students experiencing significant difficulties or crisis situations to ensure that each student has the opportunity to achieve their academic and co-curricular goals at Grinnell College. We provide a comprehensive approach to delivering care and support to students which includes advocacy, consultation, referrals to campus and community resources, follow-up services, and crisis prevention and intervention.
These situations may include but not limited to:
- Mental health or wellbeing concerns
- Medical emergency or long-term illness
- Death of family member
- Off-campus living concerns
- Unexpected events or challenges
If you aren’t sure where to begin regarding a student of concern, Student Assistance is a great place to start. We work in collaboration with a number of campus departments as well as community providers who work directly with students experiencing significant difficulties. Student Assistance will review the information and then strategize about the best way to reach out to the student. We strive to have the person reaching out be someone the student is already comfortable with.
Student Assistance is a non-confidential resource that is required by law to report certain incidents, as per the Clery Act and Title IX. As part of its commitment to privacy and discretion Student Assistance only shares information with other college employees who have a legitimate need to know.