What is a Grinnellian?
Difficult to define, yet easy to become a part of, the Grinnell community is welcoming and diverse. We are comprised of the curious, the virtuous, the quirky, and the inspired. We are passionate in our beliefs and insatiable in our quest for knowledge. We are a community of remarkable and beautiful contradictions — fiercely independent, but equally connected and committed to each other and the world around us; in search of individual purpose and meaning, and dedicated to using our knowledge and skills for the greater good.
Grinnellians embrace both mind and spirit in our pursuit of knowledge and experiences that help us navigate and shape an ever-changing world. Listen below to some of our students discussing their experiences in their own words.