Diverse Perspectives

Grinnell’s diverse and inclusive community is more than just a warm and welcoming place to spend four years — it’s also an essential part of your education here. That’s because we all benefit when we seek to understand different viewpoints. Doing so requires us to examine, expand, and sometimes even challenge our own beliefs – in and out of the classroom.

No matter where you’re from or what your background, this intentionally diverse, close-knit community creates friendships that will expand your horizons — and could change your life.

Explore how campus offices such as the Office of International Student Affairs and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion facilitate interactions. While you’re at it, check out the Black Cultural Center and Stonewall Resource Center — student-staffed sites that also offer programming and events. Beyond that, dozens of student-run organizations focus on diversity and cultural issues.