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We care about our community and take everyone’s safety seriously. Our Department of Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Safety officers patrol campus around the clock and offer safety escorts anywhere on campus or in the town of Grinnell.

We work closely with local police, fire, and medical services with ongoing drills, open communications, and regular contact to ensure emergencies can be handled quickly.

If there is an emergency, we’ll let you know through Pioneer Alert, our emergency notification system, with text messages, voice messages, and emails, and provide more information when necessary through Facebook, Twitter, and our website.

And we don’t just respond to emergencies; we work to prevent them as well. You can take part in ongoing sexual respect workshops, alcohol  awareness training, wellness seminars, and other health and wellness activities throughout the year. We also offer medical preventative measures like flu shots and counseling services.