Student bikes past campus sculpture near Goodnow Hall on a beautiful spring day

Safety

A campus where you can feel welcome, respected, and secure.

You’re here to learn and grow. It’s our job to provide you with the environment, support, and resources so that this can happen. At Grinnell, you’re surrounded by people who not only inspire your studies, but who also care deeply about your well-being. In fact, our community prides itself on the safe, welcoming campus we all call home.

  • Student passing arches in Gates Rawson Tower

    Department of Safety

    We’re here all day, all night, and all year.

    Our officers at the Department of Safety patrol the Grinnell campus around the clock to ensure your safety. They coordinate closely with local police, fire, and medical services with ongoing drills, open communication, and regular contact — working to handle emergencies correctly and quickly, and to prevent them whenever they can.

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    Policies & Procedures

    By the people, to protect the people.

    We’re committed to providing a learning and living environment that’s free from all forms of discrimination and from conduct that’s harmful, coercive, or disruptive. Our community upholds a series of policies and procedures to reinforce this commitment, and to be enforced if necessary.

Emergency Notifications

Pioneer Alert is our emergency notification system. It’s how we’ll send you text messages, voice messages, and emails with up-to-date information, so that you can stay connected and aware during any possible crisis.