- Mailing Address
1115 8th Ave
Grinnell, Iowa 50112
- (641) 269-4000
- Email address
- School Information
- "Founded in 1846, we’re a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Our community embraces intellectual journeys of all kinds, and provides the individualized guidance to dive deeper, define new directions, and follow their passions across the world. We call ourselves Grinnellians. "We provide individually advised learning for the intellectually motivated. A place where freedom and academic rigor coexist and complement each other. And our curriculum has only one class that is required for all students. The rest is up to you." The college has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, over 500 course offerings each year, and degrees in 27 major fields with 16 concentrations. (Source: hhttps://www.grinnell.edu/about-grinnell/grinnell-glance)
- General Information
- Grinnell College has taken overtly political actions to support advocates of critical race theory and anti-racism. The college took political action by making a $50,000 donation to a Black Lives Matter chapter/organization. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:
The college's commencement speaker "developed an 'affirmative duty' technique for facilitating unlearning racism workshops. This method helps shift participants’ awareness, commitment and skill-sets toward being actively and personally anti-racist and anti-sexist, rather than remaining merely passive observers."
The library said that it will be, "Reviewing and revising outdated and racist catalog, metadata, and finding aid descriptions" and "Fostering an inclusive learning and working community through accessible spaces, resources, and events seamlessly accessible to faculty, students, and visitors regardless of ability and individual circumstances."