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Grinnell College

Educational Resources

Libraries

Windsor Science Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,091,023 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 16,039 current serial subscriptions.
  • 400,078 microforms.
  • 30,278 Audio/Visual items.
  • 7,767 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Faulconer Gallery, Grant O. Gale Observatory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 22 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 44 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 132 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 202 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 300 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 87% of students live in school housing.

Types of housing available

  • 50% of housing units are Singles.
  • 45% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 28 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 100% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Winter Waltz, Spring Waltz, Disco, Titular Head Student Film Festival
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 178 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chalutzim, Unitarian Universalists, Christian Science, Quakers, Pagan Discussion Circle, Catholic Student Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Muslin Prayer Group, Buddadharma Group, Othodox Christian, Grinnellians Investigating Religion and Spirituality
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Concerned Black Students, Student Organization of Latino/as, Asian Students in Alliance, International Student Organization, Chalutzim, Native American Students in Alliance, Grinnell Multicultural Alliance, MidEastern-Solidarity Group, Muslem Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Environmental Action Group, Stonewall Coalition, Campus Democrats, Grinnell Singers, Javanese Gamelan Players, Young Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, Campus Republicans, Alternative Happy Hour, Experimental College, Alternative Break, Ultimate Frisbee, Grinnell Independent Musical Productions, Numerous student, faculty, and trustee committees
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Scarlet and Black (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines (65), Cedar Rapids (65)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Ottumwa (65)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Newton (20)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 21% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 60% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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