Civic Activity at Grinnell

At Grinnell College we are committed to providing civic learning opportunities that equip students to become equity-minded and innovative civic agents. During their time at Grinnell, students are encouraged to discern, explore, and assess what their civic role might be in any given setting. Our approach acknowledges that constructive change-making necessitates the filling of many interlaced roles.  Some volunteer to make small changes or meet immediate needs. Some make concrete plans for others or manage projects. Some analyze situations or systems. Some take on activist, ally, or advocacy roles, and yet others work to create more equitable systems altogether. Our ecosystem of advising and experiential learning opportunities encourages students to explore and experience while remaining conscious of the impact of the intersections between their community context, their positionality, and their evolving civic interests and capacity.

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Business Cards

The idea of having a business card may sound outdated in the digital age, but it’s still a must-have for business and creative professionals alike. You always want a small stack handy, because you never know when you might meet …

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Volunteer Service at Grinnell

Giving back through volunteering benefits everyone. Find opportunities to volunteer during your college years, enriching the Grinnell community.

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Grinnellians in Service

The Center for Careers, Life, and Service supports several intentional ways to collaborate and become part of the broader community.

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