Oct 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Interim Catalog 
2020-2021 Interim Catalog

2020-2021 Interim Catalog

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Please take note that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog is still under revision and all content is subject to change.  We are working diligently to complete all updates and this note will be removed when complete.

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The Academic Catalog

The Grinnell College Academic Catalog is a general summary of rules, policies, and procedures for the academic programs of the College, and is subject to change without notice. It is not a binding statement of these rules, policies, and procedures and should not be relied on as such. Material contained herein is based on information available as of Fall 2020. Anyone wishing to learn of the exact version of a rule, policy, or procedure, as they are in effect from time to time, will need to consult with the Grinnell College registrar or review the Student Handbook or other official College publications. 


Grinnell College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, telephone# 800-621-7440.

Nondiscrimination  Statement of Policy

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and sexual harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

Grinnell College recognizes that harassment can relate to an individual’s membership in more than one protected class.  Targeting individuals on the basis of their membership in any protected class is also a violation of Grinnell’s Community Standards and Responsibilities and may violate the College’s Hate Crime and Bias-Motivated Incident Policy.  Under these circumstances, the College will coordinate the investigation and resolution, provided that doing so does not unduly delay prompt and equitable resolution under this policy.

This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence  against Grinnell College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.  This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution. 



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