Get Involved

Photo source: 1974 Grinnell yearbook.

We want you. We count on alumni leaders. If you're interested in helping future students enjoy the same advantages you found valuable, here's how you can lead the way.

We believe cost should never be a deterrent to a Grinnell education. We back that belief with a world-leading financial aid program that lets us admit students to Grinnell without regard to their financial circumstances, with admission based on their talents and not on their ability to pay. Grinnell commits to meeting 100 percent of need for admitted students.

Learn more about helping us keep our doors open to all bright students regardless of their financial circumstances.


Without the vital help of volunteers, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations would be far more limited in what it can do on behalf of Grinnell College. You can help us in many ways, by serving on the Alumni Council, becoming a class or regional volunteer, returning to campus as a Wilson Program instructor, helping out the Office of Admission and the Center for Career, Life, and Services, and so much more. If you'd like to help,
please read more about how to explore the opportunities.

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with helping the College.
Learn more.

Why Get Involved?
Take it from Lara Szent-Gyorgyi '89Participating on the stewardship committee has opened my eyes to the many different ways people contribute to Grinnell and reminds me that this happens because the college leaves a lasting impact on those it touches. Parents, alum, staff, town residents and others give financially or volunteer their time in so many ways to ensure that each generation has a great Grinnell experience. Serving as a member of the committee allows me an opportunity to extend thanks on behalf of both the alumni council, but also for the greater alumni community and the current students.