Warm weather on Grinnell College campusThank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Alumni Council.

Please note that interviews for open positions on the Council will be conducted in February, and new members will be selected in the March/April timeframe. 

Deadline for submission: January 5, each year. 

In the completion of your application, please note the following three service expectations, as well as one requirement, for Alumni Council members:

1) Alumni Council members will be expected to work on the business of the Council between meetings which will include serving on one or two committees, participating in monthly conference calls, supporting local alumni activities whenever possible, and engaging in other duties as assigned. Please note that engaging in this work may require significant time commitments at various times of the year.

2) Alumni Council members are required to attend three full council meetings within each 2-year term (see article V of the Council bylaws).  Attendance requirements will be monitored by the Election and Membership Committee.

3) Alumni Council members will be expected to make an annual financial contribution to the College which will be designated for the Stephen K. Kent ’67 Memorial Senior Challenge unless otherwise indicated.

 4) Alumni Council members will be expected to be prudent when making travel decisions and arrangements. To the degree that they are able, Council members will be expected to cover their individual travel costs for meetings and will designate those expenses, in part or in full, as in-kind contributions to the College. For those unable to contribute travel expenses, travel costs will be reimbursed. Hotel and meal expenses while in Grinnell are fully covered by the College for all Council member.


Applications are received year-round, with interviews conducted in February. New Council members are selected annually in March/April, and begin their terms after Reunion Weekend. Please save a copy of your application and your answers to the questions in the application. If you are not selected for the Council the first time you apply, we may consider your application at another date. Thank you.