Here at Grinnell, we hope to create and maintain a strong presence both on campus and in our town, hosting events that will be impactful for QuestBridge Scholars years to come. Though we are a relatively new chapter, we are officially recognized as an organization on campus and often host events with other groups and organizations, such as food recovery (a means of sustaining food and making sure less goes to waste), parties, and other events for QuestBridge Scholars specifically. These usually fit into monthly themes provided by the QuestBridge office, such as Career Development, Transition, and Academic Success.
As a chapter have been growing in strength, receiving acknowledgements from the Leslie Turner, the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Affairs, and even the President of Grinnell College, Raynard Kington. We are connected with staff in admissions, and pride ourselves on being able to solve situations by finding the right resources on campus.
At Grinnell we have weekly meals with one another, voting on the best time to meet. Our Quest Board meets once a week at a different time to plan events which have included assisting our scholars with filling out taxes, an overnight Homeless Awareness Event, our famous QuestLove Valentine’s Day event, and our yearly Halloween Harris. We at Grinnell love to travel and do as many cool and fun events as we can, making a strong QSN Chapter that is the jewel of the prairie.