Here at Grinnell, we hope to create and maintain a strong presence both on campus and in our town, hosting events that will impact QuestBridge Scholars for years to come. We are an officially recognized campus organization 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 Scholar-specific events usually fit into monthly themes provided by the main QuestBridge office, such as Career Development, Transition, and Academic Success.
We are connected with staff in admissions, and pride ourselves on being able to solve situations by finding the right resources on campus. For example, we worked with the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (CRSSJ) and the Financial Aid Office to create and operate a textbook lending library to ensure that all low income students have access to books in a timely manner.
At Grinnell we have bi-weekly family meetings which are open to all Quest Scholars and any other interested students, staff, or faculty. 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 Social Class Awarness Month (SCAM) formerly Social Class Awareness Week, and our highly attended Jeopardy night. We at Grinnell have a strong focus on social justice, a love of travel, and a desire to host as many cool, fun, and informative events as possible. We have formed a strong QSN Chapter, which adds to the wonder of Grinnell College, the jewel of the prairie.