Birth Control Available?
Condoms are available at the Health Center and are given out free (two at a time) by friendly mom-like employees.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
- Bob's Underground Café
- Parties on High Street
- The Spencer Grill
Best Places to Hook Up
- Dorm shower
- Harris Center
The student body at Grinnell tends to be friendly and accepting of pretty much anyone. It's easy to find a group of friends at the beginning of school, and there really are no cliques or social circles, so ultimately, it becomes easy to meet people through friends. It's also relatively easy to simply bump into someone and start a conversation. This kind of interaction shortly becomes commonplace in a small college when you see the same people every day.
Hookups or Relationships?
Most students on campus seem to be more interested in hooking up with someone than actually dating. While dating does happen on a regular basis, there is absolutely no pressure to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, and a lot of students would rather do without, so there are usually plenty of singles out on the weekends who want nothing more than a good fling.
The Grinnell style of dress covers the entire spectrum, but it tends to be heavy on the peculiar or hippie side. Most students will simply go with a pair of scuffed-up jeans that haven't been washed in a few days and a dingy T-shirt to match, but it's not uncommon to see designer bowler hats and camel hair coats on guys or broomstick skirts and trench coats on girls. Nobody will give you a second glance as long as you have something on.
Did You Know?
- There's a widely-circulating rumor that Playboy magazine ranked Grinnell as having the least attractive student body. Another equally-circulated rumor says that Playboy also ranked Grinnell's women as being more sexually satisfied than women at any other college in the country.
- Sixty percent of Grinnellians marry other Grinnellians.