Aerial photo of the Humanities and Social Studies Center on the campus of Grinnell College.

HSSC Recognition

Humanities and Social Studies Center Recognition

The Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC) honors the history of Carnegie and ARH and celebrates the present and future by providing innovative, thoughtful, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning spaces where the Grinnell community learns from, and with, each other.

The HSSC was designed to embody the College’s commitment to social responsibility, an inclusive and sustainable community, and the pursuit of knowledge in service to these ends. 

Generous donor support is evident throughout the building and is an enduring symbol of commitment and connection to Grinnell College. Numerous classrooms and learning spaces are named in honor of partners to the College who through their gifts, help shape and elevate the educational experience. Please explore these valuable and inspiring spaces and celebrate the wonderful donors and honorees who generously support Grinnell College and meaningfully demonstrate that together, we are greater.