Jun 14, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Support Services


Student Affairs

Student Affairs is an important part of the Macalester student experience. The mission of Student Affairs is to serve as educators who foster the holistic development of students on their journey of self-awareness, leadership, and service in the world. The division strives to create inclusive communities in which students can learn and grow.  We respect the dynamic traditions and identities of all community members and seek to create a sense of belonging on our campus.  We promote and encourage well-being of the whole student through the development of body, mind, and spirit and create an empowered, resilient, and thriving community.  We recognize that students learn in connected, integrated ways.  We help students create meaning and synthesize learning by illuminating the intersections among experiences in and out of the classroom and for life beyond Macalester.  We forge intentional partnerships to deepen student learning and engagement within and beyond the campus community. Programs and activities are designed to encourage the balance of individuality and responsibility. The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for overseeing many of the critical services that support students to get the most out of their time at Macalester. Members of our staff are a good source of information about college resources and policies.

The Macalester College Student Government provides official representation for students in college governance, coordinates student action and allocates the student activity fees. The legislative body meets regularly throughout the year providing a forum for the expression of student opinions.

Macalester students have created over 95 organizations, and new ones are formed based on student interest. Student organizations are chartered through MCSG. For a complete listing of active student organizations please reference the Student Organizations directory on the Macalester College website.

Student media includes: the Mac Weekly newspaper, the Chanter literary magazine, WMCN-FM radio, and several other periodic publications.

Office of Student Affairs Staff

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer of the College. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students, and the Assistant Dean of Students work jointly and are concerned primarily with the general welfare and collegiate life of all students. The office is responsible for the Athletics program, Campus Center Programs and Services, Student Leadership and Engagement, Career Exploration, Disability Services, International Student Program, Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness (health education, medical, and psychological), and Residential Life.

The Office of Student Affairs assists in answering any student or parent questions related to college policies or procedures, and provides ombudsman services to students who have a specific problem or inquiry. The office maintains the personal records of all current students, and alumni for seven years after graduation. The Office of Student Affairs is represented on the Academic Standing Committee and the Provost’s Leadership Team. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students serves as an ex officio member of the Academic Standing Committee and is a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  The Associate Dean of Students is also a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Student Life


Macalester’s sports and recreation program is extensive, including intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, and club sports. The Intercollegiate athletic programs compete as NCAA Division III members and compete in the following conferences:  the MIAC, MWC (Football only), and CWPA for women’s water polo. Men compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and track and field. Women compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Club sports currently include men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s crew, men’s and women’s Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s rugby, men’s and women’s ultimate Frisbee, and women’s lacrosse  and men’s water polo. Intramural competition is available in a wide variety of sport activities throughout the school year.

Campus Center Programs and Services

Campus Center Programs and Services delivers quality event support services while providing meaningful educational opportunities through employment.  Campus Center Programs and Services also provides space,  services and guidance in event planning and support to promote student learning, engagement, and inclusion.  We manage the day-to-day operations of the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, which serves as the living room and gathering space for the campus.  Areas within Campus Operations include:

  • Campus Center Building Managers
  • Information Desk
  • Open Pantry
  • Evening, late night, weekend and social event programming
  • Senior Week programming
  • Family Fest
  • Senior Fair

Career Exploration

Career Exploration assists students with their internship and career search needs, using the “Explore, Design, Connect, Launch” framework.  We help students:

  • Explore majors, careers and graduate school opportunities

  • Search for internships or full-time employment 

  • Engage in internships for academic credit

  • Connect to Macalester alumni and professionals in their fields of interest

  • Translate their unique Macalester experience into the materials necessary for the internship and career search, including resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, etc.  
  • Prepare for interviews

The staff of Career Exploration have developed a comprehensive system of resources. Services offered include: one-on-one advising, workshops, StrengthsFinding assessments, “Quick Start guides”, an extensive alumni network, a virtual internship and job posting system (Handshake), the Macalester Summer Internship Grant (MSIG) program, on-campus recruiting, job fairs and collaborations with faculty and other campus offices.

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

We believe that the religious dimension is an essential part of education and personal formation, Macalester College offers many opportunities for growth in religious understanding and expressing religious faith. The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, along with the Macalester Multifaith Council, provides leadership in addressing issues of social, ethical and religious importance. It works with academic departments, the Department of Multicultural Life, the Civic Engagement Center, and student organizations to address these issues. The staff of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life also provide pastoral counseling and appropriate professional referrals on-campus and off-campus. Our team of experienced chaplains are a resource to all members of the community, students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  The College Chaplain provides leadership for the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life (CRSL) and supports all chaplains and volunteers who come from the Buddhist, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish and Protestant traditions.  The College has historical roots that connect us with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel houses the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and offices for our chaplains.   The CRSL (lower level of the Chapel) is a space where communities of practice  and student organizations can host events, share in conversation and engage in religious practice. The chapel is available daily for reflection, prayer and contemplation and a prayer room is available in the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.  Communities of practice at Macalester include (but are not limited to): Alternative Faith Association, Mac Catholics, Mac Christian Fellowship, Mac Protestants, Mac Jewish Organization, Muslim Student Association, Sitting at Mac, Unitarian Universalists, Quaker Community and a Secular Humanist Group. 

Community Engagement Center

Learning to be an informed and active community member is a core component of global citizenship and part of the mission of Macalester College.  The Community Engagement Center (CEC) offers both curricular and co-curricular initiatives. By working in partnership with  local communities, we connect the resources of the college with community needs and strengths in a spirit of mutual respect and reciprocity. In this way, the center works continuously toward long-term, mutually beneficial collaborations in order to deepen understandings and practices of decolonial pedagogies, research, and relationships.

We work with students to learn the skills of democracy and to be innovative agents of change with a social justice/equity framework. Informed by the belief that personal transformation leads to societal change, we co-create spaces to grapple with critical questions about concepts like democracy, citizenship, and common good. 

Each semester dozens of classes are offered by faculty who have incorporated community engaged scholarship into their coursework. The CEC supports faculty in designing the courses, helps students in identifying these classes and assists with community contacts. Building trust, knowledge and understanding together over time to co-create educational opportunities utilizing asset-based approaches.

The CEC offers several opportunities for ongoing community engagement for students who seek a more extensive involvement with local partnerships.  The CEC’s college access programs (Bonner Community Scholars and Opportunities Abound) work with first-generation Macalester students and local youth who would be amongst the first in their families to attend college. Lives of Commitment and our Community Organizing Cohort offer opportunities to learn with a group over time and deepen one’s commitments. 

The CEC also administers the Off-Campus Student Employment Program (OCSE). This program is an opportunity for students to earn their financial aid award (work-study student employment) while working 8-10 hours a week at a local nonprofit organization or school. 

A weekly ongoing commitment to a local community partner is preferred, however, one-time and occasional opportunities are also available. Come find us on the 3rd floor of Markim Hall.  We look forward to meeting you!

Food Service

Macalester’s primary dining venue is housed in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center and is provided by Bon Appetit, a contracted service. This dining experience is a passport to view the world’s different flavors and cuisine. Other dining options include the Atrium Market, Nessie’s in the Loch, the Grille, and Scotty’s. These supplemental options expand the hours of service and the menu selections available. Bon Appetit works closely with Macalester College to ensure that food prepared is locally-sourced when possible and meets the dietary restrictions of all students. 

Most students who live in the residence halls are required to participate in the dining program.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) supports the use of technology in classrooms, public and academic computer labs, residence halls, and across campus.  We support students on campus and those studying abroad as well as all faculty and staff.

  • ITS Help Desk: Call, chat or email the ITS Help Desk for tech help.  In-person assistance is available at 314 Humanities.
  • Digital Resource Center (DRC):  Help bring your class projects to
    life by checking out equipment from the DRC’s wide pool of media
    technology. We offer a multitude of services regarding academic
    technology and offer assistance at all skill levels. Located in the Library
    Lower Level.
    - 3D Printing: Check out the 3D printers available for student use in the DRC. Additional 3D printers are available to students enrolled in specific academic programs.
    - Checkout Equipment: Borrow laptops, chargers, cameras, tripods, microphones, speakers, projectors and more. We’ve got everything you need to get started on digital editing, video production, music, art, 3D modeling, and other digital endeavors. 
    - Lab Space: Stop in to use the lab space for video, audio, and sounding editing, or 3D modeling. We also have comfy seating and large displays to plug in for easier group work.
    - Poster Printing: Print large-format academic and research posters at no cost in the DRC.
    - Sound Booths: Record audio, create tracks, or edit in quiet in one of our sound-dampening booths.
  • Bring a laptop: Having your own laptop is strongly recommended. Desktop computers, Chromebooks, and tablets are fine to bring, but may not meet your academic needs.
  • Macalester Wi-Fi & eduroam: Connect to wireless on campus and all over the world at eduroam-participating institutions.  Wired connections are also available in the reisdence halls.
  • Public and virtual computer labs: Public computer labs are available for
    student use, with some residence hall locations open 24 hours during the academic term. There
    is also a virtual login option for some specific academic software.
  • Print and scan: Print from your own device to our print-release stations located in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, DeWitt Wallace Library, academic buildings and residence halls. Multifunction devices are also available for color printing and scanning.
  • Moodle: Use Moodle, Macalester’s learning management system, to access online discussion forums, interactive exercises, and additional curricular resources relevant to your course load.
  • Software downloads: Download required software for courses at no cost.
  • Student employment: Apply to work in one of many student worker positions available annually in ITS, for real-world customer service and technology experience.
  • Google Account: Use your Google account to collaborate in real time.

Information Technology Responsible Use Policy: Students must agree to the Information Technology Responsible Use Policy which covers all students, faculty and staff in order to use Macalester technology related services.

International Student Program

The International Student Programs Department (ISP) serves the educational, regulatory, cross-cultural, and personal development needs of Macalester’s international students through helping them integrate, participate, and apply their learning to their own lives and cultural contexts.  In working toward achieving these goals, the International Student Programs provides advising on immigration, visa, taxation and other U.S. regulations and laws; a pre-orientation emphasizing government regulations and cultural issues; a fall semester mentoring relationship matching international first-year students with upper-class students; the Ametrica Project, which brings domestic and international students together to promote the development of greater intercultural sensitivity through dialogue and a series of ephermeral escapades; a host family program; consultations with faculty and staff on immigration, cultural, and learning issues related to international students. The ISP staff also works with other offices to facilitate international and intercultural learning among international and U.S. students.


Macalester recognizes internships as an integral part of its curriculum, enabling students to participate in structured, supervised learning experiences off campus. Embedded in Career Exploration, the Internship Program facilitates experiential learning as internships done for academic credit. Students may engage in internships in a variety of settings which match their academic and career goals, including nonprofit organizations, government, business, education, and the arts.

Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

The Annan IGC strives to be a collaborative space for reimagining what a world that is focused on equity and justice could look like. In order to move towards such a vision, we work with students, staff, faculty, and members of communities beyond the campus to consider the complexity of contexts within local, national, and international systems and histories of power and inequality. The Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) serves:

  • Students through leadership programs; discussions about multiculturalism, internationalism, and community engagement; opportunities for deep reflections on one’s commitments and actions; and programs for students interested in doing research and learning about graduate school and careers as professors. We offer opportunities for reciprocal engagement with the community, community-based learning and research opportunities for nurturing meaningful collaborative relationships across campus and in communities. We invite students to create sessions for the annual International Roundtable. Options abroad include study away programs, internships, research collaborations and community engagement.
  • Faculty and Staff by supporting community-based learning courses; hosting Urban Faculty Colloquiums, reading groups and learning communities; organizing Faculty Development International Seminars; providing curriculum and pedagogical development opportunities around internationalism, multiculturalism, and community-based learning; and building cohorts to develop new understandings and practices for more equitable and just academic spaces.

  • Community by connecting organizations with college partners for mutual goals, bringing guests to campus for public events, and meeting community-defined needs through course integrated community-based learning, research, and ongoing engagement. As we learn and build collaboratively with community partners, we recognize community knowledges that expand traditional notions of scholarship and expertise and honor long histories of work for social change.

Offices of the IGC: 

  • The Dean’s Office contributes to building just and equitable learning environments and promotes Markim Hall as a hub for global citizenship on campus, including sponsoring the annual Global Citizenship award and the annual International Roundtable.
  • The Center for Study Away administers Study Away, Macalester-sponsored international programs and exchange programs.
  • The Community Engagement Center provides opportunities to learn about issues of social concern through direct action, events, workshops, and deep collaborations across and beyond Mac’s campus, supports several student cohort leadership programs, and supports faculty in community-engaged scholarship.

Laurie Hamre Health and Wellness Center

Personal and academic success go hand in hand with health and well-being.  Medical care, counseling, health promotion, sexual respect and violence prevention, and student health insurance administration create partnerships where students and professionals share a commitment to community well-being.  We strive to establish a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for each person who comes through our doors or interacts with our staff in any setting.  We are committed to continuous learning to make our services more equitable and accessible to all students and to advocate for a campus community that fosters health equity and community well-being.

The Hamre Center for Health and Wellness offers many resources, but it can also serve as an important gateway to services in the off-campus community.  The College’s urban location affords opportunity to connect with providers for students whose health conditions would benefit from more timely, specialized or long-term treatment options.

Specific services provided on campus include:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Short-term individual counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, limited psychiatric services, consultation with faculty, staff and students, educational programming, and referral support to the on and off campus community.  Macalester also offers 24/7 telephone counseling with a contracted service at no cost to Macalester students.  Staff include psychologists, social workers, advanced clinical practice students and a visiting psychiatric provider.


Medical Services is a primary care clinic that offers appointments for prevention, mental health, gender care including hormone prescribing, all-gender sexual and reproductive health, illness and injury care, and chronic disease management.  Staff include a physician, advanced practice clinicians (nurse practitioner, physician assistant), registered nurse, medical/lab assistants, and rotating medical residents and adolescent medicine fellows. A 24/7 nurse triage phone service is also available to Macalester students at no cost.

To ensure a healthy community, students must have an immunization record on file; as well as a required tuberculin screening, which may indicate further testing.  Annual immunization requirements, including updates to COVID policy will be shared.  Macalester College and the State of Minnesota have immunization requirements that must be met in order to be enrolled for classes.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion fosters a healthy campus environment that embraces health and well-being. Through a wide range of outreach initiatives, services, and institutional reform, we strive to provide students with the support, empowerment, skills, and experiences to flourish and create a community centered on health equity.  Our evidence-based approach includes: public health campaigns for mental health, substance use, and sexual respect; online assessments; one‐to‐one coaching; social marketing; environmental change strategies; and student work experiences.

Sexual Respect and Violence Prevention

Our sexual respect and violence prevention approach focuses on enhancing relationships of all kinds, increasing access to resources, creating role models for everyday consent, and empowering all members of our Macalester community. Our evidence-based approach utilizes:  bystander intervention, online assessments, peer role-modeling, environmental strategies, and critical analysis of systems of power.

Insurance and Costs

Macalester College requires that all students maintain comprehensive personal health insurance that meets certain minimum standards as defined by the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, meets or exceeds the Macalester-offered plan and provides coverage in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.  Macalester offers a health insurance plan for students without insurance or whose plans do not provide adequate coverage.  An insurance specialist provides support for all students as they navigate insurance and the US healthcare system.

All students are billed for the insurance and must waive out of the plan during a defined period prior to the start of classes. Information on health insurance plans is available from the Hamre Center and shared with incoming students in the months prior to arrival on campus. Students who experience a change in their insurance status may be able to enroll at the beginning of spring term for coverage through the summer.

There are no charges to be seen by medical or counseling professionals; however, students are charged for laboratory services, immunizations, a few procedures/physicals, and prescription medications.  Any health services incurred outside the Hamre Center for Health and Wellness are the student’s responsibility. 


Through innovative services, robust collections, inviting facilities, and personalized attention, staff of the DeWitt Wallace Library support the mission of the College and the ideals expressed in Macalester’s Statement of Purpose and Belief. We participate in the development of a broad understanding of the liberal arts, while effectively contributing to the achievement of the Student Learning Goals, especially in the development of critical thinking skills and the ability to use information resources effectively.

We advance the instructional mission of the College by providing research and consultation services, classroom instruction, and specialized workshops in areas such as special collections, archives, and digital liberal arts.  All first-year courses include a librarian-taught session that establishes a base-level information literacy goal for all students. We teach students vital skills and knowledge such as how to use the library and the vast array of information resources available, research strategies including where and how to obtain research help, how to navigate and include their voices in scholarly conversations, and more. This initial session is often followed by more specialized, discipline-focused instruction not only in the first year, but upper-level courses and capstone seminars.

Located at the heart of the campus and designed as a community gathering space, the library building provides ample individual and group study and cooperative workspaces. The top level is dedicated to quiet study while lower levels accommodate student collaboration needs. The building features wireless connections and device recharging stations along with some desktop computers with advanced programs. College Archives and Special Collections are on Level 2 and have both exhibit space and a heavily used enhanced teaching room.  The Idea Lab maker space, also on Level 2, encourages student creativity, innovation, and collaboration by giving everyone the tools and support they need. The Digital Resource Center on the Lower Level provides support, instruction, and equipment for digital, video, and audio creation and development. There are 3D printers, podcast audio booths, multiple cameras, microphones, advanced computer programs, and much more. A 24/7 study space is offered in the Link, a corridor connecting the library and Old Main that has vending machines.

The library collections, located throughout the building and online, include print volumes, newspapers, periodicals, ebooks, streaming media, college archives, special collections, and more. One can readily search our online catalog with access to resources in over 6,000 libraries worldwide. Physical materials from other colleges and public libraries may be requested online, and are delivered daily via courier service. Articles requested through interlibrary loan often are available to download the same day, sometimes in less than an hour. The library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries and HathiTrust. These memberships provide access to extensive digital collections of primary resource materials.  In addition, the library offers a full range of networked online indexes and full-text article databases, featuring subscription-level access to over 1,500 online journals. Nearly all online virtual library content can be accessed from off-campus, providing services to community members wherever they are needed-be it at home over the summer, or in another country during a study-away semester.

Our library has something to offer every student, staff, and faculty member.  We invite you to check us out and find your place in our library.

The Macalester Academic Excellence (MAX) Center

The MAX Center supports students so that they can do their best possible academic work. The MAX Center focuses on: A) the disciplines of math, science, and writing; B) the skills required for good time-management and study habits; C) building a culturally diverse learning community; and D) academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities. We offer individual and group assistance at no charge in mathematics, biology, chemistry, writing, study skills, time management, and other areas. 

Beyond classroom work, we help students with capstone papers and honors projects, along with personal statements and applications for scholarships and study-abroad programs.  We also help students prepare for graduate school applications and examinations.

The Department of Multicultural Life

The Department of Multicultural Life (DML) at Macalester, through the Lealtad Suzuki Center, the Gender Sexuality Resource Center, the Cultural House, and signature programs, provides leadership in supporting Macalester’s stated purpose, “to prepare people to become intellectually vital and productive citizen leaders in a world that includes a multiplicity of cultures, perspectives, and needs.”

The department recognizes that Macalester students want to learn more about one another, but they also want to change the world. Diversity and multiculturalism bring forth opportunities of curiosity, connection, and celebration, but challenges can also arise from unresolved histories and contemporary power dynamics bound in the larger society, which creates a need for collective responsibility to ensure a high-quality learning environment. The DML helps the campus community to address these concerns with intention, inclusion, and integrity, as well as create spaces for connection, possibility, and solidarity.

The mission of the Department of Multicultural is to provide transformative leadership in creating a culture of diversity and justice that enables all Macalester students to respond to the complexities of the national and larger international community. With other College faculty and staff, the DML staff shares responsibility to maintain a living/learning environment for students that respects multiple perspectives and works towards equity and social justice for everyone. The current goals of the Department of Multicultural Life are to provide opportunities for identity exploration; connect underrepresented students with resources for holistic student success; provide opportunities for transformative leadership development for students; and build multicultural and social justice competencies throughout campus.

The Department of Multicultural Life serves all students through a department of six professional staff, but takes an equitable approach in helping marginalized students believe in their abilities and works to change the world around us. The DML staff works with other campus administrators and faculty to address institutional concerns; collaborates with professional staff members who coordinate academic and cultural support; and develops student employees and leaders who help deliver programs and services to the campus.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for class scheduling, maintenance of academic records of all students, and the collection and dissemination of certain institutional data. In addition, the office administers all student registrations, processes changes of course registration and grading options, publishes fall and spring term final examination schedules, endorses teacher licensure applications, evaluates transfer credits, acts upon applications from students not seeking a degree from Macalester, issues transcripts and statements certifying full-time attendance and/or good academic standing, and certifies to the faculty those students eligible for graduation.

Residential Life 

Living on campus is an important part of a Macalester student’s educational experience. Residential Life focuses on the whole student experience as well as fostering learning beyond the classroom setting.  Students are provided numerous opportunities to learn about themselves as well as meet, interact, and develop relationships with others on the floor-building community with those who are different from themselves.  Our goal is to give students a greater understanding of their responsibility to the local, national, and global communities as citizens of the world. The programs and services of the department provide opportunities that are in alignment with Macalester College’s core values. 

Macalester has a two-year live-on requirement for first-year and sophomore students.  The requirement stems from the belief that a fuller and richer college experience can be obtained by living among one’s peers for two years. This requirement does not apply to transfer students and housing is not guaranteed for transfer or upper division students, however Residential Life is more than happy to work with any interested transfer or upper division student regarding on-campus housing. 

There are varied housing options available such as traditional residence halls, campus houses, apartment style living, and special interest housing such as a vegetarian co-op, language houses, an eco house, substance free, and a cultural house. Several specialized interest housing options exist in collaboration with other departments, such as the Lealtad-Suzuki Center for Social Justice or academic departments.

Residence Hall Directors are full-time professional staff with Master’s degrees in College Student Personnel or a related field, who live in the residence halls. These individuals are charged with the most important task of implementing the department’s mission and developing strong learning communities within each hall. The Residence Hall Directors supervise Resident Assistants living on each residence hall floor. Additionally, we have a Residential Services Manager who oversees housing assignments and housing processes throughout the year, as well as an Assistant Director, two Associate Directors and an Executive Director.

Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) educates and empowers students to be their most successful selves through developmental leadership opportunities in the co-curricular.  OSLE fosters an environment that encourages student development and builds connection to the Macalester community.  We also provide resources and advising, and facilitate opportunities for interactions that exemplify our mission to: build community through campus engagement, develop educational initiatives that promote student leadership, and create comprehensive transitional programming to support the educational, social, and personal needs of students.

Areas within OSLE include:

  • New Student Orientation and transition support
  • Student Organization services and advising
  • Macalester College Student Government advising
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Campus Engagement and Late Night/Weekend Programs


The Sustainability Office works with both operational and academic parts of the college to improve the sustainability of the college and the surrounding community. The office helps the college advance their goals of carbon neutrality and zero waste, supports student and faculty projects related to sustainability, organizes sustainability-focused events and serves as an all around sustainability resource on campus. Other Sustainability office projects include the campus community gardens, the free swap, and the bike share program. Stop by the sustainability office on 1657 Lincoln street to say hello, see how you can get involved, or talk about an idea for a new project!

Disability Services

Macalester College seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students, including those with disabilities, have the same opportunity to reach their academic potential and are provided equal access to courses, programs or co-curricular activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973 and other applicable state or federal legislation, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and provided reasonable accommodation or modifications when necessary to ensure this access.

Macalester is committed to addressing barriers encountered by individuals with disabilities and has established appropriate policies and procedures towards this goal. Disability Services is located on the lower level of Kagin Commons.

Safety, Security and Annual Crime Security Report Information

At Macalester College, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is always a priority. With the support of other departments, we have hundreds of people involved in keeping this campus safe and secure. However, a truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty and staff.

The Macalester College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and its amendments and the HEOA Campus Fire Safety Report. These reports include statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Macalester; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional polices concerning campus security, such as polices concerning sexual assault, and other matters. The annual fire safety report outlines fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus statistics. The Macalester College Clery Campus Crime and the Campus Fire Safety Reports are available upon request, at no charge, from the Macalester Public Safety Department at 651-696-6278, the Admissions Office at 651-696-6357 , Employment Services at 651-696-6280 or by accessing the annual crime report web page at www.macalester.edu/security/reports/annual-crime-report-text.pdf.

In addition, matriculated student users of Macalester’s facilities or services are required to comply with the Campus Security Act and Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002, including self-registration with appropriate State agencies. Failure to comply with this requirement, if applicable, may jeopardize your status as a Macalester student.

For more information about safety or security matters please contact the Director of Public Safety.