The Institute for Global Citizenship Student Council (IGCSC) is the student voice of the Institute for Global Citizenship. Students representing all sectors of campus life--from athletics to the arts, from environmental issues to multicultural life--come together to actively shape the perception of global citizenship on Macalester's campus.
The IGCSC organizes three main programs:
- Sandwiches and Scholarship, a monthly opportunity for students to present the research and other projects taking place in Macalester's classes to an audience outside their discipline. This event is in partnership with the library, and also serves sandwiches from the local Acme Deli.
- Live It Fund, a program that distributes $35000 in grants annually to student projects that live out their personal definitions of global citizenship. In groups or individually, students design an independent project, carry it out over J-Term or the summer, and then come back to the Macalester community to share what they have done.
- Ethics in the Professions, an opportunity for students to hear from local leaders who are pursuing innovative and ethical work in the Twin Cities. A panel addresses the ethical issues underlying a profession ranging from hospital work to teaching, and students are encouraged to ask questions that will help shape their own understanding of ethics in their potential future careers. Ethics in the Professions is produced in collaboration with the Lilly Project.
In addition to its regular programs, IGCSC seeks to support the work of the Institute for Global Citizenship by assisting with events such as the International Roundtable and promoting work relating to global citizenship across campus.
Contact the IGCSC at firstname.lastname@example.org.