Department of Multicultural Life

Multicultural Life
Kagin Commons
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


DML Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) is to provide transformative leadership in creating a Macalester community that is equitable, inclusive, and socially just for everyone.


  • Foster and promote a welcoming and pluralistic environment that is inclusive of the entire college community.
  • Identify, assess, and promote social justice for the campus community.
  • Integrate and affirm the peoples, discourses, thoughts, and experiences of marginalized people into the fabric of the Macalester community.
  • Create partnerships with academic and administrative departments to infuse anti-oppression education through all aspects of campus life.

Special Events

Celebration for the various multicultural moments at Macalester

Lavender Reception
This reception, co-sponsored by the DML, Campus Programs, and the Office of Student Affairs, celebrates the queer community at Macalester and is an opportunity for LGBTQ students to learn about resources and support networks on and off campus.

Lavender Graduation
For graduating LGBTQ seniors

Rites of Passage
This annual graduation celebration, co-sponsored by the DML and Campus Programs, honors Macalester's graduating students of color.

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More Than Words Inclusive Language Campaign

Whether or not we understand the power of our words, we still use them. So what kind of impact do you want to make?

Reading Rainbow Book List

Explore this list of children's books with characters from diverse backgrounds.

DML Culinary Xpressions Cookbook

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