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Mission Statement

Created in 2003, the mission of the Allies Project at Macalester College is to form a group of staff, students, and faculty who are committed to creating safer and supportive environments and communities for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, class, age, or ability. Macalester’s community members have multifaceted personal identities, and on an individual and group level these multiple identities can be celebrated or denied, affirmed or oppressed, and be the source of strength, pride, and/or struggle. Allies of the Allies Project provide support and resources to individuals and/or groups who are exploring their own feelings and/or are struggling with issues related to their multiple identities.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Allies Project is to allow students, staff, and faculty to easily identify supportive spaces and people on campus, feel comfortable and safer in a confidential environment, express any issues and concerns in an atmosphere of acceptance and support, and access information and educational resources. The Allies Project symbol is a message to all Macalester community members that oppressive comments and actions will not be accepted or tolerated and will be addressed in an educational and informative manner.

Participation In the Allies Project

Those who wish to participate in the Allies Project are required to complete a new ally training workshop.  This initial training workshop provides the opportunity to learn about what it means to be an ally to people across differences, and how to work toward creating safe and inclusive environments for marginalized populations. 

Upon completion of the initial training workshop, the responsibility of people who join the Allies Project are to continue their personal understanding of their role of being an ally by attending ongoing development workshops that we provide 3-4 times a semester on campus and practicing positive allyship outside of the those workshop settings.  Trained Allies must attend at least two workshops per academic year in order to remain a part of the Allies Project.

Allies Project Training

To become an Allies Project Ally, you must attend a training workshop. To register for a workshop, e-mail Karla Benson Rutten.

SPRING 2015 TRAINING DATES

Thursday, January 29
7:00pm - 8:45pm

Wednesday, February 18
10:00am - 11:45am

Monday, March 30
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Friday, April 24
10:00am - 11:45am

CURRENT Members

  • Lin Aanonsen, Chemistry
  • Brigetta Abel, German Studies
  • Anissa Abdel-Jelil '15
  • Laura Abril '17
  • Aaron Albertson, Library
  • Stephanie Alden, MAX Center
  • Issa Ali '15
  • Jeff Allen, Admissions
  • Kathryn Anastasi '15
  • Emma Anderson '15
  • Nancy Anderson, Financial Aid
  • Katie Aulwes, Advancement
  • Amanda-Rae Barboza, Residential Life
  • Lucy Bauer, Admissions
  • Mark Bechtel, Campus Center
  • Abaki Beck '15
  • Jan Beebe, English
  • Jeanette Beger, Annual Fund
  • Karla Benson Rutten, DML
  • Afifa Benwahoud, DML
  • Jacki Betsworth, Library
  • Pamela Birch, Health & Wellness
  • Charles Birge '15
  • Paige Blazei '15
  • Daniel Bomberg '16
  • Nancy Bostrom, Assessment
  • Sarah Boyer, Biology
  • Louisa Bradtmiller, Environmental Studies
  • Lisa Bramlet, Admissions
  • Lisa Broek, Health & Wellness
  • Jennifer Brooks '16
  • Tessa Brow, Residential Life
  • Anna Bruijn '18
  • Suzanne Burr, Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science
  • Brett Campbell '15
  • Valerie Cardozo '17
  • David Cerda '18
  • Kim Chandler, Athletics
  • Devavani Chatterjea, Biology
  • Aaron Colhapp, ISP
  • Lisa Cohen '16
  • David Collins, Library
  • Demetrius Colvin, DML
  • Opal Cook, Health & Wellness
  • Rachel Costello '15
  • Marilyn Cragoe, Financial Aid
  • Neely Crane-Smith '06, Alumni Office
  • Di Cui '17
  • Michael Curran '18
  • Marc Davies, Athletics
  • Daymond Dean '91, Alumni Office
  • Don DeBoer, Health & Wellness
  • Galit Deitel '17
  • Rebecca DeJarlais Ortiz, Communications
  • Chris DiCesare '15
  • Margo Dickinson, Anthropology
  • Sarah Dillard '15
  • Paul Dosh, Political Science & Latin American Studies
  • Samuel Doten '16
  • Cheryl Doucette, Communications
  • Keith Edwards, Campus Life
  • Mary Emanuelson, CDC
  • Betsy Emerson, Athletics
  • Nina Escrivå Fernandez '17
  • Tia Eskridge '17
  • Ariel Estrella '15
  • Kristi Fackel, Art & Art History
  • Angi Faiks, Library
  • Polly Fassinger, Institutional Research
  • Terri Fishel, Library
  • Stephanie Fernandez '17
  • Kelsey Fox '17
  • Addy Free, Registrar's Office
  • Katy Gabrio, Library
  • Gage Garretson '16
  • Julia Gay '16
  • Margaret Gehring, Athletics
  • Mariah Geiger '15
  • Xander Gershberg '17
  • Theresa Gienapp, Development
  • Beth Giese, Advancement
  • Cari Gillen-O'Neel, Psychology
  • Shay Gingras '17
  • Nanette Goldman, Classics
  • Rob Granfelt '15
  • Brett Gray, Residential Life
  • Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
  • Li Guan '15
  • Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, CEC
  • Maxwell Guttman '16
  • Luciano Guzman'16
  • Cyrus Hair '15
  • Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Sustainability Office
  • Sophia Hansen-Day '15
  • Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Student Affairs
  • Rebecca Hawk '16
  • Muyuan He '16
  • Brendan Hebert '18
  • Ginny Heinrich, Library
  • Mary Hellmich '15
  • Emily Herron, Employment Services
  • Lillian Hexter '16
  • Beth Hillemann, Library
  • Brandon Hinrichs '17
  • Ellen Holte-Werle ‘97, Library
  • Amy Holter, Business Services
  • Julie Honebrink, Development
  • Jim Hoppe, Student Affairs
  • Becky Hoye, Chemisty
  • Tsz Kin "Kenny" Hui '15
  • Jenny Hunken '16
  • Erin Hustad '16
  • Min Young Jang '16
  • Ruth Janisch Lake, CEC
  • Anthony Jennison, Athletics
  • Adrianna Jereb '18
  • Mary Johnson, Student Accounts
  • Rachel Kamagne-Jones '07, International Center
  • Nachiket Karnik, Admissions
  • Sophie Keane '16
  • Henry Kellison '17
  • Gabriel Keyl '17
  • Andrea Kiang '17
  • Michelle Kiang '15
  • Bo-Sung Kim '17
  • Minah Kim '16
  • Taren Kingser, Annual Fund
  • Joseph Klein '16
  • Katie Klein '15
  • Barron Koralesky, ITS
  • Madeleine Kornfeld '16
  • Filip Kostanecki '17
  • Benjamin Kromash '16
  • Milliecia Lacy '17
  • Lynette Lamb, Communications
  • Lisa Landreman, Student Affairs
  • Kate Larson, CDC
  • Charlotte Lastra '15
  • Torri Lattimore, Health & Wellness
  • Amy Lebowitz '15
  • Ginny Lee '17
  • elisa lee '15
  • Erica Lee '15
  • Tori Lewis '15
  • Elena Lindstrom '17
  • Vivian Liu '17
  • Gozong Lor '17
  • Diana Luc '18
  • Brian Lush, Classics
  • Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, DML
  • Sophie Macks '16
  • Christie Manning, Environmental Studies
  • Eily Marlow ‘97, Lilly Project
  • Adan Martinez '16
  • Stephanie Martinez '17
  • Joan Maze, Campus Activities & Operations
  • Aparna Mazumdar '16
  • Sedric McClure, MAX Center
  • Anne McEvoy '17
  • Amy McMeeking '16
  • Carol Mejia '15
  • Aramis Mendez '17
  • Alizarin Menninga '15
  • Jon Mergens, Residential Life
  • Marian Michaels '15
  • Luke Mielke '16
  • Jake Mohan, MAX Center
  • Kate Mohan '15
  • Gabrielle Morgenstern '16
  • Kevin Morrison, International Center
  • Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs
  • Marshall Mullenbach '03, Athletics
  • Patrick Murphy '15
  • Rebecca Murtha '16
  • Antara Nader '15
  • Karla Nagy, IGC
  • Zoe Nardone '16
  • Ayaan Natala '18
  • Isabel Nelson '04, Admissions
  • Ngan Nguyen '17
  • Amelia Nielson '08, Annual Fund
  • Noah Nieting '17
  • Mia Nosanow, Health & Wellness
  • Tyler O'Brien '16
  • Christine Ohenewah '15
  • Molly Olsen, Hispanic Studies
  • Lee Olson, Anthropology
  • Elise Ong '16
  • Joan Ostrove, Psychology
  • Paul Overvoorde, Biology
  • Rachel Ozer-Bearson '16
  • Amelia Palacios '17
  • Narrah Kausas Palmquist, Employment Services
  • Mitch Paquette '16
  • Elyan Paz, Admissions
  • Rachel Peterson, Communications & Public Relations
  • Ross Peterson '15
  • Alexa Peters Posner '16
  • tanya e. pfeffer, ITS
  • Herta Pitman, History & Classics
  • Michael Porter, Internship Office
  • Doroteja Postonjski '17
  • Lena Pransky '16
  • Shayna Prochovnick '16
  • Selena Pruitt '16
  • Grace Putka '16
  • Marta Radcliffe, CDC
  • Natalie Ramos '16
  • John Rapos, Student Accounts
  • Lisa Ray, CDC
  • Hannah Rehak '15
  • Heather Renetzky '15
  • Sarah Richman '16
  • Bailey Roberts '15
  • Emily Roebuck '17
  • Brian Rosenberg, President
  • Doug Rosenberg, Business Services
  • James Rosenbury, Athletics
  • Daniel Ross '15
  • Robert Rossi, Chemistry
  • Rachel Rostad '15
  • Ted Rueff, Health & Wellness
  • Isabel Ruelas '15
  • Sara Saltman '15
  • Leah Sand, Hispanic Studies 
  • Jenae Schmidt, Financial Aid
  • Ollie Schminkey '16
  • Kelsey Schultz, International Center
  • Kathie Scott, American Studies
  • Laura Secord, Library
  • Vanessa Seljeskog, Athletics
  • Joseph Vandy Sengeh '16
  • Beth Severy-Hoven, Classics
  • Chidyaonga Shalita '17
  • Jan Shaw-Flamm, Communications
  • Elena Siegel '17
  • David Sisk, ITS
  • Brooke Skinner-Drawz, Health & Wellness
  • John Stark '16
  • Brian Stephenson '10, Alumni Office
  • Isaac Stewart-Silver '15
  • Laura Stittsworth, Student Affairs
  • Kelly Stone, CRSL
  • Gina Marie Storch '17
  • Emma Stout '15
  • Emily Stuber, Student Affairs
  • Sara Suelflow, Communications & Public Relations
  • Rachel Swanson '15
  • Bala Seude Tabak '18
  • Biftu Takele '16
  • Jinath Tasnim '16
  • Eden Teller '17
  • Philana Tenhoff, Admissions
  • Julian Thies '16
  • Gao Thor '18
  • Jessica Timerman '17
  • Eva Timmons, Annual Fund
  • Hannah Trostle '15
  • Denise Tyburski, Library
  • Amanda Underwood, Donor Relations
  • Kaara Vasquez '17
  • Alizeé Vignon '16
  • Melinda Vogel '11, Admissions
  • Anne Walsh, Admissions
  • Stephanie Walters, Health & Wellness
  • Ru Meng (Dan) Wang '17
  • Cole Ware '17
  • Alexander Watson '17
  • Andy Williams, Campus Center
  • Carolyn Willis '15
  • Beryl L. Wingate, Health & Wellness
  • Katie Witzig, Library
  • Pamela Yates-Watson, Advancement
  • Keri Ann Yatogo '16