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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 a safe environment and community 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 safe 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.

Allies Project Training

To become an Allies Project Ally, you must attend a 90 minute training workshop. To register, please e-mail Karla Benson Rutten.

SPRING 2014 TRAINING DATES

Wednesday, January 15
10:00am - 11:45am

Friday, January 31
5:00pm - 6:45pm

Monday, February 24
3:00pm - 4:45pm

Thursday, April 3
2:00pm - 3:45pm

CURRENT Members

  • Lin Aanonsen
    Biology Department
  • Brigetta Abel
    German Studies
  • Anissa Abdel-Jelil '15
  • Aaron Albertson
    Library
  • Stephanie Alden
    MAX Center
  • Ayda Alemayehu '14
  • Issa Ali '15
  • Jeff Allen
    Admissions
  • Kathryn Anastasi '15
  • Nancy Anderson
    Financial Aid
  • Lucy Andrews '14
  • Katie Aulwes
    Advancement Office
  • Zack Avre '14
  • Amanda-Rae Barboza
    Residential Life
  • Lucy Bauer
    Admissions
  • Mark Bechtel
    Campus Center
  • Abaki Beck '15
  • Karla Benson Rutten
    Multicultural Life
  • Afifa Benwahoud
    Multicultural Life
  • Jacki Betsworth
    Library
  • Pamela C. Birch
    Health and Wellness Center
  • Charles Birge '15
  • Paige Blazei '15
  • Daniel Bomberg '16
  • Nancy Bostrom
    Assessment Office
  • Sarah Boyer
    Biology
  • Louisa Bradtmiller
    Environmental Studies
  • Lisa Bramlet
    Admissions
  • Lisa Broek
    Health and Wellness Center
  • Aryssa Burton '14
  • Merita Bushi '14
  • Brett Campbell '15
  • Kim Chandler
    Athletics
  • Devavani Chatterjea
    Biology Department
  • Lisa Cohen '16
  • Aaron Colhapp
    International Student Programs
  • David Collins
    Library
  • Demetrius Colvin
    Multicultural Life
  • Jocelyne Cordona '14
  • Rachel Costello '15
  • Di Cui '17
  • Marilyn Cragoe
    Financial Aid
  • Neely Crane-Smith '06
    Alumni Office
  • Daymond Dean
    Alumni Office
  • Rebecca DeJarlais Ortiz
    Communications & Public Relations
  • Margo Dickinson
    Anthropology
  • Sarah Dillard '15
  • Samuel Doten '16
  • Cheryl Doucette
    Communications and Public Relations
  • Matthew Duffy
    Advancement Office
  • Keith Edwards
    Campus Life
  • Mary Emanuelson
    Career Development Center
  • Betsy Emerson
    Athletics
  • Camille Erickson '14
  • Nina Escrivå Fernandez '17
  • Tia Eskridge '17
  • Ariel Estrella '15
  • Noah Exum ‘13
  • Angi Faiks
    Library
  • Polly Fassinger
    Institutional Research
  • Terri Fishel
    Library
  • Stephanie Fernandez '17
  • Addy Free
    Office of the Registrar
  • Augusta Funk '14
  • Katy Gabrio
    Library
  • Gage Garretson '16
  • Julia Gay '16
  • Mariah Geiger '15
  • Theresa Gienapp
    Development Office
  • Nanette Goldman
    Classics Department
  • Rob Granfelt '15
  • Brett Gray
    Residential Life
  • Allison Greenlee
    Campus Programs
  • Li Guan '15
  • Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby
    Civic Engagement Center
  • Luciano Guzman'16
  • Cindy Haarstad
    Campus Center
  • Cyrus Hair '15
  • Sophia Hansen-Day '15
  • Robin Hart Ruthenbeck
    Campus Programs
  • Rebecca Hawk '16
  • Muyuan He '16
  • Ginny Heinrich
    Library
  • Lillian Hexter '16
  • Chad Higdon-Topaz
    Mathematics Department
  • Beth Hillemann
    Library
  • Ellen Holte-Werle ‘97
    Library
  • Amy Holter
    Business Services
  • Julie Honebrink
    Development Office
  • Jim Hoppe
    Office of Student Affairs
  • Becky Hoye
    Chemistry Department
  • Julia Huerta '13
  • Tsz Kin "Kenny" Hui '15
  • Kate Ibur '14
  • Anna M. Jacob '14
  • Catherine Jacquet
    History Department
  • Min Young Jang '16
  • Amy Janett '14
  • Ruth Janisch Lake
    Civic Engagement Center
  • Dorothy Johnson
    Accounting Office
  • Hannah Johnson '14
  • Laura Johnson '14
  • Mary Johnson
    Student Accounts
  • Rachel Kamagne-Jones '07
    International Center
  • Jeffrey Kaplan '14
  • Nachiket Karnik
    Admissions
  • Norah Kassner '14
  • Sophie Keane '16
  • Henry Kellison '17
  • Minah Kim '16
  • Carol King
    Library
  • Taren Kingser
    Annual Fund
  • Joseph Klein '16
  • Stephanie Kobbe ‘08
    Admissions
  • Audrey Kohout ‘14
  • Barron Koralesky
    Information Technology Services
  • Madeleine Kornfeld '16
  • Benjamin Kromash '16
  • Zoe Kusinitz '14
  • Lynette Lamb
    Communications & Public Relations
  • Lisa Landreman
    Office of Student Affairs
  • Kate Larson
    Career Development Center
  • Charlotte Lastra '15
  • Torri Lattimore
    Health & Wellness
  • Ginny Lee '17
  • elisa lee '15
  • Erica Lee '15
  • Wayne Lee '14
  • Carina Lei '14
  • Laura Levinson '14
  • Tori Lewis '15
  • Yulun Li '14
  • Elena Lindstrom '17
  • Christopher MacDonald-Dennis
    Multicultural Life
  • Sophie Macks '16
  • Alexia Málaga '14
  • Christie Manning
    Environmental Studies
  • Eily Marlow ‘97
    Lilly Project
  • Ilana Master '14
  • Aparna Mazumdar '16
  • Sedric McClure
    MAX Center
  • Mica McLaughlin
    Health & Wellness Center
  • Gina Megson '14
  • Carol Mejia '15
  • Alizarin Menninga '14
  • Jon Mergens
    Residential Life
  • Marian Michaels '15
  • Jake Mohan
    MAX Center
  • Kate Mohan '14
  • Gabrielle Morgenstern '16
  • Randall Morris-Ostrom
    Health & Wellness Center
  • Suresh Mudragada
    Campus Programs
  • Jessica Muñoz '14
  • Karla Nagy
    Institute for Global Citizenship
  • Zoe Nardone '16
  • Anna Nassiff ‘14
  • Isabel Nelson '04
    Admissions
  • Erin Newton '14
  • Amelia Nielson '08
    Annual Fund
  • Noah Nieting '17
  • Sun No
    Pyschology
  • Gabriela Norton '14
  • Mia Nosanow
    Health and Wellness Center
  • Christine Ohenewah '15
  • Margaret "Molly" Olsen
    Hispanic/Latin American Studies
  • Lee Olson
    Anthropology
  • Elise Ong '16
  • Joan Ostrove
    Psychology Department
  • Paul Overvoorde
    Biology Department
  • Rachel Ozer-Bearson '16
  • Mitch Paquette '16
  • Nola Pastor '14
  • SooJin Pate
    American Studies
  • Rebecca Patton '14
  • Elyan Paz
    Admissions
  • Ross Peterson '15
  • Alexa Peters Posner '16
  • tanya e. pfeffer
    Information Technology Services
  • Herta Pitman
    History/Classics Departments
  • Harry Pontiff
    Information Technology Services
  • Michael Porter
    Internship Office
  • Lena Pransky '16
  • Jessica Proskin
    Campus Programs
  • Shayna Prochovnick '16
  • Selena Pruitt '16
  • Marta Radcliffe
    Career Development Center
  • Natalie Ramos '16
  • David Rao '14
  • John Rapos
    Student Accounts
  • Lisa Ray
    Career Development Center
  • Paul Rebman '14
  • Hannah Rehak '15
  • Sarah Richman '16
  • Bailey Roberts '15
  • Brian Rosenberg
    President
  • Doug Rosenberg
    Business Services
  • Robert Rossi
    Chemistry Department
  • Rachel Rostad '15
  • Ted Rueff
    Health and Wellness Center
  • Isabel Ruelas '15
  • Sara Saltman '15
  • Leah Sand
    Hispanic & Latin American Studies
  • Nathan Schachtman '14
  • Jenae Schmidt
    Financial Aid
  • Ollie Schminkey '16
  • Kelsey Schultz
    International Center
  • Kathie Scott
    American Studies
  • Laura Secord
    Library
  • Joseph Vandy Sengeh '16
  • Beth Severy-Hoven
    Classics Department
  • Steven Sha '14
  • Jan Shaw-Flamm
    Communications & Public Relations
  • Analiese Sigelko '14
  • Brooke Skinner-Drawz
    Health and Wellness Center
  • David Sisk
    Information Technology Services
  • Ryan Sparrow '14
  • John Stark '16
  • Brian Stephenson '10
    Alumni Office
  • Isaac Stewart-Silver '15
  • Gina Marie Storch '17
  • Emma Stout '15
  • Emily Stuber
    Residential Life
  • Api Sulistyo
    Employment Services
  • Rachel Swanson '15
  • Biftu Takele '16
  • Jinath Tasnim '16
  • Eden Teller '17
  • Philana Tenhoff
    Admissions
  • Eva Timmons
    Annual Fund
  • Joan Toohey
    Biology Department
  • Hannah Trostle '15
  • Kaara Vasquez '17
  • Alizeé Vignon '16
  • Rachel Voit '14
  • Anne Walsh
    Admissions
  • Stephanie Walters
    Health & Wellness Center
  • Ru Meng (Dan) Wang '17
  • Andy Williams
    Campus Center
  • Carolyn Willis '15
  • Pamela Yates-Watson
    Advancement
  • Keri Ann Yatogo '16