Parent and Family Handbook

Student Activities and Organizations

Macalester offers a wide range of co-curricular activities through which students can get involved. These activities are intended to create fun, yet challenging learning opportunities that will complement students' academic experiences. National studies show that students who challenge themselves by getting involved outside of the classroom have higher rates of success in college.

Many activities focus specifically on students’ academic interests. A number of departments sponsor clubs that enable students to take field trips or attend meetings with professionals in their field. Several departments also have chapters of national honor societies and Macalester has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.