Division of Student Affairs


Crowd of students walking through campus

Division of Student Affairs Mission Statement

We are catalysts in the construction of intentional learning environments committed to a challenging, student centered education. We partner with students to make the most of their Macalester experiences by supporting their development of reflective leadership, identity exploration, and responsible citizenship.

We do this by:

Affirming a Pluralistic Community
We honor the dynamic traditions, complex identities, and rich histories of all community members.

Developing the Whole Person
We value and encourage the development of body, mind and spirit as an essential element of a liberal arts education.

Fostering Collective Community Action
We facilitate activities that help students learn to be successful, purposeful and engaged.

Integrating Living and Learning Experiences
We help students to maximize their learning by building connections between the activities of the classroom, residences, playing fields, performance halls and community spaces.

Honoring Institutional Core Values
We value and support the traditions and defining elements of a Macalester education – academic excellence, civic engagement, multiculturalism, internationalism, liberal arts, residential learning communities, and learning opportunities in an urban environment.