Student Handbook

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About the Student Handbook

More than just a manual of rules and regulations, the Handbook identifies expectations, opportunities, policies, procedures, and rights that have been established to enhance the educational and personal growth for Macalester students. The relationships between Macalester College and its students is a legal and contractual one; the College has certain responsibilities to students, and in turn, students have responsibilities to the College and the College community.

The policies found in the Student Handbook apply to all Macalester College community members, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, Board of Trustee members, volunteers, vendors, independent contractors, visitors and any individuals regularly or temporarily employed, studying, living, visiting, conducting business or having any official capacity with the College or on College property.

All Macalester College community members are required to follow College policies and local, state, and federal law. These policies apply to conduct occurring on Macalester College property or at College-sanctioned events or programs that take place off campus, including study abroad and internships.

The legal and contractual relationship is defined in the Handbook, as well as the College Catalog and other official documents of the institution. While the Handbook provides a review of general policies, guidelines and resources, the College reserves the right to change statements and policies when modified according to established procedures.

The Student Handbook is published by the Office of Student Affairs. Corrections or information for the Handbook should be submitted to the Associate Dean of Students.

Macalester College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Academic Policies and Procedures

Community Responsibilities

Campus Policies and Protocols

Residence Hall Policies