Macalester College was among the first colleges in the nation and the first in Minnesota to fly the flag of the United Nations. The U.N. flag, along with the U.S. flag, continues to be displayed as a symbol of Macalester's commitment to international understanding. Because Macalester students come from all over the world, in addition to those of the U.S. and U.N., flags representing the nationalities of current students are flown to recognize and represent our international students. The following policy pertains to flags displayed at Macalester:
1. The main campus flag pole is located in the plaza south of the Chapel and is reserved solely for displaying the United States and United Nations flags.
2. The U.S. flag will be lowered to half staff at the direction of the President of the United States. Further, the U.S. flag will be lowered to half staff at the direction of the Macalester President's office for the death of a current member or former member of the faculty, staff or Board of Trustees.
3. Flags of countries where current students hold passports will be displayed at campus events. Students with questions pertaining to nationality or citizenship and cases of multiple passports should contact the Director of International Student Programs.
4. Flags of countries where current students hold passports will be flown on the flagpoles at the west entrance of Carnegie Hall and in CafeMac. The flags are displayed on a rotating basis.
5. Flags representing groups, cultures or entitites not included above may be displayed at a campus location determined by the Director of the Campus Center.
Inquiries about the Flag Policy should be directed to the Office of the Provost. (Amended March 2013)