At Macalester, world-class learning means engaging multiple perspectives from a variety of people—that's been a part of the college's mission since 1874.
Macalester's Multicultural Milestones
- Allies Project. Gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to creating a safe environment and community for all people.
- Identity Collectives. Provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues between all of the collectives.
- Pluralism and Unity Program. Creates a community of first-year students who are committed to exploring issues of culture, identity, and social justice.
- Soup and Substance Lunch Series. Soups from across the world are provided, and participants engage in dialogues that center around topics related to various cultural heritage months.
- SPEAK! Series. Engages the Macalester community in a series of intimate conversations with dynamic and influential speakers on important transnational issues.
- Tapas Series. Monthly student-facilitated series highlighting different issues around multiculturalism, identity, and diversity
- Xpressions. Aims to provide participants with greater appreciation and knowledge of different art forms.
- Cultural House Block Party. An annual event that formally welcomes the Macalester community. Food, fun, and water games celebrate the new academic year.
- In the Kitchen With. Weekly program that brings students, staff, and faculty together over food and conversation to build community and foster meaningful relationships.
- Fresh Fridays. Provides a space for students to explore issues of social justice and the intersections of identity in a creative environment.
- An(other) Circle Story. Once-a-semester program where a group of students are asked to share their experiences, or stories, with the campus community around a particular theme on identity, self, and society.
- Annual Poetry Slam. Celebrate and reflect on the significance of oral traditions in communities of color and as means for political action in all communities.
- U.S. states represented by Macalester students: 49, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Northern Mariana Islands
- Countries represented: 88
- Percent of U.S. students who are students of color: 25
- Percent of student body who are U.S. students of color: 21
- From 2007 to 2016, the enrollment of U.S. students of color increased from 347 to 449, a 29% increase
- Percent of international students (excluding students with dual citizenship): 15
- If dual citizens and permanent U.S. residents are counted: 23
The number of student organizations that promote diversity, including gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and race/ethnicity
The number of courses in 2014 that meet the United States Identities and Differences requirement.
The number of identity collectives that students can participate in to build community and intragroup dialog.
The number of people who attended events sponsored by the DML during the 2013-14 academic year.