Scots Pride unites Macalester’s LGBT alumni across the globe for fun, social events, and networking. The group also seeks to support students, staff, and faculty through advancing a positive LGBT campus climate. Scots Pride strengthens the college’s history and mission by enriching Macalester’s diverse community and fostering bonds between alumni and the campus.
Letter of Encouragement
While Macalester has made great strides over the years to increase support and resources for students with marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities, you know best the challenges and barriers students face during their four years here. Which is why we are asking Scots Pride alumni to send in a letter of encouragement for LGBTQ students. We will be compiling your letters into a binder that will be available for students in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) to be a constant reminder of their larger community and a source of wisdom and support. For students who are navigating an intense academic environment as well as their own complicated identities, your support can make a big difference.
To participate, email or snail mail your letter to Neely Heubach ’06. Your letters don’t need to be long—just heartfelt, positive, and encouraging. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Think about the kind of letter you wish you had received while you were at Mac—what would you have wanted to hear?
- You can address the letter generically (“Dear Student,”) or specifically (“Dear Queer Student of Color,” “Dear Trans* Student,” “Dear First Gen Queer Student,”) etc.
- If you are open to being contacted by students, include your contact information (optional)
Please contact Neely if you have any questions regarding your letter and thanks for your support!
Scots Pride Activities and Reunions
Big thanks to everyone that attended and helped to plan the Scots Pride Reunion that was held as part of Reunion 2015! The next Scots Pride Reunion will be held in June of 2018.
Have a great event idea? Interested in helping to plan LGBTQ events for the Mac Community? Contact Neely Heubach ’06 to learn more about how you can help support the LGBTQ community at Mac.
Connect on Facebook
Engage with Scots Pride on Facebook.
Neely Heubach ’06
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Demetrius J. Colvin
Assistant Director of Lealtad-Suzuki, Multicultural Life (Dept. of)
Kate M. Larson
Senior Career Specialist, Career Development Center (CDC)