Engage the issues that matter the most to you during your time at Mac

Centering Black Lives

Like the rest of the U.S., there is a long overdue, necessary, and inevitable racial reckoning happening at Macalester, and the larger higher ed community. It is the responsibility of every white person in our community to confront the forces within us that prefer silence and other forms of complacency, white fragility, active racism, and hate over taking responsibility and creating meaningful change. We all have our own unique strengths and abilities to contribute to dismantling racism and white supremacy as we also work to reimagine, support, and strengthen just and equitable communities — with an urgent focus right here on campus.

Off Campus Student Employment

The application period for Off Campus Student Employment (OCSE) positions for the 2022-23 academic year has started! Positions are open to all students who have student employment as part of their financial aid package. Gain valuable work experience and develop important professional skills at a partner site in a field in which you are interested (youth, health, immigration, environment, arts, community development, etc.).

View Engagement Opportunities

Click above to check out our online platform Galaxy Digital to view current engagement opportunities throughout the Twin Cities. Opportunities can be searched by area of interest, distance from zip code, or by partner organization. These opportunities are coordinated and continuously updated by our student staff, the Issue Area Coordinators (a.k.a. Leaders in Service). Email us at cec@macalester.edu with any questions, and we’ll get back to you right away!

Carnegie Foundation Seal

Macalester is one of only 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.

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