In 2021-22, 17 Macalester departments offered 40 courses with civic engagement components taught by 32 different professors. Pictured above are democracy and voting-themed posters created by students in the Democracy in Action course urging fellow students to engage the historical U.S. 2020 General Election.

Participant Statistics

Each year, the Civic Engagement Center surveys students, faculty, and staff about their involvement in the community. Find recent statistics here!

Civic Engagement Inventory Report

During the summer of 2003, an ad hoc committee of faculty and staff was charged by the Project Pericles© co-directors with developing an inventory of civic engagement initiatives underway at Macalester. This report is the final product of that effort.

Civic Engagement White Paper

“Liberal Education for Global Citizenship: Renewing Macalester’s Traditions of Public Scholarship and Civic Learning”- Written by Andrew A Latham, Associate Professor of Political Science.

Minnesota Compass

A social indicators project that measures progress in Minnesota. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others.