Macalester's Social Responsibility Committee advises the College's administration about practices and policies with significant implications for responsible institutional behavior. While the College always holds itself to high standards of behavior in its day-to-day operations, there are some subjects that benefit from a raised level of research, scrutiny or consideration to ensure operating practices that are consistent with Macalester's mission and public character.

The membership on the SRC includes two representatives from each of the faculty, student body, College staff and the Board of Trustees. One constituent representative is from the appointed membership of the Resource and Planning Committee (RPC). The President appoints two trustees and the remaining representatives are appointed by MCSG, the Faculty Personnel Committee and the Staff Advisory Committee. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President for Administration serve as ex officio members of the Committee.