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Cultural House Org Office
Adelante! is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of U.S. Latina/o, Chicana/o and Latin American culture, politics and society at Macalester. The group addresses local and global issues concerning Latina/os and encourages participation by all individuals both on campus and in the surrounding Twin Cities community.
Afrika! is a student organization committed to nourishing cultural, intellectual, political and economic awareness of the African continent by the Macalester community. Afrika! achieves its objectives through hosting various cultural functions, giving presentations and inviting African Scholars and performers to Macalester.
Alternative Faith Association (AFA)
The Alternative Faith Association (AFA) helps observers of non-Abrahamic and other majority faiths (referred to as alternative faiths) meet and interact with each other. It serves as a resource for providing students with information about alternative faiths, helps increasing awareness among Macalester students about issues surrounding the practice and observance of alternative faiths and available resources on campus.
Amnesty International works to raise awareness of human rights issues in the community. Student members write letters to governmental officials, organize events and bring speakers to campus.
The Anthropology Club provides a space for students interested in anthropology to interact and connect.
The Art Alliance serves to bring together students under the common interest of studying and creating art, both on campus and in the greater community.
Art History Club
The Art History Club serves to bring together people interested in the study of art and/or art history on campus.
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Coalition (APIAC)
APIAC provides a safe space for Asian and Pacific Islander American identifying students to discuss the political, social, and structural understandings of our common histories.
Sketch Comedy on the Bleeding Edge - Bad Comedy provides delicate morsels of carefully prepared sketch-comedy goodness to the Macalester community.
Ballroom Dance at Mac
Ballroom Dance at Mac provides instruction for beginner to advanced learners. Dance styles offered include but are not limited to: rumba, swing, tango, foxtrot, waltz and cha-cha.
BioClub creates a community for biology majors, minors, and enthusiasts. It provides a fun, all-inclusive place for its members from both within and outside of the Biology Department.
Black History Month Committee
The Black History Month Committee serves to unite the three black diasporic cultural organizations on campus to create both an educational and inclusive Black History Month at Macalester.
Black Liberation Affairs Committee (BLAC)
BLAC seeks to foster a greater understanding of the issues and ideas that touch members of the African Diaspora through cultural, political and social programs.
Bodacious Hip Hop Dance Team
BODACIOUS is Macalester's student run hip hop dance group. Auditions are held every semester and everyone is welcome! We perform in a variety of shows such as the BLAC showcase, Queer Caberet, and the Spring Dance Concert. We also organize an Annual Showcase and Breakdance Battle which is open to dance teams and the public in St. Paul.
Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
CSA provides support to students of Caribbean origin or heritage and exists to strengthen and explore the Caribbean presence on campus and to share this knowledge and identity with others
Chanter is a literary magazine published each spring by students, featuring art and writing from students. We welcome participants from across the college.
Chinese Culture Club
The Chinese Culture Club is an all-inclusive organization that promotes modern Chinese culture and dialogue about current Chinese societal issues both within and outside of the Macalester community.
Chromactics is Macalester's student-run co-ed R&B a cappella group. They perform at various events across campus. Auditions for new members are held at the start of each semester.
The Climbing Club provides students with a physically challenging recreational activity without the stress of competition. Climbing Club also introduces students to the sport of climbing and teaches skills and methods.
Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer organizes several events to educate the Macalester community about cancer prevention and awareness.
Contract Bridge Club
Contract Bridge Club provides a space for students to play contract bridge (card game).
Crew (Men's and Women's)
Dead Writers Guild
The Dead Writers Guild holds weekly meetings where members can share creative works. The focus of the organization is to improve craft and to create a community where writers can prosper.
DJ Club is a community for students interested in learning and practicing the art of DJing, and provides free instruction for its members.
Eighty-Six Mag is a student-run online literary magazine featuring students' experimental, genre-fluid poetry. 86 holds weekly meetings to review and / or workshop submissions, publishes issues twice per semester, and accepts submissions all academic year.
Europa is for those who have interest in European affairs, cultures, languages, and want to connect with students who have lived and/or plan to live in Europe.
This organization hopes to fill the gap between theater and art. We intend to create a space where art is equally accessible to all participants whether performer or viewer. Through a blending of performance, scenario building, and teamwork, we ensure that there is ample space for open engagement free from criticism where all ideas can flourish.
Experimental College (EXCO)
EXCO exists to broaden and expand the status quo definitions of education and learning. It's vision is to provide members of the Macalester College and twin cities communities with the opportunity to share and participate in educational alternatives.
Feminists in Action (FIA) / Students Together Against Rape and Sexual Assualt (STARSA)
FIA promotes awareness of gender equity as a human, rather than woman issue. STARSA's goals include increasing campus awareness of rape and sexual assault in the community and at Macalester, promoting action against sexual violence, and providing resources and support for students at Macalester.
The Macalester Fencing Club is committed to providing students with an opportunity to learn and practice the sport of Olympic Fencing, regardless of previous fencing experience.
Filipinos @ Mac (FAM)
Filipinos @Mac (FAM) seeks to increase knowledge about Filipino culture and have conversations about Filipino identity and issues.
The purpose of the Fishing Club is to introduce the sport of fishing to those who haven't experienced it as well as further the knowledge and skills of those who have a history with fishing.
Fresh Concepts is a comedy group dedicated to educating and entertaining through the medium of improvisation.
Habitat For Humanity
Macalester Habitat for Humanity works with other Twin Cities colleges and high schools to sponsor and build a house every year. HFH also organizes fundraisers, educational opportunities and service trips during Fall and Spring Breaks.
Handmade at Mac
Handmade at Mac promotes craftsmanship and the handmade process by exploring jewelry-making and DIY (do-it-yourself) crafts. Handmade at Mac fosters creativity and an engagement with the handmade process.
Health Professions Student Community (HPSC)
HPSC is devoted to creating a community for pre-health students and providing resources and guidance for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.
History Club is dedicated to bringing students who love history together in a fun, pressure free environment. They seek to discuss various elements of history that interest members, learning about topics that they may not have sought out on our own while creating a more cohesive student body in the department.
Ice Hockey (Men's)
Ice Hockey (Women's)
IfNotNow is a national spiritual and political movement working to end American Jewish support for the occupation. The national movement has a chapter in the Twin Cities and as an org at Macalester we are associated with this chapter while also our own autonomous spiritual and political community on Macalester's campus. We seek to bring our members together through political actions, Jewish spiritual traditions and conversations about the occupation.
J Street U
J Street U is a student driven network of activists who educate and advocate for peace, security, and social justice in the State of Israel and in the future state of Palestine.
The Juggler's League is Macalester's premier (and only) juggling organization! Beginners and experienced jugglers alike can come together to learn new tricks and show off their skills through regular juggling sessions and workshops.
Lights, Camera, Maction!
In Lights, Camera, Maction, students write, produce, cast, and film their own original short film projects.
Little Scots is a mentoring program that pairs Macalester students with girls from the community. Little Scots encourages girls to be active and provide them with positive role models.
Mac Activists for Choice
Mac Activists for Reproductive Justice educates the Macalester community about pro-choice issues and supports the mission of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. This mission includes the guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
Mac and CHEESE (Culinary Happiness: Educating and Eating for Students Everywhere)
Mac and Cheese is culinary club that focuses on cooking food in a warm communal environment and promotes exploration of food options in the Twin Cities.
MacBike works to promote bicycling at Macalester and throughout the twin cities. We hold weekly open shops and rides throughout the semester to make biking fun and accessible to everyone.
Mac Cares (Mac Conservation and Renewable Energy Society)
MacCares is an organization dedicated to bringing the advances in conversation practices and renewable energy to Macalester. Focusing on student projects and practical implementation, Mac Cares works to bring the way we live into alignment with the ideals we hold.
Mac Catholics focuses on the exploration of the Catholic faith through a weekly Mass, discussion groups, monthly dinners and table talks.
Mac Clabbers is a club for Macalester's scrabble enthusiasts. We meet weekly to play scrabble games, friendly or competitive, beginner or advanced.
The Macalester Democrats organize rallies, forums, debates and work on political campaigns for the local DFL and National Democratic Party.
Mac First Aid (MFA)
MFA promotes a safe and healthy community at Macalester by providing education, service, and outreach centered around emergency medicine to its students, faculty and staff. MFA holds regular CPR/AED classes throughout the semester and offers one EMT course each year during J-Term.
Mac Gaming Society (MGS)
MGS is devoted to accommodating game-playing on campus, helping gamers find each other, and educating others about gamer culture.
Mac Helping Open Peaceful Exchange (Mac HOPE)
Mac HOPE promotes greater understanding in the Macalester and St. Paul/Minneapolis communities of post-conflict peoples around the world. We facilitate cultural dialogue and build international friendships by focusing on the human connections that unite the population instead of political separations.
Mac Jewish Organization (MJO)
MJO is an interdenominational group that plans events surrounding the Jewish holidays as well as cultural, volunteer, and entertainment activities.
Mac Muslim Student Association (MSA)
MSA provides a space for Muslim students to come together and talk about religion and beliefs.
Mac Players is a student-run theater organization that produces 3-4 performances each year. The goal of Mac Players is to provide a venue for students to collaborate and realize theatrical visions that reach out to the entire campus.
Mac Protestants offers the Macalester community an inclusive space to pursue spiritual scholarship and progressive theologies guided by the tradition of the Protestant faith.
Mac Quiz Bowl
Quiz Bowl is an organization that gives students an opportunity to participate in trivia in both a friendly and competitive environment. Quiz Bowl travels several times a semester to compete in tournaments around Minnesota.
Mac Reimagines Masculinity (Mr. M)
Mr. M is open to all genders and sexualities and focuses on addressing the role of men as perpetrators of sexual violence and envisions ways that men can become allies in order to prevent sexual violence.
Mac Unitarian Universalists
Macalester Unitarians work with the local Unitarian church to provide spiritual support and community for Unitarian Universalist students on campus.
30 Macalester St. Basement
Mac Weekly has been Macalester's independent student newspaper since 1914. It serves as the campus' premier source of information and a forum for debate. It is a valuable experience for those interested in writing, editing, layout, photography and web design.
Macalester Association for Sub-Continental Ethnic and Cultural Awareness (MASECA)
MASECA aims to educate the greater Macalester community about the political, social, and/or economical issues facing the Asian Sub-Continent.
Macalester Chess Club
Macalester Chess Club is a space where Macalester students can play chess recreationally or competitively. We educate students new to the game and provide more advanced players with the opportunity to study and compete.
Macalester College Student Government (MCSG)
Campus Center Room 235
MCSG is the student governing body at Macalester. The main goal of MCSG is to provide a voice for all students across campus.
Macalester Consulting Group (MCG)
MCG engages students from all academic backgrounds in the field of consulting. The group examines case studies and coordinates case-interview practices.
Macalester Development Group (MDG)
MDG works to get students involved in the discourse and engagement surrounding global development. This is a broad topic that ranges from economics to the environment, from the United States to Uganda.
Macalester Entrepreneurship Club
Macalester Entrepreneurship Club is a group of entrepreneurial-minded students who develop ideas into products and businesses. We collaborate with entrepreneurs and alumni with entrepreneurship experience from the Twin Cities area and invite them as guest speakers.
Macalester Firearms Education and Safety
MFES teaches the Macalester community about firearms and gun safety by providing the tools and knowledge for people to responsibly exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.
The Hegemonocle is Macalester's first humor magazine which publishes a new edition of the magazine quarterly.
Macalester International Organization (MIO)
MIO aims to represent the diverse Macalester international student body and bridge the gap between international and American students and to encourage their participation in campus wide programs, activities and issues. The organization also increases awareness of international focused issues in and around Macalester via programs and activities which promote the sharing of diverse perspectives, both domestic and international.
Macalester Investment Group (MIG)
MIG manages the Tartan Fund, originated by donations from Economics Department alumni. MIG provides a real-world group setting for students to learn about investing in companies and helps manage the group's own $30,000 portfolio.
Macalester Martial Arts Club (MMAC)
MMAC is dedicated to teaching and learning martial arts. Instructors are students who have attained a high rank in the martial arts style and wish to share their interest and experience with the Macalester community.
Macalester Model United Nations (MacMUN)
Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations in which participants represent different countries to debate and write resolutions about topics on the United Nations' agenda. Most topics of discussion are current, and through this activity, you will learn to develop diplomacy, negotiation and public speaking skills.
Macalester Music Appreciation Club
The Macalester Music Appreciation Club facilitates the discussion and appreciation of music of all genres and styles, and explores the societal influences of music.
Macalester Software Development Group (MacHack)
MacHack hosts events and gatherings for students of all ability levels interested in coding
Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MAC SUPER)
Mac SUPER raises awareness of the social and political injustices currently occurring against the Palestinian people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel through education, advocacy, and direct action.
Macalester Traditions (Trads)
The Trads are Macalester's only all-male a cappella group. Their unconventional style of performance and arrangements makes them unique and provides entertainment for people in and around the Macalester community.
Macalester United Students Against Sweatshops (MacUSAS)
Macalester United Students Against Sweatshops is dedicated to working in solidarity with labor movements and other Twin Cities economic movements to create a more just Macalester, Minnesota and world. MacUSAS works towards a world where people are valued as whole human beings rather than exploiting them in a quest for productivity and profits.
Macalester Urban, Land, and Community Health (MULCH)
MULCH loves dirt and believes that getting dirty is healthy for the soil, for individuals and for the campus community. Members tend the community garden by the field house and seek to raise sustainable agricultural awareness.
Macalester Young Artists for Revolutionary Needlework (MacYARN)
The primary focus for MacYARN is to gather fiber enthusiasts to share their common interests. The group also teaches knitting and crocheting to those who wish to learn and work collectively to create items for charity projects.
The purpose of MacFEAST is to create and sustain changes in the Macalester community, increase awareness surrounding food issues, and establish and cultivate a relationship between Bon Appetit and the Macalester students, faculty, and staff.
The goal of MacGOP is to represent, encourage, and promote interest and dialogue in contemporary-conservative societal and political issues.
MacKCO (Korean Cultural Organization)
The Korean Culture Organization encourages broad participation from all members of the Macalester community who wish to learn about and celebrate aspects of Korean culture.
MacPics, Macalester's photography club, serves as a community for those who wish to continue developing their photographic skills through practice, museum trips, and a gallery show every semester. The club also provides darkroom access to its members.
Mac Slackers offers film screenings, instructional seminars, obstacle courses for all skill levels, excursions for camping trips and high-lines used with harnesses.
MacSlams gives students a venue to learn about and participate in slam poetry. Students participate in monthly slams and workshops to improve their writing and performing skills.
Mac Tango hosts weekly tango dance lessons and provides opportunities for students of all skill levels to participate in vibrant late night tango events held throughout the Twin Cities.
Medicinal Melodies provides music to those suffering from illness in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community.
Middle East North Africa Association (MENAA)
MENAA aims to support students of Middle Eastern descent, heritage or association, to foster appreciation of Middle Eastern cultures and to raise awareness of issues and concerns important to Middle Eastern people on the Macalester campus.
Minnesota Public Interest and Research Group (MPIRG)
MPIRG is a student run, non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to training and empowering students to work in the public interest statewide.
Musical Theatre Group
The purpose of The Musical Theatre Group is to provide musical theatre training and production experiences for students of Macalester College.
Off-Kilter is Macalester's student-run coed vocal jazz a cappella group. Off-Kilter performs at a number of on and off campus events every semester and auditions new members at the start of each semester.
The Outing Club offers adventure in the great outdoors through inexpensive trips, reasonable gear rental and expedition-planning assistance.
Physics & Astronomy Club
The Physics and Astronomy Club exists to encourage and assist students interested in these areas to develop the knowledge, competence, enthusiasm and social responsibility essential to the advancement of physics and astronomy.
Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE)
PIPE strives to create dialogue and an awareness of issues affecting American Indian and other Indigenous peoples.
Queer Union (QU)
QU is dedicated to creating safe spaces for queer people and friends through a commitment to education, community building, personal support, and social change both on campus and in the broader community.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
RHA is dedicated to fostering community by addressing and representing the concerns of Macalester College residents.
Rising Minds at Macalester
Rising Minds emphasizes education, community and empowerment by personalizing complex global issues through development-based community engagement in the Twin Cities and an annual student-led trip to Guatemala.
Chair: Jenny Foughner
Scotch Tape is one of Macalester's co-ed a cappella groups. Scotch Tape performs at a number of on and off campus events every semester including a Fall break tour. Auditions for new members are held at the start of the semester.
The Sirens are Mac's only all-female, student-run a cappella group. The Sirens perform at various events on and off campus throughout the year, including an end-of-semester concert with the Macalester Traditions. Auditions for s new members are held at the start of each semester.
Sitting at Mac
Sitting at Mac serves to support the Buddhist and meditation community at Macalester through education, regular meditation services, and special events.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The SAAC provides a way to address the needs and concerns of student-athletes at Macalester. We are involved in community service, and have events that enhance the quality of life for all students.
Students Today Leaders Forever
Students Today Leaders Forever members will engage in servant leadership to create positive life experiences. With a mission to reveal leadership through service, relationships, and action, STLF will be proactive within the Macalester student community, organizing and participating in local service projects as well as annual spring break service trips to destination cities across the United States.
Team Asia is a student-organized dance club created to serve students who are interested in Asian popular dance cultures. We provide a friendly and supportive environment where students with different dancing experiences can come together without strict auditions to have fun exploring dance, developing creativity, and enjoying popular or traditional Asian music.
The Watchtower provides a supportive space where those interested in graphical alternatives to traditional textual media can freely explore ideas that arise from literature. In short, they read comics.
Ua Ke (Hmong Student Organization)
Ua Ke, means together in the Hmong community. Ua Ke's goals are to inform and raise awareness in the Macalester community about Hmong history, people and culture and to reach out to the local Hmong community in the twin cities.
Ultimate Frisbee (Men's)
Ultimate Frisbee (Women's)
A challenging sport open to anyone who enjoys competition, travel and flying discs. Try it and see why Division I athletes are trading the prestige of the gridiron and the chic of the soccer field for a chance to flick their wrists.
Vietnamese Cultural Organization (VCO)
The purpose of the Vietnamese Cultural Organization (VCO) is to serve Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese students who are interested in Vietnamese culture, history and issues.
Voices on Mental Health
Voices on Mental Health's goal is to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health both on and off the Macalester College Campus.
Pass, set and hit are three words which should dominate your vocabulary. Play and be mighty.
Water Polo (Men's)
One of the best ways to beat the Minnesota winters is to avoid them. Stay indoors and play a sport requiring stamina, dexterity, and goggles.
WMCN 91.7 FM
Basement, 30 Macalester
This free-form community radio station offers a variety of programming from indie-rock to hip-hop, as well as live in-studio bands and call-in talk shows.
Women in Economics (WIE)
WIE creates an arena for discussion on issues and challenges facing women majoring in economics. WIE provides support and guidance for female Macalester economics majors.
Women in Science and Math (WISM)
W*ISTEM organizes activities for women in or interested in the sciences and math.
Zabumba is an organization where students can learn how to play different drums from Brazil, learn about Brazilian culture, and have fun.
Last updated 02/09/2018