13th Street is a hip hop dance group that is open for everyone who would like to engage with hip hop as a form of expression. The group takes inspiration from latinX hip hop forms.
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.
A Novel Idea
A Novel Idea aims to encourage and foster the love of reading for fun in college students at Macalester. Books are selected on a monthly basis and are discussed and analyzed at weekly meetings.
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.
Asian Pacific Awareness Month
Asian Pacific Awareness Month plans and coordinates events during Asian Pacific Awareness Month, and aims to be a celebration of Asian/Pacific Islander cultures while promoting visibility, cultural awareness, and community building on campus.
Sketch Comedy on the Bleeding Edge - Bad Comedy provides delicate morsels of carefully prepared sketch-comedy goodness to the Macalester community.
The Macalester Badminton Club aims to teach badminton to all who are interested in learning and practicing the sport.
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.
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.
Coed Club Volleyball
Pass, set and hit are three words which should dominate your vocabulary. Play and be mighty.
Contract Bridge Club
Contract Bridge Club provides a space for students to play contract bridge (card game).
Crew (Men's and Women's)
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 Literary Magazine
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filipinos @ Mac (FAM)
Filipinos @Mac (FAM) seeks to increase knowledge about Filipino culture and have conversations about Filipino identity and issues.
Fossil Free Macalester
Fossil Free Mac's primary function is organizing the fossil fuel divestment campaign on campus. As a part of that, FFM is committed to sustainability and climate justice.
Fresh Concepts is a comedy group dedicated to educating and entertaining through the medium of improvisation.
Gap Year Group
The Gap Year Group provides a community for students who took gap years, either before or during their time at Mac. Through monthly meetings and a mentor program, Gap Year GRoup offer workshops, resources, support, and community for students through their transition to Macalester and throughout their college experience.
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.
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.
High Power Rocketry at Macalester (Mac Rocketry)
Mac Rocketry serves to provide students with the opportunity to build and fly rockets defined as high power by conventional rocketry standards. These rockets are used in intercollegiate rocket-building competitions, to build skills among the students, and provide the ability to do original student research in rocketry.
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.
HOME is a magazine that explores the complexity of home for Macalester international students, including immigrants, dual citizens, and refugees. The magazine publishes poetry, stories, creative non-fictions, translations, art, photos, opinion articles, interviews, news, and other artistic expressions that engage with issues of culture, identity and belonging.
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.
International Studies Club
This group exists to create and provide a social-intellectual community in an informal setting for those interested in the field of International Studies.
Japanese Culture Club
The Japanese Culture Club works to promote a rich understanding of the history, culture, and language of Japan with students at Macalester College, while providing the community with an opportunity to appreciate Japanese culture.
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.
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 Christian Fellowship (MCF)
MCF is a group of Christians who seek to glorify God. Their purpose is to help Christians grow in their faith and to be witnesses of God's love.
Macalester College Fishing Club
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.
Macalester Community Action for Resiliency, Environmentalism, and Sustainability (MacCARES)
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.
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 Dance Marathon
Macalester Dance Marathon is a student organization designed to teach students the value of philanthropy by working throughout the school year to raise money and awareness for children battling long-term illness at the Gillette Children's Hospital in Saint Paul. Macalester Dance Marathon aims to unite the Macalester student body and the surrounding community through a celebratory Dance Marathon where everyone unites around the cause by staying on their feet to show respect for the children and families involved in the hospital system.
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 Experiential Art
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.
The Hegemonocle is Macalester's first humor magazine which publishes a new edition of the magazine quarterly.
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 Korean Cultural Organization (MacKCO)
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.
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 Moral Sciences Club (Philosophy Club)
Macalester Moral Sciences Club aims to make the topic of philosophy accessible, well-represented, and fun for the entire Macalester community regardless of major or skill level, and to promote critical thinking, questioning, and curiosity.
Macalester Public Health (MPH)
MPH aims to increase awareness of pertinent public health issues to students and the community, stimulate passion and interest in public health, and facilitate a more dynamic understanding of public health by bringing together students from various backgrounds and passions to share their experiences and knowledge.
Macalester Software Development Organization 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 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.
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 Catholics focuses on the exploration of the Catholic faith through a weekly Mass, discussion groups, monthly dinners and table talks.
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.
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.
MacFEAST (Food, Ethics, Advocacy, and Sustainable Transitions)
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.
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.
The goal of MacGOP is to represent, encourage, and promote interest and dialogue in contemporary-conservative societal and political issues.
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.
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 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.
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 Swing Dance
Mac Swing intends to teach members to dance west coast swing through weekly lessons and practice dances.
Mactivists for Repro Rights
Mactivists for Repro Rights 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 Unitarian Universalists
Macalester Unitarians work with the local Unitarian church to provide spiritual support and community for Unitarian Universalist students on campus.
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.
Medicinal Melodies provides music to those suffering from illness in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community.
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.
Mixed Nordic Skiing
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.
Ping Pong Mac
Ping Pong Mac brings together students of all skill levels with any interest in playing ping pong.
Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE)
PIPE strives to create dialogue and an awareness of issues affecting American Indian and other Indigenous peoples.
Queer Faith Community
Queer Faith Community is purposed with creating an open space and community in which individuals can explore both LGBTQ+ identities and religious/spiritual identities. Queer Faith Community offers a community in which members can have thoughtful conversation on gender, sexuality, religion, and spirituality, share stories about their personal lives, and question different identities and concepts within a safe, confidential environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 STEM
Women* in STEM (W*ISTEM) organizes activities for people interested in gender inclusivity in the STEM fields.
X-ertion is a dance group that dances to various types of music from all/any Asian countries.