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Active Minds at Macalester

Adviser(s): Chris MacDonald-Dennis, Department of Multicultural Life
Active Minds is an organization dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding mental health on campus and eliminating the stigma of talking about mental health issues. We welcome everyone and value all experiences, no matter what your relationship to mental health may be.


Cultural House Org Office
Adviser(s): Alicia Munoz, Hispanic Studies
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.


Adviser(s): Jean-Pierre Karegeye, French and Francophone Studies
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. Afrika! is open to anyone interested in issues concerning the African Continent.

American Civil Liberties Union of Macalester -ACLU

Amnesty International

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.

Art Alliance

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

Adviser(s): Joanna Inglot, Art and Art History
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

Asian Student Alliance (ASA)

ASA is an organization designed and directed towards the interests and needs of the Asian students at Macalester. However, membership is open to everyone. We hope to provide a supportive and interactive community, which appreciates the diversity and similarities of its members, and their cultures while raising awareness internally and externally.

Bad Comedy

Sketch Comedy on the Bleeding Edge - Bad Comedy provides delicate morsels of carefully prepared sketch-comedy goodness to the Macalester community.


Adviser(s): Kristi Curry Rogers, Biology and Jerald Dosch, Biology
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

Adviser(s): Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Campus Programs and Karla Benson Rutten, Multicultural Life
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)

Adviser(s): Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Campus Programs and Karla Benson Rutten, Multicultural Life
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

Adviser(s): Chris MacDonald-Dennis, Multicultural Life
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)

Adviser(s): Harry Waters, Jr., Theatre and Dance and Marlon James, English
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


Adviser(s): Marlon James, English
Chanter is a literary magazine published each spring by students, featuring art and writing from students. It welcomes participants from across the college.

Chinese Culture Club

Adviser(s): Xin Yang, Asian Languages and Cultures and Nienke Wijnia, International Student Programs
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 a student-run coed a cappella group with a focus on R&B music. They sing both traditional and contemporary R&B songs, and perform regularly at events across campus. There are typically 10-15 members in the group, and auditions for new members are held at the start of every semester.

Climbing Club

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

Adviser(s): Cindy Haarstad, Campus Center
Throughout the year, Colleges Against Cancer organizes several events to educate the Macalester community about cancer prevention and awareness. Our efforts culminate in the annual Relay for Life each April, in which we walk from 6pm to 6am to recognize the never-ending fight against cancer.

Creating a Harmless Environment to Enjoy Buds Appropriately (CHEEBA)

CHEEBA is dedicated to the re-legalization of marijuana. We work both within the Macalester community and the greater metropolitan area to promote a more positive conception of cannabis. Members are active through their participation in rallies, forums, and various forms of social entertainment.

Crew (Men's and Women's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

DJ Club

Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
DJ Club is a community for students interested in learning and practicing the art of Djing, providing free instruction for its members. DJ Club works to keep dance music alive at Macalester, sponsoring two musical events each year and regularly collaborating with fellow student orgs.


Europa represents European students at Macalester, promotes European culture and increases awareness of European issues by providing an opportunity for those interested of any origin to actively participate in organizing cultural, educational and social events for the entire community.

Experimental College (EXCO)

EXCO, initiated by students at Mac, exists to broaden and expand the status quo definitions of education and learning. The vision is rooted in a desire to provide members of the Macalester College and twin cities communities with the opportunity to share and participate in educational alternatives.


Adviser(s): Devavani Chatterjea, Biology
FaceAIDS is an organization at Macalester that aims to inspire and mobilize students to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS locally, nationally and internationally.

Feminists in Action (FIA) / Students Together Against Rape and Sexual Assualt (STARSA)

Adviser(s): Karla Benson Rutten, Multicultural Life
FIA's mission is to promote awareness of gender equity as a human rather than woman issue and stop the process of women's issues from slipping through the cracks. We also seek to redefine the feminist movement for a contemporary society. 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. This organization also provides a forum for discussion on issues concerning sexual violence.

Fishing Club

Flying Fingers

Musicians of all experiences, abilities, styles, coming together to form small groups and perform folk music. Groups come together at the end of the year to perform together at the Flying Fingers concert.

Fresh Concepts

Fresh Concepts is a comedy group dedicated to educating and entertaining through the medium of improvisation.


Adviser(s): Ray Rogers, Geology
The GeoClub is open to all students and is an outlet for people who want to explore, share, and expand their earth science knowledge as well as spend some time outdoors. The GeoClub's main activities are: weekend camping trips, day field trips to local parks and museums, cook-outs and geology-focused community outreach.

Habitat For Humanity

Adviser(s): Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, Civic Engagement Center
Macalester Habitat for Humanity works with other Twin Cities colleges and high schools to sponsor and build a house every year. We also organize fundraisers, educational opportunities and trips during Fall and Spring Breaks.

Health Professions Student Community (HPSC)

Devoted to creating a community for pre-health students. Provide resources and guidance for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

Ice Hockey (Men's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

Ice Hockey (Women's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

Institute for Global Citizenship Student Council

J Street U

Adviser(s): Chris MacDonald-Dennis, Multicultural Life
J Street U at Macalester supports Israel as a democratic home for the Jewish people, the full and equal rights of Arab and other non-Jewish citizens of Israel, and the right of the Palestinian people to a state of their own. 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.

Kids All About Dancing All The Time (KAADAAT)

KAADATT is an organization developed to foster a sense of community among the Macalester student body through both organized and spontaneous dance. Our dances feature an inclusive, open atmosphere and a huge variety of music styles.

Mac Activists for Choice

Mac Activists for Choice educates the Macalester community about pro-choice issues and carries out 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 Anime

We at MacAnime love Japanese Animation! Come and enjoy weekly Anime showings with your fellow fans of this increasingly popular art form. We also plan trips for Mac Students to anime related events around the Twin Cities.

Mac Bike

Basement, Dupre
Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
MacBike works to promote bicycling at Macalester and throughout the twin cities. We hold weekly open shops and rides throughout the semester and 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

Adviser(s): Bob O'Donnell, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
This organization centers on exploration of the Catholic faith, whether it be through a weekly Mass, discussion group, monthly dinner or table talk. Dialogue with other religious organizations is an essential component of this group's activities.

Mac Christian Fellowship (MCF)

Adviser(s): KP Hong, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
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. MCF is affiliated with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Mac Clabbers

A club for Macalester's scrabble enthusiasts. We meet every week to play scrabble games, friendly or competitive, beginner or advanced. We also attend National Scrabble Association tournaments and official club meetings.

Mac Dargorhir

Mac Dagorhir (known as the Blades of Anduin outside of Mac) is a small unit of fighters loosely associated with the larger Dagorhir region of Osgiliath (approximately encompassing the Twin Cities area). We're bringing the action packed game of Dagorhir to Macalester! Come out and fight with us!

Mac Dems

The Macalester Democrats organize rallies, forums, debates and work on political campaigns for the local DFL and National Democratic Party. Members also participate in service projects throughout the year.

Mac First Aid (MFA)

Adviser(s): Jim Hoppe, Student Affairs and Denise Ward, Health and Wellness
Mac First Aid is an organization focused on raising awareness of first aid, CPR, and AED skills on a campus-wide level. The organization aims to improve the living conditions and social environment within the campus community through increasing the feeling of safety and competency in emergency responses based on the skills of students, staff and faculty.

Mac Gaming Society (MGS)

MGS is one of Macalester's oldest and largest organizations, and as the title implies we are an organization devoted to accommodating game-playing on campus, as well as helping gamers find each other, and educating others about gamer culture. Even if you don't play games, you just might be a gamer.

Mac Jewish Organization (MJO)

Adviser(s): Barry Cytron, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
MJO is an interdenominational group that plans events surrounding the Jewish holidays as well as cultural, volunteer and entertainment activities. We have open Shabbat services and dinners twice a month, and our big events include High Holiday services, Sukkot, the Hanukkah Party and a Passover Seder.

Mac Jump & Jive

Mac Jump & Jive provides connections to the larger swing dance community in the Twin Cities (and nationally) through weekly meetings on campus and frequent outings to other dances. We specialize in Lindy Hop, Blues, and the Charleston.

Mac KSA (Korean Student Association)

Adviser(s): Aaron Colhapp, International Student Programs
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.

Mac Metalheads

Mac Metalheads connects students who love and appreciate hard rock and metal music. Members share music at meetings, go to concerts, and play music together

Mac Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Adviser(s): KP Hong, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
MSA provides a safe space for Muslim students to come together and talk about religion and beliefs. We also welcome non-Muslims as members and try to hold events to inform campus of Islamic related issues. We also celebrate Islamic-religious occasions and holidays.

Mac Players

A student-run theater organization, Mac Players produce 4 to 6 shows a year and host the Player's Ball in December. The goal of Mac Players is to provide a venue for students to collaborate and realize theatrical visions through nomadic performances around the Macalester campus.

Mac Protestants

Adviser(s): KP Hong, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Mac Protestants offers the Macalester community an inclusive space to pursue spiritual scholarship and progressive theologies guided by the tradition of the Protestant faith. We foster a supportive community in the context of and in response to modern religious complexities.

Mac Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl is an organization that gives students an opportunity to participate in trivia in both a friendly and competitive environment. Players answer academic or pop-culture questions in teams of four. Quiz Bowl travels several times a semester to compete in tournaments around Minnesota.

Mac Reimagines Masculinity (Mr. M)

Adviser(s): Keith Edwards, Campus Life
Mac Reimagines Masculinity is a student group open to all genders and sexualities that 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 Salsa

MacSalsa promotes Latin dancing through weekly instruction and outings to local salsa venues.

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

30 Macalester St. Basement
Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs, Laurie Hamre, Student Affairs and Tanya Pfeffer, ITS
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.


The primary focus for MacYARN is to gather fiber enthusiasts to share their common interests. The group also aims to teach knitting and crocheting to those who wish to learn and work collectively to create items for charity projects.

Macalester Association for Sub-Continental Ethnic and Cultural Awareness (MASECA)

Adviser(s): Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs
MASECA aims to educate the greater Macalester community about issues facing the Asian Sub-Continent—may it be political, social or economical. We also host cultural events here on campus. Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of background.

Macalester College Student Government (MCSG)

Campus Center Room 235
Adviser(s): Jim Hoppe, Student Affairs
MCSG is the organization to join if you wish to participate directly in campus policies and events. In an environment which seeks to maximize student leadership, MCSG's elected student representatives govern the budgeting of chartered student groups, facilitate discussion on campus issues and act as a liaison between students and the administration.

Macalester Consulting Group (MCG)

Adviser(s): John Mountain, Career Development Center
Macalester Consulting Group engages students from all academic backgrounds in the field of consulting. The group examines case studies and coordinates case-interview practices. This group is ideal for students interested in pursuing a career in consulting or those who want to sharpen their critical thinking skills and apply what they have learned, especially in the areas of, but not limited to, economics, math, geography, international studies, etc. We bring in accomplished alumni and current students to discuss their career and internship experiences.

Macalester Development Group (MDG)

Adviser(s): Amy Damon, Economics
THE Macalester Development Group, established in 2009, is working hard 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. Aside from weekly meetings that are discussion based, the group organizes field trips and events that relate to development.

Macalester Entrepreneurship Club

Macalester Global Health (MGH)

MGH aims to increase awareness of pertinent global health issues to students and the community, stimulate passion, interest and understanding in global health issues. We bring students of various backgrounds and passions to share experiences and knowledge.

Macalester Hegemonocle

The Hegemonocle is probably Macalester's first humor magazine. We publish a quarterly humor magazine almost every quarter. Our team of writers, artists, editors and groupies are committed to producing a high quality publication and the wearing of silly hats.

Macalester International Organization (MIO)

Adviser(s): Aaron Colhapp, International Student Programs
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 International Socialist Organization

The International Socialist Organization aims to attract more people to the ideas of socialism through education about socialist analysis and theory behind oppression. We are actively involved in struggles dealing with justice and liberation, such as the anti-war movement, opposing racism, and the current LGBT movement.

Macalester Investment Group (MIG)

MIG manages the "Tartan Fund," originated by donations from Economics Department alumni. This student-run fund currently manages over $20,000. MIG also conducts tutorials and seminars in order to introduce students to the world of investing. MIG meets weekly and is open to everyone.

Macalester Martial Arts Club (MMAC)

The MMAC is dedicated to teaching and learning martial arts. Our instructors are students who have attained a high rank in the martial arts style, and who wish to share their interest and experience with the Macalester community. All levels of skill, from beginner to advanced, are welcome.

Macalester Model United Nations (MacMUN)

Adviser(s): Laurie Hamre, Student Affairs
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. MacMUN also has the opportunity to travel to national conferences around the US.

Macalester Multifaith Council (MMC)
Adviser(s): KP Hong, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
The Macalester Multifaith Council is a body of students who are interested in learning about different religious and spiritual traditions and engaging in dialogue related to these topics. MMC events include Compassionate Conversations, hosting various guest speakers and the Week with Religion.

Macalester Oxfam

In alignment with Oxfam America's mission and current campaigns, the Oxfam Club at Macalester aims to construct and carry out projects and initiatives focused on alleviating poverty, hunger, and social injustice on both the international and local levels.

Macalester Peace and Justice Committee (MPJC)

An organization interested in social change, political justice, and related endeavors as they relate to life on campus, in the community and in the world.

Macalester Quidditch Club

Quidditch Club plays matches adapted for those without magic from the fictional world of Harry Potter. We also teach new members and those unfamiliar with Muggle Quidditch the rules, gameplay and strategy. In addition to practices and matches, we hold a Macalester Quidditch Cup each semester.

Macalester Students for Educational Equity (Mac S.E.E.)
Students for Education Reform--Macalester mobilizes the next generation of leaders (college students!) in education reform through awareness campaigns, legislative advocacy activities, and human capital opportunities to close the achievement gap. SFER--Mac is one of 130 chapters working to raise student voices in education across the country.

Macalester Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (MAC SUPER)
Through education, advocacy, and direct action, Mac SUPER raises awareness of the social and political injustices currently occurring against the Palestinian people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel. Mac SUPER aims to educate and start a direct dialogue with the Macalestert community about these struggles.

Macalester Traditions (Trads)

The Trads are Macalester's only all-male a cappella group. Their unconventional style of performance and arrangements separate them from most other collegiate a cappella groups, providing entertainment for people in and around the Macalester community.

Macalester Urban, Land, and Community Health (MULCH)

MULCH is the student organization that 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 as best we can.

Macalester Yoga Club

Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
Macalester Yoga Club is an inclusive club where Macalester students, staff and faculty can come to learn about yoga, learn how to relieve the stresses of academics and daily life in a healthy way, and meet others who share their interest in yoga.



MacGOP is established to represent, encourage, and promote interest and dialogue in contemporary conservative societal and political issues. In addition, the group provides volunteer efforts, coinciding with the Minnesota College Republicans, for Republican candidates across the state of Minnesota as well as nationally. Any politically interested conservative student is encouraged to join.


Adviser(s): Brian Longley, Media Services
Macalester's photography club provides darkroom access to its members. It serves as a community for those wishing to continue developing their photographic skills through practice, museum trips and a spring show.


Adviser(s): Aaron Colhapp, International Student Programs
MaCricket organizes matches between members and teaches cricket to all those interested in learning the sport.


Mac Slackers is an open opportunity for anyone with an interest in slinging. We offer film screenings, instructional seminars, obstacle courses for all skill levels, excursions for camping trips and high-lines used with harnesses. Let's have fun and keep slacking!


Adviser(s): Daylanne English, English
MacSlams gives students a venue through which to participate in slam poetry. Students participate in monthly slams, as well as in workshops to improve their writing and performing skills.


Mac Soup is an organization devoted to creating a fun, wacky, original social environment based around cooking and eating wonderful food. Through Mac Soup's monthly soup events, students experience a mix of lounge atmosphere, hangout space, and a home kitchenÂ… all to the tune of a free meal.



Adviser(s): Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, Civic Engagement Center
Maction, the only student-run community service organization on campus, plans one-time service events that facilitate service between the community and Macalester students. Events include: Halloween Party, International Kidsfest, the Double-Deal Auction, dinner discussions and van trips to service opportunities.

Medicinal Melodies

Adviser(s): Eily Marlow, Civic Engagement Center
Medicinal Melodies is a student volunteer organization that provides music to those suffering from illness in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community.

Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)

MESA 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. The organization is open to all those interested in the peoples, places and cultures of the region.

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

No Labels

We are Democrats, Republicans, and independents. Macalester No Labels is part of a national political movement dedicated to fighting hyper-partisanship in politics and in the media. Come to discuss divisive issues and work together to change politics at Macalester and in the nation.

Off Kilter

Off-Kilter is Macalester's student-run coed vocal jazz acapella group. The 10-15 member group arranges and performs a variety of music styles that have their roots in jazz, from classic standards to contemporary pop/rock/R&B/ arranged with jazz chords and melodies. Off-Kilter performs at a number of on and off campus events every semester and auditions new members at the start of each semester.

Outing Club

Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
The Outing Club offers adventure in the great outdoors through inexpensive trips, reasonable gear rental and expedition-planning assistance.

Physics & Astronomy Club

The P and A Club exists to encourage and assist students interested in these areas to develop the knowledge, competence, enthusiasm and social responsibility that are essential to the advancement of physics and astronomy.

Program Board

Campus Center Room 232
Adviser(s): Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs
The Program Board is a board of students who work to bring world-class programs to the Macalester College campus. Our programming efforts are targeted to all members of the university community. We are structured to provide cultural, social, recreational, educational, and entertainment programs. Some of our signature programs include: SpringFest, Welcome Week, the Macalester Idol competition, and the weekly Mac Cinema film series

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)

Adviser(s): Finn Schneider, Residential Life and Corie Hammers, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
QU dedicates itself to the creation of safe spaces for queers and friends through a commitment to education, community building, personal support, and social change both on campus and in the broader community. QU welcomes all students, irrespective of identity.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Adviser(s): Coco Du, Residential Life
RHA is dedicated to fostering community by addressing and representing the concerns of Macalester College residents. We create and host social activities such as a fall scavenger hunt, a masquerade ball, and open houses to stimulate residence hall and campus life.

Rugby (Men's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

Rugby (Women's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

Scoil Rince Mac

Scoil Rince Mac [skol rink_ mak] is an organization that provides opportunities to learn and perform traditional Irish dances. Both beginners and experienced Irish dancers are welcome.

Scotch Tape

Chair: Jenny Foughner
The Sirens are Macalester's all-female, student-run a cappella group. We choose and arrange our own songs and perform throughout the semester on campus and at Twin Cities events.


The Sirens are Mac's only all-female, student-run a capella group. There are between 8 and 13 members with auditions for new members every fall. The Sirens perform various events on and off campus throughout the year, including an end-of-semester concert with the Macalester Traditions.

Sitting at Mac

Adviser(s): KP Hong, Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
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)

Adviser(s): Paula Natvig, Athletics
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 for a Free Tibet

The Macalester chapter of Students for a Free Tibet works in solidarity with the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom and independence. We are a chapter-based network of young people and activists from around the world. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, we campaign for Tibetans' fundamental right to political freedom.

Students for the Safe Exercise of our Right to Bear Arms (SSERBA)

SSERBA teaches the Macalester community about firearms and gun safety, providing the tools and knowledge for people to responsibly exercise their constitutional right to bear arms. After learning how to safely use a firearm, we take students, staff and faculty members to the shooting range where they can fire rifles, pistols and shotguns.

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

Adviser(s): Melanie LaBrasseur, Campus Life
Team Asia is a student-organized dance club created to serve students who are interested in Asian popular dance cultures. We aim to provide a friendly and supportive enrironment 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 Macalester Review

Adviser(s): Michael Zis, Political Science
The Macalester Review is a political magazine that provides a balanced political opinion on the most important pieces of world, national and local news. The diversity of the Review's sections offers both an informative and entertaining approach to politics. It is published by students twice a semester, and distributed to the Macalester community.

The Watchtower

Adviser(s): John Kim,
The Watchtower provides a supportive space where those interested in graphical alternatives to traditional textual media can freely explore ideas that arise from the literature. In short, we read comics. All are welcome!


Thistle offers students an opportunity to workshop their creative writing. We are a welcoming group of writers willing to read any short story, poem or stanza - finished or unfinished! Thistle generally publishes one literary magazine each semester.

Triathlon Club

Adviser(s): Matt Haugen, Athletics and David Moore, International Studies
The Triathalon Club is an organization dedicated to helping students get the resources and support to swim, cycle, and run. We have a weekly training schedule that is open to all; we host an annual on-campus triathlon; and we participate in local triathlon events in Minnesota. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just want to learn the basics, we encourage you to give it a tri!

Ua Ke (Hmong Student Organization)

Adviser(s): Sun No, Psychology
Ua Ke, which in the Hmong community means "together". This name will eliminate any assumptions of exclusion on membership, participation, and support because it implies the importance of a unified community, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation. Our goal is to inform the Macalester community of Hmong history, people and culture, raise awareness and to reach out to the local Hmong community in the twin cities.

Ultimate Frisbee (Men's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics

Ultimate Frisbee (Women's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics
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.


Adviser(s): Harry Waters, Jr., Theatre and Dance
We are a Hip Hop Dance Performance Group that infuses urban culture with different styles of hip-hop dance as a means of self-expression for Macalester students. We perform in a variety of different shows including the Fall Dance Concert, BLAC Showcase, Queer Cabaret, Diversity Weekend show, etc.

Volleyball (Men's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics
Pass, set and hit are three words which should dominate your vocabulary. Play and be mighty.

Water Polo (Men's)

Adviser(s): Bob Dignazio, Athletics
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
Adviser(s): Allison Greenlee, Campus Programs
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 exists to create an arena for discussion on issues and challenges facing women majoring in economics. We provide support and guidance for female Macalester economics majors.

Women in Science and Math (WISM)

Adviser(s): Kristi Curry Rogers, Biology
WISM organizes activities for women in and interested in the sciences and math. Our goal is to provide a variety of informative, supportive, and fun activities that allow women to explore these areas of interest such as information for graduate school and careers, youth outreach, field trips, film viewings and discussions.

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL)

An organization dedicated to the advancement of libertarian ideas. If you support limited government and personal freedom, you will find your place at YAL.

Last updated 02/17/2017