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Sexual Respect

Advocates

Advocates on college campuses play a crucial role in providing confidential support, resources, and guidance to individuals who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct. Their primary focus is to ensure that survivors receive the necessary assistance to navigate the aftermath of such incidents and to promote a safer campus environment overall. 

As part of our Department of Justice grant, Macalester has partnered with two local organizations, Ramsey County SOS and Saint Paul Intervention Project, to offer drop-in hours on our campus. Students are encouraged to stop by the Center for Disability Resources Workroom Room 039 in the Kagin Basement during the designated office hours to meet with an advocate! No scheduling necessary.

These days/times are effective for the 2023-2024 academic year when classes are in session:

Saint Paul Intervention Project

  • Domestic Violence Support
  • Available on Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Located in Work Room 039 in Kagin Basement
  • 651-645-2824

Ramsey County SOS

  • Sexual Violence Support
  • Available on Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Located in Work Room 039 in Kagin Basement
  • 651-266-1000

Questions? Check out this advocacy services handout for more information, or contact Paige Olowu at [email protected].

Support Resources

There are many resources available on-campus and in the St. Paul area for survivors of sexual violence, including medical and counseling services at Macalester, local off-campus advocacy and medical resources, national hotlines, and appropriate supportive measures from Title IX. To learn more about the resources available to you, please visit the Find Support webpage.

Additional Support Resources

  • Confidential Campus Resources

    Counseling and Medical Services

    • Open Monday – Friday: 10am-5pm
    • Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness, Leonard Center 53
    • 651-696-6275

    Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

    • Open Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 9:30pm, Friday: 8:30am – 8pm, Saturday – Card Access Only, Sunday – Card Access Only 3pm – 8:30pm
    • Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
    • 651-696-6298

    On Campus Advocacy Program

    • Open Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm, these days/times are effective for the 2023-2024 academic year when classes are in session:
    • Kagin Commons, Center for Disability Resources Workroom 039

    Saint Paul Intervention Project

    • Domestic Violence Support
    • Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

    Ramsey County SOS

    • Sexual Violence Support
    • Wednesdays, 1pm – 4pm

  • Non Confidential Private Campus Resources

    Title IX Office

    • Humanities Building 115E
    • 651-696-6258

    Macalester Public Safety

    • Music Building 009
    • 651-696-6555

  • Off Campus Cultural and Identity Specific Resources

    OutFront Minnesota: Serves LGBTQ+ victims/survivors

    • Available Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
    • 2446 University Ave W suite 112, St Paul, MN 55114 
    • 800-800-0350

    CLUES: Serves Latinx victims/survivors

    • Open Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
    • 797 East 7th Street St. Paul, MN 55106
    • 24-hour bilingual crisis line
    • 651-379-4200

    Phumulani: Serves African women victims/survivors

    • Open Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 1pm
    • Saint Paul, MN, United States, Minnesota
    • 612.251.9421

    StrongHearts Native Hotline: Serves Native and Indigenous victims/survivors

    • 24-hour crisis line
    • 1-800-799-7233

    Transforming Generations: Serves Hmong victims/survivors

    • Open Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
    • 2356 University Ave W Suite 230, St Paul, MN 55114
    • 651-703-4169

    Esperanza United: Serves Latinx victims/survivors

    • 24-hour bilingual crisis line
    • 651-722-1611

  • Safety Resources

    Macalester Public Safety

    • Music Building 009
    • 651-696-6555

    Saint Paul Police Department: Family and Sexual Violence Unit

    • 1360 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104
    • 651-266-5685

Title IX Coordinator

Even as you might be away from campus, or your needs change, resources are available for you if you need support related to sexual and/or relationship abuse. Macalester’s Title IX Coordinator is available and can assist you with supportive measures (like academic support measures, housing support measures, no contact directives, or other supports), referrals, and connections to confidential resources:

Community Care

Practicing sexual respect and fostering a culture of understanding, communication, and empathy is one way we can look out for Each other. Getting involved is a powerful way to contribute to the creation of a safe and respectful environment for all. Explore various avenues below to engage in making a positive impact here at Macalester:

Macalester Community Care Options:

  • Advisory Group for Sexual Respect

    The Macalester Advisory Group for Sexual Respect (AGSR) oversees a collaborative approach to preventing and addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS). Our ultimate goal is to change our campus norms in order to create a culture that is trauma informed, culturally responsive, respects consent, and empowers all members of the Macalester community to take part in this work.

  • Consent @ Mac

    Consent @ Mac is a program created by students for students, which articulates expectations about sexual respect in the Macalester community. We encourage all students to understand and commit to their rights and responsibilities in their relationships. Look for opportunities to engage with Consent @ Mac around campus and get a free t-shirt!

  • Request an Active Bystander Workshop

    We all have the choice and ability to be part of a positive culture for consent and sexual respect at Macalester. Becoming and active and engaged bystander is one of the most effective means of preventing sexual violence. Active Bystanderism involves developing the awareness skills and courage needed to act in a situation when another individual needs help. Being an active bystander allows individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in a community.

    To request a work on wellness initiatives click here.