The Student Organizations Committee (SOC) works directly with students interested in forming new student organizations at Macalester. The Macalester College Student Government recognizes two different types of student groups: student organizations and interest groups. While both provide opportunities for organized student engagement, student organizations and interest groups have different registration/renewal requirements and are afforded different campus privileges. A summary of these differences is outlined below. With assistance from SOC, students can determine which pathway makes the most sense when starting a new group at Mac.

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Chartering a New Student Organization

Registering a New Interest Group

Frequently Asked Questions