The Conduct Hearing Board provides a formal method of adjudicating disputes and grievances or behavior that is in violation of college policies. A pool of students, faculty, and staff are appointed to hear the cases brought before the Conduct Hearing Board and to determine findings and when appropriate, recommend sanctions. The board meets on an irregular schedule depending on when relevant cases come up and also requires training at the beginning of the academic year.
Macalester’s Social Responsibility Committee provides advice to the College’s administration regarding practices and policies on issues with significant implications for responsible institutional behavior. One of the committee’s most recognizable achievements was the evaluation of the Bottled Water Free Policy in 2011. The committee has not been meeting recently.
The mission of the Sustainability Advisory Committee is to oversee the implementation of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Talloires Declaration. The committee will also recommend policies and practices which best reflect College’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable world. In addition, the committee will function as a conduit for information exchange about campus sustainability initiatives. The committee currently meets once a month.
Union Park District Council is an independent nonprofit that engages the power of community to advance neighborhood vitality and develop neighborhood leadership. UPDC represents the interests of the community on a broad range of public policy and city governance issues and serve the area of Saint Paul between the Mississippi River and Lexington Avenue, and University and Summit Avenues, including the Merriam Park, Snelling-Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline neighborhoods. A Macalester student living in the district serves on the board which meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm at Concordia University.