Despite the recent developments concerning COVID- 19, the Department of Multicultural Life is committed to continuing serving the Macalester community while practicing physical distancing.

During this time, our staff will be offering opportunities to engage in community through our virtual office hours and programming. To schedule a virtual meeting  with any of our professional staff, please sign up below by following the links to our appointment calendars.


DML Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML) is to provide transformative leadership in creating a culture of diversity and justice that enables all Macalester students to respond to the complexities of the national and larger international community. With other College faculty and staff,  the DML staff shares responsibility to maintain a living/learning environment for students that respects multiple perspectives and works towards equity and social justice for everyone.

Overarching Goals

  • We offer opportunities for students and others to explore identity and connections with others who might be similar and different than themselves
  • We connect underrepresented students to resources that foster their holistic student success
  • We provide opportunities for transformative leadership development for students
  • We provide opportunities for the Macalester community to engage in meaningful dialogue about multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to take a moment to honor the fact that we are on Dakota land. This is the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people who were forcibly exiled from the land because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism. We make this acknowledgment to honor the Dakota people, ancestors, and descendants, as well as the land itself.

Multicultural Events at Macalester

Stay up to date on Multicultural events/programming happening on campus by following the Multiculturalism@Mac Google Calendar.