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.


  • Foster and promote a welcoming and pluralistic environment that is inclusive of the entire student community.
  • Identify, assess, and promote social justice for the campus community.
  • Integrate and affirm the peoples, discourses, thoughts, and experiences of marginalized people into the fabric of the Macalester community.
  • Create partnerships with academic and administrative departments to infuse anti-oppression education throughout all aspects of campus life.

Special Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations
Monday, January 21st – Thursday, January 24th

This year Macalester will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through three events.

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Macalester will be a host simulcast site for the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast, sponsored by the General Mills Foundation, The United Negro College Fund and Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul. Breakfast is free! Check out this form for more information and to register for the event.

The second opportunity to commemorate King’s legacy takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Macalester Students will have an opportunity to engage in a half day service project with Second Harvest Heartland. For more information and to sign up for this opportunity, use this form.

The third program during the MLK day week will take place on Thursday, January 24th. More information will follow on this program.

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