On-Campus Resources

Faculty/Staff/Alumni Connects with Students

  • Queer Professionals Network (QPN) is a network of Macalester students and alumni who identify as LGBTQA+ with the aim to support both LGBTQA+ students and alumni in navigating professional environments and building stronger networks of support.  QPN collaborates on such projects as Scot’s Pride and Student Mixer (SPASM) every year.
  • Scot’s Pride unites Macalester’s LGBTQA+ alumni across the globe for fun, social events, and networking. The group also seeks to support students, staff, and faculty through advancing a positive LGBT campus climate.
  • Out & Proud Faculty & Staff Community is a voluntary list of Macalester faculty and staff members who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Student organizations

  • QU (Queer Union) is a student-run organization that seeks to serve the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified students at Macalester.
    • Meeting Times:  Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:15 pm in the Sounds of Blackness Lounge, Turck Hall
    • Email:
  • FIA*STARSA (Feminists in Action: Students Together Against Rape &  Sexual Assault)  is a non-hierarchical activist and social space that works to promote awareness of gender equity as a universal rather than exclusively female issue, promote action against sexual violence, and provide resources/support for students at Macalester.
  • MR M (Macalester Reimagines Masculinity): is a pro-feminist, anti-sexist organization that hosts events designed to create discussion around alternative and anti-sexist masculinities. MR M recognizes the intersectional nature of oppression and collaborates closely with FIA-STARSA, QU, and other orgs.
    • Meeting Times: Mondays, 9 pm – 10 pm in the Campus Center, Rm. 215
    • Email:

Identity Collectives

Identity collectives provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to talk together about identity and diversity issues both within their specific communities and in inter-group dialogues. Each collective group is facilitated by trained faculty, staff, or students. The following are identity collectives focused on gender- and sexuality-based identities; the names listed below are the facilitators for the Spring 2018 semester:

  • Trans Identity Collective (TrIC): Spencer Fugate ’18 and Wren Hess
  • Queer People of Color Collective (QPOCC): Tulsi Patel, Jessi Brandon, and Ren Tyler
  • Queer Women’s Identity Collective (QWIC): Izzy Hart, Amelia Gerrard, Flora Fouladi, and Lucy Shenk
  • Multisexual and Multiromantic Identity Collective (M&M): Anna Mickle ’17 and Miya Ito
  • Asexual Spectrum Identity Collective: Sophia Jones, Kristin McKenzie, and Karen Takemura

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department is located on 4th Floor Old Main.