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:  Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00 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.

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:

  • Trans Identity Collective (TrIC)
  • Queer People of Color Collective (QPOCC)
  • Queer Women’s Identity Collective (QWIC)
  • Multisexual and Multiromantic Identity Collective (M&M)
  • Asexual Spectrum Identity Collective (ASIC)

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

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