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Services and Support

This is our quick guide for anyone looking to connect with our contact members of the Division of Student Affairs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the drop downs please email studentaffairs@macalester.edu for direction and assistance.

  • Macalester College COVID-19 Updates

    The COVID-19 pandemic has required a re-envisioning of teaching and learning, new approaches to working, and creative solutions to help us find community when we are separated by distance. We have made and continue to make these changes together and are finding strength in our community.

    https://www.macalester.edu/covid-19/

  • Health/Mental Health Concern

    The Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medicalcounselinghealth promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. To schedule a counseling or medical appointment please call 651-696-6275 or email health@macalester.edu.

    Free, Urgent, Phone Counseling (Press 2) is available to Macalester students anywhere in the world, 24/7/365. Speak to a licensed mental health counselor 24 hours a day by calling Hamre Center at 651-696-6275, then press or say option 2 when prompted. 

    Free, nurse triage line (Press 3) is available to Macalester students, 24/7/365. NurseNow can be reached by calling the Hamre Center 651-696-6275, and selecting option 3.  NurseNow is familiar with emergency referral resources in the area and will provide the Hamre Center with a report of the call.  You can either share your name when you call or can remain anonymous.

    See the Hamre Center Website for additional information on Telehealth Resources and other urgent/emergency care resources.

    Concerns about COVID-19? Take a look at the Macalester page on COVID-19 for resources and information.

  • Suicidality or Imminent Harm

    We need you here. If you are in danger, please let someone know. If you are concerned about a friend, please talk to them and connect them to one of these resources.

    Free, Urgent, Phone Counseling (Press 2) is available to Macalester students anywhere in the world, 24/7/365. Speak to a licensed mental health counselor 24 hours a day by calling Hamre Center at 651-696-6275, then press or say option 2 when prompted. 

    National/International Crisis Resources accessible via phone, chat, or text:

    Minnesota Specific Resources:
    For people in St. Paul:  Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health: 24 hour crisis phone support. 402 University Avenue, St. Paul; 651.266.7900.

    Online QPR Suicide Prevention Training (Question, Persuade, Refer)
    You can become trained in QPR online through the QPR Institute. Use your Macalester email and Org Code “Mac” to access the training module.

  • Substance Use or Risk of Harm

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    (Re)Assess Your Substance Use

    We all cope with life stressors in different ways: we binge-watch shows, we go for walks, we play video games, we eat chocolate, we talk with friends, we cry, we use substances. Some of these coping strategies, while reducing psychological pain in the short term, don’t help us over time. Do you wonder if your substance use (whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs) is causing things to happen in your life that you did not intend or want? You can assess your own use with the following three tools.

    ScreenU Alcohol
    ScreenU Marijuana
    ScreenU Rx

    Prescription Drug Safety Online Course

    Learn knowledge and skills to help keep you, your friends, and our Macalester community healthy and safe.  This online course is a great way to educate yourself about the risk associated with prescription medication abuse, and how to help prevent misuse and abuse from occurring.  This 30 minute course includes interactive scenarios and self-guided activities.

    This Course Covers

    – Opioids, stimulants, and depressants
    – Proper prescription drug use, storage, and disposal
    – Brain and body: the science of addiction
    – Debunking common myths

    Register for the Course
    Registration code: a49e6899
    Use you existing login credentials from the Everfi account created as an incoming first-year or create a new account with your Macalester email.  Contact broek@macalester.edu if you need assistance accessing the course.

  • Food, Off Campus Housing, and Financial Support

    Financial Resources:
    Financial Aid Office,  financialaid@macalester.edu
    Financial Aid Emergency Aid Program
    Campus Operations Financial Literacy Google Slides
    Budgeting and Finance Resources (PDF)- 10/31/2019
    50/30/20 Budgeting Exercise (PDF)- 10/31/2019

    Community Housing Resources:
    Minnesota Housing Partnership
    Short term sublet housing
    Off-campus housing listings
    Low-Income housing resources:  Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County
    Housing resources list: Homeline MN
    Off Campus Housing Resource List (PDF)
    Off Campus Housing Needs/Interest – for MAC students only

    Food Resources:
    Open Pantry – CC 227, 2nd Floor Campus Center
    >Monday through Friday, 7AM-1AM
    >Saturday and Sunday, 10AM-1AM

    If you would like to request something specific from the Open Pantry and feel comfortable doing so, please contact ngrae@macalester.edu.

    The Little Free Pantry is located North of the Chapel on Grand Avenue. Food Access information.

    An interactive list of Open Food Resources/Pantries in the Community List of restaurant and food resources
    Delivery for those who can’t leave their residences 

    Other:

    U haul 30 days Free Storage
    Expedia has reduced the age minimum and waived the young renter fees usually required to rent a car.

  • On-Campus Students and Residential Living

    Residential Life is here to support all our students who stay with us at Macalester. Our Residence Hall Directors host weekly virtual office hours to connect with residents and are always available via email. Additionally, each week we will send out a check-in google form for our residents. While we continued to plan virtual engagement opportunities in the halls during the pandemic, we are always interested in hearing from you regarding ideas/services. Don’t hesitate to email your Residence Hall Director with any questions or ideas.

    Through the weekly check-ins, Residential Life has facilitated connections with the residents who live on campus. Many residents were interested in video games, others were interested in forming homework/reading groups, and some were hoping to form more casual conversations. If residents are interested in sharing their contact information to find community among shared interests, contact the Residence Hall Director in the area.

    Residential Life; residential-life@macalester.edu

  • International Student Support

    International Student Programs; isp@macalester.edu

  • Spiritual and Religious Support

    Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; religiouslife@macalester.edu 

    Sustaining Practices Doc

  • Cultural or Identity Support

    Students are encouraged to bring their full selves authentically to Macalester. We understand that at times there can be challenges in doing so. The Department of Multicultural Life and Center for Religious and Spiritual Life are positioned to develop community and success for all students at Macalester

    Contact the Department of Multicultural Life by emailing: dml@macalester.edu

    Visit the DML:

    Marjorie Trueblood
    Sedric McClure
    Farhiyo Abdulkarim
    *You can click on the staff member you wish to meet with to access their appointment calendar.
    DML Newsletter Archive

    Contact the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life; religiouslife@macalester.edu

  • Personal Wellness, Lifestyle Advice and Information

    The Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medicalcounselinghealth promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities.

    Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness, 651-696-6275; health@macalester.edu
    Health Highlights: Health Promotions Newsletters
    Setting Up Your Space and Working from Home
    HWC Transitioning to Remote Learning

  • Access and Support for Students with Disabilities

    We frequently update our resources, so check back often!

    Visit our website: Disability Services at Macalester

    Need to talk to someone? Disability Services staff:
    Melissa Fletcher, Director: mfletche@macalester.edu
    Josie Hurka, Disability Services Coordinator:  jhurka@macalester.edu
    Shayne Fettig-Hughes, Case Manager:  sfettigh@macalester.edu

    Resources for Students with Disabilities (or Anyone)

    National Center for College Students with Disabilities Resources

  • Post-Graduate and Summer Employment, Internships, and Career Counseling

    Macalester’s Career Exploration is offering virtual programs, services and appointments.

    Join us on Handshake or email careerexploration@macalester.edu

     Resources and Support

  • Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Resources

    Even as you might be away from campus, or your needs change, resources are available for you if you need support related to sexual and/or relationship abuse.

    Confidential support resources through Macalester are also available to you:

    • Free, Urgent, Phone Counseling (Press 2) is available to Macalester students anywhere in the world, 24/7/365. Speak to a licensed mental health counselor 24 hours a day by calling Hamre Center at 651-696-6275, then press or say option 2 when prompted.
    • To make an appointment with one of our counselors or medical providers, call 651-696-6275 or email health@macalester.edu
    • To contact support through the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, call 651-696-6298 or e-mail religiouslife@macalester.edu

    Other support resources:

  • Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, or Discrimination Complaints and Concerns

    The Title IX and Bias Harassment Office oversees college policies related to all forms of discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. Community members in need of supportive measures or wishing to file a report related to any of these are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@macalester.edu. The Office is available to follow-up on reports, provide referrals, and assist with support measures.

    Title IX, Bias and Harassment Office; titleixcoordinator@macalester.edu

    Additional Support Resources

  • Leadership, Student Orgs, and Engagement

    Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, 651-696-6569, osle@macalester.edu
    Macalester College Student Government, mcsg@macalester.edu
    Student Organizations Committee, soc@macalester.edu
    Program Board, pb@macalester.edu

  • Student Athletes and Athletics Support

    Student Athletes should feel free to reach out to their coaches or directly to the Athletics Department at athletics@macalester.edu