Philosophy

Macalester College seeks to create a welcoming environment in which all students can reach their academic potential and have equal access to academic opportunities and co-curricular activities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and assured services. The College is committed to addressing barriers encountered by members of the Macalester community with appropriately documented physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities.

Location and Hours

Kagin Commons 

First Floor
8:30am – 4:30pm

Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-696-6874
Fax: 651-696-6698

Who to Contact?

The Director of Disability Services coordinates disability services and determines accommodations for students. The Director’s office is located in Kagin Commons, Room 125. Email

Rachel Anderson, Graduate Assistant, assists in the coordination of disability services through meetings with individual students. Rachel’s office is located in Kagin Commons, Room 007. Email 

  • Kara Warren, Department Coordinator for Disability Services and International Student Programs, coordinates accessible texts and notetakers. Kara’s office is located on the first floor of Kagin Commons in International Student Programs. Email
  • Julie Lucking, Department Coordinator for the (MAX) Macalester Academic Excellence Center, arranges approved testing accommodations. Julie may be found in Kagin 102. Email 
  • Brad Belbas, AIA for Social Sciences, Information Technology Services provides support with Assistive Technology of all sorts. Brad’s office is Carnegie 04H. Brad can be reached at