Macalester College




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
INDEX
5
out of 5
Stars

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: Midwest
City/State: Saint Paul, MN
Locale: Large Urban City (Over 500,000+)
Student Population (FTE): 2,094
In-State Tuition: $48,666.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $48,666.00
Institution Website: http://www.macalester.edu/multiculturallife/lgbtq/gsrc/
Institution Type:
Private Institution
Liberal Arts College
Residential Campus

LGBTQ Student Opportunities

 

Colleges and universities want LGBTQ students, faculty and staff to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Index provides campuses the opportunity to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ campus climate. 
 
The Campus Pride Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within higher education across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best LGBTQ campuses searching the tool based on area of study, cost, location, type of campus and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.  
 
Reminder: Learn more by signing-up for FREE to participate in Campus Pride's LGBTQ-friendly National College Fair Program in eight different cities and the Campus Pride National Online College Fair.
 

Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

Macalester strives to provide a campus environment in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, staff, faculty, and alumni have equity in every respect. Macalester College is committed to fostering a principled understanding of diversity. We expect students to appreciate varied social identity groups' experiences and contributions, to understand unequal distribution of power and resources, and to be aware of efforts to promote social justice.

Our Synopsis

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds. To this end, Macalester offers a number of programs, services, and practices that are aimed at raising faculty, staff, and students' intercultural knowledge and competence when it comes to gender and sexuality issues.

Featured Quotes

Why you'll love Macalester College

There is so much behind-the-scenes advocacy work at Macalester that I didn't fully appreciate all of it until I started working in the "real world" after college. There is a difference between diversity and inclusion, and I'm glad I got to be a part of such an inclusive environment.

— --24-year-old, bisexual male, alumn

Coming from my hometown, I never thought I would find such a diverse, smart, and motivated group of queer people as I have found at Macalester. I feel so lucky to have such a unique and supportive experience.

— --20-year-old, queer female, junior

Macalester isn't perfect. But from my experiences working with faculty and staff so far, it is willing to change.

— --20-year-old, trans female, junior

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


8/30/2016

Lavender Reception

9/7/2016

Out & Proud Faculty & Staff Mixer

9/15/2016

Queer Professionals Network Mixer

10/29/2016

Queer Cabaret

5/10/2017

Lavender Graduation

Groups & activities


Admissions

Admissions Office


Macalester College Admissions Office

Admissions & Financial Aid
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave

St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-696-6357
Website: http://www.macalester.edu/admissions/

Admission Application Deadline:
November 15


Email Campus Admissions

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.

Macalester College
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
5 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
5 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
5 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
4.5 of 5

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life

LGBTQ living space, theme floors and/or living-learning community
Roommate matching for LGBTQ students to find LGBTQ-friendly roommate
Gender-inclusive housing for new students
Gender-inclusive housing for returning students
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy restroom facilities in campus housing
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy shower facilities in campus housing
Trains residence life and housing staff at all levels on LGBTQ issues and concerns

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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