Welcome to MCAN

  • MCAN 2008 Gathering

    Welcome to MCAN


The Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) at Carleton College exists to support alumni efforts on behalf of students and alumni who identify as persons of color.

The purpose of MCAN is to broaden and support the College's overall educational, admissions, career, and fundraising programs, particularly as these programs relate to the enrichment of its students and alumni of color. Allies to these endeavors are welcomed.

MCAN operates around the concept of the Circle of Mentorship, which describes the relationship multicultural alumni have with Carleton, current students, and fellow alumni.  Through involvement with Carleton that includes everything from connecting prospective students to the College, to supporting and mentoring current students, to engaging with other alumni, MCAN works to build a multicultural community of mutual support and engagement.

The goals and objectives of MCAN are:

  • to aid in the recruitment of students of color
  • to aid in the retention of students of color
  • to address the non-academic needs of students of color to help create a more nurturing environment on campus
  • to increase faculty and staff diversity
  • to facilitate an active relationship between Carleton and alumni of color

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