McIntosh Activities Council (McAC)

McIntosh Activities Council is Barnard's programming board. We plan some of Barnard’s favorite traditions on campus including Big Sub, Midnight Breakfast, the Emily Gregory Dinner, Founders Day, and Spirit Week! Each committee (Community, Action, Mosaic, Network, and Wellness) plan other great events throughout the year, too!

McAC Executive Board 2016-2017:

President: Emma Stephens '17
Vice President: Jocelyn Cheng '18
Publicity Chair: Maddie Wu '19
Treasurer: Maya Hartleben '19



Facebook: Barnard McAC

Instagram: @barnardmcac_

Snapchat: @barnardmcac

The McAC Committees

Click on each committee to learn more about its focus and past events!


Committee Chair: Hannah Bullard ‘18 (Fall ‘16), Kristin Arsenault ‘19 (Spring ‘17)

The Action committee is based on community service and plans large- and small- scale volunteer events for Barnard students. McAC Action provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved on campus and make a difference in the lives of others. 


Committee Chair: Adrianna Montes ‘19

The Community committee plans events that aim to build community between Barnard students on campus. Community is responsible for some of Barnard’s best known traditions, including Midnight Breakfast and Big Sub. 


Committee Chair: Morgan Geraghty ‘18

The Mosaic Committee, McAC’s newest committee, highlights and celebrates identities and cultures that are a part of our campus through innovative, and educational programming.


Committee Chair: Olivia Sklarew ‘17

The Network Committee is responsible for programming events that bring together student, alumnae, and faculty in creative, informal, and fun ways. Network is responsible for planning the Emily Gregory Award Ceremony and Dinner, which honors an outstanding faculty member for excellence in teaching and for devotion and service to the students.


Committee Chair: Abby Smith ‘18

The Wellness Committee is aimed at bringing greater health and wellbeing to Barnard’s campus through events that highlight physical, mental, emotional, and sexual wellness. Through lectures, classes, and hands-on events, the Wellness Committee create events dedicated to promoting the highest standard of health and happiness at Barnard.

McAC Leadership Initiative (MLI):

McAC Leadership Initiative (MLI) strives to welcome Barnard students into McAC and explore leadership within the greater Barnard campus. MLI is headed by the MCAC President and Vice President and meets every other week throughout the fall semester. For the spring semester, MLI members are encouraged to join one of the McAC committees and the Spirit Week committee.

Spirit Week Committee:

The Spirit Week Committee works together during the spring semester to plan a week of spirited, fun events in April that celebrates Barnard! Spirit Week always includes events to encourage bonding throughout the Barnard student body and features free swag and other giveaways. The committee is made up of McAC Exec, interested McAC and MLI members, and other Barnard students. The application, which is open to all current Barnard students, goes out at the start of the spring semester on our Facebook page and via the school-wide email.

How to Apply:

Check out our Facebook page. Incoming students can apply at the beginning of the fall semester. Current students can begin applying at the end of each semester to be able to join McAC the following semester (apply at the end of fall semester to join in the spring).