• Michael Riley '12

    Michael Riley '12

    Make Right

    Michael Riley ’12 never considered himself a leader. But when he came to Hamline, Riley began to feel part of a community -- welcome and with a sense of belonging, but also with concern for the challenges faced by each member of Hamline’s diverse campus. Michael is now a well-known campus leader and president of Commitment to Community, a student organization dedicated to diversity education and community relations and service.

    “Commitment to Community helped open my eyes to inclusion and diversity in a very different way. It showed me that injustice to one group is still injustice to the whole human body. Until everyone is accepted for the person they are, I’ll keep fighting.”

    Major: Double majoring in Sociology and English

    Minor: African American Studies

    Organizations: Treasurer of PRIDE, C2C External Chair, New Student Mentor, STLF Exec Team, NCORE Team (San Diego)

    Career Aspirations: I'm not too sure, something with diversity education.

    Interesting Fact: I've been wearing glasses since I've been in third grade, my eyes reject contacts more often than not.

  • News

    The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) will open the week of February 27. NSSE is a survey that helps higher education institutions understand how students are spending time in and out of the classroom, which guides decisions that will benefit Hamline students. Keep an eye on your emails first-years and seniors, your response will help improve the Hamline University experience. 

    Since 2010, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives and Bush Memorial Library have collaborated on the Hamline Diversity Award. This cash award is given annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Nominations are now open from faculty, librarians, and students. Deadline is Thursday, March 9 at 5 p.m.