• Diversity Initiatives

    Our vision for Hamline University, a diverse community of learners with students at the center that transforms lives, combined with our diversity policy, requires a comprehensive and integrated approach across all of our schools, programs, and administrative units. Our vision embraces a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all -- students, faculty, and staff.

    This initiative approaches the integration of diversity values across five major focus areas:

    • Student learning inside the classroom (faculty development & academic affairs)

    • Students outside the classroom (student affairs)

    • Faculty recruitment and retention

    • Staff recruitment, development, and retention

    • External relations and partnerships

    Diversity work is among the most important things that we can do at Hamline. Our future success depends on our diversity. Organizations and universities who do not find a way to bring their communities together will simply not succeed.

    Guiding Commitments

    • Access

    • Representation

    • Participation

    • Decision making


    Diversity Research Grant for Faculty/Student Summer Collaborative Research 
    Since 2014, Diversity Initiatives has offered summer collaborative research grants for students and faculty who want to work together on diversity related research in any discipline(s) which concerns student life, civic/community engagement, academic engagement, inclusive excellence in leadership, scholarship and service in Higher Education. Information and application here. 

  • news

    Hamline University will host a symposium on the humanities on October 26 and 27, 2016 featuring Dr. Jennifer Scanlon from Bowdoin College. Scanlon will speak about her book Until There Is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman, a biography of Hamline's first African-American graduate.

    With presidential candidates campaigning in swing states, political science professor David Schultz spoke live in Ohio on CNN with Carol Costello.