• 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

    Announcements

    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

    KARE11 recently produced a feature story about Hamline's historic standing as the birthplace of intercollegiate basketball. Only four years after basketball was invented, Hamline hosted the first basketball game between two college teams. See the full story online.

    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.

    Come to the Women's Month event, Stories of the People: Text, Movement, and Music on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in Anderson 112. This evening of text, movement, and music will feature writers who contributed to the recent anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota