• About The Hedgeman Center


    Purpose and Objectives

    The Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives and Programs helps create and sustain an inclusive community that appreciates, celebrates and advances student and campus diversity at Hamline University.
    We support, empower, and promote the success of all students with particular attention to U.S. students of color, first generation college students and others from historically marginalized backgrounds. In partnership with other university and community members, our initiatives help prepare students to live, serve and succeed in a diverse university and world.
    Related, our objectives are to:

    • Provide services, resources and initiatives that assist students with successful transitions, meaningful experiences and graduation from the University;

    • Offer personal, social and cultural support to students and encourage academic success;

    • Create opportunities for students to embrace, celebrate and learn about diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, and social identities;

    • Facilitate student  leadership, engagement and participation in the University community;

    • Advocate for students and assist University constituencies in creating environments supportive of students from diverse backgrounds, identities and communities;

    • Educate the University community about the unique histories, cultures and experiences of students from diverse backgrounds and populations;

    • Provide opportunities for the University community to engage in meaningful discourse about multicultural, diversity, and social justice issues.

    Our services are inclusive, but some initiatives are targeted toward specific communities.

    Office History

    To learn more, you can view a slideshow presentation about the history of the Hedgeman Center.  You may also view a view or download a timeline of the development of the Hedgeman Center here.

  • Hamline News

    See what Hamline students are up to on their 2015 Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips as they blog about their experiences in Ferguson, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Washington D.C.

    Wallace Swan presented two papers at the annual American Society for Public Administration conference in Chicago and was elected as Chair Elect (2016) of the L.G.B.T. Advocacy Alliance Section of A.S.P.A.

    May-term 2016 will offer undergraduates the opportunity to travel to Rwanda to learn about reconciliation and restorative justice in post-genocide Rwanda. Anyone interested should attend the info session on Monday, April 13 from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in Giddens Learning Center Room 204E.