• 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

    Hamline has once again been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

    The Hamline Multifaith Alliance and the Better Together Campaign are looking for participants for a possible J-term book club. If there is enough interest, dates and times of the book club will be announced.

    The Hamline community is invited to join the Hamline National Conference on Race and Ethnicity team for a day-long exploration of the racial and ethnic history of Minnesota and the state's historical and contemporary manifestations of race on Friday, January 23 in Anderson Center Room 112 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.