LGBTQIA Coalition The mission of the LGBTQIA Coalition is to strengthen the support for LGBTQIA individuals and communities at Hamline University. The Coalition is a group of students, staff, and faculty members at Hamline University that aims specifically to represent the presence, concerns, and interests of LGBTQIA people within the university community. Our purposes include: raising awareness of issues pertaining to the LGBTQIA and related communities advising the coordination and implementation of LGBTQIA programs and events serving as ambassadors for goals and objectives related to LGBTQIA people on campus promoting LGBTQIA focused and related activities responding to relevant campus and community incidents and issues that relate to the LGBTQIA identities and experiences strengthening LGBTQIA communities on campus providing identifiable resources for LGBTQIA individuals and supporters Our goal is to help create and nurture a living, learning and work environment free from prejudice and bias-motivated actions at Hamline University, as well as throughout the larger community. As a Coalition, we do this by educating the community on campus, partnering with on- and off- campus groups, monitoring the campus climate, building coalitions in varying areas of the community, advocating with campus officials, and reviewing and recommending changes to Hamline University policies. Additionally, members have the opportunity to serve on one of the four sub-committees: Training, Programming, Research and Assessment, and Awareness, Advocacy and Action. To join or learn more contact t. aaron hans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-523-2380.