• Safe Zone Network

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    The Hamline University Safe Zone Network is a group of university community members who are committed to addressing issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community through education and advocacy.

    Members of the Safe Zone Network participate in a four-hour introductory workshop and on-going educational sessions on issues of particular interest to the membership.  

    Recent educational sessions have focused on such diverse topics as Coming Out, Religion and Spirituality, Legal Issues in the GLBT community, Bisexuality and Transgender Issues.  Additionally, members have the opportunity to serve on the Safe Zone Network Advisory Committee and/or of the four sub-committees: Training; Programming, Research and Assessment; Awareness, Advocacy and Action.

    Created and launched in January 2005 by Student Affairs staff members, Javier Gutierrez and Carlos D. Sneed, to date over 500 members of the university committee have participated in the training and educational activities of the Safe Zone Network.  Of these, 275 members are current members of the community, including staff, students, faculty and administrators.


    How LGBTQ Friendly is Hamline's Campus?

    Below is a link to the national LGBTQ Campus Climate Index report rating how LGBTQ friendly Hamline's campus is based on an index created by the national organization Campus Pride. The Campus Climate Index for Hamline was originally completed by the Hedgeman Center in 2011 and has recently been updated in 2013. View the documents below for more information. Also, click here to see the website where Hamline's results are posted.



    NOTE:  The Hedgeman Center's Coalition for LGBTQ Issues recognizes that any national assessment tool may have limitations in applicability to a particular campus. The Campus Climate Index is NOT a replacement or substitute for campus climate research which examines more holistically campus attitudes/perceptions of LGBTQ and Ally campus life. We also recognize that this rating is not a reflection of any one person’s experience or the experiences of an entire community of individuals here at Hamline. This tool will be used as a benchmark and a way of gauging Hamline in regards to other comparable institutions in the areas this tool assesses. 



  • Hamline News

    T. Aaron Hans was recently welcomed as the new assistant director in the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives, and started on July 1, 2014.

    Hamline’s orientation staff is busy preparing first year students for the whole college experience with Piper Preview and Piper Passages orientation sessions.

    Rashad Turner, a 2008 Hamline alum, was featured in a TEDx Talk where he spoke about his struggles growing up and the opportunity he has to help urban youth experience the wilderness to teach them valuable life skills.