• Hmong Student Association (HSA)

    The Hmong Student Association (HSA) represents and shares the rich culture of the Hmong. HSA allows Hmong Students to share their culture with other students and the campus community through dialogue, events, and activities. They are also active in planning Asian Heritage Month, but HSA's biggest event is the Hmong New Year Celebration.

    The Hmong Student Association was founded and established in 1995. It has been 30 years, May of 1975, when the Hmong who lived in Laos began to immigrate to the United States as a result of the Fall of Saigon and because of an alliance with the US American CIA during the Vietnam War.  Within the last 30 years, the Hmong community in the U.S. continues to grow and develop in the land and places it has adopted. The struggle to exist has served as a paradigm for contemporary and historical immigrant stories with successes and consequences.
    HSA began as a small organization, in the early years, striving to find it’s identity in the membership and programs. In many instances, it’s only active members were the officers, officers who were obligated to the position to keep the organization alive, an issue that holds true for many student organizations today. A significant signature program hosted by HSA is the Hmong Month programs, held every year in November to lead up to the New Year Celebration in St Paul. HSA received the Organization of the Year Award and Go Mad Award respectively in 2003, a high praise for any student organization on campus. Members of HSA have actively been engaged in HUSC, conversations on race and ethnicity, academic honors, Residential Life, athletics and volunteerism. Members of HSA hold a record for an undefeated 6 or 7 – we really did lose count – years in intramural volleyball. Not only has HSA created its own place here at Hamline, the members and the organization itself through the years has made dramatic impacts on the broader Twin Cities community.

    Click here to read the HSA Constitution.

    President

    Kong Vang
    Email: kvang09@hamline.edu 

    External Public Relations

    Sandy Lo 
    Email: slo05@hamline.edu

    Internal Public Relations

    Chris Her
    Email: cher05@hamline.edu

    Secretary

    Wuang Yang
    Email: wyang05@hamline.edu   

    Treasurer

    John Haggar
    Email: jhaggar01@hamline.edu

    Advisor

    Bao Thao
    Email: bthao03@hamline.edu

     

  • Hamline News

    The Hamline community is invited to discuss and learn about the role of race in society, institutions, relationships, and daily life at the Hedgeman Center's Brown Bag Discussion Series being held every Wednesday in January from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Anderson Room 304.

    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.