• Civic Engagement and Community Service

  • Civic Engagement and Community Service

    Growing out of Hamline University’s vision to be “locally engaged and globally connected” and the Wesley Center’s statement of purpose “to connect the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person, through compassionate action and courageous reflection,” Civic Engagement and Community Service programs include "LEAP into St. Paul," which introduces students to opportunities for engagement and service with a variety of local community organizations.

    Students interested in volunteer placements can also review the list of volunteer opportunities included on this site. Community organizations wishing to post volunteer opportunities can do so via the "Submit a Volunteer Opportunity" link on the left sidebar menu.


    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Wesley Center at 651-523-2483. If you would like more information about "LEAP into St. Paul," please contact Maggie Blackmon at mblackmon01@hamline.edu.

    Hamline University and the Wesley Center Proudly welcome the Values in Action Program

    We strive to build bridges with those who are searching, and those who have found their own truths.

    The Values in Action program (VIA) is designed for students who identify as Humanist, Unitarian or Atheist to have the opportunity to: 
    -Become involved with service work

    -Explore interfaith connections
    -Challenge and continue to break down stereotypes of non-theistic people
    -Work with organizations on campus, as well as in the Twin Cities community
    -Attend events and lectures surrounding humanist service work

    Students who identify as secular can take part in the student-led “Discussion about Religion” series to explore their beliefs further and the possibilities for interfaith collaboration.
    If you have questions or are interested in joining or collaborating with VIA, please contact Sofia White, student leader, Values in Action Program at swhite09@hamline.edu.


    VIA is inspired by Chris Stedman’s atheist-interfaith work at Harvard and Yale. (Author of Faitheist- How and Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, 2012)

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    Please welcome Terry Metz who started at Hamline on July 1 as the university librarian. In this role he will provide administrative leadership for Bush Memorial Library, Law Library, University Archives, and will serve as initial leader of Hamline's newly consolidated library system.

    Hamline’s Stacie Bosley and Kim McKeage wrote an article which will be published in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. Bosley also presented a paper at the Western Economic Association and was a recent guest on the Los Angeles NPR AirTalk program, “Tweens get into the direct-sales market.”

    Two Hamline School of Business professors, Jim Hagen and Jim Scheibel, were featured at the 27th annual meeting of the Association of Japanese Studies (AJBS) in Vancouver, British Columbia, this past June.

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