• Office of Inclusive Excellence

    The Office of Inclusive Excellence, working under the Office of the President, provides institutional leadership on all matters of diversity and inclusion. At Hamline University, inclusive excellence is an integral part of our identity, and we believe our success depends on our efforts to cultivate and practice inclusivity, embrace diversity, and uphold equity. To that end: 

    • We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse administration, faculty, staff, and student body.
    • We strive to ensure that our students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments.
    • We are committed to the pursuit of excellence by being inclusive of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, age, or protected veteran status in any activity administered by the university.
    • We endeavor to make Hamline University a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the university are essential to our success.

    Upcoming Initiatives

    The Office of Inclusive Excellence provides ongoing opportunities for development and dialogue for all members of the community in furtherance of its mission. To that end, the office also partners in this work with other units and organizations on campus that also convene important initiatives addressing equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

    Faculty and staff initiatives

    Robin DiAngelo Workshops: Unconscious Bias

    Thursday, February 6 – 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 11 – 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 20 – 9:3010:30 a.m.
    Tuesday, February 25 – 3:304:30 p.m.

    Anderson Center, room 111

    The campus community is invited to discuss unconscious bias with Robin DiAngelo at one of four upcoming workshop dates. To lay the foundation for the workshop, the Office of Inclusive Excellence will provide copies of DiAngelo's book, Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, to staff and faculty as supplies allow; participants may indicate a workshop time preference and reserve a copy of the book online.

    Ongoing Initiatives for Faculty and Staff

    IDI Training

    All Hamline departments, faculty and staff included, have either taken or will take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment by the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Under the direction of Dr. Everett, each department will evaluate their findings. The IDI provides a platform for individuals and groups to examine things such as implicit bias and intercultural competence with a goal of making sense of and responding to cultural differences and providing practical and actionable tools that can be applied both in and out of the classroom.