• Statement of Civility from Community Conversation

    Hamline University's statement of civility is intended to guide community engagement and interaction. The statement below is a DRAFT statement and we welcome responses, thoughts, and suggestions. Please send them to Dr. David Everett, Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, at deverett01@hamline.edu.

    Hamline University is dedicated to intellectual inquiry in its full depth, breadth, abundance, and diversity. It is committed to academic freedom and personal expression for everyone. The University embraces the articulation of all ideas, some of which will potentially be unpopular and unsettling, as an integral and robust component of intellectual inquiry. It is expected that the expression of ideas will be done in orderly ways that are respectful of others and which do not include personal vilification based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or identity. Hamline University encourages all, whether it be on campus or off, to foster a civil, respectful, and inclusive community defined by a concern for the common good, by developing relationships and a culture that promotes the rights, safety, dignity, and value of every individual. A civil university community, consisting of students, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees, and external constituents, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity.