Three Hamline community members in front of a bus with "I Voted" stickers and signs

Social Justice Programs

Hamline University has a long tradition of promoting social justice on our campus and in our wider community. The Wesley Center provides programming for students to engage in the multifaceted work of social justice at Hamline and beyond. We are moved and motivated by our slogan, the words of Mahatma Gandhi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Our signature social justice programs are:

  • The Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips, where students travel to cities across the US to engage in continued learning about issues such as food justice, immigration and refugee rights, environmental justice, interfaith collaboration, community building, and more.
  • Hamline Votes, wherein the months before election cycles, our office helps facilitate a campaign to maximize voter engagement on campus.
  • Various food access initiatives, programming, and advocacy across Hamline University, so all students have access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods.

Social justice programs and events

Wesley Center and Hamline Church internships

Paid positions and work study

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