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    Principles of Community

    Hamline University is committed to providing an environment conducive to:

    • The acquisition of knowledge and the skill and wisdom to contribute to society in constructive ways.
    • The creation and maintenance of an honest, just, intellectual, and educational atmosphere.
    • The promotion of a diverse community through the creation of free-flowing discussion and analysis of ideas and values of many kinds.
    • The protection of human rights, health, safety, welfare, and property of all members of the university and the property of the university itself.

    The university is further committed to fostering an educational environment based upon mutual respect. Such respect promotes a community in which all students feel free to pursue their education and cocurricular activities. Students are encouraged to respect the person and property of others and to listen and learn from differences rather than dismiss them. 

    Given the geographic, racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity that exists within Hamline University's community, the goal of achieving a safe, supportive, and productive educational experience for all students requires mutual respect for one another's person and property and adherence to the policies and rules regarding student conduct. To this end, certain basic principles of community have been developed to govern the conduct of undergraduate and graduate students as members of the university community. Additionally, each academic unit has its own set of policies and procedures that governs the behavior of its respective members. 

    Hamline University holds you to high expectations as a Hamline student, both in and out of the classroom. Hamline students are responsible for knowing the content of all policies and should review them regularly. Please contact the Dean of Students Office at 651-523-2421 (West Hall 106) if you have questions regarding any policy. Drawn from the Conduct Code: All Students policy.

    The Associate Dean of Students, Javier Gutierrez, is in charge of the conduct system and process at Hamline. The Vice President and Dean of Students, Patti (Klein) Kersten, is in charge of Title IX and grievance processes at Hamline. Please refer to the university policies for more details. Below are some policies of which you should be aware.

    Undergraduate Academic Honor Code

    Discrimination and Harassment Policy

    Hamline University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.

    Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in Hamline University's U.S. based education programs and activities. Under Title IX, sexual harassment constitutes sex discrimination. Sexual harassment includes conduct on the basis of sex that is: unwelcomed conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the complainant equal access to a Hamline education program or activity ("Unwelcomed Conduct"); sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence (herein, dating violence and domestic violence are jointly "domestic violence"), stalking; any instance relating to a quid pro quo stipulation involving a Hamline employee; and any related retaliation.

    Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

    The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (DFSCA) and subsequent legislation require that an institution of higher education certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees to be eligible to receive funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, including participation in any federally funded or guaranteed student loan program. Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 §1213 (a).

    Campus policies and standards of conduct regarding illegal alcohol and drug use and related sanctions; Applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding alcohol and drug possession and use; Health risks associated with the use of alcohol and drugs; and Local treatment and counseling programs.

    Please read it carefully. All students are expected to be aware of the information contained in this document and the policies and procedures referenced within it. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 651-523-2421. 

    Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use Policy
    Hamline University's Resource and Policy Guide  

    The following biennial reports certify that Hamline has adopted and implemented its alcohol and drug abuse prevention plan.
    2020 Biennial Report
    2018 Biennial Report
    2016 Biennial Report
    2014 Biennial Report 
    2012 Biennial Report
    2010 Biennial Report
    2008 Biennial Report