• Diversity Initiatives

    Our vision for Hamline University, a diverse community of learners with students at the center that transforms lives, combined with our diversity policy, requires a comprehensive and integrated approach across all of our schools, programs, and administrative units. Our vision embraces a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all -- students, faculty, and staff.

    This initiative approaches the integration of diversity values across five major focus areas:

    • Student learning inside the classroom (faculty development & academic affairs)

    • Students outside the classroom (student affairs)

    • Faculty recruitment and retention

    • Staff recruitment, development, and retention

    • External relations and partnerships

    Diversity work is among the most important things that we can do at Hamline. Our future success depends on our diversity. Organizations and universities who do not find a way to bring their communities together will simply not succeed.

    Guiding Commitments

    • Access

    • Representation

    • Participation

    • Decision making

    Announcements

    2017 Diversity Research Award and Grant Opportunities for Faculty/Student Summer Collaborative Research Announced
    Since 2010, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives and Bush Library have collaborated on the Hamline Diversity Award given annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Student(s) receiving this award are recognized on Honors Convocation each year and are awarded a cash prize. Nomination Deadline March 9th, 2017. Information and nomination here.

    Since 2014, Diversity Initiatives has offered summer collaborative research grants for students and faculty who want to work together on diversity related research in any discipline(s) which concerns student life, civic/community engagement, academic engagement, inclusive excellence in leadership, scholarship and service in Higher Education. Application Deadline March 31st, 2017. Information and application here. 
      

  • news

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    Hamline's Criminal Justice Department has received another grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The $846,000 grant will build on a partnership to implement crime reduction strategies in a unique Minneapolis neighborhood identified as a hotspot for crime.

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    Surrounded by the vibrant and diverse Twin Cities arts scene, Hamline University students have unique and plentiful opportunities to express their creativity both on campus and off.