• 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.

    *Diversity refers to the variety of backgrounds and characteristics found among humankind; thus, it encompasses all aspects of human similarities and differences. Please see the definition of diversity for more information.

    Guiding Commitments

    • Access

    • Representation

    • Participation

    • Decision making

    Announcements

    Hamline welcomes our new Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence Dr. David L. Everett.

    “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Everett to our community,” said Hamline President Dr. Fayneese Miller. “He has a proven record of effectiveness and advocacy on inclusion, equity and diversity issues. We have developed a national reputation as a leader in this area and I know that Dr. Everett’s energy and drive will fuel us in the ongoing pursuit of educational equity.”

    “I am pleased, honored and excited to join Hamline University,” Everett said. “Hamline’s rich tradition and its continued emphasis on academic rigor, practical learning experiences and social justice provides a powerful platform to work towards equity, inclusion and diversity across the institution and within the community. I look forward to working with President Miller, other administrators, faculty, staff, students and stakeholders as we collectively strive to ‘do all the good’ we can.”

    Dr. Everett has worked as equity, diversion and inclusivity consultant for the Minnesota Department of Human Services since 2015. While there, Everett was involved in the preparation, delivery and assessment of equity, inclusivity and diversity training programs, for the benefit of internal and external audiences at various levels.   
  • Events

    Sep. 19
    11:20 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

    Students who conducted research during this summer or during last academic year are welcome to present their work at this event! Every field and level is welcome, from humanities to natural sciences, from fine arts to social sciences, from education to business, and beyond.

    Sep. 20
    1 - 4:30 p.m.

    Stories of those who committed crimes, those who got away with them, and those who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system. Featuring St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter with keynote by Emily Baxter.

    Sep. 20
    2 - 3 p.m.

    Join us for our first bi-weekly discussion group exploring a variety of feminist issues. This week's issue is mental health, facilitated by Jenny Roper from Counseling Services.

  • news

    Collaboration

    Hamline’s undergraduate researchers will leave their labs and laptops behind so that they can present their work to the community during the annual fall interdisciplinary research symposium on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Anderson Center. All are welcome to attend.

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    Cambridge University Press released the updated second edition of the definitive textbook on teaching adults the English language in time for the 2019-2020 school year. A book celebration will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in West Hall 200. All are welcome to attend.

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    Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, the Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), will present “Truth and Reparations” at Hamline University during an event on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.