• 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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    Retiring professionals and corporate executives now have a new career path to consider--complete with a bonus package of giving back to their communities--thanks to the launch of a new Encore Fellowship Program led by Jim Scheibel through Hamline University that pairs their skills and experience with local nonprofits in need of their talents.

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    Celebrating its 10th year, the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) boasts an impressive number of award-winning alumni and faculty who are among the most influential writers of young people’s literature in the country.

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    Laura Mann Hill, Making Waves assistant director and alumna, and Hamline students presented on June 3, 2017 at the 22nd Annual Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference.