• 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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    At the 2017 Commencement ceremony on May 20, Hamline will honor two distinguished individuals who have devoted their careers to fighting for equality and the rights of others. The 2017 honorary degree recipients are former Ambassador James C. Hormel who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the undergraduate ceremony, and Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, who will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the graduate ceremony.

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    Hamline University and Hamline political science professor David Schultz, noted expert on elections, politics, and public policy, announced today the selection of Red Wing, Minnesota and Willmar, Minnesota as the first two Minnesota cities which will host a unique new effort called Citizen Assemblies.