• 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 became the first school in Minnesota to join the Start by Believing campaign at a rally in the Anderson Center on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. In partnership with Ramsey County, Start by Believing is a national public awareness campaign uniquely focused on individual and community response to survivors of sexual assault.

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    Hamline University remains a top-ranked university in its class according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2018 edition. Hamline ranked sixteenth among 162 institutions in the Best Regional Colleges ‘Midwest’ category. In addition, Hamline once again made the Best Value list, the top Minnesota university on that list in the Midwest category, and the list of A+ Schools for B Students. 

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    The Commitment to Community Keynote Address speaker this year is Kemba Smith, author of Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story. Everyone is welcome to hear about Smith’s astonishing journey on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hamline United Methodist Church. Tickets are required, which will be available at the Student Involvement Center Desk, 319 Anderson Center, on Monday September 18, with overflow seating and simulcast in Anderson 112.