• Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs

    HU logo lgbtqia: rainbow circle with the Hamline H in the centerHamline University's campus-wide Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs are focused on creating a dynamic campus community that affirms and supports sexual and gender diversity and promotes healthy and safe relationships. This work is part of the larger campus-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion work, to develop a welcoming and inclusive environment for all – students, faculty, and staff. LGBTQIA people come from every walk of life, and our communities include people who are affected by every system of oppression, not just homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

    In order to create a supportive and welcoming environment programs have been developed for faculty, staff and students. These programs include campus wide training and other educational events, specific leadership training opportunities for students, and training for faculty and staff to develop and create more welcoming classroom and community spaces on campus. We work to create opportunities to fosters mentoring relationships between faculty, staff, and students. Additional campus programs encourage faculty and staff to take leadership on LGBTQIA issues in their offices and academic departments; and for students to take leadership on these issues in their academic, work, and in the student organizations they are members and leaders.

    Upcoming Events     

    Check our our upcoming events on Presence, Hamline's new student event portal. 


    To keep up-to-date with events and happenings sign up for the LGBTQIA LIST serve.  


    Ongoing Events

    Spectrum, HU's student led LGBTQIA student group.  Learn more about Spectrum's meeting schedule here.

    Transform, a trans* identified student group, will meet biweekly in Fall 2021. | Contact t. aaron hans for more information and hangout link.

    LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Brown Bag Lunches - Contact t. aaron hans for more information

    Do you have ideas about events and programming that you would like to see on campus, ways you see yourself engaging and collaborating? Please contact t. aaron hans, the Hamline University staff member, who leads the Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs campus-wide. aaron wants to engages as many people as possible on campus (student, faculty, staff, and alumni). So, if we haven't met, please introduce yourself (call 651-623-2380 or email tahans@hamline.edu).

    A Note About Language

    Since we all use language differently, when we use:

    LGBTQIA, it is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, and asexual. The intent is to represent these identities and also related identities not explicitly included in the acronym.

    Trans*, refers to the broad community that encompasses the spectrum of gender identities that includes but is not limited to: transgender, transsexual, crossdresser, drag, genderqueer, two spirit (and other indigenous community identities), androgynous, a-gender, bigender, and people who are gender diverse and gender expressive. The asterisk is used as a visible signifier of the complexity and diversity of trans* communities.

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