• Student Affairs Division

  • Hamline University Student Affairs

    Student Affairs

    Division Overview

    The Student Affairs Division coordinates with a variety of campus offices that provide programs and services to students. It has the primary responsibility to make the out-of-classroom environment an integral aspect of student’s education. This is done through the work of Student Affairs professionals who understand the development of college students and are committed to enriching the lives of Hamline students. Patti (Klein) Kersten, the Vice President and Dean of Students, oversees this area. 

    The following offices and services are comprised of professionals who anticipate, solve and manage the daily activities of the students that constitute their area of responsibility in Student Affairs:

    The Dean of Students Office assists students with any question or concern including issues of harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct, Emergency Grant/Loan applications, and emergency situation response. The Dean of Students Office assists students in their overall success at Hamline. West Hall 106, 651-523-2421, deanofstudents@hamline.edu.

    Campus Recreation includes intramurals, sport clubs, and fitness classes. Bush Center first floor, 651-523-2550, campusrec@hamline.edu.

    The Career Development Center is a full service career center, providing career counseling, assessments, programs, resources and opportunities for Hamline students and recent alumni. They assist students with choosing a major, assessing interests and skills, exploring career options, developing networking and interviewing skills, writing resumes and cover letters, searching for jobs and internships, connecting with employers, and preparing applications for graduate school. The CDC is currently providing virtual appointments! Drew Science 113, 651-523-2302 or log into Handshake - the CDC's job/internship board and scheduling platform - to set up phone or video appointments.

    Counseling and Health Services provides individual and group counseling and health appointments for all undergraduate students. Manor Hall 16, 651-523-2204.

    Disability Resources coordinates and provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in the classroom and/or dormitories to create an accessible learning environment. West Hall 108, 651-523-2079, disabilityresources@hamline.edu.

    Hedgeman Center for Student Diversity Initiatives and Programs empowers the success of all students - paying particular attention to US students of color, first-generation college students, and others from historically marginalized backgrounds - through diversity-related programming and student organizations as well as student advisory, advocacy, and other services. Anderson Center 317, 651-523-2423, hedgemancenter@hamline.edu.

    New Student Programs oversees all summer, fall, and spring orientation programs for new First Years and Transfer Students, as well as the co-curricular support programs for the First Year Seminar (FYSEM) course. Transfer student programming extends beyond orientation each term with our "Access Hamline: Extended Orientation" series in order to ensure all new students receive support and programming to aid in their transition to Hamline. West Hall 106A, Instagram: @hamlinensp, newstudentprograms@hamline.edu.

    Public Safety is available 24/7 and provides assistance with questions, concerns and emergencies, access requests, parking permits, ID replacement, and lost and found. Sorin Hall 101, 651-523-2100, security@hamline.edu (non-emergencies only).

    Residential Life assists with everything related to living on campus, transitioning to college, and creating an inclusive on-campus community. West Hall 110, 651-523-2061, reslife@hamline.edu.

    Sexualities and Gender Diversity is focused on creating a dynamic campus community that affirms and supports sexual and gender diversity and promotes healthy and safe relationships. Anderson Center 321, 651-523-2380, queer@hamline.edu.

    Student Activities and Leadership provides students with opportunities to enhance their coursework and build leadership skills through co-curricular activities. SALD coordinates major events during Welcome Week, Homecoming, and Family Weekend, as well as regular evening and weekend programming like craft nights, poetry slams, and off-campus trips. In addition to events and activities, SALD provides students with the opportunity to become involved with more than 60 student organizations, including the Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress (HUSC) and the Hamline University Programming Board (HUPB). The opportunity for Hamline students to enhance their education through campus involvement are endless, and SALD helps students find the opportunities that are right for them. Anderson Center 319, 651-523-2235, sald@hamline.edu.

    The Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice cultivates student leadership to engage within social change and service within communities. Our center also supports students and student organizations in religious and spiritual life. The Wesley Center seeks to "do all the good" and "do no harm" in inclusive and welcoming ways. Signature programs include: All-In Voting Challenge, Interfaith Better Together, Catalyst Alternative Break trips, Food Resource Center, Jewish Student Life, LEAP into St. Paul, Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought, McVay Youth Partnership, Middle East North Africa Strategic Relations, and Muslim Student Association.  Anderson Center 318, 651-523-2878, Chaplain, Kelly Figueroa-Ray: kfigueroaray01@hamline.edu, Assistant Director of Social Justice Programs and Strategic Relations, MENA Region, Nur Mood: nmood01@hamline.edu.

    Statement of Purpose 

    The purpose of Student Affairs is to offer inclusive opportunities and diverse services that foster the development of the whole student.

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