The Hope College campus is a place to come alive. We have hundreds of student organizations, groups and events you can plug into, serve with, play in, root for and grow with.
Our student body is at the core of Hope’s vibrant, diverse, active community — and we have something for everyone.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community that allows all members to grow in their cultural understanding, engagement and proficiency. Our campus is unified by the belief that together we can accomplish more than we ever could apart.
The Student Activities Committee hosts high-quality programming and student entertainment, including:
- A concert series that has hosted artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Rector, Gungor, and S. Carey
- Coffeehouse, a weekly showcase of student musicians and performers
- Trips to regional points of interest, including Chicago and Detroit
- Films, improv and comedy shows, slam poetry and other performances
- Traditional collegiate events like the Homecoming Hoedown, Spring Fling and Winter Fantasia
- Outdoor events, including the Drive-In Movie and Spring Fling
- Events that make you think and wonder — things like Failure:Lab and many of our concerts
We also encourage your spiritual development. Campus Ministries is devoted to helping each student flourish and thrive in a spiritually nurturing environment.
At the Career Development Center, Hope students learn that rare combination of career preparedness, professionalism and deep values that gives our graduates a solid reputation among employers and graduate programs. We’ll assist you with every aspect of your career preparation, including:
- Exploring majors and careers
- Developing your resume and cover letter
- Pursuing internships, jobs and graduate school admission
- Building your network
- Preparing for interviews
Each of these areas reflects our commitment to developing students — in and out of the classroom.
Making Hope your Home
Living on campus is an integral part of your time at Hope. Each first- and second-year student calls one of 11 residential halls “home,” while upperclassmen have the opportunity to live in one of more than 90 apartments and cottages close to campus. Many of these are houses in residential neighborhoods and are fully integrated into the Holland community.
Plus, dining at Hope is an easy way to interact with your friends, faculty and staff. Enjoy the variety at one of two residence dining halls, and purchase concessions at any of our sports venues or four on-campus retail outlets. Visit Campus Dining to learn how we handle special dietary needs and food allergies and to find information about our sustainability efforts and our robust vegetarian program.
SENT TO SERVE THE WORLD
Spring break immersion trips challenge your ideas about injustice, deepen your faith, stretch your relationships and change the way you see the world.
Hope by the Numbers
- 80+Student Groups and Organizations
Sponsored by Student Life and with such a wide array of interests represented, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and make your mark.
- 17Fraternities and Sororities in Greek Life
There are 17 different fraternities and sororities on campus, and many other academic based ones as well.
- 1,161Service hours during Time to Serve
Time to Serve is held in the beginning of Fall semester and volunteers with 37+ nonprofits in one day
- 896+Students Participating in Dance Marathon
An all-night dancing event that raises money for the Helen Devos Children's Hospital