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Hope College values all individuals and celebrates life and abilities in the Christian context.

Hope College seeks to provide an inclusive and accepting environment for all persons on campus. To uphold this commitment the College has two primary resources: the Office of Disability Services, and the Academic Support Center.

Our goal is to support, provide resources, and purposeful engagement to benefit students and enhance students' overall Hope College experience.

Should you have questions as you navigate this site, please feel free to contact the Office of Disability Services or the Academic Support Center.

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Office of Disability Services Academic Success Center
Louise Shumaker, MA
Director of Disability Services
Jeanne Lindell, LMSW
Coordinator of Academic Accommodations
Office of Student Development Academic Success Center
(616) 395-7800 (616) 395-7830
shumaker@hope.edu lindell@hope.edu
Resources: Resources:
Campus Accessibility Academic Accommodations
  • Housing Accommodations
    (form required)
(based on appropriate documentation - see ASC website)
  • Campus Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Priority Snow Removal
  • Note Takers 
  • Reserved Parking
  • Readers/Scribes for Tests 
  • Emergency Evacuation Procedures
  • Testing Accommodations
Advocacy Academic Coaching
  • Advocacy for Campus Accessibility
  • Time Management 
  • Advocate with Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Develop Students' Advocacy Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies 
Support Services
  • Study Skills
  • Support Group
  • ADD Academic Coaching
  • ADD Life Skills Coaching
Peer Tutors
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Available in Most 100 & 200 Level Courses

Additional Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services
Director Dr. Kristen Gray, PsyD, LP
--To schedule an appointment, please call (616) 395-7945

Health Clinic
Associate Director Cindy Sabo, RN-C, BSN
--To schedule an appointment, please call (616) 395-7585