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|Eight fraternities and eight sororities exist on Hope's campus, emphasizing values including leadership, service/social responsibility, character, individual member development, brotherhood/sisterhood and faith. Most are local, with two national. Many of the organizations have a college-owned cottage that serves as living quarters and a center for activities. Approximately 10 percent of the student body belongs to these Greek organizations. Rush and new member education events take place in the spring semester.
Mission Statement of Greek Life Hope College
The Mission of Greek Life at Hope College is to foster a unified Greek community of equality while developing honest and open friendships. We promote responsibility through opportunities in service, student leadership, and personal growth, as well as encouraging an appreciation for diversity through an atmosphere of mutual respect. The overall Greek Life mission is to complement the mission of Hope College. To accomplish this mission, we include the following values:
Accountability: through preservation of our founding principles, responsibility, input, self-restraint, promotion of constant improvement, and respect for others and self
Community: through friendship, family, connection, teamwork, equality, collaboration, unity, and service
Integrity: through loyalty, love, trust, truth, honesty, recognition of weaknesses, and authenticity
Personal Growth: through faith, patience, balance, self-restraint, leadership, and scholarship