/ Alumni and Family Engagement

Get Involved

As a parent or family member of a Hope student, you have a unique perspective and are a comforting presence for students and families. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

Thank you for your interest in getting involved. We look forward to partnering with you in any of the following areas:

Support Your Student

One of the best ways you can get involved in the life of the college is by supporting your student at Hope. Learn about the many resources available to help you do this.


Campus Ministries coordinates monthly prayer requests as they identify current needs of students and the Hope community. You can subscribe to an email update by emailing parents@hope.edu with the following information:

  • First and last name
  • E-Mail address
  • Indicate that you are interested in subscribing to the monthly prayer request through Campus Ministries
Refer a Student

Make Hope known to prospective students and families by communicating with the youth of your community and sharing with friends and family looking for colleges. Refer a student to Admissions.

Make a gift

The quality of the Hope experience is made possible by a community of donors. Join them and support the college financially by contributing to the Hope Fund or other special projects. Let us know if we should contact an organization or individual to financially support Hope.

Attend Events

Attend events in your area, including Alumni and Family Engagement sponsored events or arts and athletic events. You can even volunteer to plan an event in your community. If you are interested, contact Jenna Teater.

Word of Mouth

Help make Hope better known in your area by spreading the word about the college and your experience here. Learn more about Hope College and become empowered to share Hope’s story within your network.

Hope Spirit Gear

You never know when a Hope College license plate holder or hat will spark a meaningful conversation. You can show your school spirit by purchasing Hope College merchandise through the bookstore.

Parents' Council

The Parents’ Council is a group of 15–20 parents who represent current families and serve as an important connection between them and the college. Serving on the Parents’ Council is a great way to stay involved and volunteer with Hope. Learn more about the Parents' Council.