/ Development and Alumni Engagement

Get Involved

Hope College is only as strong as the community that supports it. For generations, alumni, parents and friends have contributed to the success of the college in countless ways.

Today, you can continue this legacy and get involved. Take part in the greater Hope community and make our college the best it can be. We look forward to partnering with you in any of the following areas:


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 alumni@hope.edu or families@hope.edu with the following information:

  • First and last name
  • E-mail address
  • Indicate you are interested in subscribing to the monthly prayer request through Campus Ministries
Make a Career Connection

Hope has 32,000 alumni and 3,000 current student families in all 50 states and 80 countries. In today's economy, tapping into the potential of this network is vital. Join the Career Resource Network to share valuable insights with students, host an internship or externship at your employer or post a job for students and graduates.

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 another special project. 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.

There are a variety of ways for alumni and parents to volunteer at the college. From class reunions to the Alumni Board, from the Parents’ Council to social media champions, there’s something for everyone. If you’re interested in volunteering at Hope, reach out to us at alumni@hope.edu, families@hope.edu or 616.395.7250.

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. Show your school spirit by purchasing Hope College merchandise through the bookstore.