The Center for Diversity and Inclusion empowers students to excel academically and flourish as socially responsible members in a diverse world.

We provide opportunities, resources and advocacy in partnership with the greater Hope College community to promote a Christ-centered culture of equity and inclusion.

Our community will live and learn together authentically, compassionately and responsibly as influencers for positive social change in our increasingly diverse world.
Guiding Principles
Diversity, equity and inclusion are:

  • Inspired by the historic, ecumenical Christian faith and its call for love and justice
  • Grounded in the Virtues of Public Discourse (humility, hospitality, patience, courage and honesty)
  • Integral components of the Hope College experience for students, faculty and staff
  • Reflective of the dignity and worth of all human beings
  • Sources of enrichment and strength for our community

Diverse Perspectives Blog

  1. CDI Keppel House Dedication

    Posted by Margo Walters

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion held a prayer dedication of their new office at the Keppel...

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  2. God Help Us Please: Fear from Slavery to Present

    Posted by Vanessa Greene

    Over 500 years ago, European Americans kidnapped Africans and forced them into chattel slavery.&#...

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  3. CDI Town Hall

    Posted by Margo Walters

    Dear All, Due to all the recent events unfolding in our nation, we can’t imagine how you ar...

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  4. Dear White People,

    Posted by Eunice Maruhi, Class of 2021, Communication Major

    On ongoing protests: When did peaceful protests ever change the course of deep-rooted oppression?...

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  5. Vanessa Greene Talks with LEDA

    Posted by Margo Walters

    Gloria Lara, executive director of Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) hosted Vanessa Gree...

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We need to cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community — and this nation.

Cesar Chavez