/ Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Events and Programs

We offer diversity and professional development opportunities that focus on cultural competency and student success.

Find all our upcoming events on the campus calendar 

CDI Events

Diversity Lecture Series

The Diversity Lectures Series features distinguished leaders and experts in diversity and inclusion, with a focus on research and scholarship. This series offers opportunities for cultural celebrations and recognition of relevant topics connected to diverse populations.  

Step2Success Orientation Program

Step2Success Orientation Program — Incoming students of color and their families gain a jump start on the academic experience, establish networks of support and develop a greater sense of community during their transition to Hope College.

Casual Conversations

Casual Conversations are opportunities for the Hope community to discuss and engage in relevant interdisciplinary topics on diversity, equity and inclusion. These conversations are aimed to create greater awareness about societal issues that impact the success of students. 

Leadership Empowerment Program

Partnership with the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career to support students career development plan and job opportunities. We'd like to thank Herman Miller, Gentex, Lambert Company, Mercantile Bank, Spectrum Health, Steelcase and Meijer Corporation for their ongoing support.

Racial Healing Circles
Hope College’s Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Campus Center is guided by our faith and the TRHT framework, both of which lead us to embrace our common humanity, learn to see ourselves in one another, and approach difficult issues through the lens of empathy and compassion.
Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries.