/ Center for Diversity and Inclusion


Step2Success (S2S) is a pre-orientation program that helps incoming students of color build connections and establish a sense of community, belonging and support during their transition to Hope College.

S2S takes place two days before Fall Orientation at Hope College.

Thursday (afternoon and evening)

  • Registration/check-in on campus; volunteers will help students move in
  • Welcome dinner to hear from and connect with key faculty and staff 
  • Students: Team-building activities
  • Parents and family: Tour downtown Holland

Friday (morning)

  • Breakfast with family, faculty, staff and students
  • Students: Panel of current student leaders of color discuss their experiences at Hope
  • Parents and family: Panel of faculty and staff discuss resources available for students

Register for Step2Success