/ Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Student Organizations

CDI provides advisory support to multicultural student groups on campus to support their success and sense of belonging.

Black Student Union (BSU)


BSU LogoBSU facilitates interaction and heightens awareness of African American history and culture within the Hope College and Holland communities. It works to unite the community by providing educational experiences through speakers, dialogues and social functions.

Motto: Building Strength through Unity

Hope's Asian Perspective Association (HAPA)


HAPA LogoHAPA helps to establish diversity and promote awareness on campus of Asian American history, experiences, issues and perspectives. It provides events that deal with Asian American heritage. It aims to help and stimulate the Hope community and strengthen the identity of its Asian American members.

Latino Student Organization (LSO)

LSO logoLSO promotes an understanding of the Latino culture in the Hope College and Holland communities by introducing others to the richness of various Latino cultures through activities and programs.

Theta Gamma Pi 

 

Theta Gamma Pi LogoThe Theta Gamma Pi Sorority creates a multicultural sisterhood that will be active in the community through leadership and service. While upholding respect for our own unique differences, we educate our fellow students and promote the growth of diversity on campus. 

Motto: Unity, Respect and Sisterhood

Lambda Delta Pi Leadership Community

Lambda Delta Pi“Building leaders through community”

Lambda Delta Pi is a leadership community for students that focuses on spiritual enrichment, social and cultural engagement, academic success, informal mentoring, and leadership development. Building leaders through community while creating a foundation for students on campus that will set a precedent for years to come.

 WOCU

This is a group leadership and mentoring program for female students of color. A female professional from various sectors (business, law, education, medicine, etc.) comes in every Wednesday to share her professional journey with students and encourage them personally and professionally. One highlight include partnering with the political science department and taking a group of 25 students to Chicago to see the play Hamilton, an extraordinary musical about the founding father Alexander Hamilton. This will be a life-long memorable experience for students, a true highlight of their experience at Hope.

  • Cuppa Tea Thursday’s
  • Spiritual Enrichment
  • Academic Success
  • Informal Mentorship
  • Leadership Development
  • Social and Cultural Engagement
M.E.N.

This is a group leadership and mentoring program for male students of color. A male professional from various sectors (business, law, education, medicine, etc.) comes in every Thursday to share his professional journey with students and encourage them personally and professionally. Male students tend to be less engaged than female students; however this program has increased the sense of belonging and community among male students of color. We have tried several outreach efforts in the past, but this program has been the most impactful and we expect it to continue to grow. One highlight was Ernesto Villarreal (former assistant director of CDI) taking a group of 15 students to the auto show in Detroit, where they had a luncheon meeting with engineers and senior leaders from General Motors.

  • Necktie Thursdays
  • Spiritual Enrichment
  • Academic Success
  • Informal Mentorship
  • Leadership Development
  • Social and Cultural Engagement