We’re committed to making a Hope education accessible.

Our services are individualized to ensure reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities, to promote and support students in self-advocacy, and to educate faculty, staff and students about disabilities. We believe that all students should be able to get there, fully participate and access all material.


Students at Hope who have an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities may seek assistance from our office.

Contacting us for the first time

If you experience barriers as a result of a chronic medical condition, mental health, physical or sensory disability, an injury or temporary condition, learning disability and/or ADHD, get connected with our office by following these steps:

  1. Please complete a Request for Access.
  2. Schedule a meeting with Disability and Accessibility Resources staff to discuss your individual needs.
  3. Gather documentation that reflects your current abilities and limitations. 

Concussion Protocol

If you have, or think you might have, a concussion, here's what to do:

returning students

If you are already connected with our office, you know the drill: 

  1. To notify faculty of academic accommodations, please sign in to Accommodate with your 1Hope User ID and password. On the left hand side of the homepage, click Accommodation>Semester Request>Add New.  
  2. To submit a new accommodation request, please sign in to Accommodate with your 1Hope User ID and password and click on Accommodation>Supplemental. If this is your first time submitting a semester request and it's helpful to see it being done, you can watch this video


We are co-located with the Academic Success Center in Van Zoeren 261. Office hours in June and July are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test proctoring occurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the semester. You can make appointments by calling 616.395.7925 to talk with a real live person or by scheduling directly into Jeanne's calendar or Carrie's calendar.

A personalized holistic approach

You know yourself and your support needs best. Because there may be times we aren't your best option, we work closely with multiple offices across campus.    

Hope by the Numbers

  • 12.5%Students Connected with DAR

    12.5% of Hope students have requested accessibility accommodations through DAR so that they can fully participate.

  • 750+ Tests Proctored Each Semester

    We work closely with professors to provide over 750 proctored tests to ensure that students with approved testing accommodations are able to demonstrate what they know.

  • 66Housing Accommodations

    For the 2018/19 academic year, there were 66 housing accommodation and accessibiility requests.

  • 73Campus Partners

    Our 73 campus partners provide leadership and guidance regarding access and inclusion to the Hope community.