We’re committed to making a Hope education accessible.
DAR assists the college with its mission of educating students for lives of leadership and service in a global society by ensuring that all students have equal access to the full Hope College experience. DAR supports self-advocacy and strives to educate faculty, staff and students about disabilities in the context of diversity and encourages an inclusive environment. We believe that all students should always be able to get where they need to go, can fully participate when they arrive, and have access to all information.
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:
- Please complete a Request for Access.
- Schedule a meeting with Disability and Accessibility Resources staff to discuss your individual needs.
- Gather documentation that reflects your current abilities and limitations.
If you have, or think you might have, a concussion, here's what to do:
- Athletes: Contact an athletic trainer
- Students who have not been to a doctor: Contact the Health Center
- Students who have seen a doctor: Contact Disability and Accessibility Resources
If you are already connected with our office, you know the drill:
- 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. If this is your first time and you are a visual learner, you can watch a video on how to submit a semester request.
- To submit a new accommodation request, please sign in to Accommodate with your 1Hope User ID and password and click on Accommodation > Supplemental.
- If your schedule changes after you submit a semester request, be sure to follow these steps again to request accommodations for the new course.
We are co-located with the Academic Success Center in Van Zoeren 261. Office hours are generally 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Test proctoring occurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the semester. You can make appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by scheduling directly into Jeanne's calendar or Carrie's calendar.
A personalized holistic approach
You know yourself and your needs best. Because there may be times we aren't your best option, we work closely with multiple offices across campus.
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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.
- 450+ Tests Proctored Each Semester
We work closely with professors to provide over 450 proctored tests to ensure that students with approved testing accommodations are able to demonstrate what they know.
- 78Housing Accommodations
For the 2020/21 academic year, there were 78 housing accommodation and accessibility requests.
- 73Campus Partners
Our 73 campus partners provide leadership and guidance regarding access and inclusion to the Hope community.