We’re committed to making a Hope education accessible.
Remote Disability and Accessibility Resources
- For students who might request accommodations for the first time, we will continue to process new requests via email and Google Meet. You can initiate the process by completing a Request for Access or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For students already approved for accommodations, make sure to fill out a semester request in Accommodate.
- For faculty, we will continue to provide support and resources. Please review the faculty information for accessibility during remote instruction.
- We have made changes to our process and procedures for test proctoring. Students can read about changes to the process for scheduling exams in our office and faculty can read about changes for test proctoring.
DAR is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equal access to the full Hope College experience, to supporting self-advocacy, and to educating faculty, staff and students about disabilities. We believe that all students should be able to get where they need to go, fully participate and access all material. DAR strives to educate the campus about diversity and encourage an inclusive environment for all.
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 form.
- 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.
- 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 and you are a visual learner, you can watch our video on how to submit a semester request.
- If your schedule changes after you submit a semester request, be sure to follow these steps again to request accommodations for the new course.
COME SEE US
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 email@example.com 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.
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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.
- 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.