Our members, from varied backgrounds and professions, share the desire to stay intellectually active and engaged. No one is a stranger for long at HASP. Friendships are made easily in class and through special events.

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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Be of retirement or semi-retirement status
  • Show evidence of broad, humane interest, intellectual vitality and inquisitiveness, and a willingness to contribute to the enrichment of the lives of fellow members, Hope College students, faculty and staff, and members of the surrounding community
  • Participate actively in HASP programs and classes, though attendance is always voluntary
Responsibilities of HASP Membership
  • Participation in HASP programs by attendance at the monthly program and annual business meetings
  • Enrollment in curricular offerings and special event offerings
  • Sharing insights and experiences in HASP programs designed to benefit members as well as others in the college and community
  • Serving on a HASP committee when asked to do so
Opportunities and Privileges of Members
  • VanWylen Library: Library privileges are extended to HASP members. Show your HASP name badge at the charge desk to receive a library card. There is no charge.
  • College Cultural Activities: Members are invited to attend special lectures, concerts and programs open to the college family as well as those open to the public. The monthly bulletin and emails from the HASP office alert members of such events.
  • Access to all course offerings and special events via enrollment/registration process.
  • Online Zoom access to hybrid class offerings via enrollment/registration process.
  • Monthly program held the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Online access to live stream of the monthly program on YouTube.
  • Parking pass for all faculty/staff lots while attending HASP or Hope events.
  • Annual Business Meeting in June.
  • A 20% discount at the Hope Geneva bookstore with your HASP badge.
  • Access to the HASP Library – a wonderful collection of book and movies.
Membership Information Booklet

View or download the membership information booklet (PDF).

BECOMING A NEW MEMBER

  1. Fill out a Request Info form to receive information on HASP and instructions on how to attend a monthly meeting
  2. Attend a monthly meeting
  3. If you’re ready to join HASP, request an application
  4. Submit application by the 15th of the month for membership beginning the 1st of following month

MEMBERSHIP DUES

The HASP fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Dues are due and payable by July 15 of each fiscal year. Dues cover the cost of operation (rent, office staff, supplies, printing, refreshments, etc.). Annual dues for fiscal year 2022–23 will be $125. 

PRIVACY POLICY

Hope Academy of Senior Professionals is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of members and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most significant responsibilities.  We do not share member information with any outside groups. We publish only a member directory as a courtesy to our HASP members. We expect members to adhere to the same policy. If you have questions about this policy please direct them to the HASP director at 616.395.7919.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 2020New Space

    HASP's home on campus is in a beautifully renovated space on the first floor of Anderson-Werkman Financial Center, completed in 2020.

    Location
  • 11 + 1Monthly Meetings

    Eleven monthly programs are presented at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on Hope's campus, plus an Annual Business meeting in June.

    More About HASP
  • ~300Course Sessions

    Each year HASP offers nearly 300 course sessions in social sciences, fine arts, humanities, and science, medicine and technology.

    Courses and Registration
  • Friendships

    Countless friendships have been kindled in class sessions and meetings getting to know other lifelong learners.

    Getting Involved