Policies and Resources
Use these resources to help you navigate the complex issues of student life.
If you have questions regarding any of the policies and resources listed on this page, please contact our office at 616.395.7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Student Handbook
- The Hope College Student Handbook provides essential information regarding campus life, policies and procedures. The
college strives to make our campus a place where members can study, work and live,
and where people are treated with respect. Questions regarding the Student Handbook
may be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students at 616.395.7800.
- Discrimination Complaint
Hope College seeks to be a community that affirms the dignity of all persons as bearers of God’s image. It is Hope College policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family status, genetic information, height, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or weight, except in the event of a bona fide occupational qualification.
Making a report about discrimination or harassment can be done online at hope.edu/reportdiscrimination or by contacting Sara Dorer, Equal Opportunity and Compliance Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator/Interim ADA and 504 Coordinator, at 616.395.6818 or email@example.com. She can also help answer questions about the policy and the process if you have questions before reporting.
Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy
- Missing Person Policy
- In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the College has implemented
a Missing Persons Policy to establish procedures to respond to reports of a missing
student. Questions regarding the Missing Persons Policy may be directed to Jeff Hertel,
director of Campus Safety, at 616.395.7800.
Missing Persons Policy
- Emergency Contact Policy
- Student safety and wellbeing is very important to the Hope College community. For
this reason, we ask that students help us by supplying (and regularly verifiying)
emergency contact information.
Students are strongly encouraged to enter themselves as an emergency contact in order to receive emergency text messages to their cell phones. Questions concerning the Emergency Contact Policy may be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 616.395.7800.
Emergency Contact Policy
- Drug and Alcohol Policy
- In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Hope College
prohibits all marijuana use, including medical marijuana. Questions about this policy
may be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 616.395.7800.
Drug and Alcohol Policy
- Annual Security Report
- Annually, Hope College prepares the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes a statement of security measures, the annual crime statistics
and is in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act. Questions about this information may be directed to Sara
Dorer, Title IX coordinator, at 616.395.6818.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
- Voter Registration
Federal law mandates that all colleges and universities in the country make voter registration information available to all students, who are eligibile to vote and attending their institutions.
Hope College students may register to vote using a college address or a hometown or parent’s address. If you register with your hometown address and want to vote while attending college, you must remember to request an absentee ballot before the election. Check with your state’s election board for the exact deadline.
To learn more about voting, please visit usvotefoundation.org to learn more about voter registration requirements and deadlines.