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Risk and Responsibility

Hope College knows the value of, and encourages its students to participate in, a wide variety of educational experiences domestically and abroad. It is also important for faculty and staff to participate in domestic and international opportunities that enhance their learning and the reputation of Hope.

To manage health and safety risks, the Risk and Responsiblity Management Team, with the support of the Hope College administration, has developed the following directions for faculty, staff and student travel.

Guiding Principals 

  • International travel will be thoughtfully reviewed if the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to maintain their highest alert levels.
  • All state and local guidelines should be consulted and followed for all areas you will be traveling to and through.
  • Employees should adhere to and practice good hygiene habits as they travel. 
    We recommend having appropriate sanitation supplies (bring wipes, hand sanitizer and mask; wash hands frequently).
  • Social distancing should be maintained when appropriate.
  • Use of college vehicles is strongly encouraged. Hope vehicles will have wipes for you to use prior to use and at the completion of your trip. Masking is required.
  • If you are not feeling well you should stay home or return home if you are already away from campus.
  • If you have any contact with someone with COVID-19 or where it was present you should self-quarantine and contact Human Resources.

Emergency Notifications Procedures

In case of an emergency, contact Hope College Campus Safety at 616.395.7770.

Operators are available 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Campus Safety will contact the appropriate college personnel to assist you.

In an effort to assist you better, we have included an example of the Emergency Information Call Sheet that Campus Safety will use when taking your call.