So you’re interested in comedy? Campus governance? Concerts? Club sports? Creative writing? We have a group for that — and so much more.
- 12th Street Harmony
12th Street Harmony
Hope College's all-male, student-led a cappella group.
Hope College's Student Newspaper
The Anchor is Hope College's student-run newspaper. New issues are published monthly. In addition to the editions on campus, families can purchase subscriptions to have sent home as well.
- Asian Student Union
Asian Student Union
Asian Student Union (ASU) helps to establish a community for Asians and Asian Americans to be empowered and united on Hope’s campus. ASU events are intended to promote awareness and provide support for the history, culture, experiences, and perspectives of Asians as well as acknowledging the issues faced by the community. ASU provides a place for Asian students to come together and celebrate each other's differences.
- Ballet Club
Ballet Club is open to all students who are seeking to practice their technical skills, perform together, and appreciate the beauty of ballet.
- Black Student Union
Black Student Union
Building Strength through Unity
The mission of BSU is to facilitate interaction and heighten awareness of African American history and culture within the Hope College and Holland communities. We work to unite the community by providing educational experiences through the hosting of speakers, dialogues and social functions.
- Chess Club
Hope College Chess Club (HCCC)
The Hope College Chess Club provides an opportunity for students to learn about the game and history of chess and to participate in friendly competition among their peers in the game of chess.
- Club Animalia (Pre-vet Club)
Club Animalia (Pre-vet Club)
Pre-Vet and Animal Lovers Club
Club Animalia is for all animal lovers, not only those on the pre-veterinary track.
- Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children connects Hope students with local children and adults who have special needs.
- Dance Club
Dance Club is open to all students interested in exploring different styles of dance and other exercise techniques.
- Dance Marathon
Giving Hope to Kids
Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that culminates with a 24-hour dance-a-thon in March.
- Dutchmen Dance Team
Dutchmen Dance Team
The Dutchmen Dance Team allows students to further their abilities and education in multiple styles of dance. It also provides the unique opportunity to perform for audiences at Hope College events.
- Engineers Without Borders USA – Hope College Chapter
Engineers Without Borders USA – Hope College Chapter
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
EWB-USA Hope College Chapter is an interdisciplinary group that seeks to help meet the basic needs of diverse communities through engineering projects. The Hope College chapter most recently helped develop water sources in Bondo, Kenya, through the installation of deep water wells and is starting to work in Teodomiro, Ecuador, to provide a school with an enclosed structure and a clean water source.
- Fly Fishing
Hope Fly Fishing Club promotes fly fishing as a form of outdoor recreation for students and faculty to learn about the art of fly fishing and develop a conservation ethic. The club is a part of Trout Unlimited's 5 Rivers College outreach program and affiliated with Schrems West Michigan Chapter of Trout Unlimited; the groups jointly participate in conservation projects and fishing excursions.
- Ford Leadership Forum
Ford Leadership Forum
The Hope College Chapter of the Gerald R. Ford Leadership Forum is a bi-partisan program that strives to promote leadership development, civic engagement, and community betterment. Founded by the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Ford Leadership Forum focues on virtue-driven leadership and service programming, with an opportunity to connect with other College Chapters across Michigan.
- Foster Hope Initiative
Foster Hope Initiative
Foster Hope Initiative (formerly known as Into the Light) is dedicated to raising awareness of the orphan crisis among Hope students and the community. From this awareness, the group takes action to partner with and support various orphan care organizations through fundraising, supporting, and volunteering.
- Francophone Club
Francophone Club at Hope College is a way to bring together students who speak or are learning French on campus. Through coffee-hour conversations, game nights, movie nights, cooking classes, and connections with the local francophone community in West Michigan, we desire to create a welcoming community to speakers of all levels where we can enjoy speaking French and getting to know more about francophone cultures and people.
- Garden Club
Garden Club seeks to give a place for the whole Hope community to plant and grow a wide variety of flowers, vegetables, and fruit.
- Geek Life
Geek Life is a celebration of "geek pop culture." Members meet regularly for movie and TV marathons, a wide variety of games, and active debates.
- Greek InterVarsity
The purpose of the Chapter is to establish and advance at Hope College a witnessing community of Fraternity and Sorority students who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.
- Green Hope
A group of students campus-wide, eager to learn about and promote a more sustainable, environmentally friendly campus. This group leads events, manages the student organic garden, and meets once a week for planning. Green Hope is open to all interested students!
- Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has work days around the greater Holland community on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. Act-Speak-Build week, Sleep Out in the Pine Grove, and the celebratory family dinner are all highlights of the Habitat experience.
- Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions
Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions
Hope Advocates for Invisible Conditions (HAIC) raises awareness and advocates for invisible conditions and disabilities across the Hope College community. Club meetings and events address current issues in the disability and invisible condition community. HAIC provides a supportive community for students with invisible conditions and/or disabilities. HAIC events are open to all students, regardless of whether or not they have an invisible condition/disability.
- Hope Catholics
Hope Catholics provides a space for Catholic students, or those exploring their faith, to worship and build community together. Many members of Hope Catholics attend mass together each Sunday.
- Hope College Formula Racing
Hope College Formula Racing
Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International in which a co-curricular group of students design a formula-style race car, raise funds, build, and develop the car for a variety of dynamic events. All students are welcome, regardless of major.
- Hope Democrats
Hope Democrats explore political issues, support campaigns, and enjoy civil debates with students from a variety of political perspectives.
- Hope Interfaith Youth Alliance (HIYA)
Hope Interfaith Youth Alliance (HIYA)
Hope's Interfaith Youth Alliance (HIYA) strives to provide a safe place for students from all faith backgrounds. Members of HIYA discuss matters related to faith or a lack thereof, and attend the annual Interfaith Youth Conference.
- Hope Met By Love
Hope Met By Love
Met By Love at Hope College is a student-led, spirit-led, mission-minded, faith-filled ministry. Our purpose is to gather students together in a space of intercession, prayer, worship, exhortation, and evangelism, to rightly see and respond to the presence of Christ.
- Hope Republicans
Hope Republicans explore political issues, support campaigns, and enjoy civil debates with students from a variety of political perspectives.
- Hope Taekwondo
Hope Taekwondo introduces the idea of training the body, mind, and soul in unison. Students will learn not only how to kick and punch, but how to stay calm and maintain their composure when they are fatigued. Members will learn respect, discipline, and honor organically through fostering an intimate Taekwondo community.
- Hope's Adoptee Organization
Hope's Adoptee Organization
Hope's Adoptee Organization helps to establish a community for all adoptees to feel supported and foster belonging on Hope's campus. Events are intended to promote awareness and provide support for the history, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of adoptees.
- International Relations Club
International Relations Club
The members of the International Relations Club (IRC) are united through their passion for learning about all aspects of a global society. Members hail from all around the world. IRC is especially known for their group outings to diverse restaurants around West Michigan.
- Investment Club 101
Investment Club 101
Investment Club 101 focuses on being a beginner friendly guide to understanding the functioning of exchange markets. The group provides a safe space for learning, discussions, and debates. The only requirement is to be willing to learn.
- LEGO® Club
LEGO® Club creates a relaxing and stress free enviornment where students can get together and share a common love for LEGO® by building, designing, and participating in other LEGO® related activities.
- Latino Student Organization
Latino Student Organization
The Latino Student Organization (LSO) celebrates and studies Latino heritage and culture. LSO's biggest event each year is Culture and Mocktails in the spring.
- Latinx Rhythms
Latinx Rhythms aims to create opportunities for cultural immersion through the art of Latin American dance.
Luminescence Women's Acapella Group is an auditioned, all-women, student-led acapella choral group.
- Men's Ice Hockey Club
Men's Ice Hockey Club
Hockey is a club team at Hope. Members practice regularly and compete on the collegiate level against other club teams.
- Men's Volleyball
Men's Volleyball is a traveling club sports team. All male students are welcome to participate.
- Mortar Board
Senior National Honor Society
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in leadership, scholarship and service.
- Nykerk Cup Competition
Nykerk Cup Competition
The Nykerk Cup Competition is one of Hope College's longest running traditions. Women from the freshmen and sophomore classes compete against each other in song, play, and oration.
The OPUS is Hope's student-run literary magazine. Issues are published once each semester.
- Outdoor Adventure Club
Outdoor Adventure Club
The Outdoor Adventure Club brings Hope students into the great outdoors. OAC sponsors bouldering nights, weekend hiking, cookouts, and an annual Spring Break trip. No outdoor experience is necessary to participate.
- Pan-African Student Association
Pan-African Student Association
The Pan-African Student Association is open to all students who are interested in learning about the social, political, economic and cultural elements of Africa. The group serves as a source for cultural celebration through different programs and policies, and strives to nurture, encourage, empower and provide academic support for the group's members.
- Pan-Indigenous Student Organization
Pan-Indigenous Student Organization
The Pan-Indigenous Student Organization is a safe space for indigenous people, or those interested in learning and connecting more with this culture. With a focus on the original pre-colonial traditions, PISO promotes awareness, inclusion, and pride surrounding indigenous communities and traditions, worldwide.
- Pickleball Club
Pickleball Club provides a fun, competitive, and inclusive environment for students of Hope College to play pickleball.
- Pre-Health Professionals Club
Pre-Health Professionals Club
The Pre-Health Professionals Club (PPC) serves all pre-health students. Events and activities hosted by the PPC seek to support and enhance student leadership opportunities and involvement in the healthcare field, including vocation preparation.
- Pre-Law Society
The Pre-Law Club offers an opportunity for members to learn more about the legal profession and to gain professional development.
Prism is dedicated to the support and empowerment of the queer community at Hope College. Thus Prism is determined to provide safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ identifying individuals and their allies in order to foster community, celebrate and understand queerness, and grow in allyship and advocacy. We intend to devote our efforts to supporting and empowering the queer community at Hope College, as well as the greater Holland community.
- Pull Even Year
Pull Even Year
The Pull is one of Hope College's longest running traditions. Each fall, the freshman class faces off against the sophomore class in a 3 hour tug-of-war over the Black River.
- Pull Odd Year
Pull Odd Year
The Pull is one of Hope College's longest running traditions. Each fall, the freshman class faces off against the sophomore class in a 3 hour tug-of-war over the Black River.
- Running Club
The Hope College Running Club provides an accepting social environment for runners of all skill level to come together, train for future races, and live a healthy and active life style, while getting to know the Holland Community better.
- Sacred Dance
Members of Sacred Dance worship God through movement. Without seeking personal attention, they perform at church services and organizational meetings as an expression of devotion.
- Sailing Club
The Sailing Club is open to all students, regardless of prior experience. Sailors compete against other colleges and universities at regattas throughout the fall.
- Silent Praise
Members of Silent Praise lead worship with American Sign Language (ASL) to glorify Jesus Christ; to bring students in the Hope College community and members of the surrounding community into a closer experience with God through the witnessing of Silent Praise; and to teach ASL and bring awareness to the language and the community who uses it.
- Ski & Snowboard Club
Ski & Snowboard Club
We provide a feasible, accessible and enjoyable experience for Hope college students at all ski and snowboarding levels. Each winter, we embark on Saturday trips to local ski resorts where transportation is provided and lift tickets/rentals are offered at at a reduced price.
- Society of Women Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
The mission of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is to encourage women in the engineering field to achieve their full potential, develop students to be future leaders, and demonstrate the value of diversity. We aim to strengthen the community of engineers at Hope College through various social events and improve the image of the profession through outreach in the Holland community. We aim to support women in their pursuit of engineering as they are a minority in a male-dominated field.
- Spikeball Club
We seek to unite Hope College students who are passionate about spikeball, as well as teach newly interested players about the game. This club will be all inclusive with the overall goal being to have fun and provide an opportunity for community among students.
- Student Activities Committee
Student Activities Committee
The Student Activities Committee (SAC) plans events for the entire campus community every weekend of the academic year. Events run the gamut from comedians to concerts to dodgeball tournaments and trips to Chicago. SAC's weekly coffeehouse features student performers.
- Student Congress
Student Congress is the official student-elected governing body of Hope College. Congress representatives serve on each of the college's different boards, offering a student perspective. Congress also sponsors a twice-weekly shuttle service to Meijer.
- Student Congress Appropriations
Student Congress Appropriations
The Student Congress Appropriations Committee oversees the budgeting process for student-led organizations. While the major budget meetings take place in April, Appropriations also rules on ad-hoc and capital requests throughout the academic year.
- Students Cherishing Life
Students Cherishing Life
Cherishing Life exists to promote human value and dignity on campus and in the community, specifically serving groups who are too often marginalized: the young, the old, and those with disabilities.
- Students Demand Action for Gun Sense
Students Demand Action for Gun Sense
Students Demand Action for Gun Sense is committed to organizing and acting to combat gun violence. Its purpose is to advocate for gun safety legislation and common-sense solutions to gun violence through educational and legislative action. Its purpose is not to abolish second amendment rights.
- Swing Club
Swing Club meets once a week during the academic year. Each session starts with a beginner-friendly dance lesson and includes a Move of the Week! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged.
TEDxHopeCollege is an event that showcases the insight, talent, and knowledge of selected Hope students, faculty and staff through featured speeches that embrace open thoughts and encourage creativity for the community, both locally and globally.
- Tap Club
Tap Club is open to both proficient and beginner tap dancers, as well as proficient jazz musicians who share an interest in developing collaborative and musical skills. This community of artists is a space for creativity and self expression where students can improv, learn about the history of tap and jazz, and build a stronger connection between the dance and music department.
VanderProv is Hope's one and only improv team. "We like to laugh and be laughed at."
- Volunteer Services
Volunteer Services connects Hope students with the Holland community and the world beyond through both short- and long-term service projects.
- Vox Populi
Vox Populi aims to empower Hope's student body to be civically engaged in their campus and global community, and to understand and address the oppressive systems in place in our world and on our campus that concern and impact members of our community, especially those who are disenfranchised and marginalized.
- WTHS Radio (89.9)
WTHS Radio (89.9)
WTHS is Hope's student-run, commercial free radio station. Individual students, staff/faculty, and departments are welcome to host their own weekly radio show. WTHS streams 24 hours a day.
- Women in Science and Engineering
Women in Science and Engineering
An organization, founded on faith, focused on unifying and empowering diverse women in pursuit of careers within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- Women of Color United
Women of Color United
Women of Color United is an organization created by women of color to support women of color on Hope College's campus and their allies. It is a community that focuses on spiritual enrichment, cultural engagement, academic success, informal mentoring, and leadership development.
- Women's Empowerment Organization
Women's Empowerment Organization
Women's Empowerment Organization raises awareness around current events and societal issues that impact women. This group is open to anyone with interest.
- Women's Ice Hockey Club
Women's Ice Hockey Club
As a developement club, the Women's Ice Hockey Club will practice, play scrimmages, and grow the interest of Women's hockey at Hope College. With time, the goal is to join the American Collegiate Hockey Association as an equitable and female alternative to the preexisting Men's Ice Hockey Team at Hope College.
- Women's Volleyball Club
Women's Volleyball Club
Hope's Women's Volleyball Club provides an opportunity for women to play volleyball at a non-competitive level. All female students are welcome to participate.
- Yoga Club
Hope Yoga strives to provide students with the knowledge and practice of yoga by providing a healthy, open, and affirming environment. The group welcomes all students wanting to learn more about the practice and history of yoga.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Student Life will share a space with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the new Bultman Student Center.
Bultman Student Center115 East 12th StreetSuite 107Holland, MI 49423