Hope College Policies and Expectations
Below is a list of statements that are required in all course syllabi.
You are expected to attend every class unless you are unable to due to illness or some other
unforeseen circumstance. You are responsible for anything that you missed during your absence.
Generally speaking, you will not be able to make up work (e.g. quizzes and tests) if you miss
class unless you have received prior permission for the absence.
Academic Honesty & Integrity:
"As it seeks to fulfill its mission, the Hope College community assumes each of its members will operate with integrity and honesty, with a sense of personal responsibility, and with mutual trust and concern toward others in all facets of the life of the college. In order to apply this principle to academic life in a fair and consistent manner, the following policies have been adopted to clarify the expectations regarding conduct, and to establish a set of procedures for dealing with situations which violate these expectations."
-Preamble, Code for Academic Integrity at Hope College
More information about Academic Integrity can be found at:
Student Complaint: Hope College is committed to the appropriate resolution of complaints as efficiently and effectively as possible. We believe that providing a mechanism for complaints to be heard gives us the opportunity to improve our services. Students are encouraged to speak directly to other members of the Hope community in an effort to resolve conflict and/or seek an informal resolution of the dispute directly with the other community member(s) whenever possible. Please use this form in circumstances where such resolution is not possible.
Explanation of expectations for hours spent on out-of-class assignments: N/A
Safety & Emergency Preparedness: Students should dial 911 (the United States’ primary emergency response system) from any phone if they or someone else experiences a medical or mental health emergency. Students can also contact Hope College’s Campus Safety Office (616-395-7770) in any kind of emergency situation, and Campus Safety will contact the necessary emergency response service. Instructions for specific emergency situations can be found on this link. Students can sign up for emergency text message alerts at plus.hope.edu.
Inclement weather: Campus Safety sends emergency notification texts, including notice of weather-related closures, via the HOPE ALERT system. A decision to close campus offices and cancel classes is typically announced prior to 6:30 AM. More information regarding inclement weather notifications can be found on this link.
Academic Assistance Statement: The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers a variety of free services (e.g., tutoring, testing strategies, time management resources) for all students. The ASC is located in Van Zoeren Hall--immediately adjacent to the Van Wylen Library second-floor entrance. To contact the ASC send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-395-7830.
Disclaimer: This syllabus is subject to change. If changes occur, students will be notified via email/Moodle.
- Disability and Accessibility Resources
Hope College is committed to providing equitable learning environments.
If you have a temporary or permanent condition that requires accommodations
(conditions include but are not limited to: mental health, attention-related, learning, vision,
hearing, physical or health related), you may call Disability and Accessibility Resources (DAR) at
616-395-7925 to meet with a Disability and Accessibility Resources specialist or visit the
to request accommodations.
Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you,
your instructor (s) and Disability and Accessibility Resources.
Accommodations may be requested at any point in the semester but you are encouraged to
initiate the process early as accommodations will not be granted retroactively.
You and your instructors will receive an email from DAR verifying accommodations that have been approved.
This syllabus is subject to change. If changes occur, students will be notified in class and/or via email.