Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Michelle Seppala Gibbs
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Hope College
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Michelle Gibbs
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
Hope College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Hope will be featured, along with 102 other recipients, in the November 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Dr. Sonja Trent-Brown, who is vice president for culture and inclusive excellence at Hope, credited the honor to ongoing efforts across the campus community. “I believe we were recognized with this award because of the efforts of the Hope College students, faculty and staff who have been engaged in this work and making contributions toward being a place that is faithful, welcoming, and transformational as shared in Hope’s Christian Aspirations,” she said. “We continue to be on the journey together and this recognition for our efforts is an honor and an encouragement. Heartfelt thanks to our students and colleagues!” A four-year, Christian liberal arts college, Hope describes its Christian identity with three aspirations: to be faithful, to be welcoming and to be transformational. Hope’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Trent-Brown said, reflects the college’s commitment to the aspirations. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selects the HEED Award recipients based on its review of several criteria that together demonstrate a holistic commitment to diversity.

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