Hope is an unusual Christian college. Hope’s mission and vision are shaped by its broad-minded Christian faith and ecumenical ideals. We seek to educate students for lives of leadership and service in a diverse, global society to be what we often call World Christians. Hope graduates are educated to think about lifes most important issues with clarity, wisdom, and a deep understanding of the foundational commitments of the historic Christian faith. They are agents of Hope who live faithfully into their vocations. At this distinguished four-year liberal arts college, academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join to strengthen each other in a supportive and welcoming community. While historically affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Hope is ecumenically diverse and values open discussion of matters of faith and respect for the opinions of others.