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Academic: Social Sciences
Learning by doing and incorporating a global perspective

The Social Sciences community is the largest academic division at Hope. Students receive a hands-on understanding of communication and cultures through student-faculty collaboration, critical thinking and learning beyond the classroom experience. 

During Hope College's Day of Giving, you'll have the opportunity to support the following departments and programs:

  • American Ethnic Studies

  • Communication 

  • Economics and Business

  • Education 

  • Global Studies

  • Kinesiology 

  • Peace and Justice

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Social Work

$1,250
Beat Our Best: Faculty/Staff Challenge
We Beat Our Best! Way to go Hope faculty/staff -- you made it happen! We have now beaten last year’s goal of 403 faculty/staff gifts, therefore unlocking a generous additional gift of $1,250 for student scholarships. Thank you for all that you do for the college and for giving to what you love!
404 / 404 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Night Owl Challenge
Hello, night owls! Why not end your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 50 gifts are made from 10 pm to 3 am EST, a 1965 grad will give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships!
50 / 50 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Fraternities Leaderboard
Which fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your fraternity.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Phi Kappa Alpha – Cosmo 34
2 Chi Phi Sigma – Arcadian 26
3 Phi Tau Nu – Emersonian 24
4 Omicron Kappa Epsilon Frater 23
5 Kappa Eta Nu Knickerbocker 12
6 Alpha Theta Chi – Centurian 6
7 Alpha Kappa Pi – Promethian 2
8 Phi Sigma Kappa - Phi Sigs 1
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Match
Double Your Impact - Communication Department Match
You can double your impact today! Your gift to help support the Communication Department and current communication students will be matched (up to $2,000). Make a gift and communicate your desire to help!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
$500
Economics and Business Challenge
London’s Calling! The goal was met and we thank the Grangers for this additional $500. You did it!
25 / 25 Donors
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$1,000
Early Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early birds! Why not start your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 25 gifts are made from 3 am to 7 am EST, an anonymous gift of $1,000 will be added to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,100
Young Alumni and Student Challenge
We are so proud. Thanks to our young alumni and students for stepping up to the challenge. A generous 2019 grad just gave an additional $1,900 to help support student scholarships.
50 / 50 Donors
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$1,000
Politically Speaking...
Let’s talk politics -- just kidding! Let's talk about generosity. 15 gifts to the Political Science Department is all it takes to unlock a generous $1,000 gift to the Hope Fund from Karen and Michael Schley supporting student scholarships.
15 / 15 Donors
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$2,500
$2,500 + (your gift amount) = AMAZING!
Get ready. A Communication Department challenge is underway. Once the department receives 25 gifts, a generous alumni couple will give the department an additional $2,500. Make a gift and impact the lives of Hope students in the communication department today!
25 / 25 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Departments and Programs Leaderboard
Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
Rank Departments and Programs Donors
1 Hope Fund - Immediate Need 623
2 Hope Forward (Pay It Forward) - Future Need 140
3 Orange and Blue Fund 116
4 Center for Diversity and Inclusion 115
5 Dance 61
6 Engineering 44
7 Chemistry 40
8 Biology 40
9 Communication 36
10 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career 34
11 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre 33
12 Psychology 31
13 Economics and Business 30
14 Kinesiology 27
15 History 26
16 Music 26
17 Theatre 26
18 Nursing 25
19 Education 23
20 Study Abroad /Off-campus 23
21 Campus Ministries 22
22 Phelps Scholars 21
23 Political Science 19
24 Geological and Environmental Science 18
25 Art and Art History 17
26 English 17
27 ExploreHope 16
28 World Languages and Cultures 14
29 Sociology 14
30 Computer Science 14
31 Social Work 13
32 CMS (Center for Ministry Studies) 10
33 Awakening 10
34 Van Wylen Library 10
35 Neuroscience 10
36 Children's After School Achievement (CASA) 10
37 Mathematics and Statistics 9
38 David O. Otai '12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund 9
39 Physics 8
40 Women's and Gender Studies 7
41 Kruizenga Art Museum 6
42 Religion 6
43 Office of Possibilities 5
44 Disablity and Accessibility Resources 5
45 Student Development Program Fund 5
46 Vienna Summer School 5
47 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
48 COVID-19 Relief Fund 4
49 Global Studies 2
50 Philosophy 2
51 Emmaus Scholars 2
52 Spring Break Immersion Trips 2
53 Hope Software Institute 2
54 American Ethnic Studies 1
55 Peace and Justice 0
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Leaderboard
Sororities Leaderboard
Which sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your sorority.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Sigma Sigma – Sigmas 71
2 Sigma Iota Beta – Sibs 64
3 Delta Phi – Delphi 40
4 Kappa Beta Phi – Dorians 38
5 Alpha Gamma Phi - Alpha Gams 27
6 Kappa Delta Chi - Kappa Chis 10
7 Alpha Phi Zeta – Aletheans 2
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2
Match
Economics + Business = Match
Love the Economics and Business Department? If you make a gift, a Hope Alumni and Supporter will generously match your gift (up to $1,000). Double check your amount, double click your mouse and double down on this match today!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Students Double Your Impact - Communication Department Match
Hey current Hope students. A generous alumni couple wants to inspire our future student leaders today! Make a gift to help support the Communication Department, and your gift will automatically double. Communicate your desire to help in a big way; make your gift now!
$140 MATCHED
Ended
$500
Psychology Department Challenge
This challenge has been met and our current psychology students will benefit from your generosity. Thank you to Dr. Stephanie and David Richmond, current Hope parents, for sponsoring this challenge.
15 / 15 Donors
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$1,000
Kinesiology Kinetic Challenge
That’s right - let’s get moving. Help unlock a challenge from generous current Hope parents by making a gift to the Kinesiology Department. Once 25 gifts are made, $1,000 will be extended to help Hope Kinesiology students!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,000
Education Station!
All Aboard -- Calling all Educators! Once the Education Department receives 15 gifts, Karen & Michael Schley will generously give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support the college’s greatest need -- student scholarships. Thank you for all you do!
15 / 15 Donors
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$1,000
Social Work and Sociology Department Challenge
A challenge is underway! Help us unlock a generous gift -- once the Social Work & Sociology Department receives a combination of 20 gifts, Karen & Michael Schley will generously give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support the college’s greatest need -- student scholarships.
20 / 20 Donors
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$2,500
Happy FRI-YAY Challenge
FRI-YAY -- You did it! We have reached 100 gifts, which has earned an additional $2,500 to help support student scholarships. Thank you for supporting Hope’s greatest need!
100 / 100 Gifts
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