Enter Vox Populi – five forums featuring interdisciplinary panels organized by the Office of Student Development – and the Hope-authored document called the Virtues of Public Discourse. Meaning “voice of the people,” Vox Populi tackles weighty topics revolving around this dramatic election and seasons them heavily with five virtues – humility, hospitality, patience, courage, and honesty – needed to make discussion and dialogue both respectful and constructive.
The time between high school graduation and college enrollment is fraught with excitement and anticipation for almost every incoming freshman. It’s also a time filled with more questions and some anxiety, too. To address both excitement and stress, Hope has instituted – under the direction of both Dr. Ryan White, director of advising, and Chris Bohle, associate director of student development – two programs that provide greater communication and support to soon-to-be Hope freshmen.