Student Congress Retreat = Success

Hey Everyone! 

I hope you are having an awesome weekend. I thought I would just fill you in on my Student Congress retreat I went on a couple weekends ago. First of all Student Congress is kind of like the Student Council high school version. It is formed by different representatives from college living, so each dorm will have at least on representative and so will the cottages and off campus residents. It is a really cool mix of people from every grade. Well, a couple of weekends ago we went on a day retreat to Lake Beechpoint which was about a 35 minute drive from campus. It was nice to get off campus for the day and spend time bonding and getting to know each other. During the retreat we formed our committees for the year, talked about how to be an effective leader, and completed a challenge course. It was a lot of fun to bond together and prepare for a new year of Student Congress. I am really excited to be apart of this organization. The retreat helped us get to know one another before we started the year. The games we played all had a theme of “how to be a good leader”. I really learned a lot about myself at the retreat, and it gave me a chance to think about what I want to help contribute to Hope College. The day was a total over all success, and I am really looking forward to a year in Student Congress.

Have a great weekend,


Challenge Course

Hanging out

 some of Student Congress

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Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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