Hope College Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Hope College regarding its recent data breach. The Hope College data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Hope College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college in Michigan. Officially established by Dutch immigrants in 1866, Hope College retains its Christian character and affiliation with the Reformed Church of America. Outside of its faith-based curriculum, Hope College offers over 90 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in a wide variety of subjects. Additionally, Hope College provides access to more than 300 study abroad programs, promoting cultural immersion and experiential learning. Hope College participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is home to numerous clubs and extracurricular organizations. Located in Holland, Michigan, Hope College is home to over 3,100 undergraduates.


On September 27, 2022, Hope College discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Hope College determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information. On December 15, 2022, Hope College began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Student identification number

If you received a breach notification letter from Hope College:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the Hope College data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Hope College;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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