List of Recognized Groups

Note: The GRO has instituted an amendment which allows the General Council to terminate recognition of groups which are inactive or unresponsive. If your group is recognized, but does not appear on this list, please contact the GRO immediately.


Aikido Club

Aikido is the martial art of harmony. In our club we train safely, aiming at good physical conditioning and self-defence skills, while we always try to have fun. We do not compete with each other. No particular physical abilities are required and any student is welcome to join us.

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.

Morichei Ueshiba

Find out more:

On the web at www.jhuaikido.com
Manolis Tsakiris: staffjhuaikido.com

Art History Lecture Series

The Art History Graduate Lecture Group organizes a lecture series that brings in 4-6 speakers every year to speak on topics ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The series is organized entirely by graduate students. The lectures are often interdisciplinary in nature and are always open to the public.

Find out more:

Rachel Danford: rdanfor@jhu.edu

Association for India’s Development (AID)

Association for India’s development (AID) is a volunteer-based non profit organization which spans across 40 US locations and consists of 1000+ young professionals, students and scientists from varied ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures. AID does not give free food, except in the cases of tsunamis or other natural calamities; instead,it starts projects that are self-sustainable and improve the livelihood of people and teaches them the fundamental rights they have. Since every 1 out of 7 people in the world is an Indian and every 1 out of 2 Indians live below the poverty line, AID is appealing to people across the world. AID has supported 300+ projects in India ranging from health care, environment, and human rights, making it one of the unique organizations that focus on various problems in India. AID was founded in 1991 and the JHU chapter was started in 2002. AID JHU brings well-known and respected artists from India to perform at the Johns Hopkins University campuses. Additionally, important documentaries and movies are also screened. AID JHU also runs a speaker series featuring prominent scientists and activists who are working at the grass roots level in India. AID JHU also undertakes cultural activities which highlight Indian life and culture. AID also act as a support system when a student volunteer becomes JHU Alumni and needs job, temporary accommodation or other help in major US cities. Working with AID is a unique experience and is intellectually challenging because of the social entrepreneurship projects it supports. For more information, visit our website (above) or those of the AID organization (www.aidindia.org/) and the projects website (www.aidprojects.org).

Find out more:

On the web at www.aidjhu.org, www.aidindia.org, www.aidprojects.org
Via email: info@jhu.edu
Pranav Joshi: pjoshi5@jhu.edu

Astrobiology Club

We are a a student-created and student-run multidisciplinary organization in the physics, planetary science, and biology departments. We operate under guidance provided by members of those departments and the Space Telescope Science Institute. The club is open to any faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students from all departments regardless of background and specialization. Our two main objectives are: to foster interest in the burgeoning field of astrobiology and the connections between the many disciplines involved in astrobiology; and to engender potential collaborative research opportunities between departments in diverse areas such as origins of life, exoplanet formation, planetary atmospheres, and habitability. These objectives are addressed with monthly club meetings that have been held continuously since April 2010, discussions on the astrobioclub@lists.jhu.edu email listserv, interaction with the students and faculty participating in AS.171.333 “Planets, Life and the Universe” during the Fall 2010 semester, and the club’s web site, listed below.

Find out more:

On the web at http://astrobiology.jhu.edu
Adam Fuller: afulle12@jhu.edu
Veselin Kostov: vkostov@pha.jhu.edu
Dan Richman: richman@pha.jhu.edu

Azerbaijan Graduate Student and Scholars Organization

The goal of our group is

To promote awareness to all those who are interested in Azerbaijan, its history, and its distinct culture.
To advance scholarship in the Azerbaijan diaspora, and to promote scholarship among those who wish to affiliate themselves with Azerbaijan students and scholars.
To make the Azerbaijan community, and the larger community itself, aware of issues and policies discussed on the world stage that have an impact on Azerbaijan.
To connect and affiliate with other groups that have mutual interests with those of the community of Azerbaijan scholars.
To provide an example of leadership and scholarship among the broader community of students and scholars.
Find out more:

Anthony Wood: jhu-azerbaijan@hotmail.com

Hopkins Biotech Network

HBN is a non-profit, student-run organization that aims to be a primary source of education, networking, and career development for all individuals within JHU who are interested in issues related to the development and business of biotechnology. By serving as a point of communication for all of the Hopkins Campuses, the HBN provides its members access to the complete array of the biotechnology events occurring within the Hopkins community.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.hopkinsbiotechnetwork.org
President: Montserrat Capdevila, president@hopkinsbiotechnetwork.org
Homewood chapter contact: Christina Romano cromano1@jhu.edu

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The Black Graduate Students Association (BGSA) is an organization whose ultimate aim is to promote the academic success of African, African American and Afro Caribbean graduate students at Johns Hopkins University. Through monthly general body meetings and social, cultural, and academic events, BGSA members convene on a regular basis in a supportive social environment.

Find out more:

On the web at www.jhu.edu/bgsa
On Facebook
Co-President, Nicole Thorton: enicolethornton@gmail.com
Co-President, Sika Koudou: skoudou1@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins Business and Consulting Club (JHBCC)

The Johns Hopkins Business and Consulting Club (JHBCC) aims at introducing graduate students, medical students, staff, physicians, scientists and post-doctoral fellows of Johns Hopkins University to the world of business and consulting. JHBCC shares current trends and best practices in the consulting industry and helps members develop business knowledge and skills through seminars, case studies and business journal clubs. JHBCC hosts networking events where recruiters, entrepreneurs, business school faculty and consultants from elite firms provide career/case coaching and mentorship to our members. We welcome students and scholars from all JHU campuses who are interested in business and consulting to join us!

Find out more:

On the web at http://groups.google.com/group/jhu_consulting
Via email: jhu.consulting@gmail.com

Chess Club

We are a group that enables and encourages all Hopkins affiliates to learn and play Chess. We promote Chess on campus with weekly meetings and periodic events. Membership is open to all Hopkins affiliates.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.jhu.edu/~chess
Via email: jhuchess@gmail.com
Kevin Kostlan (kkostla1@jhu.edu ), Kirk Butler (kbutle24@jhu.edu)

Chinese Students and Scholars Association, JHU

Promote the unite within Hopkins Chinese community, enhancing the communication between Hopkins Chinese Community and other communities who are interested in Chinese culture.

Find out more:

On the web at http://jhu-cssa.org/
Via email: cssa_jhu@yahoo.com

Graduate Christian Fellowship Group (GCF)

Johns Hopkins Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) is a Christian fellowship and advocacy group. We seek to provide fellowship and community for JHU Christian graduate students and to be a resource to commend Christian philosophy and way of life to Hopkins graduate students. Any graduate student interested in community and/or the Christian faith is welcome to participate in GCF. GCF is part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. GCF holds bible studies, lunch discussions, game nights, and various other events throughout the year.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.gfmma.org/jhu-gcf/
Via email: Perry Johnson, pjohns86@jhu.edu

Computer Integrated Surgery Student Research Society (CISSRS)

The Computer Integrated Surgery Student Research Society is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and medical students who are interested in engineering, medicine, or both. For those who are simply interested in CIS, we will have guest lecturers composed of surgeons, faculty, students, and engineers. For those who would like to get more involved, we are setting up research teams, poster sessions, contests, resources, and much more.

Find out more:

On the web at http://cisstweb.cs.jhu.edu/~cissrs/
Via email: creiley@jhu.edu

JHU Cricket Club

We are a group that enables and encourages all Hopkins affiliates to learn and play cricket. We play and practice regularly during weekends. We also aim to participate in competitive leagues in the Baltimore Washington area. The weekend sessions are split into serious practice sessions keeping the competitive leagues in mind and casual sessions where beginners and experts can come and enjoy cricket. The serious sessions are played with leatherball on the practice field while the casual sessions are played with tennis balls on the Upper Quad. Membership is open to all Hopkins affiliates.

Find Out more:

Aditya Nayak: aditya.nayak@gmail.com

Hopkins Dance

Hopkins Dance is an organization for the members of the JHU community who share a love of dancing. The club promotes various types of partner-style dance. We have sponsored group lessons on campus, organized group outings to local studios, and explored salsa/swing/ballroom opportunities around the area. We provide a forum for initiating, organizing, and publicizing community dance events.

Find out more:

On the web at http://sites.google.com/site/hopkinsdance/
Aggy Djamanakova: hopkinsdance@gmail.com

JHU Economics and Finance Club

The Johns Hopkins University Economics and Finance Club is a multidisciplinary organization created by graduate students intended to support students and faculty interested in gaining insight and discussing the financial markets. Its main objectives include fostering interdisciplinary networking for students pursuing careers related to economics, finance and business as well as facilitating speakers to come speak with the JHU community on any topic of interest related to the global financial markets.

Find out more:

Damien Benveniste: dbenvenipha.jhu.edu
Cem Onat Yilmaz: cemonatyilmaz@gmail.com

Engineers Without Inhibitions

We host social events for graduate students and provide a casual and welcoming environment where they can safely and responsibly develop their palettes and enjoy the finer points of drinks which trace their history back thousands of years. These events would include beer and wine tastings, occasional social outings, and possibly additional events such as attending brewery or winery tours.

Find out more:

Yuriy Shames: yshames1@jhu.edu

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GrEN is a graduate student environmental club that focuses on:

Peer-to-peer education and outreach with fellow graduate students on issues of sustainability.
Becoming the mavens of sustainability as it relates to graduate student life on and around the Homewood campus.
Hosting and organizing monthly meetings, field trips, educational expeditions, and guest lectures focused on sustainability.
Find out more:

On the web at https://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/graduateenvironmentalnetwork
Via email: JHUGraduateEnvironmentalNetwork@googlegroups.com

GLBTQ Grad Student Assocation

For graduate students who celebrate diversity in sexuality and gender (theirs and/or others’). We hold social events to promote diversity and raise awareness as well as have discussion topics such as diversity in the workplace, Hopkins, etc. We are open to suggestions for activities as well as this group is fairly new!

Find out more:

Via email: vellotti@jhu.edu

Hedgehog Film Club

Find out more:

Johannes Schade: jschade1@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group

The Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group is dedicated to the multidisciplinary exploration of questions and issues related to the study of human rights. Through discussions and events open to the entire graduate student community, we hope to broaden our understanding of relevant issues and promote productive dialogue.

Find out more:

Derek Denman: hrwgcontact@gmail.com

Hopkins Imaging Initiative

The Hopkins Imaging Initiative (HI2) is an organization that promotes collaboration and communication between any and all people involved in imaging research at Johns Hopkins University. This Initiative calls upon personnel at all levels to forge a central resource for Hopkins biomedical imaging research.

Find out more:

On the web at http://imaging.jhu.edu
Kwame Kutten: johnshopkinsimaging.info@gmail.com

Indian Graduate Students Association (IGSA)

IGSA or the ‘Indian Graduate Students Association’ is established with the purpose of promoting awareness of Indian culture, providing opportunities for social interactions and to showcase India as a nation. IGSA plans to organize get-togethers as well as celebrations of some Indian festivals. In addition, it plans on organizing bus trips to places of common interests. Apart from the aforementioned activities, IGSA will help in arranging pick-ups and temporary accommodations for the new Indian graduate students. It is committed to the welfare of Indian students and in fostering socio-cultural and educational exchange amongst those who have an interest in exploring the Indian culture. The mission is to celebrate the radiant spirit of India and share it with the diverse student bodies at Hopkins. To become a part of this organization (board members, volunteers or to keep yourself updated with IGSA events), visit: http://www.geocities.com/igsa_hopkins/ and subscribe to our mailing list.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.jhu.edu/igsa/
Via email: igsa_hopkins@yahoo.com

Jewish Graduate Student Association (JGSA)

The Jewish Graduate Student Association (JGSA) is a student run group that exists to address the needs of the graduate Jewish community at the Johns Hopkins University by promoting cultural, social, educational, religious, and political programming. We seek to raise awareness of Judaism and Jewish culture, as well as community and campus resources for Jewish students from many different departments at Homewood and also in the larger graduate student community. A major goal of our organization is to provide space and time for graduate students to connect and create communities. The JGSA consists of students from both Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Any student from Johns Hopkins University is welcome at our events though we tailor the advertising to the post-graduate crowd specifically. While our central programming interest is around Jewish holidays and interests, all of our events are open to the entire graduate student community, regardless of religious affiliation. We work closely and coordinate programs with Hopkins Hillel, as well as representatives from JHMI (Medical, Public Health, and Nursing Schools), and other universities of the greater Baltimore area.

Find out more:

Robert Nathenson: robert.nathenson@jhu.edu

Hopkins Jujitsu Club

Temporarily Inactive
The Hopkins Jujitsu club teaches a modern version of traditional Japanese Jujitsu that combines the old Shogun era techniques with those of the modern police force into an art with a broad base of self-defense options. Club meetings focus on situational self-defense, throwing, grappling, and improving your physical and mental condition as well as coordination. Training for and participating in the annual inter-collegiate tournament as a member of the Hopkins team is optional, as is rank promotion. New members are always welcome, so come see what it is all about.

Find out more:

Via email: jujitsu@jhu.edu

The Johns Hopkins University Karate Club

The Johns Hopkins University Karate Club offers instruction in traditional Japanese Karate. We are members of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), a non-profit organization. Our chief instructor is Graduate alumni Janet Padgett from the nearby Shotokan Karate Club of Maryland. All members of the Hopkins community are welcome, no experience is necessary. New members may join at any time. Competition and rank testing are optional. No fees are charged to train with the club;

Find out more:

On the web at http://acm.jhu.edu/mailman/listinfo/karate
Kylie Chew: kchew1@jhu.edu

Korean Graduate Students Association (KGSA)

Korean Graduate Students Association strives to provide service to Korean graduate students in Johns Hopkins University and Korea’s unique cultural experiences to the whole student body in Johns Hopkins University. It also provides networking opportunities for career development and social gatherings mainly focused on Korean students, and helps new Korean students settle down in the Baltimore area.

Find out more:

On the web at www.jhukgsa.org
President, Byung Gyu Ahn: bahn@jhu.edu
Secretary, Chunwoo Kim: cwkim@jhu.edu

Mentoring to Inspire Diversity in Science (MInDS)

The mission of Mentoring to Inspire Diversity in Science (MInDS) is to enrich the scientific community through diversification. We foster the career development of graduate students, encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in science, and expose K-12th grade students to the excitement of conducting hands-on experiments. MInDS works with the Johns Hopkins University’s faculty and administration to develop effective strategies to identify, recruit, retain and support underrepresented groups in an effort to diversify the Cellular, Molecular, Developmental Biology and Biophysics graduate program. Through mentorship, networking, and improving community awareness, MInDS contributes to the universal effort to diversify academic research at colleges and universities nationwide.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.jhu.edu/cmdbminds
Via email: minds@jhu.edu

Jhumoor

Temporarily Inactive
Find out more:

http://www.jhu.edu/jhumoor
Neeraja Balachander: jhudance@gmail.com

Medical and Educational Perspectives

The Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP) is a nonprofit organization (and formerly an undergraduate student group at Hopkins) that helps to promote and improve basic education of underprivileged sectors of society here at home and in developing countries. In the past, we hosted trips to Tanzania, India and China for HIV prevention and educational services, with 9 chapters in 5 countries.

Find out more:

Carmen Kut: carmen_kut@hotmail.com

Music Interest Group

Find out more:

Osman Yogurtcu: osman@jhu.edu

On The Beat

We are a club in which people come together to play music-related video games. We play games from the Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Beatmania IIDX series, as well as other games such as Space Channel 5, Mad Maestro, Technic Beat, etc. Both casual and competitive players are be welcome.

Find out more:

Via email: spindler@math.jhu.edu

The Johns Hopkins Graduate Student and Post-Doc Parents Network

The organization is to provide a network of support and services to JHU Homewood graduate students and post-docs, their spouses and children. The three objectives shall be supportive, social, and philanthropic-mainly for, but not exclusive of, The Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. Currently, there are no such support services provided to Homewood Graduate Students, Post-Docs and their families.

Find out more:

Megan Mayerle: meganmayerle@yahoo.com

JHU Rifle and Pistol Club

Shooting is an entertaining sport, an essential skill for hunting, and a useful technique for self-defense. It has been part of the Olympic games ever since 1896, its first international event in modern era. By 1903, the National Rifle Association also began to establish rifle clubs at all major universities across the country.

As marksmanship gains increasing popularity in the modern society, we decided to start a Rifle and Pistol Club that provides firearm practice opportunities to interested students at Johns Hopkins. We want to create an environment where students can learn from each other, make friends, and improve marksmanship together. The club will meet and go to local gun ranges for practice and provide necessary training on marksmanship techniques. We do realize that it is a potentially dangerous tool to work with, so the club will also hold educational events on firearm mechanics and safety. The Rifle and Pistol Club will be a place to learn something fun and rewarding, relax, and at the same time build community and friendship.

Find out more:

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/442621142447574/

Chen Chen: cchen132@jhu.edu, Club email: jhushooting@gmail.com

Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Soccer Club (JHGSSC)

Johns Hopkins Graduate Student Soccer Club (JHGSSC) is a soccer club served for graduate students as well as other affiliates at Johns Hopkins. We have weekly pickup game at Practice field on Homewood campus, if weather and field permitting. Each member subscribed to the E-mail list JSoccer@yahoogroups .com will receive an e-mail each Friday about the time we play.

Find out more:

Via email: jsoccer@yahoogroups.com
Alex: alexcane@yahoo.com
Fangwei Si: sifangwei@gmail.com

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.

Find out more:

Blaze Sanders: blaze.sanders@solarsystemexpress.com

Squash Club

The Hopkins Squash Club aims to bring together lovers of squash – no matter what skill level – for clinics, matches, tournaments, and other social events. We aim to hold at least one clinic a month with a pro to develop skills, and have our members play regularly in a squash ladder. We also seek to foster links with the wider squash world in the Baltimore area.

Find out more:

Jeroen Gerrits: jgerrit3@gmail.com

Taiwanese Student Association (TSA)

Our goals are:

Promoting Taiwanese culture to all Hopkins student in campus who is interested in.
Holding activities such as welcome party, Taiwanese cuisine potluck party, and Taiwanese movie performance to whole school students who are interested in joining Taiwanese culture activities.
Giving useful information, arranging pick-ups, supplying temporary place to new Taiwanese Graduate students and help them how to live in Hopkins.
Find out more:

On the web at http://ww2.jhu.edu/TWSA/
Via email: twsa@jhu.edu

Tarang

Temporarily Inactive
Tarang will organize regular showings of Indian movies and movies related to Indian history, culture and tradition to promote inter-cultural interaction and to provide a regular source of entertainment to the Indian community at JHU. Shows are open to all Hopkins affiliates. We have been active for over 4 years now since 2003. We screen our movies nearly every Saturday night at 7:30 pm in Schaffer 3. Movies are in Indian languages, but sub-titled in English.

Find out more:

On the web at www.jhu.edu/~tarang

Graduate Tennis Club

Find out more:

Keith Brock: jhugrotennis@gmail.com

Hopkins Triathlon Team

Hopkins Triathlon Team is a group of students who are interested in training together and representing the university at public events such as the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Regional Championship and the Collegiate National Championship. We also participate in other USAT-sanctioned events including the Columbia Triathlon in Ellicott City, MD. Not only do we build friendship and sportsmanship by training together and sharing resources, we raise money to fight blood cancers by being part of Team In Training. No background in swimming, running, or cycling is required – Many first-time trainees for triathlon have no background in more than one aspect of the multi-sport. Wanna try something new? Contact us now!

Find out more:

Ryan Kim: hopkinstriathlon@gmail.com

Turkish Graduate Student Association

The Turkish Graduate Student Association is a cultural organization that promoting better campus understanding of Turkey and the Turkish culture. TGSA welcomes anyone who possess an interest in learning more about Turkey. TGSA’s another goal is to help new coming Turkish student on campus and make their lives easier and better in many ways.

Find out more:

On the web at http://www.jhu.edu/~tsa
Via email: tgsa@jhu.edu

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

The Sahaja Yoga Meditation group offers simple, time-honored meditation techniques to eliminate stress and completely balance and rejuvenate the individual. The workshops also incorporate audiovisual elements to enhance meditative knowledge and experience. The group is open to all.

Find out more:

Rajeev Hatwar: rajeev.hatwar@jhu.edu

Thread (previously The Incentive Mentoring Program)

Thread provides intensive academic and social support to Baltimore City teenagers who are in immediate danger of being expelled from high-school. Thread has achieved a 100% graduation or its equivalent rate by engaging students in activities that build self-worth,academic pride,and social responsibility. Thread strives to unite the people and resources of Baltimore in an effort to break the cycle of poverty, drugs, and lack of education. Generations of Thread alumni will create a powerful force of social change and establish a new cycle of learning, service, and social well-being.

Find out more:

On the web at www.thread.org
Amber Earl: volunteer@thread.org

Women of Whiting (WoW)

Women of Whiting aims to foster a sense of community and an environment of support among the graduate women in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins. WoW organizes several social events and professional panels for all students through the year.

Find out more:

On the web at http://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/womenofwhiting
Via email: wow@jhu.edu