Johns Hopkins has over 400 student-run organizations, each one providing a unique laboratory for learning for those involved. Student organizations provide opportunities for leadership development, building lifelong friendships, sharpening interpersonal skills, and improving organization. At Hopkins, about 80% of students are involved in one or more student organization. Students have shared that participating in student organizations has enhanced their college experience, helped connect them to the Hopkins community, enhanced their ability to lead, and build a stronger sense of school spirit.
Are you interested in getting involved in a student organization? Join Hopkins Groups! Student organizations are organized by category so you can easily find the groups that match your interests.
Listed below are some opportunities for engagement during you time at the university:
Community Living Advisory Board
The board consists of a diverse group of residential students and campus leaders charged with evaluating the current room selection process, the campus meal plan program, the renovations and usage of common areas, and any future items affecting Community Living. As members, students are instrumental in providing a unique perspective to issues relating to the residential community, while working closely with other students.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Johns Hopkins Student Government Association (SGA) is the sole representative body for Hopkins Undergraduates. The mission of the SGA is to “strengthen student unity, represent student interests, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.” The SGA’s main mission is to represent “you,” the student body, to the Administration, and ensure that the rights of students are being upheld. SGA is responsible for advocating on behalf of students, representing students on university wide committees, and overseeing SGA student organizations. For more information, visit the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement online at sga.jhu.edu.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternities and sororities are values-based social organizations that have shaped the college experience for over 200 years. These organizations instill in their membership the importance of maintaining high moral, social, and intellectual standards. Our community at Hopkins is made up of over 1,400 students spread out across 25 organizations. This includes eight North American Interfraternity Conference (IFC) fraternities, five Panhellenic Association (PHA) sororities, four historically African American organizations, six historically multicultural, Asian, and/or Latin organizations, and one local society.
Membership is open to all full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students in good academic standing.
Student Support Services
Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences who have questions or problems concerning academics should visit the Office of Academic Advising in Garland Hall. The office is headed by Academic Advising and is staffed by professionals who are specifically equipped to deal with the academic difficulties of students. The office is prepared to give students information on how to develop study skills, to assist students with scheduling problems, to provide guidance in the selection of a major and to direct students toward tutorial services. The office is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Students in Engineering should address any academic concerns to the Dean of Engineering in the NEB.
Religious & Spiritual Life
Campus Ministries serves to promote and support spiritual development, theological reflection, multi-religious understanding and social awareness among students, faculty and staff within the university community. Located in the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center, Campus Ministries is open daily for appointments, and on weekends and evenings for religious services, group meetings, sacred text study, community service projects, and special events. Campus Ministries provides pastoral care and support for students, faculty and staff and their families in times of sickness, bereavement or distress. The Chaplain, Assistant Chaplain, and the Campus Ministers are available by appointment to provide confidential counsel and support.
Visit the Religious & Spiritual Life website for more information.
Center for Student Success
The Center for Student Success (CSS), enhances students’ holistic college experiences through coaching, mentoring and community building programs that tie together students’ academic experiences and co-curricular engagement. CSS programs and services include Johns Hopkins Underrepresented in Medical Professions (JUMP), Hop In, First Year Experience (FYE), Second Year Experience (SYE) and Student Athlete Success.
Visit the CSS website for more information.
Computer and Technology Discounts
The JHU Technology Center offers academic pricing on Apple products that is usually even lower than the “sale” prices from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy etc. Extended warranties that include “accidental damage” coverage at no additional cost as also available with every student or parent computer purchase. The Tech Store will be open for online orders and support:
The Counseling Center is the primary source of psychological counseling for full-time undergraduate and graduate students for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and the Peabody Conservatory. Our staff is made up of licensed professional psychologists, consulting psychiatrists, social workers, and doctoral interns. All services provided by the Counseling Center are confidential and free of charge.
The Counseling Center provides assistance and support to students on a wide range of personal, emotional and developmental issues. Examples of these issues include difficulty adjusting to the University, homesickness, stress, academic concerns, relationship concerns, depression, identity concerns and anxiety. Severe emotional problems are not a prerequisite for coming to the Counseling Center.
For more information about Counseling Center services, please visit our website at: studentaffairs.jhu.edu/counselingcenter.
Student Programming, Operations, & Traditions
JHUnions and Programming focuses on providing programming for the JHUnions facilities as well as large scale, campuswide and late night programming. The JHUnions team also provide advisory support and structure to our various student-led programming boards such as The Hop, Spring Fair, hoptoberfest, JHUnions, etc.
For more information, visit studentaffairs.jhu.edu/sli or email email@example.com.
The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is the health care facility for full-time students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Peabody Conservatory. Located in the Homewood Apartments at the entrance on 31st street, 2nd floor, the SHWC provides comprehensive primary care health services under the direction of a full-time director with a staff of certified nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses and medical assistants. A nutritionist is available several days per week. We perform routine physical exams, offer a wide variety of immunizations as well as allergy injections, provide sexual and reproductive health care, and offer acute and chronic illness care.
Beyond making diagnoses, providing treatments, and ordering lab tests, we also offer travel consults, massage therapy, and a limited pharmacy service. Referrals to specialists are provided as needed. You do not need to have JHU student health benefit plan to use the Health Center and there is no fee to see any of the providers. The SHWC does not bill private insurance. All medical information is treated with strict confidentiality unless SHWC staff are required by law to disclose information or a student presents a clear threat to themselves or someone else.
During the academic year, we have hours from Monday through Saturday (for a full schedule, visit: studentaffairs.jhu.edu/ student-health/general-information).
Learn more about scheduling appointments on the SHWC website.
When the Student Health and Wellness Center is closed (nights, weekends and holidays), health advice is provided by an on-call Nurse Advice Line. When you call the SHWC after hours, you will automatically be forwarded to this service for assistance. More information regarding the Emergencies and After-Hours Care can be found on the SHWC website.
For information about how to stay healthy at Hopkins, visit our health education website (CHEW: studentaffairs.jhu.edu/chew)
LGBTQ Life provides support, education, and advocacy around sexual orientation, gender identity, and the intersections of those identities with other identities to members of the Hopkins community.
The office provides a central networking place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual people and their allies. In collaboration with our many campus partners, we are working towards making Hopkins a safer and more inclusive place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Contact us to learn more about Safe Zone trainings, identity meet-ups, and other opportunities to get involved.
Our office is located in Suite 102 in the Homewood Apartments at 3003 N. Charles Street. (This is the same building as The LaB and the Counseling Center.) Our office is accessible using the south
entrance (closest to 30th Street). You’ll find us sharing a suite with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Women & Gender Resources.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website studentaffairs.jhu.edu/lgbtq.
Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs
(OMA) supports the co-curricular experiences of students of color and their intersecting identities. OMA is dedicated to creating an inclusive campus community through student engagement, diversity, education, advocacy, and leadership development. We are a great place for all students to engage conversation around identity and create long-lasting relationships and community. Under OMA we help
support over 35 cultural student organizations and we have a free-full year first year mentoring program named the Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP). The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located in the Homewood Apartments at 3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100. Within the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the operational hours are MondayThursday, 8:30am-8pm, Friday, 8:30am-5pm, closed on Saturdays, Sunday, 12pm-8pm. The facility hosts a conference room, a seminar room, a kitchen, a programming lounge and the administrative offices of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. These facilities may be reserved by academic and administrative departments, student organizations, faculty members or community members as space is available.
To contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, please visit studentaffairs.jhu.edu/oma, call 410-516-8730 or e-mail email@example.com.
Student Disability Services
Students seeking information or accommodations for a disability should contact Student Disability Services (SDS) to discuss how the University could provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Documentation guidelines can be found on the SDS website.
Contact with the SDS office is confidential and information is shared with University officials only on a need to know basis.
Student Outreach & Support
Student Outreach and Support in the Office of the Dean of Student Life staff is committed to assisting undergraduate students in successfully navigating the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. Student Outreach and Support helps students manage physical and mental health concerns, personal and family emergencies, financial issues, and other obstacles that may arise during
their college experience.
Case Managers provide resources and information to help students navigate university systems and policies while prioritizing their wellbeing and academic success. Additionally, Case Managers will assist students in making connections with faculty, staff, and other offices that can collaborate with them to ensure their needs are met.
Lastly, the goal is to help students to develop self-advocacy skills that prepare them for involvement in the larger community and life beyond college. Case Managers work with students who may need to take a Medical Leave of Absence for physical health or psychological reasons. Student Outreach and Support is not counseling or therapy; rather, Case Managers have the opportunity to develop close helping relationships with students while coaching students toward appropriate self-care and self advocacy.
Women and Gender Resources
Women and Gender Resources supports and advises students on all matters related to gender equity and the advancement of our women students. In an effort to promote gender equity, WGR provides programming on women in leadership, supporting women in STEM fields, addressing gender biases, and representations of masculinities. Women and Gender Resources serves as a central hub for all on-campus information and events related to gender and inclusion, which can be found on our website and Facebook.
Women and Gender Resources is located in the Homewood Apartments on 3003 N. Charles Street (directly next to LGBTQ Life and The Office of Multicultural Affairs) and is accessible using the South Entrance.
Leadership, Engagement, & Experiential Development
The Office Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development (LEED) believes that co-curricular experiences build belonging and affinity and shape all students into globally responsible citizens. The office provides services for student groups such as campus space reservations, managing on-campus financial accounts, and mail and package reception. Leadership Engagement & Experiential Development staff are also available to advise student groups with on-campus programming and events and may help student groups arrange event support (i.e. grounds, electric shop, etc) as well through our office.
For more information, visit: studentaffairs.jhu.edu/sli or