GRO Meetings and Events

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GRO Meetings and Office Hours

GRO General Council Meetings Schedule & Minutes for 2022-2023

The General Council (GC) of the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) decides on topics that affect graduate student life on Homewood Campus (e.g. student group event funding, budget, policies, debates grad student needs) and advocates for graduate students. You can view minutes from these meetings on our >> Minutes Page << .

Every graduate student from Homewood is allowed and more than welcome to attend and to ask the chairs in advance to put a topic on the agenda of the next meeting. However, only department reps and members of the executive board are allowed to vote. Therefore, it is very important that every department sends a representative so that your voices will be heard. We’d like to highlight that we advocate for every graduate student who is on Homewood Campus. It does not matter whether you have a department rep or not.

In order to apply for our travel grants, your department rep has to attend the majority of the meetings—otherwise, your department won’t be eligible for funding.

If you’re interested to join the GRO as a department rep, please send an email to our secretary (

We would like to invite all graduate students to our meetings held on alternate Mondays 6-7:30 pm. See the detailed schedule below.

General Council Meeting Minutes are updated on our >> Minutes Page << following approval of the minutes by the Council at a subsequent meeting.

Schedule last updated: Jan. 2023

  • Sep. 6, 2022
  • Sep. 19, 2022
  • Oct. 3, 2022
  • Oct. 17, 2022
  • Oct. 31, 2022
  • Nov. 14, 2022
  • Nov. 28, 2022
  • Jan. 06, 2023
  • Jan. 23, 2023
  • Feb. 6, 2023
  • Feb. 21, 2023
  • Mar. 6, 2023
  • Apr. 3, 2023
  • Apr. 17, 2023

The meeting will be in hybrid mode with the in-person location and Zoom. Email the GRO Co-Chairs and Secretary, if you did not receive a GC email prior to the meeting or would like to receive a Zoom link for the meeting.

GRO Advocacy Co-Chair Office Hours

Graduate students are invited to chat with GRO Advocacy Co-Chairs: Richa and Husna; students are more than welcome to join us and discuss what’s on their mind!

  • Schedule an appointment by email.

If you have more questions please contact Advocacy Chairs.

Seasonal Events

GRO Welcome Events

First and foremost, congratulations to you on joining the incoming class of Blue Jays! Graduate life at Hopkins is a rich, tough, and rewarding experience that will shape your life for years to come. We are your Graduate Representative Organization (or “GRO” for short). We think you may find the following resources helpful:

To follow updates on upcoming welcome events, join our Facebook group: ​JHU Homewood Incoming Graduate Students—Fall 2022!

Coffee Hours

The GRO is planning coffee hours and we will announce it through email and our social media page (@jhugro). Organizers contact e-mail: