The GRO is the representative organization for graduate students belonging to the Homewood campus of JHU. The purposes of the GRO are as follows:
- Solicit, for use in all of its functions and considerations, the opinions of all Homewood graduate students through representation, outreach, and the proper operation of its bodies.
- Provide means whereby graduate students can discuss, formulate, and implement policies on any and all issues affecting their welfare.
- Represent and advocate the interests of graduate students to the University administration, the University at large, and the greater Baltimore community.
- Facilitate communication between and association among graduate students as well as within the University and greater Baltimore community.
- Provide a sense of community for graduate students and their families through the organization of social functions.
- Support graduate students in need of assistance.