Groups & Communities

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Student Groups

There are many ways to get involved on campus. Johns Hopkins has over 300 student-run organizations, each one providing a unique opportunity for learning and connecting with people and issues you care about. Here is a list of groups you should check out!

GSR Meetups

Meet-ups are an opportunity for people to share their identities in a safe and friendly environment. We gather informally over food and shared community. These meetups are intended only for people who have that identity. Allies of these communities are encouraged to respect the need to have a closed event.

Here is a list of identity meetups that have either existed in the past or our department would like to provide:

  • Asexual Spectrum
  • LGBTQIA+ Faith & Spirituality
  • LGBTQIA+ International Students
  • LGBTQIA+ People of Color
  • Pregnant & Parenting
  • Queer Men
  • Queer Women
  • Questioning and Undecided
  • Transgender, Gender Non-conforming, and Non-Binary

Additionally, if your identity is not listed here, please get in touch with us so we can discuss creating additional opportunities.

Women’s Advisory Board

The Women’s Advisory Board for GSR brings together the leaders of JHU’s undergraduate student organizations focused on women and gender advocacy. GSR is interested in continuing the work of the Women’s Advisory Board. Email us if your group would like to join!

Previous WAB organizations have included:

  • Women’s Pre-Health Leadership Society
  • Sexual Assault Resource Unit
  • Hopkins Feminists
  • Female Leaders of Color
  • JHU Circle of Women
  • Voice for Choice
  • Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance
  • Women in Business
  • We Lead Surgery – Women in Surgery
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Panhellenic Association
  • The Interfaith Council
  • Women in Athletics
  • Women in Computer Science
  • Inclusivity in Mathematics

Support Groups

The Homewood Counseling Center offers support groups for undergraduates and graduates in Peabody, KSAS, and WSE programs including:

  • Asian & Asian American Mental Health Discussion Series for Asian and Asian American students
  • Black Student Chat with a Counselor for Black students
  • Chat with a LGBTQ+ Counselor for LGBTQ+ students
  • FLI Graduate Student Drop-in Group for first generation, limited income graduate students
  • Sister to Sister Counseling Group for Black women students