- Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Student Life
What they do: The Dean of Student Life is responsible for non-academic student support services — but everything we do is meant to heighten the learning experience at Hopkins. Whether through Community Living, Campus Ministries, the Student Health and Wellness Center, or any of our other offices, our goal is to provide programs that complement and enhance the learning you do in class.
- Campus Ministries
What they do: Campus Ministries supports religious groups representing a wide range of faiths and also administers the student-led Interfaith Council, which builds cooperation among all campus religious groups. Campus Ministries promotes and supports spiritual development, theological reflection, religious tolerance, and social awareness among faculty, staff, and students.
- Center for Social Concern
What they do: Help improve your community by performing service with others – not service to others. The Center houses over 60 student-led community service groups; we also provide tutoring for Baltimore elementary school students, interns to work in area non-profits, and support for faculty who want to incorporate community projects into their curriculums.
- Community Living
What they do: Chances are you’ll spend less than 20 hours a week in the classroom – a lot less than you’ll spend where you live and eat. Turn here to find on- or off-campus housing, learn about dining plans, work through roommate problems, and more. Your ties to community living won’t end once you leave university housing. Our staff also provide resources for those students living off campus.
- Fraternity and Sorority Life
What they do: The first fraternity at Hopkins was established in 1877 – just a year after the university itself opened. Today, more than 1,000 students are involved in Greek life. Fraternity & Sorority Life helps organizations plan social events, educational programs, and community service and philanthropy projects for their members and the Johns Hopkins community.
- Graduate Representative Organization
What they do: The GRO is a peer-elected body of Homewood graduate students that recognizes and funds graduate student groups, sponsors social events such as happy hours and sports tournaments, serves as an advocate for Homewood graduate students in policy and programming development, and partners with Hopkins administrators on initiatives related to the graduate experience.
- Homewood Arts Programs
What they do: Undergraduate student groups in theater, dance, music, and visual arts put on more than 100 performances and exhibitions every year. Art and dance studios, a digital media lab, music practice rooms, meeting and rehearsal space, and theaters with seating for up to 1,100 are available on campus.
- Homewood Graduate Student Affairs
What they do: There are 36 full-time graduate programs offered through the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences – and the questions you have on topics such as academic advising and policies, professional development, student life, services, and living in Baltimore cut across all of them. Turn here for help filling in the blanks.
- Hopkins Sports
What they do: Hopkins fields 24 varsity teams – 11 women’s and 13 men’s. The Blue Jays’ men’s and women’s lacrosse teams compete in the NCAA’s Div. I, while the others compete in Div. III. The rich history and tradition of the men’s lacrosse team and its 44 national titles are often the first thing that comes to mind, but all of our teams have achieved success: Hopkins is considered one of the top ten athletic departments in the country.
- Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
What they do: Baltimore’s only community orchestra relies on the talents of 150 musicians, including many students. In addition to affordable concerts of orchestral and chamber music, the HSO also works with public schools, offers lectures and demonstrations, and delivers free pre-concert talks.
- LGBTQ Life
What they do: While focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues, LGBTQ Life’s goal is to make Homewood a welcoming environment for all. In addition to serving as a hub for LGBT people and allies, the office provides inclusion training, offers lectures, panels, and discussions, and advocates for campus and community needs.
- Multicultural Affairs
What they do: OMA promotes diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities for students to engage in conversations about race and ethnicity, multicultural initiatives, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. OMA also supports the academic success of underrepresented racial minorities, first generation and low income college students by providing mentoring and academic support programs.
- Orientation and First-Year Experience
What they do: Whether you’re a first-year student, a transfer student, or a parent/guardian, the Orientation and First-Year Experience team will help you settle into Homewood by providing information about campus resources and ways to get engaged in your new community. You’ll get an overview of academics, student life, and what it takes to make a smooth transition to college.
- Sexual Assault Response and Prevention
What they do: If you have been sexually assaulted or a victim of sexual violence, we urge you to reach out to a counselor for emotional support and to get medical care. If you’d like to make a complaint to campus officials or local law enforcement, we can help you with that, too. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for you.
- Student Government Association
What they do: The SGA is the elected body that represents undergraduates at Hopkins. In addition to advocating for policies and services that benefit the undergraduate student community – including a textbook exchange, ride-share program, and off-campus housing database – the SGA also provides funding for approved student groups and is the voice of the student body.
- Student Leadership and Involvement
What they do: All work + no play = Not something we’d recommend. The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement supports more than 300 clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association, performing arts, religious and spiritual, departmental and research groups, and more – giving you the chance to develop leadership skills, build friendships, and create work-life balance. We also work with students to plan annual events such as Lighting of the Quads, hoptoberfest, and Spring Fair.
- Women & Gender Resources
What they do: The Office of Women and Gender Resources is committed to supporting and advising Homewood’s campus community on matters related to gender and the achievement of women students. They serve as a connector for resources on campus related to women and gender and aim to promote intersectionality and authenticity through collaborative programming and events.