- Center for Student Success
What they do: Through coaching, mentoring, collaborations with campus partners, and community-building programs, the Center for Student Success focuses on every aspect of your undergraduate experience, providing an environment where you can maximize your potential and acquire the ability to thrive — at Johns Hopkins and beyond.
What they do: HopReach is designed to ensure that students who are having difficulties at Johns Hopkins receive the support they need to succeed academically and get the most out of their college experience.
- Technology Center
What they do: We provide students with expert-level technology support, mobile device service as well as access to deep discounts on laptops and accessories.
- Student Conduct and Ethics
What they do: As a Hopkins student, you’re expected to respect the rights of others and uphold the institution’s integrity. Sanctions resulting from academic infractions and other violations of university policy are determined by two panels: The Student Conduct Board and the Undergraduate Academic Ethics Board. Each are comprised of students and faculty members.
- Digital Media Center
What we do: We provide a creativity lab and circulation center for students – with free access to cutting-edge software, audio and video gear, maker equipment, and 3D printing – giving you a chance to master new technology and spread new ideas. Play video games in the Gaming Lounge (or code your own); gain new skills in our workshops.
- Dean of Academic and Student Services
What they do: The Dean of Academic and Student Services works with partners across the university to ensure student success both at Hopkins and beyond. With responsibility for the Career Center, National Fellowships Program, Student Disability Services, and several other areas, the dean’s office builds programs and initiatives in the area where academic and student affairs intersect.
- 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.
- Vice Provost for Student Affairs
What they do: Services offered through Homewood Student Affairs, which include career planning, health, wellness, and counseling programs, athletics and recreation, registration and academic recordkeeping, housing and dining, and more, add up to life experience – not just an academic one.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Student Disability Services
What they do: We help full-time undergraduate and graduates students Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering gain equal access and support for academic, developmental, and career-related needs. Students seeking support for a disability must register through our office.
- Counseling Center
What they do: If you need to talk with someone, or have a friend who might need help, the Counseling Center offers free services to students on the Homewood and Peabody campuses. The psychologists and other members of our staff offer individual and group therapy, workshops on personal growth and development, and support and advice. We can be reached 24 hours a day.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Academic Support
What they do: Good grades don’t happen by magic. The Office of Academic Support can help you develop the skills necessary to academic success, providing services such as small group tutoring, PILOT (peer-led team learning) groups, and one-on-one coaching in academic skills such as time management and note taking, and varied study techniques.
- Career Center
What they do: No matter how far along you are in deciding your first destination beyond Hopkins, the Career Center can help—from selecting a major, to writing a resume, networking, job searching, interviewing techniques, and more. We serve all full-time students in Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering, freshmen through PhD candidates, post-doc and post-bacc students.
- Student Health and Wellness Center
What they do: Need medical care now? Or advice on how to keep the doctor away? Services at the Student Health & Wellness Center include physical exams and routine immunizations; assessments of alcohol and other drug-use problems; reproductive health care; and more. Most undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral candidates are eligible for services free of charge.
- Center for Health Education and Wellness
What they do: Making healthy choices doesn’t guarantee success in class and out. But making bad ones sure doesn’t help. CHEW’s programs show that healthy behaviors are behind academic and individual success. Eat better, beat stress, practice safe sex: these are just a few of the programs offered here.
- Financial Aid
What they do: Johns Hopkins is committed to meeting 100 percent of students’ financial needs, through scholarships, loans, and other sources. Advisers at the Office of Student Financial Services can help families learn how to secure need- and merit-based aid, understand aid requirements, and find other ways to make a Hopkins education affordable.
- 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.
- Study Abroad
What they do: The Office of Study Abroad coordinates opportunities for international study offered through Hopkins or other institutions. Learn about programs available to you, as well as information about financial aid and costs, transferring credits, health and safety, and other practical matters.
- 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.
- 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.
- National Fellowships Program
What they do: This office supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing competitive fellowships, including Fulbright grants, the Truman Scholarship, the Rhodes scholarship, and NSF graduate research fellowships. In addition to sessions informing students about these opportunities, we provide individual guidance for students looking to fund post-baccalaureate study, and research and dissertation projects.
- Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center
What they do: Our 63,000-square-foot rec center is about the same size as a football field (one of which happens to be right outside). The rec center features a gym, fitness center and weight room, racquetball and squash courts, climbing wall and bouldering cave, six-lane pool, and more. Free to all Homewood students; memberships available to other members of the Hopkins community.
What they do: The Registrar is the university’s academic record-keeper. The office coordinates course registration, grading, veterans’ educational benefits, and student health insurance. We publish the online academic catalog and provide transcripts and enrollment verifications.
- Student Accounts
What they do: Whether you’re paying tuition, expecting a refund, or need to set up a payment plan, the Student Accounts office can help. Tuition payments can be made with personal or traveler’s checks, money orders, or wire transfers; only evening students can pay by credit card.
- Student Employment Services
What they do: Homewood students looking for a part-time job, campus internship, paid campus research, or community service experience can find opportunities through SES’ online portal. We provide human resource and payroll services for on-campus workers and keep student employment records. We also sponsor an annual campus job fair and national student employment week at JHU.
- 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.