Student Organizations

At Johns Hopkins University, about 80% of students are involved in one or more of our 350+ student organizations. Here are just a few of the many benefits Johns Hopkins students have shared:

  • Enhances their college experience
  • Helps connect them to the Hopkins community
  • Enhance their ability to lead
  • Build a stronger sense of school spirit

Interested in finding out how to get involved through a student organization? Join Hopkins Groups! It is easy, just sign in with your JHED ID and password. Student organizations are organized by category so you can easily find the groups that match your interests. Unable to find an organization that interests you? Start your own!

Organization Categories

Academic and Research

These groups are typically tied to an Academic department on campus. Academic and Research groups enrich students’ professional and personal development through competitions and coordinating events in which students may showcase their skills. These groups are not eligible for SGA/SAC funds as it is assumed they are supported and funded though their associated academic department or program.

Category Coordinator: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. in Student Leadership Involvement (Mattin 131), cshambry@jhu.edu.

Advocacy and Awareness

Advocacy and Awareness groups actively support an idea or cause. Many of our groups aim to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions; it may be motivated from moral, ethical or faith principles or simply to promote specific beliefs. These groups are ineligible for annual SAC grants, but are eligible for Monthly SAC grants.

Category Coordinator: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. in Student Leadership Involvement (Mattin 131), cshambry@jhu.edu.

Center for Social Concern

The CSC houses over forty volunteer student groups, each of which focuses on direct service to the Baltimore community in a different way. CSC groups are not eligible for SGA/SAC funds as they are vetted, approved, and funded by the Center for Social Concern.

Category Coordinator: Caroline Ouwerkerk at 3103 N Charles St, carolineo@jhu.edu.

Cultural

Cultural groups are self-defined groups of people who share a commonality of cultural experience. Cultural groups may be defined by many types of commonality, such as ethnicity, religion, or physical commonality. Cultural groups offer a lively social and educational environment for students, and promote preserving cultural heritage and identity. These groups are eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Joseph Colon and John Rawlins at 3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100, colon@jhu.edu and jrawlins@jhu.edu respectively.

Fraternities and Sororities

Typically, Greek letter organizations are single-sex, initiatory organizations. Greek letter organizations may sometimes be considered mutual aid societies, providing academic and social activities. Chapters host social events, educational programs, and community service and philanthropy projects for their members and the Johns Hopkins community. Fraternity and sorority chapters at Johns Hopkins represent a wealth of leadership, diversity, talents, athleticism, and academic achievement. These groups are not eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Calvin Smith Jr. in Wolman Hall, ofsl@jhu.edu.

Graduate Student Organizations

All Graduate Student Organizations are defined as such by the Graduate Representative Organization (GRO). Graduate student groups should provide a benefit or service to graduate students at the Homewood Division and should be open for any graduate student to join. The head of Graduate student organizations must be a graduate student of the Homewood Division. These groups are not eligible for SGA/SAC money.

Category Coordinator: Tiffany Sanchez in Mattin 210, tsanchez@jhu.edu.

Honor and Professional Societies

Groups that recognize students who excel academically or as leaders among their peers, often within a specific academic discipline. These groups are eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. in Student Leadership Involvement (Mattin 131), cshambry@jhu.edu.

Media

These groups are media, publications and journals. These groups are eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Joan Freedman in Mattin 226, jfreedm1@jhu.edu.

Performing Arts Organizations

Performing Arts Organizations provide students with an outlet for their creative talents. Some types of Performing Arts Organizations include dance, music, and circus arts. These groups are eligible for SAC funding. These groups are eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Eric Beatty in the Homewood Arts Program, ebeatty@jhu.edu.

Religious and Spiritual Organizations

These groups are eligible for SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Chaplain Kathryn Schnurr at the Interfaith Center, kschnurr@jhu.edu.

Special Interest and Hobby

Special Interest and Hobby groups advance an interest in a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology and/or are typically interested in a particular pastime or leisure pursuit. They may at times also advocate or lobby on a particular issue but are generally distinct from advocacy and awareness groups that are established for a specific social, moral or public-policy agenda. These groups are eligible for SGA/SAC funding.

Category Coordinator: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. in Student Leadership Involvement (Mattin 131), cshambry@jhu.edu.

Sports Clubs

These groups are approved by Rec Sports.

Category Coordinator: Gabriel (Gabe) Castellano at the Recreation Center, gabby@jhu.edu.

Student Services and Support Organizations

These groups are not eligible for SGA/SAC funds as it is assumed they are supported and funded though their associated student services department or office.

Category Coordinator: Clifton E. Shambry Jr. in Student Leadership Involvement (Mattin 131), cshambry@jhu.edu.