Office of the Dean of Student Life
Office of the Dean of Student Life
We can’t stress this enough: Homewood is your home. You might have chosen Johns Hopkins University for the academics, but it’s everything surrounding that—the leadership experiences you’ll build in student organizations, the life skills you gain from living and socializing with others from across the globe, and the creative outlets that you’ll pursue—that will really shape your experience here.
The Office of the Dean of Student Life aims to cultivate an inclusive and healthy community that fosters growth, exploration, and engagement. We oversee student leadership and engagement, campus programming, diversity initiatives, creative arts, and student support. In fact, if it’s not happening in a classroom, there’s a good chance we might be involved:
- The Student Engagement team spans a whole host of the meaningful things students do outside the classroom—from student leadership and organizations to Fraternity and Sorority Life and from tradition programming to arts and media engagement. Never a dull moment!
- The Student Outreach and Support team provides support and assistance, including interventions, advocacy, referrals, and follow-up services for students who are experiencing significant difficulties.
- Our Student/Community Liaison supports students in their successful transition from campus residence halls to becoming positive members and engaged neighbors in our surrounding communities.
- Our close partners in Diversity and Inclusion provide opportunities for leadership development, Religious and Spiritual Life, and resources for our Multicultural and LGBTQ communities and allies, among other things.
While COVID-19 continues to challenge us to adjust some of the student experiences on campus, our teams are poised to support as you navigate your time on campus and in Baltimore. Please continue to follow all public health guidelines and JHU expectations as outlined in our policies and on our university COVID information website.
Apply for the Student Sponsorship Initiative
Are you a Homewood undergraduate looking for some financial assistance to attend a conference, program or leadership initiative, or professional development opportunity? The Office of the Dean of Student Life’s Student Sponsorship Initiative awards eligible students a reimbursement of up to $400 for events that occur prior to June 1 or after June 30 of any given academic year. The funding is on a first come, first served basis and is accessible as long as the funds are available.
Next round of sponsorships is now open. Please read all the instructions before submitting to ensure eligibility and expectations are understood.
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News & Announcements
Annual contest gets students noodling around
National Engineers Week competition pits area middle schoolers against Hopkins undergrads to build the tallest tower out of pasta and marshmallows
Ishan Kalburge awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Kalburge will investigate how humans form internal representations of uncertainty during decision-making
Middle schoolers put science skills to the test
Several hundred students, coaches, and mentors visited the Homewood campus Feb. 10 for a day filled with science-related contests hosted by Johns Hopkins University
Peabody to meet full student financial need and eliminate loans
Peabody is the largest—and one of the few—conservatories in the U.S. to make the commitment to meeting full financial need