Student Engagement

We hope that part of your Johns Hopkins experience includes attending events and being involved with the registered student organizations in our Student Engagement teams. Over 80% of the student body is engaged as a member or leader of a registered student organization. Involvement in co-curricular programs helps in making meaningful connections at Hopkins with faculty, staff, and other students with similar interests, increases leadership skills, and helps provide outlets to build communities with staff and peers in a wide variety of ways.

Arts & Innovation

The Office of Arts and Innovation includes the Center for Visual Arts, a KSAS academic minor in visual arts; the Homewood Symphony Orchestra featuring 2 orchestras including students, faculty, staff, and Baltimore community members; over 56 arts organizations in dance, music, theater, comedy; the bands including Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble; the HopArt program, and the Digital Media Center. The DMC is a multi-media lab space including recording studio and VR studio, as well as equipment, printing, and knowledge resource for students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and technology to communicate their ideas.

Student Center Spaces

Our Student Center spaces include the LaB, Music Practice Rooms in the lower level of Shriver Hall, and Levering Hall that features several dining locations in Levering Kitchens and the Levering Café, the Tutorial Project, the Tech Store, the Arellano Theatre, several meeting rooms including Levering Lounge, Great Hall, Glass Pavilion (known as Glass Pav), and Conference Room A. Other offices in Levering include the J-card office and SEAM. Check out updates to the new Hopkins Student Center as we build an amazing new space for the Hopkins community to gather, socialize, create, grab something to eat, and relax.

Leadership Engagement & Experiential Development

With LEED – Leadership Engagement and Experiential Development, students have opportunities to strengthen their leadership abilities through engagement whether it’s by participating in one of the hundreds of programs sponsored by our student programming board the HOP, attending a leadership retreat, joining a one of our over 400 registered student organizations, joining a fraternity or sorority, or by representing their fellow students on the Student Government Association. LEED also produces our larger traditions on campus including First and Last Day of Class celebrations, hoptoberfest, Lighting of the Quads, and Spring Fair.

All of our professional and student staff members in our Student Engagement teams look forward to working with you to create community at JHU.