Student Advisory Groups

Engaging students with diverse perspectives in the work and goals of the Johns Hopkins University is critical to building relationships, advancing mutual understanding, and enhancing our community. The following groups provide a mechanism through which students from Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering can collaborate directly with university leadership, fostering active and informed participation of students in shaping and developing their student experience.

Advisory Groups

Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) Advisory Board

Purpose

To provide student perspective and feedback on the Career Academies and other student-focused initiatives piloted by the Life Design Lab. The board also advocates for student participation and attendance at major academy events.

Contact

Alayna Hayes, Life Design Lab
alayna.hayes@jhu.edu
410-516-8056

Justin Lorts, Life Design Lab
jlorts1@jhu.edu
410-516-8056

Center for Social Concern Student Ambassador Board

Purpose

To meet regularly with the staff of the Center for Social Concern to provide feedback and advice on strategic decisions facing the Center, support students looking to get involved with service opportunities in our community, and serve as an ambassador of the Center for Social Concern and represent the Center at various events throughout the year.

Contact

Misti McKeehen, Center for Social Concern
misti@jhu.edu
410-516-4777

Learn more about the Center for Social Concern Student Ambassador Board.

Civic Engagement Recognition and Allocations Commission (CERAC)

Purpose

To allocate funding to the Center for Social Concern’s student-led initiatives (groups and event-based service programs), approve and decline student proposals for new student-led initiatives (including Baltimore First sites), and distribute grants for events, training, and social activities proposed by student-led initiatives. In addition, CERAC intervenes with student-led initiatives in instances where concerns are raised over the quality of the student-led initiative’s work (as assessed by the rubrics for student-led initiatives).

Contact

Misti McKeehen, Center for Social Concern
misti@jhu.edu
410-516-4777

Learn more about the Civic Engagement Recognition and Allocations Commission.

CIIP Peer Mentor Group

Purpose

To serve as student leaders among the CIIP cohort, participate in leadership training, and reflect on past years of the program during the fall and spring to help shape the upcoming summer program. During the program, they commit an additional five hours each week on top of their internship commitments to support the program, including reviewing intern blogs, developing weekly presentations, organizing social events, and assisting with orientation and closing.

Contact

Eli Lopatin, Center for Social Concern
elopati1@jhu.edu
410-516-4777

Learn more about the CIIP Peer Mentor Group.

Community Living Advisory Board

Purpose

To foster discussions centered on operations, improvement, and major events for the Community Living team.

Contact

Roger Becks, Housing, Dining, and Scheduling & Event Services
roger.becks@jhu.edu

Regine Laforest Sharif, University Housing
rlafore1@jhu.edu

Counseling Center Advisory Board (CCAB)

Purpose

To enhance the Counseling Center’s support services by providing valuable feedback, consulting on current and future mental health initiatives in the campus community, and promoting the Center’s services.

Contact

Dr. Susi Ferradas
sferrad1@jhu.edu
410-516-8278

Hodson Student Advisory Group

Purpose

To propose and implement programming for the Hodson Scholars throughout the academic year, support the Hodson Pre-O, assist with recruitment during SOHOP, and serve as the point people for the Hodson community.

Contact

Dr. Kelly Barry, Center for Student Success
kbarry@jhu.edu
410-516-8666

Hop-In Advisory Student Council

Purpose

To serve as the primary vehicle for direct feedback and student reactions to Hop-In Program policy, programmatic, and advising changes. In addition, this group serves as a programming board to ensure that student voices are driving the programming offered by the Hop-In Professional team.

Contact

Dr. Candice Baldwin, Hop-In Program
cbaldw10@jhu.edu
410-516-8666

JUMP Student Leadership

Purpose

To ensure that programs and services offered by JUMP meet student needs and provide opportunities for academic, career, and personal development. The team also provides input and feedback on strategies and makes recommendations for events, program initiatives, opportunities, outreach, and marketing platforms.

Contact

Michelle Rodriguez-Solomon, Center for Student Success
mrodri21@jhu.edu
410-516-8666

Second-Year Experience Advisory Board

Purpose

To allow second- and third-year students to inform the Second-Year Experience program schedule and overall purpose of SYE.

Contact

410-516-8666

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Purpose

To provide insight and feedback to the athletic department, centennial conference, and NCAA regarding the student-athlete experience; improve visibility and school spirit; promote and provide opportunities for service and community involvement, and increase programming for student-athletes.

Contact

Kelsie Gory
hopkinssaac@gmail.com

Learn more about the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Student-Athlete Programming Advisory Board

Purpose

To help the student-athlete development team plan and to implement programming.

Contact

Kelsie Gory
kgory1@jhu.edu
410-516-5138

Student Dining Advisory Group

Purpose

To facilitate student-led discussions about increasing dietary accommodation needs, industry trends, and how Dining can best serve the student population.

Contact

Ian Magowan, Dining Programs
ian.magowan@jhu.edu
410-516-8597

Learn more about the Student Dining Advisory Group.

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

Purpose

To act as a liaison between students and Student Health & Wellness Center staff and administration and to provide advice and input on policies and procedures at the Center.

Contact

Katy Olive, CRNP
kolive1@jhu.edu
410-516-8270

Other Opportunities for Student Involvement

Homewood Academic Council

Purpose

To preserve and enhance the academic excellence of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. The Academic Council is charged to pursue this mission, whether directly or through its duly appointed subcommittees and designees:

  • Homewood Graduate Board
  • Board of Review
  • KSAS & WSE Curriculum Committees
  • WSE Graduate Committee

Contact

homewoodac@jhu.edu
410-516-7068

Learn more about the Homewood Academic Council.

Homewood Council for Inclusive Excellence (HCIE)

Purpose

To advise the Homewood deans on matters of diversity, advocate for policies that foster an inclusive climate, identify current practices that pose barriers to the engagement and success of underrepresented constituents, increase awareness of best practices, and implement innovations that advance our diversity goals outlined in the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, the council collaborates with related committees across the university (i.e., Diversity Leadership Council, Committee on the Status of Women, Homewood Student Affairs) to support programming that builds community.

Contact

HCIE@jhu.edu

Learn more about the Homewood Council for Inclusive Excellence.