Student Groups and Organizations

Involvement with groups and organizations is a great way to connect to the graduate student community at WSE and across the university. Students lead and join a variety of organizations. If you are interested in forming a club or organization at WSE email [email protected]

Graduate Representative Organization (GRO)

The Graduate Representative Organization (GRO) is the representative organization for graduate students belonging to the Homewood campus of JHU from both the School of Engineering as well as the School of Arts and Sciences.

The GRO consists of graduate students, GC council members who function as department representatives, and an executive board. Members of the E-Board act as liaisons between graduate students and administration to advocate for graduate student needs.

The GRO hosts different types of social events for graduate students throughout the year. Join the GRO listserv for more information about meetings and events.

For more information visit the GRO website, or email [email protected]

Johns Hopkins Black Graduate Student Association (JH BGSA)

The Johns Hopkins Black Graduate Student Association (JHU BGSA) strives to enhance graduate student life for URM students, specifically Black graduates, to ensure retention and academic success during their tenure at Hopkins. Additionally, the BGSA is dedicated to elevating Black student voices across the African Diaspora at Hopkins and in the Baltimore community.

Johns Hopkins graduate students

The BGSA seeks to promote a professional, scholarly, and social network for Black graduate students while fostering a sense of belonging by keeping the Hopkins community aware and receptive of their interests and concerns.

Most notably, the decentralized aspect of Hopkins provides multiple opportunities for the BGSA and other black affinity groups throughout the Hopkins divisions to meet and exchange ideas, strengthen intercampus liaisons, and collaborate on social events for the betterment of Black graduate students.

For more information email [email protected]

Women of Whiting (WoW)

Women of Whiting (WOW) is a rapidly growing group composed of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows dedicated to providing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields with community building, networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. WOW organizes monthly social and professional development events throughout the year and hosts the annual Women in STEM symposium each spring.

Women of Whiting strives to embody all fields within the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering with 9 specialties represented in the logo.

Women of Whiting logo

For more information visit their website.

Johns Hopkins Masters students at graduation

The Graduate Queer-Straight Alliance

The mission of the Graduate Queer-Straight Alliance is to create and strengthen an open, safe, and inclusive campus community for LGBTQ+ and allied graduate students by eliminating heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression.

Johns Hopkins University sign lit up in rainbow colors

The Graduate Queer-Straight Alliance provides services and resources necessary to meet the social and emotional needs of graduate students at Johns Hopkins University.

Students may also like to explore Gender and Sexuality Resources for information on how the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is working to build an equitable and supportive Hopkins community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

For more information go to: Graduate Queer-Straight Alliance