Our student-run clubs and organizations make it easy to explore and expand your interests while building a community.
Being a part of a student group is a great way to make connections on and off campus. With hundreds of student-run organizations, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet friends and put your unique passions to use—or try something new. No matter what you choose, these experiences will help you build a community and develop leadership skills.
¡Baila! gave me an amazing and supportive family, great memories each time we were together, and a feeling of belonging. It helped me become a better dancer and a more confident person. It’s definitely made my Hopkins experience 1,000 times better than I ever thought it would be.Dania H., '22
450+ Student-Run Organizations
83% Students Involved in at Least One Organization
50+ Community Service Groups
22 Varsity Sports Teams
Explore, Connect, Grow
Student Clubs & Organizations
There are over 450 student-run clubs to choose from to add depth to your experiences here-from performing arts and engineering clubs to cultural organizations, fraternities, and sororities.Learn More About Student Clubs & Organizations
Our traditions like Blue Jay Opening Day, Lighting of the Quads, and Spring Fair bring the entire campus to celebrate our community.Learn More About Campus Traditions
Athletics & Sports Teams
There are a combined total of over 60 varsity, intramural, and club-level sports teams to engage in at Hopkins. From football and lacrosse to rugby and Ultimate Frisbee, our athletic programs amplify Blue Jay pride.Learn More About Athletics & Sports Teams
SPOTLIGHT: STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATIONS
Founded in 1989, the Octopodes is Johns Hopkins University’s oldest all-gender a cappella group. It’s found success both on-stage and in the studio.Read More
Hopkins’ first fashion magazine, Marque, brings together features, photo shoots, essays, cultural histories, and more from students in every discipline. The group also hosts educational events on the history of various trends, sustainable fashion ideas, and professional and fashionable interview attire.Read More
Knotty by Nature
Knotty by Nature focuses on the empowerment of natural hair among the African-American community. It fosters a community among Hopkins students, faculty, and staff, regardless of gender, race, or ethnic origins, and creates an open dialogue about the struggles many face because of their natural hair.Read More
Support for Your Organization
Our student organizations have access to staff advising, peer consulting, and leadership workshops. We’re committed to helping each group thrive, so that students with similar interests can come together and build a community.
There’s Something for Everyone
Our students have created a broad cross-section of clubs and organizations for every interest on campus. If you can’t find something that sparks your interest, you can apply to create a new one.
Student Life Insider
Brianna says that college is a time to branch out, explore new interests, and meet new people. In this blog post, she describes the various clubs and organizations she’s gotten involved in and what she’s learned from each one.