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The Office of Student Affairs can assist in all matters pertaining to student life. The staff is always available to speak with individuals or student groups. For information pertaining to orientation, student development and leadership, health care services, counseling, housing, parking, security, and student activities, reach us at 410-955-7545 or

Athletics and Recreation

Beginning fall 2017, subsidized membership (includes membership fee but does not include group exercise classes) to the Cooley Center is available for full-time School of Nursing students who attend the Baltimore campus.

The Denton A. Cooley Athletic Center has two convenient locations on the East Baltimore campus. The Cooley Center includes an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, a gymnasium, circuit weight and free weight training rooms, an indoor track, basketball courts, stair and rowing machines, stationary bikes, and a whirlpool. Activities include aerobic exercise classes; intramural basketball, volleyball, and soccer; tournaments in tennis, badminton, and horseshoes; lessons and classes in racquetball, squash, tennis, yoga, and nutrition; group runs and road races; fitness assessments; and individual exercise programs. Visit the Athletic Center website.

The Newton H. White Jr. Athletic Center on the Homewood campus is available to all students and their families. The center offers a wide variety of activities for individuals, including intramural programs at the dormitory, fraternity, and independent levels. The Athletic Center includes a competition-sized swimming pool with separate diving pool, two gymnasiums, five squash/handball/paddleball courts, a weight-exercise room and a coed sauna, plus ping-pong table, outdoor track, and six tennis courts.

Adjacent to the White Center is the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, which provides the students and faculty/staff of Homewood campus and their affiliates an opportunity to work out and relieve life’s stresses in a state-of-the-art recreational facility. Services and equipment include basketball, volleyball, badminton, rock climbing, squash/racquetball, weight lifting, treadmills, bikes, cross trainers, stair machines, martial arts, and a swimming pool. Visit the Recreation Center website.

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Child Care

Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE:  Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location, and cost. Available over the phone 877.261.0060 or online.

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Corporate Security

The JHMI has one of the largest security forces in the country, designed to assist students and all who are associated with the hospital and university. For more information, visit the Corporate Security site. Students should practice precaution and use common sense. Students may have the use of escort services on both campuses upon request.

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Disability Services

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is committed to providing students the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic endeavors and to making all academic programs and facilities accessible to qualified individuals. Upon admission to the School of Nursing, students with disabilities should contact the associate dean for student affairs and coordinator of student disability services. Visit the website for more information.

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Harassment/Discrimination Complaints

The University is committed to maintaining learning and working environments that are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Each member of the community is responsible for fostering civility, for being familiar with this policy, and for refraining from conduct that violates this policy. Accordingly, discrimination based on sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic is prohibited. The University will not tolerate harassment, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), or retaliation in the workplace or educational environment whether committed by managers, faculty, administrators, staff, or students, or by visitors to our institution of higher learning.

To file a harassment or discrimination complaint, follow the steps below:

  1. Send an email to
  2. Contact the Office of Student Affairs at the School of Nursing:
  3. Click here to file a formal complaint with the Office of Institutional Equity.

If you have any questions about the process or need more information, please call the Office of Student Affairs at 410-955-7545.

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Visit the SON Housing Page for information on finding housing and a guide to living in Baltimore.

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Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP)

The Johns Hopkins Student Assistance Program (JHSAP) provides suitable resources to assist students with the pressures and difficulties they may encounter during their academic careers. JHSAP is a life-management resource that helps students to identify and manage challenging issues in healthy ways.

All registered School of Nursing students of Johns Hopkins University and their immediate family members may use JHSAP services. Visit the JHSAP website for more information.

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locker requests

The SON has lockers available for students to use throughout their program.  Students tend to use them most in the first semester to store their lab supplies.  Due to the construction at the school, all students who request a locker must share with another student.  Please go to link below to request a locker. If you are providing the name of the student who you would like to share with, be sure to ask them prior to submitting the survey to avoid any duplicate requests. 


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Office of International Student Services

The Office of International Student Services assists internationals in three primary capacities: (1) as advisers concerning immigration rules and regulations; (2) as advocates who are sensitive to the unique needs of non-immigrants; and (3) as liaisons between non-immigrants and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the U.S. Department of State, various U.S. consulates and embassies abroad, various departments/offices at JHMI, etc.

Internationals often have unique needs and require a person sensitive to those needs to be their advocate. Staff members in the Office of International Student Services are experienced advocates who recognize the value of international educational exchange and who appreciate the many positive contributions internationals make to the Johns Hopkins community and to the United States. As advocates, staff members are well acquainted with cross-cultural adjustment problems and other related issues. As a result, their involvement with internationals at JHMI goes well beyond the area of immigration regulations. For School of Nursing International Student Information, please visit the FAQ.

For additional information, visit The Office of International Student Services webpage.

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Sigma Theta Tau

Nu Beta is a chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and was established at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1992. The purposes of Sigma Theta Tau are to recognize superior achievement and the development of leadership capabilities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession of nursing. Induction into the honor society occurs yearly. Eligibility requirements are established by the international organization. Visit the School of Nursing Nu Beta website.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Students may participate in several clubs and organizations within the School of Nursing, including the Nursing Student Senate. Students have access to all the academic and social events of the University as well as the varied clinically oriented programs. Learn more about the student groups at the School of Nursing.

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Student Outreach Resource Center (SOURCE)

SOURCE provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities for the members of the JHU schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health through community outreach and service-learning partnerships with community-based organizations. For more information, visit the website.

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Student Participation in School of Nursing Governance

Each master’s and doctoral class will elect a student representative to the Faculty Curriculum Committees and to the schoolwide Academic Ethics Committee. Student representatives will also participate in the School of Nursing All-School Assembly, which includes School of Nursing administration, faculty, staff, and students. Depending on the needs of the school, student representatives may also be appointed to other ad hoc committees such as University search committees, Library Committee, and Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee.

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University Health Services

The University Health Services office is on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus at 933 N. Wolfe Street. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for services if they purchase the Student Health Plan or pay a yearly fee for access. University Health Services can be reached at 410-955-1892 and University Mental Health Services can be reached 24/7 at 410-955-3250. 

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