There are many groups within the department and across the university that foster student service and fellowship.

Graduate Student Liaison Committee

The Chemistry Student Liaison Committee is a group of chemistry graduate students that provides assistance in organizing events that will foster the growth of social networking/interactions within the chemistry department and the Johns Hopkins community.

These events include monthly happy hours, an annual golf tournament, and organizing the Roseman Graduate Student-Hosted Symposium. The committee also provides assistance with annual department activities such as the mentoring of prospective students, graduate recruitment weekend, and orientation events.

Contact [email protected] for more information on how to participate.

Chem DNA

ChemDNA is a student-run organization that aspires to foster an inclusive environment in the department and discipline. Since 2016, ChemDNA has planned a variety of events including Thirsty for Diversity Coffee Hours, outreach events to K-12 students in Baltimore City, and diversity discussion groups. We also have exciting new events in the horizon such as research symposia, student recruitment, and partnerships with other diversity-focused groups on campus. All members of the Hopkins community, including but not limited to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, are welcome to join and participate in furthering our mission.

Chemistry Student Safety Committee

The Chemistry Student Safety Committee (ChemSSC) was created to promote a culture of safety in our chemistry department, as well as to address known safety issues occurring in the laboratories. ChemSSC has subcommittees dedicated to specific goals, including raising awareness of the chemistry student safety committee and specific safety issues to the rest of the Chemistry department, identifying potential improvements in the physical foundation of the chemistry department, scheduling and overseeing peer lab walk-through, and maintaining the safety committee website.

Extracurricular sports

Many of our graduate students excel equally in the lab, on the court and in the field, and chemistry hosts several extracurricular athletic teams that can provide a needed refresh after a long day in lab. For details about these activities, please consult with SLC, ChemDNA or your fellow lab-mates