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FAQ

Meet the leaders behind the governing representative body

2019-2020 SGA Group Photo

Who are we?

We are the primary representative body for Johns Hopkins undergraduates. Our mission is to strengthen student unity, represent student interests, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas. We represent the student body to the administration and ensure that the voices of students are being heard. We also manage all 180+ of the student organizations under Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI). 

What do we do?

As a member of any part of SGA, you have the opportunity to serve your fellow students, representing their interests to administrators and ensuring their voices are heard. Membership also provides the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, network with other SGA members and university administrators, meet and discuss issues with high-level administrators (including President Daniels!), develop skills like writing, stakeholder engagement, and research, make new friends and connect with your fellow students, and much more! If you are passionate about advocating for students and willing to put in the work to do so, consider applying to or running for one of our positions!

Hear from our Members

“SGA plays an important role in working to improve the student experience. Through partnerships with dedicated university administrators, I’ve been able to secure no-cost laundry services for students in on-campus housing, to-go boxes for Fresh Food Café (FFC) ‘late night’ meals, and a month in Spring 2019 when the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center offered no cost personal training sessions. I’ve also been able to make lifelong friendships with students who I can lean on for help when needed or just hang out with for fun.”
–Pavan Patel ’20, Public Health and Natural Sciences 

“SGA has given me many leadership skills. It’s taught me how to make tough decisions and how important it is to stand for what we believe in. It also gave me a sense of community when I was a freshman and allowed me to give back to my community in so many ways!”
–Mehak Ali ’22, Medicine, Science, and the Humanities