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Office of Student Life

Minority Student Group Support

The Office of Student Life supports the Bloomberg School's mission of fostering a diverse student environment. The Office is available to collaborate with student groups to plan heritage month celebration events throughout the academic year. Some of the active groups are listed below. 

Biomedical Scholars Association (BSA)


The Biomedical Scholars Association (BSA) is a tri-school organization that supports minority graduate students and postdoctoral fellows academically, professionally, and socially within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute community.BSA hasmembers in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. BSA strives to create a family atomsphere among members. As a group,they celebrate and welcome diversity. Participation in BSA is open to everyone! Email .

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)


The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health dedicates itself to the enhancement of the graduate experience for African-American students. These efforts extend across the entire spectrum of the graduate experience. This experience includes but is not limited to; facilitating the transition from undergraduate to graduate school, providing academic support, recruiting, and providing opportunities for fellowship. This organization also seeks to expose the Johns Hopkins community to elements of African-American culture.  Email:

Latino Public Health Network (LPHN)


LPHN is a network of Bloomberg students, faculty, and community partners dedicated to improving the health of our Latino communities. LPHN's activities include professional development, service partnerships, engagement in Latino public health issues, and social events. Email:

Native Circle

Native Circle

Native Circle was founded in 2002 by a group of Johns Hopkins Native American graduate students. The group is comprised of Hopkins students, staff, faculty and community members who are committed to training, educating, supporting and advancing the well being of Native American people through self-determination, academic achievement and community service. Native Circle's goals are to provide spiritual, emotional, personal and academic support for Native American students; bring awareness and understanding of Native American culture to the Hopkins community; help recruit Native American students and Scholars; to create a dialogue for addressing issues related to Native American health, education, social, economic and culture; to create a network of other educational centers and resources serving Native American people. Email: