Affinity Groups and Communities

Connect with alums who share your passions, profession, or personal interests through Affinity.

Affinity communities are groups of alumni, students, and friends of the university who are drawn together based on common interests and shared experiences. Interacting in person and virtually, our communities encompass all divisions, graduating classes, regions, and professions and reflect a remarkable diversity of concerns and activities.

Here's what becoming part of a Hopkins affinity group means to you and your fellow community members:

  • Connecting and networking opportunities
  • Professional and personal development
  • Education and exploration
  • Information and resources sharing
  • A sense of community and shared values


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Featuring Affinity Groups
Want to know more about the different and amazing Affinity groups that you can join? Click here to read some articles from the Johns Hopkins Magazines that feature some of our communities! 

Johns Hopkins Alumni Career Development Webinar Series
A collaboration between the Affinity Engagement Programs and the JHU Homewood Career Center, the Career Development Webinar Series provides a collection of webinars focused on career development and exploration topics across fields. These webinars are available to all Hopkins alumni. Click to link to any of our webinars below.

Financial Planning 101: Monique Castillo (A&S '90), Financial Advisor, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.

Getting the Right Job at a Startup Company: Dr. David Ellison, PhD (Biomedical Engineering '13), Vice President, Government Relations, LLC

So, It's Time to Leave Your Job: Entrepreneurial Lessons to Prepare Yourself for a Better One: Elizabeth Lilley (Business '94), Chief Perspective Officer, Lawson Lilly; Sonata Venture Solutions, LLC

Don't Get Caught Up...From Resilence to Transformation: Patricia Browne (Business '07, '10), President & CEO, P. Browne and Associates Consulting

Speak and Be Heard: Communicating as a Dynamic Leader: Ann Timmons, Communications Artist


We're just getting started (and need your help!)

In cooperation with alumni everywhere, the Alumni Association has recently begun facilitating affinity community development both online and in various regions. Our success depends on you.

Click here to learn more!

Subscribe and view past events on our YouTube channel. 

Elena Thompson
Senior Associate Director

Jamie Seward
Associate Director

Thomas Outlen
Administrative Coordinator