"The opportunities to get involved with different things around here are so limitless that sometimes you have to stop yourself from committing to too many opportunities."
Involvement at Hopkins goes beyond just extracurricular activities. The School of Medicine counts on student input and involvement for every decision. Steven Chen, Class of 2009, said it best,
"What really impressed me about Hopkins was that they count on student input for everything they do. Every committee you can imagine has a student sitting on it.
I get to take part in the education policy and curriculum committee and actually get to vote on important measures on education and curriculum reform. I was on the grading policy subcommittee, so I helped formulate a plan to implement the new pass/fail system.
Even smaller things: I have friends on the art subcommittee, so they're picking out art for the new building; friends on the furniture committee, so they're picking out chairs for the new building to make sure they’re comfortable.
Every single decision that's made, you have the impression that students are really involved with the decision, because they really care about what we think."