SOS is a standard distress signal, a quick abbreviation that’s a near–universal way to ask for help.
For Johns Hopkins undergrads, the Office of Student Outreach & Support (aka SOS) is a place where students can get help for a variety of challenges they may experience.
SOS staff, a part of the Office of the Dean of Student Life, is committed to assisting undergraduate students in successfully navigating the Homewood campus.
The primary SOS point of contact for most students is a Case Manager. Case Managers help students manage physical and mental health concerns, personal and family emergencies, financial issues, and other obstacles that may arise during their college experience. They also provide resources and information to help students navigate university systems and policies while prioritizing wellness and academic success.
Here are a few facts about SOS:
The transition to college, or any period during your college career, can be challenging. Whether there’s a change in your family’s financial situation, a change in friend groups, a new health diagnosis, or new realizations about your identity, it’s nice to know you’re not alone in navigating these events. Case Managers in Student Outreach & Support are there to help with any situation students may face. Knowing you have people to support you can make navigating these challenges less lonely; please stop by the website and reach out to a Case Manager.