Diversity and Inclusion

Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff and students.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering

To achieve this goal, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering recruits and retains graduate students from diverse populations. Diversity creates the best quality academic programs because it is a source of strength and creativity. Each graduate student’s perspective, background and life experience brings tremendous richness to our community.

Graduate Diversity Fellows Program

This program is designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to engage in the life of the campus through leadership and service. Through an application process, Fellows are chosen to represent the Homewood campus in graduate admisssions and affairs initiatives.

Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council

Comprised of students, faculty, and staff from all divisions of Johns Hopkins, the DLC works to help Hopkins achieve its goals of diversity and inclusion.

To be sure, Hopkins is a diverse community: people here bring with them not only their connections to social and ethnic groups but also their individual life experiences. From students to patients to faculty to support staff, ours is a rich and vibrant community.

But that diversity means little without the second of these goals: inclusion. We see inclusion as active, thoughtful, and ongoing engagement with each other. When inclusion works, we better understand the people around us, better understand the complex ways that individuals interact within systems and institutions, and ultimately do our best work.

Johns Hopkins is dedicated to the world of ideas and that world expands exponentially as those with different experiences and points of view share their knowledge and interpretations with one another. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects both a recognition of the past and the promise of the future, something owed to everyone in the Hopkins community.