Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Please read the University’s Statement of Principles on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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 admissions 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.

Diversity Fellows Program

This program provides graduate students with an opportunity to engage in the life of the campus through leadership and service, with a focus on diversity and professional development. Fellows have the opportunity to represent and contribute to the Homewood campus’ graduate admissions and graduate student life initiatives. While Fellows come from diverse walks of life, each is called to contribute significantly to the academic and cultural experience of this community.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Open to all current graduate students within the Krieger and Whiting Schools
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Must be available to work between 1 and 10 hours per week including the occasional evening and weekend
  • Must desire to provide support and assistance to people of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds

Application Process

  • Application and resume submitted to Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment
  • Student employment application submitted to the Office of Student Employment
  • Interview
  • This is a paid graduate student internship opportunity through the Krieger and Whiting Schools’ Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions.


  • Attending on-campus recruitment events (e.g., serve on panels, give tours, or meet one-to-one with prospective graduate students) as a representative of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering
  • Attending local and regional graduate recruitment fairs and pipeline-building events as a representative of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and to give a graduate student perspective to potential applicants
  • Responding to the email and phone inquiries of prospective students as assigned by the Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions
  • Advise the Office of Graduate Affairs and Admissions on matters of policy, graduate student life and issues of diversity
  • Other responsibilities as assigned