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Johns Hopkins University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3400 N. Charles St.
Mason Hall
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Phone
(410) 516-8000
Email address
gotojhu@jhu.edu
School Information
"Gilman believed that teaching and research go hand in hand—that success in one depends on success in the other—and that a modern university must do both well. He also believed that sharing our knowledge and discoveries would help make the world a better place. "In 140 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision. This is still a destination for excellent, ambitious scholars and a world leader in teaching and research. Distinguished professors mentor students in the arts and music, humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. Those same faculty members, along with their colleagues at the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory, have made us the nation’s leader in federal research and development funding every year since 1979." The university enrolls over 29,000 students, offers over 90 fields of study, and employs over 1,500 faculty. (Source: https://www.jhu.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.jhu.edu/assets/uploads/2018/12/johnshopkinsfactbook.pdf) (Source: https://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/johns-hopkins-university/academic-life/faculty-composition/)
General Information
Johns Hopkins University is providing anti-racist resources for its students, through speaking events and other events. No Critical Race Training is yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The university’s School of Engineering has a number of Resources for Diversity and Inclusion including numerous articles, books, and media on anti-racism, microaggressions, and allyship, multiple training and education modules, as well as resource guides and syllabi for anti-racist allyship and advocacy.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the university’s Social Justice Initiatives, the Department of Biostatistics has an Anti-Racism Declaration and Commitments to Actions including to “incorporate antiracism into ScM, MHS, and PhD curricula,” hold “monthly reading/discussion groups on anti-racism,” and to “review curriculum and methods of assessment (including comprehensive exams) to ensure that they do not advantage any one group over others.”
  • Although the university’s “undergraduate curriculum currently has neither a single required course nor any required competency for diversity,” the university has committed to undertake an examination “to incorporate cross-cultural knowledge and competencies into the educational experience.”
Resources
  • This year’s foreign affairs symposium will feature CRT proponents Angela Davis and Amy Goodman.
  • April 2020 Office of Multicultural Affairs held a “Digital Diversity Day” to explore Critical Race Theory.
  • The Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has a number of programs and initiatives to advance inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism by dismantling structural oppression and racist policies and practices.
Symbolic Actions
  • On December 3, 2021, anti-racist scholar and critical race theorist, Ibram X. Kendi spoke at the Horizons by Hopkins conference at the university to discuss anti-racism in higher education and espouse that universities must first “acknowledge anti-racism” and then begin to “repair past harms.”
  • The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion details the “university’s key strategic framework for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, with 24 goals designed to strengthen and expand our DEI commitments.”
  • The Diversity Leadership Council at the university “advises university President Ronald Daniels” by promoting “programs that are supporting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity at the university and health system” while urging “progress in areas where the institutions need to improve.”
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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