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Johns Hopkins University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
3400 N. Charles St.
Mason Hall
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
(410) 516-8000
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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: (Source: (Source:
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

Admissions Policies
  • The school is working towards “conducting a critical examination of the department’s policies and practices, including student admissions, efforts to recruit diverse students, post-doctoral trainees, faculty, and staff, and implementing changes that are in line with IDARE goals” through the Department of Health Policy and Management’s IDARE committee.
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.
  • The Department of Health Policy and Management’s Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity committee will be “cultivating inclusive learning environments through educational training, workshops, and seminars.”
  • According to JHU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion, “All incoming first-year undergraduate and transfer students are automatically enrolled in our required Identity & Inclusion workshop. In addition, we provide educational workshops for student leaders and student organizations.”
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.”
  • JHU states that, “The Department of Health Policy and Management is committed to building an inclusive environment where faculty, staff, students, and other members of our community support efforts to dismantle structural oppression and racist policies and practices.” Furthermore, in order to “oversee the advancement and realization of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in all Department activities,” the department has formed the Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity committee. This committee will work towards, “Developing and implementing curriculum review to ensure materials align with IDARE goals and principles.”
  • 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.”
  • The IDARE committee, launched by the Department of Health Policy and Management, is focused on “prioritizing research that incorporates consideration of inclusion and diversity in the research design and focuses on the impact of racism on public health and public safety.”
  • The Krieger School of Arts & Sciences is hosting an event on March 29, 2023 for the 60th anniversary of the Master of Liberal Arts program. The event is on the topic of “Critical Race Theory: Why You Should Care.”
  • JHU is launching a research team entitled the Advancing Racial Equity in Health, Housing, and Education Cluster in order to “make Johns Hopkins the world leader in solution-focused practices and policies to promote racial justice in health, housing, and education (HHE) for young people.”
  • In May of 2022, the RIC faculty board voted in favor of a new academic program, Critical Diasporic Studies, which will address “questions of white supremacy and racial violence in the United States and beyond, with a particular emphasis on Asian, Black, and Indigenous concerns.”
  • JHU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion has student organization councils such as the Multicultural Leadership Council.
  • JHU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion states, “We help elevate student voices from underrepresented student groups and triage students to the appropriate resources to ensure that students have access to equitable and inclusive policies and practices.”
  • On November 10, 2022, JHU’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of the History of Medicine held the third event in the speaker series, “Racism in Public Health.”
  • JHU has an Ethics, Equity, and Gender in the Health Systems Program which is part of the school’s effort to “support social justice measures alongside health impacts, particularly for marginalized communities.”
Last updated March 28th, 2024
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