The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Realizing Our Promise is the next phase in the university’s key strategic framework for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins.

The Roadmap was established in October 2016, and it is now undergoing an intensive process of re-evaluation and expansion. This draft of the  Second Johns Hopkins Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Realizing Our Promise marks an important milestone in the journey we launched six years ago. We welcome your feedback on this draft, and a newly updated Roadmap strategic plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

“Last year, against the backdrop of an overdue national reckoning around race in America and a global pandemic that further exposed societal inequities, we saw the need and opportunity to reassess and renew our university’s Roadmap on diversity, equity and inclusion for the next five years,” President Daniels, Provost Kumar, and Vice Provost Caldwell wrote in a message to the Johns Hopkins community.

The Roadmap 2020 task force, composed of Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and members of the Baltimore community, was asked to candidly assess the first Roadmap and make recommendations on the commitments, strategies, and measurable results necessary for JHU to enhance the ambition of our commitments.

This proposed second Roadmap will undoubtedly spur thoughtful dialogue about the best way to pursue progress as a university. We welcome this. Open dialogue and rigorous engagement across varied and intersecting viewpoints, identities, and experiences are core to our enterprise. They make us stronger and that commitment to dialogue stands at the heart of the Roadmap itself.