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

Realizing Our Promise: The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is based on a vision of Johns Hopkins as a pluralistic community that embraces the values and imperatives of diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to our institutional missions and our commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression.

We strive to be a place that celebrates the vital importance of differences of experience, backgrounds, and thought and recognizes such diversity as essential to critical inquiry and the robust debates that are core to our university and to achieving excellence. We believe that diversity, inclusion, and equity are critical to the well-being of democratic society and to a university environment that allows each member of our community to feel valued, engaged, and empowered to succeed.  

This next JHU Roadmap marks an important milestone in the journey we began six years ago. Its 24 goals in six key areas are designed to strengthen and expand our DEI commitments, building on what has worked while digging deeper into areas where progress has been slow. Learning from recent efforts at the university and divisional levels, we are focused on the individual and shared commitment that it will take from all of us to realize our full promise as an institution, through the pursuit of our DEI aspirations and a culture of belonging and success for all members of our community.

This new plan stems from the collaboration and insights of hundreds of people across Johns Hopkins, including the Roadmap 2020 Task Force, composed of Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and members of the Baltimore community. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion published a draft of the plan in November 2021 and solicited feedback through open listening sessions and meetings with individuals and stakeholder groups, as well as online. This final version of the plan also reflects feedback from and the endorsement of the university’s board of trustees.