Diversity and Inclusion

At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, we believe that our most important institutions have an essential job to do if we are to fulfill the promise of America.

In 1966, James Coleman and his team at Johns Hopkins produced the watershed Equality of Educational Opportunity report, which, among other findings, identified the achievement gap between white students and their Black peers.

Today, we carry on that important work through our research, practice, and policy efforts dedicated to increasing educational opportunity and transforming the lives of all persons—inclusive of gender, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that utilizes the contributions and develops the talents of a diverse range of students, faculty, and staff.

Coleman Report

The Equality of Educational Opportunity Report, popularly known as the Coleman Report after its lead author James Coleman, reframed the debate about how to pursue the goal of furthering equal educational opportunity. Coleman taught at Johns Hopkins from 1959-1973 and while at Hopkins, his team set about administering one of the largest social science surveys ever conducted, using questionnaires of his design.

SOE Diversity and Inclusion 

Mentorship Program 

The SOE Mentoring Program offers current students the opportunity to connect with alumni mentors who can contribute to their professional and personal development. This program also offers the opportunity to network and develop contacts, access to industry information, and gain valuable insights from experienced and successful professionals. 

International Students 

An institution with a stellar national and international reputation, the Johns Hopkins School of Education welcomes students, scholars, researchers, staff and faculty from all over the world. We believe a variety of perspectives enhances learning. 

Training and Education

Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion

The JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion was drafted in early 2016 to capture the university’s priorities and ambitions, and to state in explicit and concrete terms its institutional commitments in this area. The document was revised with input from the university community in forums, meetings, emails, and conversations, and approved by the university board of trustees in October 2016.

JHU Offices and Initiatives

Affinity Groups and Committees 

Across the University, Johns Hopkins students, postdocs, and trainees have founded a vast range of affinity groups and committees concerned with diversity, to bring individuals with similar backgrounds, cultures, interests and ambitions together in community or common purpose. These groups have helped our institution foster diversity, whether through advocacy, programming, or other endeavors.

Diversity at JHU 

Johns Hopkins University is deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons—inclusive of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, financial strength, and veteran status.