Diversity & Inclusion at Hopkins

Find your people, be inspired by new perspectives, and create something meaningful.

Here, you’ll have the space for self-expression and encouragement to explore your identity and interests while celebrating others. You’ll form lasting relationships and a sense of belonging so you can flourish within a community, city, and global network that values every voice. The connections you make will expand your understanding of the world and help you see new opportunities—because diverse perspectives open our minds to what’s possible.

Diversity of people, thought, experience, and background is fundamental to the mission of this university. We are committed to … cultivating an inclusive environment that supports, fosters and celebrates all the ways in which the broad differences among us make us better.

President Daniels and Provost Kumar, in a joint message to the University
  • 83 Countries Are Represented in Our Undergraduate Community
  • 29% Students Who Identify as First-Generation and/or Limited-Income
  • 20% First-Year Students Who Speak a Language Other Than English at Home


At Hopkins, students will find people who share similar values and interests and those with completely different perspectives on the world. 

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes diversity, community, and leadership among Hopkins students. We’ll connect you with multicultural initiatives, educational programs, community service, mentoring, and academic support.

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Religious & Spiritual Life

Religious and Spiritual Life promotes spiritual development, theological reflections, religious tolerance, and social awareness. We offer a range of programs so you can connect more deeply with your own religion or explore different ways of thinking.

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Women & Gender Resources

Women & Gender Resources provides support, education, and advocacy around gender identity and sexual orientation. We build understanding across communities, so we can grow as people and celebrate our unique and overlapping experiences.

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Student Poster Session

Held alongside the Diversity Leadership Awards, the Student Poster Session is an event for undergraduate and graduate students to share and discuss their expertise with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). This is a great opportunity to hear student voices and share your own.

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A Closer Look at Diversity & Inclusion at Hopkins


The Center for Diversity and Inclusion brought together more than 150 students, faculty, and staff for its inaugural Latine/x and Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Attendees heard from speakers, met with community organizations like OLÉ, and took part in an Afro-Peruvian dance lesson. The event fostered a sense of belonging, giving students an opportunity to explore their own identities and create a connection with others.

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In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, students, faculty, and tribes across the Americas came together to honor the contributions of indigenous people on campus and beyond. The powwow included food, singing, dancing, and a land acknowledgement, highlighting the Piscataway and Susquehannock peoples who lived here before Hopkins was established. The event provided a welcoming space for students to celebrate their culture and share it with classmates.

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To commemorate National Coming Out Day, Hopkins unveiled a vibrant portrait of Edith Windsor, fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights and honorary degree recipient. Windsor’s lawsuit against the federal government led the Supreme Court to recognize and provide protections for same-sex marriages. The commissioning of the portrait honored her bravery and pure joy, and was part of an ongoing effort to elevate diverse individuals from Hopkins’ history.

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Neuroscience graduate Maya Foster launched Culture Festival and Voices of Color to recognize the heritage and experience of underrepresented students. She wanted to create ways for her classmates to explore new perspectives, and says the support systems at Hopkins encouraged her to embrace her leadership potential. Her achievements earned her the Luce Scholarship, which provides a unique opportunity to conduct research in Asia for a year.

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A Celebration of Black Heritage

The Black Heritage Showcase invited community groups, student performers, and historically black fraternities and sororities across campus to show off their artistic talents. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the evening included singing, dancing, stepping, poetry, and stand-up comedy in celebration of black culture.

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Student Performers Brighten the Stage at Annual Culture Show

At the 32nd annual Culture Show, students from 14 campus groups performed music, dance, and theater traditions from around the world, like the Chinese dragon dance, Bollywood fusion, and Latin dance. Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this long-running event is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to come together and celebrate the diversity of the Hopkins community.

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High-Tech Theology

As the assistant chaplain at Hopkins Campus Ministries, Asher Kolieboi thinks a lot about the intersection between religion and user experience—how people interact with technology. He believes that every smartphone has the potential to become a tool for practicing religion, and wants to unite churches and web designers to increase access to and understanding of religious texts and services.

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