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What does Equal Opportunity mean at JHU?

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic.

The University's equal opportunity policy applies to all academic programs administered by the University, its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic programs. It applies to all employment decisions, including those affecting hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer; recruitment; advertisement of vacancies; layoff and termination; compensation and benefits; and selection for training. Consistent with its obligations under law, it also extends to the maintenance of affirmative action programs for minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans.

Every member of the Johns Hopkins University community deserves equal access to the abundant educational and employment opportunities we offer. The Office of Institutional Equity coordinates ongoing efforts to make the campus accessible and to make JHU programs available to everyone.


Discrimination and Harassment

In the vibrant, diverse community that is Johns Hopkins University, it is essential to foster an environment in which our students, faculty and staff are able to learn and work free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Our policies are clear and specific, and complaints will be investigated promptly and fairly.


Sexual Misconduct

The personal safety of every member of our community is the top priority at JHU. If you have been sexually assaulted or a victim of sexual violence or harassment, we urge you to get medical care and reach out to a counselor for emotional support. We also stand ready to assist you with filing a complaint through the university and/or local law enforcement, and encourage you to do so.


ADA Compliance and Disability Accommodations

Religious Accommodations

As part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination, Johns Hopkins University makes good faith efforts to reconcile potential conflicts between an individual’s religious beliefs and university work or academic requirements.

The University assigns a high priority to the implementation of its equal opportunity policy, and significant University resources are devoted to assuring compliance with all laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and educational programs.

Read the full statement from President Daniels