Maintaining Our Inclusive Community

Johns Hopkins University is committed to maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. For every member of our community to thrive—especially as we continue to navigate life and university operations during a global pandemic—each institution must seek to foster mutual respect, support, and inclusion.

During this public health event, where there are many unknowns, taking care of each other is just as important as taking care of ourselves. Making assumptions about or engaging in negative treatment of others based on perceived symptoms, medical conditions or abilities, national origin, racial and ethnic characteristics, or any other protected status hurts our community. Every person’s care, compassion, and empathy for each other makes a positive difference.

Acts of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct run counter to university
values and policies, including our Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) remains open and available to the entire community.

To learn more about the work of OIE, to file an online discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct report, or to request disability, religious, or pregnancy/nursing parent accommodations through our online forms, affiliates may visit or They may also get in touch with OIE by phone (410-516-8075), fax (410-367-2665), or email at, or