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Diversity and Inclusion

Johns Hopkins University and the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons—inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, religion, military status, or political beliefs.

By delivering thought-provoking programming in collaboration with the school's Diversity Council and Student Diversity Coalition, elevating new perspectives on campus, and employing recruitment strategies aimed at increasing the diversity of faculty, staff, and students, Johns Hopkins SAIS aims to cultivate a community where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Fostering an environment of respect and inclusion is central to the mission of the school and its commitment to celebrating the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles of its students, faculty, and staff.

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Roadmap on Diversity

The JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion was drafted 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 and approved by the university board of trustees.

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Upcoming Events
May 28 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Online SAIS Event

Shaping the New Global Order in a Post-COVID World: A Conversation with Congressman Andy Kim

In co-sponsorship with the Student Government Association, join Dean Eliot A. Cohen and Congressman Andy Kim, representing the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, for a conversation on shaping...

Recent Events
Diaspora Dialogues: A Student Diversity Coalition Series on the Interplay of Heritage and Foreign Policy

Diaspora Dialogues: A Student Diversity Coalition Series on the Interplay of Heritage and Foreign Policy

For its latest installment of Diaspora Dialogues, the SAIS Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) hosted...

Hard Histories: A Conversation with Martha S. Jones

Hard Histories: A Conversation with Martha S. Jones

The school hosted a discussion on African-American slave history, as part of its Dean’s Lecture...

The Global Role of Faith-Based Organizationsy

The Global Role of Faith-Based Organizationsy

The school welcomed Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of...

Support & Initiatives for Students

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Mentorship Program

Our team of global careers and admissions professionals facilitate opportunities for current students to connect with alumni mentors who can contribute to their professional and personal development. This effort offers the opportunity to network and develop contacts, access industry information, and gain valuable insights from experienced and successful alumni.

International Students 

International Students

Considered the best institution to seek a graduate degree in international affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS welcomes students, scholars, researchers, staff, and faculty from all over the world. We believe a variety of perspectives contributes to a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

International Students 

Scholarship Opportunities

To demonstrate our commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion, we offer a broad array of scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students from underrepresented groups.

Diversity Groups And Communities

We believe that fostering a community inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, religion, military status, or political beliefs strengthens and broadens the learning experience for all.

Black Student Union

SAIS Diversity Council

SAIS Faculty Diversity Council

SAIS Pride


Training and Education

Enhanced learning around diversity, equity and inclusion is available for faculty, staff, and students. The following resources highlight the wide array of resources offered by the university.

Diversity and Inclusion Recommended Curriculum
LGBTQ Life Safe Zone Training
mySupport Crisis Webinars
Unconscious Bias Awareness

Contact Us

Email: SAISDiversity@jhu.edu