Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives


The
 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives listed below are aimed to bring about meaningful change to our institution and culture. As our work progresses, updates will be shared with the community on this page. 

We understand that these initiatives are just the first steps towards building and sustaining an anti-racist school community at Hopkins. We recognize this journey is ongoing and will continue for as long as it takes to bring parity to the experience of each and every Hopkins community member.

 
Initiative
Status
We will re-examine our curriculum to incorporate a social justice lens, de-center Anglo-European voices, and elevate all voices. This will also include a race and representation audit in our English and History Departments. Additionally, we will create a new interdisciplinary course on social justice.
In progress
We will continue to invest in financial aid so we can enhance the socio-economic diversity on our campus. We commit to awarding a minimum of $5 million in aid in the coming school year, and increase that aid each year moving forward.
In progress
We will establish a Fund for Social Justice, which will provide annual grants to projects in four broad categories: student research, activism and internships, campus-wide events and speakers, and long-term programs with community partners.
In progress
We will implement the recommendations outlined in a comprehensive report produced this year to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty of color. Key objectives of the report include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training for hiring committees, an equity audit, and utilizing new recruitment networks.
In progress
We will provide training and professional development to all employees (administrators, faculty, staff, and coaches) on cultural competency and culturally responsive teaching practices. We will also evolve our disciplinary process to include restorative justice practices.
In progress
We will encourage and support our Student Diversity Board, along with our affinity groups on campus (Black Latinx Student Union, Asian American Association, Students United for Racial Equity, Sexuality and Gender Advocates, and the Multi-ethnic Student Association) to create more spaces for association, affirmation and connection. We will also support our Employees of Color Affinity Group, as well as our faculty and staff Coalition for Anti-Racist Educators.
In progress
We will more publicly and explicitly recognize the history surrounding the founding of the School, including the role slavery played in that history. We will examine this history and include our findings at hopkins.edu.
In progress
We will work with the Hopkins Black Alumni Network (HBAN) to create more spaces for alumni to connect, promote mission focused programs for the school, and deepen the mentor relationships with our current students.
In progress
We will work with our new Director of Community Engagement to strengthen Hopkins’ partnerships and relationships with the City of New Haven through targeted educational enrichment programs and community outreach.
In progress
We will expand Pathfinder, our after-school and summer outreach and educational enrichment program focused in New Haven and Bridgeport, so we can broaden our impact on the children in the greater New Haven area. The four-year, tuition-free program currently serves 120 students. We will devise a plan to fund a minimum of 200 students within five years.
In progress