The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association hereby pledges itself to the goal of promoting and encouraging diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination by embracing respect for human differences in all forms. We believe that the purpose, positions, and programs of the Alumni Association are strengthened by diversity, inclusion, and, non-discrimination which will ensure the enduring success of our mission. Diversity in our leadership should always reflect the varied nature our membership, represent our culture, and support our values. Diversity forms the foundation for a respectful, tolerant, thoughtful, and stimulating organization and enhances the reputation of the Alumni Association and the University while improving the delivery of services to our diverse membership. It is in this context that we support the Johns Hopkins University Diversity and Inclusion Statement, commit ourselves to its principles, and adopt it as our own.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff and students.
Approved by the Executive Committee of Johns Hopkins Alumni Council
September 3, 2013