The Office of Multicultural Affairs works directly with our partner offices within the Diversity and Inclusion umbrella. We offer programming opportunities and collaborate with the offices of Women and Gender Resources, LGTBQ Life, and Campus Ministries. Additionally, we collaborate with identity offices that speak to our mission of inclusion. The Office of International Services and the Office of Student Disability Services are key partners that help support our JHU communities and their expertise help to provide a holistic network of services dedicated to enhance the experience of our students.
In addition to those offices, we have partnered up with the Center for Student Success to support our Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP) initiative that engages first-year undergraduates throughout their first year experience by helping them navigate academic success, community engagement, career development and social connectivity. If you are interested in more information, please feel free to contact Mr. John Rawlins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Justice and Equity Collective
In 2015, a select group of Johns Hopkins University offices and centers found themselves helping our JHU community understand, heal, and engage in dialogue about the Baltimore Uprising. In an effort to continue our newfound commitment and concerted efforts to support social justice and equity efforts within the city and our community, we elected to create on-going series that addressed the issues from a grassroots approach. The Social Justice and Equity Collective is comprised of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Africana Studies, Center for Social Concern, and the Urban Health Institute.
Since our inception, we have connected our Johns Hopkins community through programming that looks at social justice work through the eyes of our total community. That includes non-profit and advocacy agencies that directly work with underserved and underrepresented communities. We have been able to provide powerful topics that delve into race, class, community-policing, policy development, and more. As “the collective,” we pride ourselves in dialoguing about these important issues and translating them into action oriented opportunities that are authentic and responsible for connecting neighborhoods and citizens.