Identity & Inclusion Workshop

All undergraduates at JHU are invited to join an Identity and Inclusion workshop during their first year on campus. The workshop is designed to give first-year students a shared experience and shared language to understand their identities in the Johns Hopkins University context. The workshop has been offered at JHU since 2016, after the call in the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion for a “Mandatory cultural competency workshop for incoming undergraduates.”

For Spring 2021, the workshop will be offered in an online, asynchronous format. Through a series of interactive activities, students will have the opportunity to think about their own experiences, listen to the experiences of other students, learn about JHU resources, and explore options for further learning. It is mandatory for all first-year students (including transfer students) to participate.

The workshop is supported by Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is composed of the staff of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, Women and Gender Resources, and LGBTQ Life.

Students who need to complete this requirement will be added to a Blackboard site where they can participate in the workshop at their convenience. Please complete the workshop by April 9, 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Identity and Inclusion workshop?

You will be able to access the online modules using Blackboard.

  • Log into Blackboard.
  • Under “My Organizations,” you will see that you have been added to the “Diversity and Inclusion” organization.
  • From the “Diversity and Inclusion” page, click the I&I Workshop link on the left side of the page.
  • Click each of the four modules and complete the activities.

Is it required to finish the workshop in one go?

You can finish the workshop at your convenience and can finish in parts. Your progress will be automatically saved.

How long is the workshop?

The workshop is around 2 hours long.

When can I expect grades for the workshop?

It takes about one week for grading.

Why is the Identity and Inclusion workshop mandatory?

The workshop is part of fulfilling the JHU value of diversity and inclusion. It is an expectation of the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion that all students participate in this workshop, and participation is a part of your academic obligation as a Johns Hopkins student.

I can’t see “Diversity and Inclusion” organization on my blackboard?

You should see the “Diversity and Inclusion” organization under “My Organizations”.

Screenshot of Blackboard.

Contact if you cannot find it under here.