Identity & Inclusion Workshop

All undergraduates at JHU are required to complete an Identity and Inclusion (I&I) 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.”

This year, the workshop will be offered in two parts. The Part 1 asynchronous format will walk you through a series of interactive activities, students will have the opportunity to think about their own identities, the identities of others, learn about JHU resources, and explore options for further learning. Students who must complete this requirement will be added to Canvas LMS where they can participate in the workshop at their convenience. This part of the workshop was due on December 2, 2022. If you are a first-year student who has not yet completed Part 1, you can access the workshop via Canvas with ONE of the following classes which have been assigned to you: CO.UW.Class_Of_2026 or CO.UW.Fall_2022_Transfer_Students. You must scroll to the bottom where you will find “JHU Identity and Inclusion Workshop.” Please follow the screen to access the course on Playposit (there are five modules, one which involves printing your certificate of completion). You can complete the course in multiple sittings. It should take approximately 2 hours total to complete.


The workshop is supported by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is composed of the staff of the Multicultural Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, Gender and Sexuality Resources (formerly Women and Gender Resources and LGBTQ Life).

Part 2 of the workshop will be held (virtually) with I&I Facilitators. They will cover in-depth concepts that connect to Part 1. It is mandatory for all first-year students (including transfer students) to participate. Students must complete both Part 1 and 2 by May 30, 2023, in order to register for the next academic semester. Again, Part 1 should have been completed by December 2, 2022. Once you complete Part 1, you will be contacted to sign up for Part 2.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the Identity and Inclusion workshop?

Check if you are enrolled in Canvas Courses:

      1. Log on to Canvas through
      2. Select “Courses” on the global navigation menu
      3. Select “All Courses” in the panel that appears
      4. Review your courses to see which ones are upcoming and check the published status (yes or no). If a course says “No” under published then the teacher has not published the course yet for students and you will not be able to see it yet.
      5. Click each of the four modules and complete the activities.

Is it required to finish the workshop in one sitting?

No, Part 1 (Asynchronous) can be finished at your convenience and can finish in parts. Your progress will be automatically saved. You must complete by December 2.

How long is the workshop?

The workshop is around 2 hours long.

Is the workshop graded?

No, but there are interactive segments in the workshop such as short answer prompts that you must complete in order to move to the next section of the workshop.

When will my registration hold be lifted?

After you complete the total workshop, we will lift the hold after three business days.

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.

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