Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 as America's first research institution. Today, Johns Hopkins remains an active, engaged community that is enhanced by perspectives from all over the world. Johns Hopkins is a place that values diversity in all forms. Through the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Johns Hopkins promotes the holistic development of their students by providing direct services to underrepresented populations, including first generation students. Through OMA and other campus resources, all students have the opportunity to develop independent critical thinking, gain cultural competencies, and flourish on a socially diverse campus. Johns Hopkins is also regarded as a world leader in teaching and research, and they believe that the success of each is dependent upon the other.
The Discovery Days program is for accepted underrepresented minority students. Students are hosted on campus for a three-day, two-night experience in April, during which admitted students spend the night with Multicultural Student Volunteer hosts and learn about multicultural life at Johns Hopkins, including a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
HOME is a fly-in, three-day, two-night program for underrepresented minority students. Prospective students experience multicultural life at Hopkins and are hosted overnight by Multicultural Student Volunteers. This program coincides with the Fall Open House program. HOME requires an application; information is available via high school counselors and an invitation from the university.
Baltimore City public high school students who apply and are accepted to Hopkins as undergraduate students are awarded a full-tuition, four-year scholarship by the Baltimore Scholars Program. There are specific residency requirements, and award recipients must remain in good standing. Students in the Baltimore Scholars Program also receive guidance throughout their time at Johns Hopkins to ensure their success. Learn more about Baltimore Scholars Program
MAPP is a freshman mentoring program that has served thousands of underrepresented Johns Hopkins students. Freshmen in the program are assigned an upperclassman who is dedicated to providing continual support. MAPP mentors are selected and trained to support students dealing with many first-year experiences, including academics, career development, social connectivity, cultural exploration, and community involvement. Learn more about Mentoring Assistance Peer Program (MAPP)
The Johns Hopkins Office of Multicultural Affairs cultivates an environment where persons of all cultural backgrounds are understood and respected, and where civility, leadership and cultural heritage are highly regarded. OMA promotes the holistic development of Hopkins students by providing direct services to underrepresented populations. The OMA’s Multicultural Affairs Student Center serves as a space where students can participate in discussions and other events pertaining to diversity. Learn more about Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)