The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) was initially established in 2001 as the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs. The office, in conjunction with other university leaders, helps to create an environment where all students, faculty and staff can succeed.
OIE ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws related to affirmative action and equal opportunity; investigates discrimination and sexual harassment complaints; provides harassment prevention and disability services training; promotes campus diversity initiatives; and serves as a central resource for faculty, staff and students with disabilities.
The Office of Institutional Equity also manages the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council (DLC). The DLC is an advisory board to the University’s president. Its chief charges are:
- Recommending and promoting policies, programs and other initiatives that will attract and retain a diverse mix of faculty, staff and students
- Examining formal and informal structures and processes that inhibit Johns Hopkins Institutions from being more inclusive and recommend changes that foster greater inclusion
- Sponsoring campus-wide diversity events such as the annual Diversity Leadership Conference and the Diversity Recognition Awards