Student applicants sought for new universitywide Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee

The creation of the committee supports Johns Hopkins University's stated goals to foster inclusion of the disability community and to invest in needed accommodations and services

Johns Hopkins University students are invited to apply to a new universitywide advisory group that will assist the university in efforts to foster a community that embraces and respects disability as a component of diversity and to strengthen the culture of equity and inclusion for all people with disabilities.

The Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee, made up of faculty, staff, and students, will:

  • Solicit input and recommendations from the university community
  • Provide regular feedback about how disability accommodations, supports, and services should evolve to leaders in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Disability Services, and the Office of Institutional Equity

Kerry Devlin, a senior music therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, will serve as the committee's faculty chair.

The formation of the committee supports a goal articulated in the university's Second Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically to work with the disability community to invest in needed supports and to develop strategies that foster equity and inclusion.

Faculty and staff appointed to the DIAC will serve for two years and can be reappointed. Student members must be currently enrolled at the university and will serve one-year terms.

Student applications to serve on the DIAC can be submitted online and are due by Monday, Feb. 13.

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