Office of the Provost invites applications for the universitywide Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Office of the Provost is soliciting student, faculty, and staff applications for the universitywide Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee, or DIAC.

With an overarching goal of strengthening the culture of equity and inclusion for all people with disabilities, the DIAC provides a forum for community input and advice to the Office of the Provost on matters pertaining to:

  • strategies, policies, and procedures that foster a community that embraces and respects disability as a component of diversity

  • encouraging and prioritizing sustainable programmatic, communication, and universal design objectives that improve the campus experience for people with disabilities

  • identifying and making recommendations for addressing common challenges experienced by the disability community and providing critical feedback on the implementation of specific programs and services for the disability community, as well as education and training for the larger community.

The DIAC is composed of students, faculty, and staff throughout the various schools and divisions, with broad representation from the Johns Hopkins community. The committee will be starting its second year of work under the leadership of Kerry Devlin, a senior music therapist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. The university remains committed to having the majority of the membership represent the diverse lived experiences of people with disabilities.

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

Student applications to serve on the DIAC can be submitted online and are due by Friday, July 19. Interested faculty and staff are asked to send two to three sentences expressing their interest in this committee to