JHU Policies and Services


Students have access to the following resources and services:

Disability Services:

The Disability Services program within the Office of Institutional Equity oversees the coordination of reasonable accommodations for students and employees with disabilities, and serves as the central point of contact for information on physical and programmatic access at the University.

To receive accommodations for a disability, you must register with the JHU Office for Student Disability Services no later than two weeks prior to the first day of class. Part of the registration process is the submission of documentation of the disability in question. This documentation should include a current evaluation and information relevant to the needed accommodations in this program. Please know that IEPs, although helpful, do not constitute appropriate documentation. Your request for accommodations and your supporting documentation are then processed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator’s Office. That office makes the final decision on whether accommodations are due and in what form. Please refer questions to Dr. Brent Mosser, Director of Academic Support and Disability Services, and send documentation to:

Office for Student Disability Services; The Johns Hopkins University; 385 Garland Hall; 3400 N. Charles Street; Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-4720    FAX: 443-529-1543   https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/disabilities/

Students have access to resources and services offered by The Johns Hopkins University Office of Institutional Equity and are covered by the following JHU Equal Opportunity Policies:

  • General Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Policy Against Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy

These policies and the processes for filing a complaint may be found on the JHU website.

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Services:

Sexual Assault Helpline: The Sexual Assault Helpline (410-516-7333) is a confidential service of the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. Trained professional counselors are available to offer support, provide resources or answer questions for students 24/7.

More information may be found at: https://sexualmisconduct.jhu.edu/

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Title IX Coordinators:

Any student, faculty, staff member, or applicant for admission or education who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator. For more information about Title IX at Hopkins, visit the website at: http://oie.jhu.edu/policies-and-laws/title-ix/index.html

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), is a federal law that establishes certain rights and protections for students concerning the privacy of student education records maintained by a postsecondary institution. Under FERPA, a student’s written authorization is required before JHU may disclose personally identifiable information from that student’s education records, except to the extent that a FERPA exception permitting disclosure without authorization applies.

Please Note: FERPA permits JHU to disclose “Directory Information” to third parties, unless the student has opted out. Some examples of “Directory Information” are: name, email, phone number, home address and parents’ names.

Further information on FERPA is available here. FERPA permits a student to opt-out by requesting that JHU not release Directory Information about that student to third parties. This request may be made by completing the “Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information” form, located here and sending the form to:

JHU Engineering Innovation, Shaffer Hall 103, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218.

Until this form is submitted, Directory Information may be disclosed to third parties at JHU’s discretion.

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