The Black Faculty & Staff Association’s (BFSA) role is to help ensure the fair and equitable treatment of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and to be a critical resource for growing inclusivity in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community.  We continue to develop and cultivate working relationships with our senior administration and operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty and staff by providing a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues of value to us and our community, in and around Johns Hopkins. We also partner with the community to conduct outreach activities and cultural events. We are dedicated to serving you and the community.

BFSA is an active organization with many exciting events planned for this year.  Please find time to join us.  You do not need to be a current member of the BFSA to participate in certain activities or events, but you will find there are many benefits for becoming a member.   Our membership coordinator is Leslia Gaines; can answer any membership questions that you may have.

Caucus meetings are now held year round on the third Thursday of the month, September - May.  Jessica McCoy – APL, Calvin Smith – Homewood, and Darcenia McDowell – East Baltimore, are our Caucus Chairs who can answer any questions you may have.

Featured Events

Featured Profile additions

Erich March

March, Erich

Civic-Minded Undertaker


Deborah Savage

Savage, Deborah

Fearless Fighter


Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Etienne-Cummings, Ralph

A Brilliant Mind