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Diversity & Inclusion

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Everyone has a part to play in fostering a campus culture of inclusion. There are many resources available at Lehigh to support the needs of our entire diverse community.

Increasing and Sustaining Academic Diversity

The Vice Provost for Academic Diversity
The office of the Vice Provost for Academic Diversity works to transform recruitment, retention and the campus climate at Lehigh.

Office For Academic Outreach
Works to promote the academic and personal success of students from diverse backgrounds from early childhood through college to positively impact their persistence to graduation.

Social Justice Scholars
Lehigh's Social Justice Scholars is a collaborative faculty group that explores the intersection of social equality and research. The group is designed to sustain and advance diversity, inclusion and engagement through research and scholarship.

Advocacy Offices

These offices provide a supportive environment and opportunities for dialogue for students from underrepresented populations on campus through a variety of programs and services.

Disability Support Services
Works closely with students who self-identify as disabled in order to ensure equal access to University programs, activities and services.

Jewish Student Life/The Hillel Society of Lehigh University
Provides a Jewish home on campus for students to gather to relax, socialize, share a meal, observe Shabbat and study.

Office of Gender Violence Education and Support
This office works to change campus climate and culture around sexual assault, rape, intimate partner abuse, and stalking from a healthy relationship approach through both education and support.

Office of International Students and Scholars
Cultivates and promotes cross-cultural understanding and offers resources for the Lehigh and local community.

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Provides opportunities for students to explore their multiple identities and learn about the backgrounds and experiences of others. The M Room is a place for casual socializing as well as regularly scheduled lunch discussions and other programs.

The Pride Center
Lehigh's resource for LGBTQ+ students and allies that exists to ensure that all students, regardless of their gender or sexuality, can bring their full, authentic selves to all aspects of their Lehigh experience.  The Pride Center Lounge in UC C212 is a gathering place for studying, socializing, discussions, and more!

The Women's Center
Recognizing that gender is a key element of identity, the Women's Center creates gender equity within the Lehigh community. As part of this work, the Center works to prevent gender violence.

Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Faculty and Staff

Help with conducting hiring searches as well as support and networking resources for faculty and staff.

Faculty and Staff of Color Network
Offers support and resources to welcome and foster a greater sense of community with faculty and staff of color on Lehigh's campus.

Faculty Mentoring Committee
Enhancing the success of faculty after they arrive at Lehigh and throughout their careers.

Lehigh ADVANCE
A five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance recruitment, retention and the advancement of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Lehigh.

Lehigh Faculty/Staff Pride Network

The Pride Network is a place of support for LGBTQIA faculty and staff and a place for those who are interested in fostering and sustaining a welcoming and affirming climate on campus for LGBTQIA people. All faculty and staff are welcome to join, regardless of whether they identify as LGBT or as an Ally.

LUAlly
LUally is Lehigh's training program developed by the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity that aims to develop a network of aware, engaged, and active allies for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.  LUally delivers skills-based, educational opportunities for the Lehigh community, while centering the philosophy that allyship is a continuous process that looks different for everyone.

Human Resources
Offers support throughout the staff recruiting and hiring process. Resources include the Diversity Recruitment Resource Guide.

Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative
A cost-sharing program to support the goal of a more diverse faculty at Lehigh.

Alumni Resources

BALANCE: Black and Latino Alumni Network for Community and Equity

Lehigh Alumni Pride Association (LAPA)

 

Latest News

PwC Chairman Tim Ryan delivers message on the importance of diversity and inclusion.

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher addresses the process of forgiveness in MLK talk.

Rev. Sharon Washington Risher is being presented by the MLK Jr. Committee.

A statement from President John D. Simon, Provost Patrick V. Farrell and Vice President for Finance and Administration Patricia A. Johnson.