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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


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university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations


of students have an internship or co-op experience while at Lehigh


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themed residential communities


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acre campus on three contiguous campuses


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NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, plus 43 intramural and club sports and 31 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity


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Study abroad programs in 74 countries


of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once


countries represented within our campus community


fully funded internship opportunities around the world


of the Class of 2015 achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school or landed other opportunities within their plan


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full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board


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In addition to the historical turnaround in Franco-German relations, Norrin Ripsman’s new book also analyzes the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaties of 1978-79 and the Israeli-Jordanian Treaty of 1994. (Photo by Christa Neu)

A Top-down Prescription for Peace

A new book argues that successful peacemaking between longstanding adversaries is almost always imposed by governments before it is stabilized by societies.

The Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, one of the world’s most pristine atolls, is home to a diverse group of marine species as well as the pink-hued bubblegum coral. (Image courtesy of Wendy Cover/NOAA)

A journey to the unexplored depths of the Pacific Ocean

Lehigh’s Santiago Herrera is lead biologist aboard the 2017 American Samoa Expedition.

While studying the high topography of central Mongolia, Meltzer took this photograph of the flows of basaltic lava in the Chuluut River.

Anne Meltzer named Fellow of American Geophysical Union

Seismologist is honored for leading community-driven and guided Earth science initiatives.

Inspired Research

To Lead or Not to Lead?

Naomi Rothman says emotional ambivalence, often read as indecision, can help leaders make better decisions. The problem? It may also make them look weak—and cost them their influence­.

Painting of Hamlet holding skull with ghost in background.

Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Embracing the Unexpected

    Professor Marcos Pires and his team discovered a way to get bacteria to tag themselves for destruction, stimulating the immune system to do the dirty work usually left to antibiotics. When a slight modification unexpectedly worked, a potential new application for their research emerged. Pires emphasizes with his students the importance of keeping an open mind. “If you have the idea in your head that it’s going to be a certain way, you can miss something that can be more interesting,” he says.

    Marcos Piers
  • Everyday Leaders

    Taking Risks

    Viktoriia Brezheniuk ’15G, a native of Ukraine, stepped out of her comfort zone in the United States and was driven to make a difference. Brezheniuk, who received a master’s degree in comparative and international education, served as a Lehigh United Nations Youth Representative for several NGOs and accompanied the Ukrainian Mission during the 69th session of the General Assembly of the UN.

    Viktoria Brezheniuk
  • Everyday Leaders

    Pursuing Passions

    Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum ’13 led Lehigh’s upset win over Duke in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and was the first Lehigh player to be selected in the NBA draft. McCollum, who studied journalism at Lehigh, has said that he hopes to become a broadcast journalist after his career in the NBA. Through C.J.’s Press Pass, McCollum provides season-long internships to aspiring journalists in Portland high schools.

    C.J. McCollum at a Lehigh basketball game

Scenes from South Mountain