Diversity and
Inclusion at Lehigh

"At Lehigh, we celebrate our diversity, and we embrace our academic, cultural, economic, and physical differences. We respect one another, we look out for one another, and we help one another succeed. These principles are not just words on paper; they are what we believe in and what we expect of our entire campus community."

—Lehigh President John D. Simon

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Proposal: Creative Ideas for Impact Initiatives

A message to the campus community

RARE student Sareena Karim '22, forefront, works in the Chow Lab led by Lesley Chow, assistant professor of bioengineering and materials science and engineering.

Lehigh Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

campus beauty

A Message from Dr. Cheryl Matherly

Sent to the campus community July 15, 2020.

At a Glance

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Members of the Council for Equity and Community, a committee made up of Lehigh faculty, staff, and students committed to serving as a campus resource and agent of cultural change.

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Diversity and inclusion working groups have been established across a majority of units at the university. The creation of these groups is designed to provide opportunity for broad and sustained engagement around diversity issues.

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Students, faculty and staff were trained on gender violence prevention, reporting and resources during the 2014-15 academic year

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Social Justice Scholars, a collaborative faculty scholars group that explores the intersection of social equality and research.

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Members of Lehigh’s Pride Network, an organization that provides support for LGBTQ faculty and staff, and a place for allies and advocates who are interested in fostering and sustaining a welcoming and affirming climate on campus for LGBTQ people.

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Staff and faculty who have attended series diversity and inclusion workshops given by the VISIONS Group, which offers an insight-driven training and consulting model that empowers clients to become catalysts for change within their communities.

Living Lives of Consequence

Is a truly equitable campus achievable?

"When we talk about an equitable culture, we are really referring to a culture of equity versus a culture of equal opportunity."
—Dr. Donald A. Outing, Vice President for Equity and Community