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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Latest News

Colson Whitehead to Deliver MLK Lecture

The widely acclaimed author of The Underground Railroad will speak at Lehigh in early March.

Lehigh plans move forward for college of health

Lehigh Named to President’s Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

The select group of leaders will engage members of campus communities in diversity initiatives.

Leaders of Lehigh University first-generation student club.

Lehigh F1RST Promotes an Inclusive Community for First-Generation and Working-Class Students

Student-led club shines a light on the first-generation student experience.

At a Glance


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.

New Leadership

Meet Dr. Donald A. Outing, Vice President for Equity and Community

"I want Lehigh to become the best example of diversity and inclusion among all institutions of higher learning."