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Trustees Announce Decision to Take "No Action" on President Trump Honorary Degree Petition

Lehigh University encourages respectful dialogue, discussion and learning about important societal issues. 

The Board of Trustees remains committed to the university’s values and to its “­Principles of Our Equitable Community,” which recognize each person’s right to think and speak as dictated by personal belief and to respectfully disagree with or counter another’s point of view. 

These values provide meaningful guidance when deliberating or making decisions that impact the Lehigh community. In considering a petition regarding the honorary degree given 29 years ago to President Donald Trump, the Board of Trustees engaged in lengthy, full and robust discussions. The Board has concluded that no action will be taken.

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