The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity was created with the hiring of the inaugural Vice President for Equity & Community in February of 2017. The office is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to enhance and build on Lehigh’s efforts to advance its commitment to a more diverse and inclusive campus. We do this through strategic planning, training, education and research, community relations, policy development and communications. Our office coordinates with all University assets, including students, staff, senior administrators, deans, department heads, trustees and local community leaders and groups. The division is comprised of our advocacy centers (the Center for Gender Equity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity, and the Chaplain’s Office), Student Access and Success, and a Multicultural Community Liaison. We invite you to explore our website, and those of our centers, to learn about the rich and diverse community here at Lehigh and all it has to offer you.
We are proud to announce that Lehigh has been selected as a recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the second year in a row! This is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. While we are honored to be recognized for the programs and resources we have developed so far, we are aware that much more work needs to be done as we pursue our goal of becoming an antiracist institution.