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 stem is comprised of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity and our advocacy centers: the Center for Gender Equity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity, the Chaplain’s Office, and the Center for Student Access and Success. 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. 

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Plan 2021-2026

Lehigh is committed to being an institution that strives to enhance diversity, inclusion and equity. Our ongoing goal is to ensure that all members of our community feel safe, valued and welcome. We have made important progress in strengthening our ability to listen, learn, adapt, improve, challenge, change and lead. We have much more work to do, and this work will evolve over time. Join us.

Read the plan here.


INSIGHT Into Diversity 2023 HEED Award Logo

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 a fifth straight year!  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 remain committed to the work that needs to be done as we pursue our goal of becoming an antiracist institution and creating A Lehigh for Everyone.

Meet Dr. Donald Outing

The Army veteran joined Lehigh from The United States Military Academy at West Point and leads institutional efforts to advance Lehigh's work on diversity, equity and inclusion. Read his perspective on Lehigh's efforts to cultivate a more diverse campus.   


Thursday, November 30, 2023
Join the staff of The Pride Center as we welcome Robin Gow, Director of The Education Institute at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center to campus. Robin will be facilitating this incredibly interesting topic for our final LUally session of the semester. Free Pizza lunch provided and staff who attend earn 25 Be Well Points.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Join us for conversation and craft as you learn traditional beading techniques to create your own pendant or pin with Dr. Carly Camplain. Dr. Camplain is a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Population Health at Lehigh University. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. No prior experience necessary. Space is limited. Please register in advance here. The event is offered in partnership with The Institute for Indigenous Studies, The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, The College of Health, Library and Technology Services, and Lehigh University Art Galleries. For more information about Dr. Carly Camplain please visit her webpage.
Friday, December 1, 2023
Lehigh Hillel & Office of Jewish Student Life invite you to join us for weekly Shabbat dinner & services.
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