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Established at Lehigh in 1991, the Center for Gender Equity continues to provide students a space for education and activism around gender/sex issues. Gender Equity lives everywhere, and at Lehigh, our dynamic student staff collaborates with several departments and study organizations.

Housed in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity STEM, we collaborate often with neighboring offices, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Pride Center. Focusing on transferable skills and content, student staff dream up, develop, implement and assess 90% of the Center for Gender Equity's programs and initiatives.


Our Mission:  To create a gender equitable campus that exposes today’s systemic and social gender-related barriers to inclusive excellence and to prepare students, staff, and faculty for a socially just tomorrow.

 Our Vision:  Lehigh University stands as a model campus for gender equity.

Our Approach:  Grounded in feminist praxis, we follow a three part approach: Inform. Engage. Act.


Learn more about us and hear about our student staff members’ experiences in this short video, produced by our fabulous staff members!
You can also learn more about us via our History & Archives page!