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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.

Lehigh University stands as a model campus for gender equity.
Grounded in feminist praxis, we follow a three part approach: Inform, Engage, and Act.


Established at Lehigh in 1991, the Center for Gender Equity continues to provide students a space for education and activism around women's and gender issues. Located in the hub of the University Center, our dynamic student staff collaborates with several departments and student organizations, 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 all the Center for Gender Equity's programs and initiatives.


What's in a name? 

From Women's Center to the Center for Gender Equity. Check out our short video here!

  • The Center for Gender equity lounge is an open door from 8:15 am until the UC closes- meet new people, use a computer, study, or take a nap!
  • We engage in research and inclusive conversations through learning and discussions both casually and in programs such as gender in a global context, and interracial relationships.
  • We act toward Gender Equity at Lehigh and beyond. We encourage and strengthen those around us Through Education, growth, and respect.
  • At the Center for Gender Equity, We explore what it means to alter our understanding of "women" and "men". We challenge ourselves, each other, and those around us to think more broadly through effective dialogue.
Learn more about us and hear about our student staff members’ experiences in this short video, produced by our fabulous staff members!