About Us

You are here

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.


Mission: To create a sex/gender equitable campus by exposing and eliminating gender/sex-related barriers and providing students, staff, and faculty with the tools and content necessary to create social justice.

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

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!