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This page is dedicated to providing resources to current and prospective students at Lehigh University.

Prospective Students

Current Students

If you have questions not addressed on this page, please feel free to contact us at pridecenter@lehigh.edu or by phone at 610-758-4126.

 

  • students at Pride-A-Palooza 2018 standing under a rainbow balloon arch
  • Take Pride 2019 graduates standing in front of Pride Flag and Lehigh Pride sign. Graduates are holding their rainbow roses received at the ceremony
  • photo of pride center student staff with Chella Man for the Fall 2019 event Chat with Chella. Chella is wearing blue and white vertical striped overalls and a navy blue beanie.
  • Students in front of a 12-passenger van after driving to Creating Change 2019 in Washington, DC

Prospective Students
 

Thinking of coming to Lehigh?

We recognize that selecting a college is a really tough decision! Which school is right for me? Which major will best prepare me for my career? Will the school be a good fit for me?

We created this resource to help you see if Lehigh University is the right school for you. Many of the more general questions can be answered by the Admissions Office, however, as an LGBTQIA+ student you may have additional questions about campus climate and the programs and services available to LGBTQIA+ students. The information below will hopefully answer some of your questions! If you have any further questions, please contact us at pridecenter@lehigh.edu or call our office at 610-758-4574.

 

Campus Pride Top 30 Resource Guide

Did you know that we were named one of Campus Pride's Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities? While we have a long way to go to ensure people of all genders and sexualities are able to thrive at Lehigh, we are proud of how far we have come! To learn more about the Campus Pride Index and all that we have done to ensure LGBTQ+ equity at Lehigh, check out the link below. 

Campus Pride LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities Index

LGBTQ+ Prospective College Student Resources
Below are a few cultivated resources to help you in your college decision process. Even if you do not end up at Lehigh, we want you to feel supported and have all the resources available to you. 
 
Lehigh Resources

In addition to the many resources on our website, here are a few that we want you as a prospective student to know about! 

Gender Inclusive Restrooms 
LU Non-Discrimination Policy
Trans at LU

 

Student Organizations

             

Student Organizations
 

Spectrum: Undergraduate student club that provides support and community building for LGBTQ+ students and allies. Contact Spectrum's President, Griffin Fox, at gaf322@lehigh.edu for more information. 

SPEAK: Students Promoting Equality, Awareness, & Knowledge is Lehigh's undergraduate gender and sexuality peer education group who provide workshops & trainings on gender, sexuality, and inclusion. Contact Dom Ocampo at dro222@lehigh.edu for more information.

Greek Allies: Undergraduate student group promoting inclusive leadership and fostering a welcoming Greek and greater campus environment. Contact Scott Burden at swb216@lehigh.edu for more information.

T.I.D.E.: Tackling, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity. Undergraduate student group promoting respect of all individuals involved in sports, taking a stand for social justice at the NCAA athletics level. Contact Mary Clougherty at msc221@lehigh.edu for more information. 

PRISM: Lehigh's graduate student club that provides support and community building for LGBTQ+ graduate students and allies. Contact our graduate assistant, Sara Beachy, at sab617@lehigh.edu for more information.

Student Support Spaces

Student Support Spaces

Peer led small groups that meet several times a month - Please access the link for more information go.lehigh.edu/PrideCenterGroups

QTPOC:  Support space for Queer and Trans People/Students of Color

Coming Out:  Support space for students who are not out to at least one person in their lives

TGNC:   Support space for Trans and/or Gender Non-conforming/Questioning students

BPFQ:  Support space for Bi, Pan, Fluid and/or Queer students

ACE:  Support space for students who identify along the asexual and aromantic spectrums. 

Current Students

Student Organizations

          

Student Organizations
 

Spectrum: Undergraduate student club that provides support and community building for LGBTQ+ students and allies. Contact Spectrum's President, Griffin Fox, at gaf322@lehigh.edu for more information. 

SPEAK: Students Promoting Equality, Awareness, & Knowledge is Lehigh's undergraduate gender and sexuality peer education group who provide workshops & trainings on gender, sexuality, and inclusion. Contact Dom Ocampo at dro222@lehigh.edu for more information.

Greek Allies: Undergraduate student group promoting inclusive leadership and fostering a welcoming Greek and greater campus environment. Contact Scott Burden at swb216@lehigh.edu for more information.

T.I.D.E.: Undergraduate student group promoting respect of all individuals involved in sports, taking a stand for social justice at the NCAA athletics level. Contact Mary Clougherty at msc221@lehigh.edu for more information. 

PRISM: Lehigh's graduate student club that provides support and community building for LGBTQ+ graduate students and allies. Contact our graduate assistant, Sara Beachy, at sab617@lehigh.edu for more information.

Student Support Spaces

Peer led small groups that meet several times a month - Please access the link for more information go.lehigh.edu/PrideCenterGroups

QTPOC:  Support space for Queer and Trans People/Students of Color

Coming Out:  Support space for students who are not out to at least one person in their lives

TGNC:   Support space for Trans and/or Gender Non-conforming/Questioning students

BPFQ:  Support space for Bi, Pan, Fluid and/or Queer students

ACE:  Support space for students who identify along the asexual and aromantic spectrums. 

Co-sponsorship Requests

The Pride Center has a limited amount of funds to devote to co-sponsoring events and initiatives on campus. In order to qualify for these funds, recipients must meet the following criteria:

  1. The event or initiative should connect in some way to the Pride Center’s theme of prison abolition.The event or initiative should prioritize universal design and accessibility in all aspects, including presentation materials and physical space.

  2. The organizer should submit a proposal to pridecenter@lehigh.edu detailing the following:

    1. Description of the event/initiative

    2. Total estimated cost of the event/initiative

    3. How funds will be used

    4. How the event/initiative connects to the theme of prison abolition

    5. How the event/initiative will prioritize universal design & accessibility

  3. The organizer should check-in either via email or in-person with a Pride Center staffer to review how the event/initiative went.

  4. If funding is granted, the Pride Center’s logo should be included on promotional materials.

Career Resources

The Pride Center has partnered with the Center for Career & Professional Development's platform, Lehigh Connects, to connect LGBTQ+ students with LGBTQ+ alumni who can provide career-related resources! To search for an LGBTQ+ alum on the platform, click "Browse the Network," "More Filters," and select "LGBTQ in the workplace" under "Help Topics." You can also type "LGBT" into the search bar.

HRC Corporate Equality Index
O
ut and Equal
L
GBT Connect Job Site

Professional Dress Guide
 

 

 

Scholarship Resources
Below are a few links to scholarship databases. If you would like additional information about scholarships, please contact us at pridecenter@lehigh.edu.
 
College of Business New Student Resources