Diversity and Inclusion at Lehigh
The National Graduate Education for Minorities Consortium (GEM)
In 2019, Lehigh University became an institutional member of the National Graduate Education for Minorities Consortium (GEM)-- “GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.” GEM hosts a number of national conferences and grad labs to prepare students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (African American, Latinx, and Native American) with support for applying to graduate school. In addition, GEM students join a powerful network of alumni and current GEM fellows and associates. We are proud to be a member of the consortium and share their goal of diversifying higher education and science and engineering industries and national labs.
We are actively recruiting GEM students into our fully funded doctoral programs. For more information, please contact Henry Odi, Deputy Vice President for Equity and Community and Associate Provost for Academic Diversity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advocacy Centers and Resources for Students
Lehigh ADVANCE formed a Lehigh University “Women in Science and Engineering, WISE” group in Spring 2011. LU-WISE aims to build community by creating a friendly atmosphere to enable participants to learn about one another and to participate in formal and informal dialogue on various issues at numerous opportunities throughout the year. From networking, to peer mentoring, to professional skill development, join us to support your connections across campus and your career advancement. Click here for more information.
We are an intellectual home for research that is grounded in the epistemologies and histories of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the United States. Our work centers and implements frameworks, experiences and perspectives of communities of color in relationship to the world-wide struggles for rights and liberation. Click here for more information.
Lehigh University welcomes students with disabilities and is committed to providing the same opportunities to all Lehigh students. Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible and to promote self-advocacy. At Disability Support Services, we work closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to University programs, activities, and services. Click here for more information.
The Center for Dialogue, Ethics and Spirituality serves the educational mission of Lehigh University by providing space and resources designed to enhance the “ethical and spiritual development” of those who live and work at Lehigh—students, faculty and staff. Click here for more information.