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Facts about Lehigh and the Community

  • $16,300 raised in the 2012 South Side Sale for South Bethlehem educational programs
  • 1,990 South Bethlehem children participated in a community service program during the 2011-2012 academic year
  • 323 athletes participated in the COACH program, for a total of 2,544 community service hours, in 2011-2012
  • 72% of Lehigh students will have participated in community service by their senior year
  • 715 pints of blood were donated to the Miller-Keystone blood center by Lehigh community members during the 2011-2012 academic year
  • 2,500 Lehigh students participated in volunteer programs in 2011-2012
  • 570 meals served at local soup kitchens during 19 visits in 2011-2012
  • 100% of S.T.A.R. Academy students graduate from high school and 96% pursue higher education
  • 8,485 hours Lehigh students spent tutoring South Bethlehem children in 2011-2012
  • 70 students serve as tutors for America Reads and Counts each year
  • 5,000 students, faculty and staff members are active GoldPLUS account holders
  • $589,355 in tech grants awarded to startups through KIZ in five years
  • $900,000 of revenue was generated by GoldPLUS in 2011-2012
  • $73,640 raised by fraternities and sororities for charities
  • 51,000 volunteer hours completed by the Lehigh community on average each year
  • 120 boxes of presents collected for local families at the holidays each year
  • 47 community agencies have participated in the Community Fellows program since 2001
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