Lehigh University
Lehigh University

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusion is the tie that binds Lehigh.

Our faculty, staff and students hail from 50 states, 51 countries and all walks of life. We treasure this diversity in all its forms. We recognize and embrace our many differences. They make the Lehigh family who we are.

But we also recognize that we are on a journey. We know that we can do much more to foster an environment that is welcoming and collaborative. The commitment to inclusive diversity on our campus has never been stronger.

  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    Lehigh University is first and foremost an educational institution, committed to developing the future leaders of our changing global society. Every member of our community has a personal responsibility to acknowledge and practice the following basic principles.

  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    1. We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we maintain an inclusive and equitable community.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    2. We recognize and celebrate the richness contributed to our lives by our diverse community.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    3. We promote mutual understanding among the members of our community.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    4. We confront and reject discrimination in all its forms, including that based on age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economics, veteran status or any differences that have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension or hatred.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    5. We affirm academic freedom within our community and uphold our commitment to the highest standards of respect, civility, courtesy and sensitivity toward every individual.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    6. We recognize each person’s right to think and speak as dictated by personal belief and to respectfully disagree with or counter another’s point of view.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    7. We promote open expression of our individuality and our differences within the bounds of University policies.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    8. We acknowledge each person’s obligation to the community of which we have chosen to be a part.

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  • The Principles of Our Equitable Community

    9. We take pride in building and maintaining a culture that is founded on these principles of unity and respect.

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DIVERSITY FACTS

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Lehigh community members who participated in inclusion workshops. Learn more >

Engineering Equality

Students are producing a documentary and building a website looking at race and diversity at Lehigh University during the Mountaintop Summer 2014 session.

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