Lehigh: A Premier Residential Research University
TRANSFORMING HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD
More is expected from the next generation of leaders and scholars than ever before. In a world in which the only constant is change – the leaders of tomorrow need to be agile, inquisitive, and ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. That’s why their ability to see the bigger picture is key to their success. At Lehigh we offer an academic culture that thrives on creativity, innovation, and interaction. Lehigh students are rewarded with a learning and living environment that challenges the mind and inspires the imagination.
: 1. Lehigh’s burgeoning astrophysics program invites students to explore universal questions; 2. Martindale Scholars stay cool in Iceland
, where they conducted research later published in Perspectives on Business and Economics
; 3. Lehigh’s 144th Commencement Ceremony at Goodman Stadium
FACULTY WHO MAKE PERSONAL CONNECTIONS WITH STUDENTS
Here at Lehigh we value our faculty’s ability and eagerness to share their intellectual pursuits and journey with students – an important part of the educational experience. Lehigh faculty are known world-wide for their cutting-edge research, scholarly pursuits, and productive partnerships. Personal contact between students and faculty members across each of our four colleges provides all of our students with an opportunity to learn in a warm and collaborative atmosphere.
: 1. Physics Professor Ivan Biaggio is a leading international scholar in the development of solar energy; 2. Jennifer Colquhoun '12 (right), conducts research
with assistant professor of microbiology Amy Hitchcock Camp (left), who studies how cells reinvent themselves; 3. Engineering, arts and business students solve corporate puzzles in the nationally recognized Integrated Product Development (IPD
RESEARCH THAT MAKES AN IMPACT
Research is a vital component of the scholarship transpiring on our campus. Lehigh faculty scholars are making significant contributions and advancing knowledge across disciplines and the discoveries they make have lasting and far-reaching impacts on the world around us. Diverse fields of research help tackle challenges of the 21st century, such as addressing urban education, finding new approaches to harnessing energy, understanding the making of social activism, and interpreting the financial markets.
: 1. Faculty and students explore wireless sensor networks that measure a bridge’s response to tremors and earthquakes; 2.Cellular biologist Robert Skibbens studies the replication of chromosomes; 3. Lehigh’s ion-scattering spectrometer
is the world’s most sensitive for identifying surface atoms
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SOCIETY AND THE WORLD
Lehigh has long played a groundbreaking role in interdisciplinary research and education. For nearly 150 years, Lehigh has contributed thoughtful solutions to challenges across the globe. Our community of scholars and students are innovators, ambitious in their outlook and creative in their problem solving. They have long been pioneers in their fields, working across disciplines to build a collaborative culture. One of Lehigh’s greatest attributes is its translation of fundamental understanding and discoveries into practical use for the benefit of society – bringing theory to practice.
: 1. Renowned chemical engineer Alice P. Gast
, Lehigh’s 13th president, at a merit scholars reception hosted in her home; 2. Over 70 percent of Lehigh students participate in community service by the time they graduate; 3. Lehigh’s College of Education is working with impoverished students from Paarl, South Africa
A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., the campus is nestled in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students call Lehigh’s campus “home.” Our beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities are often described as “idyllic” and “the college of one’s dreams.” A family-like atmosphere and strong sense of community are hallmarks of Lehigh; and our engaged community fosters peer and alumni relationship that last a lifetime.
: 1. STEPS
is Lehigh’s $62.1 million award-winning “green” building and a gold status LEED facility; 2. Students lounge on Adirondack Chairs in front of the University Center; 3. Historic Linderman Library, one of America’s most prized academic libraries, opened its doors in 1878
VALUING DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
The Lehigh community is devoted to creating a rich educational experience and committed to creating an environment where we all learn, work, and live together, transcending racial, cultural, and other boundaries. Students flourish in an academic environment where they can and do learn from their life experiences as well as from the diverse backgrounds and opinions of those around them.
: 1. Students from around the world don native attire during Lehigh’s much-anticipated International Week, the 3rd largest such celebration in the U.S.; 2. Culture and music spanning five continents hit the stage at Dancefest 2011; 3. Libyan rebels in Benghazi share insights about their revolution and the Arab Spring during a live Skype
event at Lehigh
A PROUD LEGACY AND COMMITTED ALUMNI
Our students go on to accomplish remarkable things, but they never forget their Lehigh experience. Lehigh alumni make themselves available to students for learning experiences, networking, co-op opportunities, and jobs. Lehigh alumni, over 70,000 strong, are involved, engaged, and remain a part of the Lehigh community for the rest of their lives. Not only do they help support our priorities, but they are our worldwide ambassadors, passionate people whose bond to Lehigh never breaks.
: 1. A gift from Lee Iacocca ’45 will allow 150 more Lehigh students to intern overseas every year; 2. An annual Lehigh tradition since 1879, Founder’s Day
celebrates Asa Packer’s legacy and honors the leaders of the Lehigh community; 3. The women’s rugby club ends its season with the annual—and hilarious—Prom Dress Rugby Tournament
PARTNERING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Working together to create a clean and safe neighborhood, spark commercial vitality, build educational partnerships, and revitalize neighborhoods is how we partner with the community that borders our campus. Lehigh remains committed to providing an educational and experiential environment for its students, as well as the community. We are an open campus and invite our neighbors to participate in university programs, attend the myriad of free lectures hosted throughout the year, take in an art exhibit or performance, and cheer for the Mountain Hawks at Lehigh athletic events.
: Lehigh students join in the fun during Southside Bethlehem’s annual Spring on 4th! What’s on Third?
chili cook-off; 2. Lehigh’s community garden is a valuable—and nutritional—teaching tool for Southside Bethlehem; 3. Student Athletes with Lehigh’s C.O.A.C.H.
program adopted and purchased presents for 54 families this holiday season.