The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity
The mission of the Pride
Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity is to promote the academic
and personal growth of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,
questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally (LGBTQIA) students; achieve equity for
LGBTQIA students with respect to access and inclusion; and contribute to the
creation of a more socially just institution and community.
Pride Center is here to create a safe and supportive academic environment
for all Lehigh students through educational opportunities and support and
advocacy for LGBTQIA students. The office strives to improve Lehigh’s campus
climate through collaborations with the Women’s Center, the Office of
Multicultural Affairs and other programs, outreach to students, staff, and
faculty, and the inclusion and integration of LGBTQIA issues campus-wide. Our
goal is to promote and sustain the academic and personal growth of our students
by creating a welcoming environment void of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia,
heterosexism, and gender bias.
Rainbow Room, located in the University Center on the 2nd floor, Room B202,
is a gathering place for all students to talk, read, meet others, learn,
use computers, and relax. This space is designated as a safe space for open
dialogue with those who support diversity in sexual orientation and gender.
Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity