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Student Handbook 2009 - 2011

The Lehigh University Student Handbook is issued by the Dean of Students Office and is published by Lehigh University as the University's official notification of services, and regulations that concern student life at Lehigh. Lehigh makes every effort to provide accurate, current, and comprehensive information in this Handbook. Students are subject to the rules and regulations contained in the Handbook, but the University reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting its students.


Alcohol and Other Drug Programs/Counseling

The University Counseling & Psychological Services (UCPS) offers comprehensive and integrated Alcohol, Drug, and Other Addiction (AODA) services to students in the University community.  The mission of the AODA office is to create a low-risk environment by supporting change in the campus and community culture by educating and empowering students.   Recognizing that students sometimes find themselves or friends drinking too much, using illegal drugs, or engaging in risky behavior, the UCPS has developed services for the purpose of helping students with their concerns in these areas.  Such services may include confidential individual or group counseling, education and intervention programs, or consultation regarding concerns about others.  In addition, outside referrals to alcohol, drug, and other addiction programs and resources can be provided through consultation with UCPS staff. To schedule an appointment with an AODA staff member, call (610)758-3880 or stop by the counseling center on the 4th Floor of Johnson Hall.   



The Lehigh University Bookstore, located in Campus Square at New & Morton Sts., carries more than all required course materials.  We are a full-service campus bookstore that offers a large selection of general books, an extensive line of Lehigh clothing and gifts, a substantial school supply assortment and so much more.  A 50-seat cafe, proudly serving Starbucks beverages, is located on the bookstore's lower level.  We also have a new convenience store, Market on the Square, located across Campus Square which carries a large variety of snacks, beverages, and groceries.
    Please check the bookstore's website for hours of operation.
    For Payment we accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Gold Plus campus debit card, B&N Gift Cards, Travelers' and Personal Checks (with ID) and cash.
    To contact us: Phone (610) 758-3375; Fax (610) 758-3709, e-mail:, or web:


Campus Facility Reservations

Many of the spaces on campus are reserved through the Campus Calendar which you can access by using Internet Explorer, going to the Lehigh Homepage, clicking on the Campus Facility Reservation link which is accessible on the Lehigh homepage left side under the Resources heading below the Campus Portal log in or you may use the link below.,evfilter=99606,ebdviewmode=grid

Reserving Other Spaces


Career Services

One function of a college education is to foster your growth and development in preparation for a meaningful and satisfying life after college. Since developing one's career potential is an integral part of this process, Lehigh provides assistance with career development for you throughout your entire educational career.
Career planning can best be described as an educational process through which you: (1) identify and develop your abilities, aptitudes and interests; (2) research occupational opportunities related to your capabilities, interests, classroom and real-world experiences, and (3) prepare for those opportunities by developing necessary job-searching skills.

Career Services will assist you to:
1. Identify the skills, abilities, and attitudes that have value to employers, and to think in terms of functional responsibilities rather than merely linking your major subjects to jobs.
2. Acquire and develop the skills necessary to become a self-reliant and informed decision-maker.
3. Position yourself to be able to select a major and occupational area that best fits you.
4. Prepare for a competitive job market, teaching you the job searching skills to help you manage your own career.
The Office of Career Services is committed to the preparation and education of Lehigh students during the transition from the academic environment to the work place. Career Services offers the following resources and services to help you prepare for professional opportunities after graduation.

Career Counseling. First-year, sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students may meet with members of the staff to discuss their choice of a major, career options and goals, individual job-search strategies, effective interviewing, resume writing, and related interests. Self-assessment tools are available to assist in identifying interests, skills and values. To schedule an appointment, please call Career Services at 610-758-3710.

Career Resources.Among the resources available in the Career Library are books and articles on career planning, current information on career opportunities, occupational information, and graduate school resources. A database of more than 26,000 alumni volunteers, Lehigh University Career Advisory Network (LUCAN), is available to locate alumni based on location, job title, and/or industry for networking and information-sharing purposes.

Workshops and Special Programs. Career Counselors conduct a variety of seminars and presentations in collaboration with academic departments, professional societies, living groups, and other interested campus organizations. Workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, career portfolios, and networking are offered throughout the year. Special career programs like the Career Fair and the Resume Marathon are also offered at certain times of the year. For an updated listing of our workshops and programs, please visit

Experiential Education . Experiential Education programs are designed so that you can make educated decisions about career choices. By participating in these programs, you can gain first-hand knowledge and experience about a particular career field. Experiential Education programs include internships, externships and cooperative education.

On-Campus Interviewing . More than 300 companies from a variety of industries interview on campus each year. Employers interview undergraduate and graduate candidates from all four colleges. Each year the OCI program is kicked off by a Career Fair that showcases over 100 employers interested in recruiting Lehigh students.

LUCIE. The LUCIE system is a specially designed Internet based system whereby students can search and apply for internships, cooperative education and full-time job opportunities. Students may post a resume on-line to be submitted for the On Campus Interview (OCI) program. LUCIE is a password-protected system only available to registered students and alumni. You can access LUCIE through the Career Services website at (select LUCIE login)

Pre-professional Advising . The pre-professional advisor provides information and guidance to those pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions, including individualized advising, special programs on health-related topics and field trips. In addition, information and assistance is provided for students interested in law school and legal careers.

Career Planning Guide. This guide introduces students to the resources available in Career Services. Find great information on how to write resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and develop job/internship search strategies.

Resume and Cover Letter Critiques. Stop in Career Services to have your resume critiqued by a Peer Educator, a student trained to provide career assistance. Additionally, you may drop off your resume or cover letter and pick it up 2 to 3 days later.
Career Services, located in Rauch Business Center, Suite 484, is open throughout the year. The main phone number is (610)758-3710. For more information, please go to


The Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success is a component of Academic Support Services that offers free peer tutoring and study skills assistance to Lehigh undergraduates. The Center provides group tutoring on a regular weekly basis in several introductory and 100-level courses in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Economics and Business. Students attending group tutoring sessions benefit from both a knowldegable tutor and the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with their peers in the group.
In addition to tutoring, the Center also provides one-on-one study skills assistance and conducts study skills workshops for a variety of student groups and organizations. We assist students with general study strategies, learning styles, time management, test preparation, test-taking strategies, note taking, textbook reading, academic goal setting, memory and concentration, and more. In addition, a number of study skills tips sheets and other study skills resources and links are available on our website.
The Center is located on the fourth floor of the University Center and is open fall and spring semesters. Study skills assistance can be requested at any time, and tutors can be requested in the Center the second through the twelfth weeks of each semester. For more information, please email or visit us on the web at


The Writing and Math Center

The Writing and Math Center, located in 110 Drown Hall, offers free individual tutoring to all members of the Lehigh University community, from first-year students to graduate students and faculty members. The tutors, who are all experienced teachers, work in writing and mathematics.
The Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. It will be open during some evenings and weekend hours for tutoring in writing. For specific times, keep an eye out for posters and ads on campus or call Ext. 83098.
Each year, almost half of the first-year students and many upperclass and graduate students take advantage of the services at the center. In anonymous evaluations, they overwhelmingly described the tutoring as a valuable part of their education. The Center can help you to become a better writer, a more skillful reader, or a more exacting mathematician--in short, a more efficient and successful Lehigh student.


Child‑Care Facility

Childcare is available for the children of Lehigh students, staff, and faculty at the Lehigh University Child Care Center, 5 Duh Drive, #21, Bethlehem, PA. Children between the ages of six weeks and five years can be enrolled in the center on a first‑come, first‑serve basis. Both full‑time and part‑time care is available. Fees are charged on a weekly basis. Limited scholarship aid may be available for those with financial need. The Center operates five days a week and follows the University's calendar. Please 610)758-KIDS for further information.


Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities.

The Community Service Center (Ext. 84583) located in the Ulrich Center, Room 401, serves as a resource for individuals and groups looking to volunteer in the community. The Center provides extensive information on the Internet concerning service and volunteer opportunities, paid internships with non-profit organizations, and faculty service learning initiatives. The Center staff also organizes the America Reads/Counts program, and the Alternative Spring Break trips, numerous tutoring and mentoring programs, and the Volunteer Experience pre-orientation program. Students have a variety of opportunities to learn through serving the community and addressing vital social issues. To get involved in community service, students can stop by the Center, view the web site at, or call the Community Service Coordinator (Ext. 85445).


Computing Services (Library and Technology Services)

Library and Technology Services provides computing services to all University departments and research centers, serving the needs of students, faculty, and administrative users. More than six hundred computers (primarily IBM-compatible and some Apple personal computers) are distributed across campus for convenient use by Lehigh students at some 23 computing sites. For example, there are about one hundred computers in the libraries and computing center, and another hundred in Rauch Business Center. A twenty-four hour site at Grace Hall has 30 machines. There are also portable laptops equipped with wireless network cards available for short-term loan to students at Linderman Library, Fairchild-Martindale Library at the Circulation Desk and in the Media Center.
      The central computing site and most distributed computing facilities are open seven days per week and for extensive evening hours during the fall and spring semesters. Central site hours are recorded on (610)758-2828 and on the Library and Technology Services home page. Help with computing resources and services, as well as print and virtual library resources and services, is available at (610)758-4357 (HELP) or in the main lobby of the Fairchild-Martindale Library during most hours that the Library is open. Help desk staff refers difficult or more specialized questions to experts as needed.
      Local and wide area networking solutions are in place to give students and faculty access to site-licensed software applications and central file space from the campus sites or their residence facility. Each full-time student receives access to an enhanced Microsoft software package for his or her own computer. In addition, LTS provides other software at public sites such as desktop publishing and graphics software, programming languages, mathematical and statistical packages, and specialized applications for engineering, scientific publishing and creative writing.
      The Fairchild-Martindale Computing Center houses a network of high-performance computers, configured as a centralized network service cluster. A separate powerful machine serves as a scientific "compute server" to support computer-intensive applications such as programming and statistical software. UNIX-based workstations and a Beowulf cluster are available for research applications. For computer printing at distributed sites, a network of PostScript laser printers is provided. Large printing jobs should be routed electronically to the laser printer at the central site. Students are strongly encouraged to be kind to the environment and to save paper by printing only what they need.
      Students may also take advantage of "virtual" help desks where they enter the questions or problems relating to library research, computing hardware or software, or telecommunications at any hour of the day or night for response at a later time. Most library and computing services are available electronically “Live chat” library reference and computing help services are also available during many hours. Each semester Library and Technology Services' Client Services Group offers an extensive program of seminars and course-based instructional sessions for students. Attendees learn to use software applications, the extensive print and electronic library resources, and to evaluate Web sites critically for academic use. Student assistants are essential for the operation of most LTS services. Working for LTS, students gain valuable skills and good work habits. At the job fair held each fall, there are opportunities to learn in-depth about the jobs available.

Copying Machines
Copying services are available in the Linderman and Fairchild-Martindale Libraries, in Printing Services on the lower level of Building J, Mountaintop Campus and in The Copy Center @ Rauch, located in the Rauch Business Center, Room 120, and in the Chemistry Department office in the Seeley G. Mudd Building.

Copying (and Printing) Services

Copying services for large volume orders, full color or black and white, are available at Printing Services on the lower level of Building J, Mountaintop Campus. Orders may also be dropped off and picked up (with 24 hour turn around in most cases) at the University Center Main Desk. The Copy Center @ Rauch is located in the Rauch Business Center, Room 120; this has been established for while-you-wait copies, fax and binding services in addition to regular printing orders. This site also serves as a drop-off and pick-up of orders, call 83108 or 85408 for more information or visit our web site at


Counseling and Psychological Services

          The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (UCPS), located on the top floor in Johnson Hall, offers a wide variety of services, usually free of charge, related to the personal, interpersonal, and psychological development and concerns of undergraduate and graduate students. Psychologists and therapists in training interact with students in various settings, including the traditional ones in which counseling and psychotherapy take place, as well as around the campus in classrooms, athletic fields, and living residences.
          Within the center, students often are seen individually for a session or two, lasting approximately one hour, to determine their needs, interests, or concerns. Questions may be resolved in a few meetings, or a decision may be made to continue working on and exploring particular issues in more depth. Whereas some student concerns will be met best within a one-to-one relationship, general or specific therapy groups are often the modality of choice since many student problems and interests are interpersonal in nature. Referrals to outside professionals or agencies are made when appropriate.
          Around campus, UCPS psychologists are available to present lectures, workshops, training sessions, or lead discussion groups on a wide variety of topics relevant to the life and development of students. Professors, coaches, gryphons, fraternity and sorority leaders, and special interest group leaders often make requests for UCPS involvement in their programs. The UCPS staff also advertises programs that are directly sponsored by the center.
Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, and as such, psychologists in the LU counseling service are trained to address a wide range of topics pertinent to the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of University students. Whether in a staff member's office or in settings around campus, students talk with psychologists about numerous things:

  life stress
  studying social life
  substance use athletic performance
  anxiety on exams loneliness
  anxiety in general depression
  eating habits parents
  self-image and identity Lehigh
  motivation death

      The list is theoretically endless, because the topics concern matters of life, growth, and development. Regardless of the topic, UCPS staff members see their role as one in which they listen carefully and guide with sensitivity. Appointments to consult with or see a staff member are easy to make by calling the UCPS office at (610)758-3880 or stopping at the reception desk during work hours, Monday through Friday.
          Within the office, all meetings with psychologists are strictly confidential in order to respect the need of individuals to explore issues in-depth without fear of reprisal. Unless a student is perceived as imminently dangerous to self or others, no information about the student is reported to anyone, unless the student permits it by signing a release of information form.
UCPS psychologists are available for emergencies during after-work hours and weekends, and may be accessed by calling the Lehigh dispatcher (84200) and asking to speak to the psychologist “on call”.


Counseling on Sexuality and Related Health Issues.
          The University and the Bethlehem area provide various sources of counseling for problems in sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. The Health Service, UCPS and Chaplain's Office all have information, written materials, and time to answer questions about these subjects. Among the local resources available for consultation is a Planned Parenthood office located just off campus at 440 Brodhead Avenue. It is open Monday, (1 to 7 p.m.), Wednesday (1 to 9 p.m.), and Friday (12 to 4 p.m.). Phone (610)694‑0642 during office hours for an appointment. Other offices are in Allentown, 112 N. 13th Street (610)439‑1033 and Easton, 275 21st Street (610)253‑7195. Also available is a VD clinic at St. Luke's Hospital on Friday afternoons, and Birthright (610)432‑2222.
The University regards pregnancy as a medical situation requiring professional attention. A student who is pregnant is urged to notify the Health Service of her physical condition. Withdrawal from residence or the University because of pregnancy will be handled in the same manner as other medical withdrawals.

Counseling on Marriage. Counseling for students with questions regarding marriage is coordinated through the Chaplain's Office, located in Johnson Hall. Chaplain Lloyd Steffen is available for discussion and counsel, and will provide information on Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant clergy who work with Lehigh students.

Dean of Students Office

University Center Room 108, (610)758-4156

Mission Statement:
The Dean of Students Office is dedicated to providing a student-centered, co-curricular environment that enhances the academic mission of the University, and which embodies the belief that learning is not confined solely within traditional classroom boundaries.  As a part of the Lehigh experience, through the programs, services, and interactions provided by the Dean of Students Office, students are encouraged to be better citizens, dynamic leaders, and individuals who are guided by integrity.  We are committed to challenging Lehigh students to broaden their world view in a campus culture that respects individual differences.

The Dean of Students staff is responsive to student needs and interests. Students are challenged to expand their horizons and to make healthy and ethical decisions.  A hallmark of our operating style is the creation of partnerships with students, their families, faculty, staff, and alumni, that will assist in the development and transformation of students within a safe and healthy campus environment.  As professional educators we are committed to constantly improving our knowledge and skills in order to provide an optimum and praise-worthy environment for our students.

The Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students Departments:

Women’s Center
Multicultural Affairs
LGBTQA Services
Academic Support Services:
                Center for Academic Success
                Writing and Math Center
                Support for Students with Disabilities
                First Year Student Programs
Student Development:
                Student Activities
                Leadership Development
                Community Service
                Outdoor Student Programs
                Student Center Facilities
Campus Living and Student Conduct:
                Residence Life
                Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
                Student Conduct


Disability Services

Lehigh University is committed to equal access and ensuring “reasonable accommodations” to students who are substantially limited by a diagnosed disability.  Lehigh students with physical and /or learning disabilities have met the same competitive requirements for admission as all other Lehigh students.  Students may request support services in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008.
It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to identify themselves to the appropriate university contact person and provide the required documentation in order to receive accommodations.  Given the specific nature of each person’s disability, “reasonable accommodations” will be determined on an individual basis by the documentation review committee.
Students with physical disabilities who are requesting assistance with non-academic concerns such as mobility assistance, access to buildings, architectural barriers, and transportation (omit around campus, etc) should contact Susan Lantz, Associate Dean of Students ( phone : 610-758-4159;  University Center, Room 210).
Students with learning disabilities,  attention deficit disorder, or other neurological-based disorders, and students requesting assistance with academic concerns/accommodations should contact Cheryl Ashcroft, Assistant Dean  of Students (phone: 610-758-4152; University Center, Room 212).



The Office of Financial Aid, located in Barnett House (218 W. Packer Avenue) is responsible for two student employment programs: the Federal Work-Study Program, made up of a federal contribution and matching funds from the University; and the Work Opportunity Award program solely funded by Lehigh. Assignments under both programs are based on a determination of financial aid eligibility. There is another program, not based on "need," called the Job Locator Development, which is coordinated through the Office of Career Services and Corporate Relations. JLD, as it is called, is designed to identify employment opportunities off-campus. Included in these offerings are positions in some of the Ben Franklin Center "incubator" companies located on the Mountaintop Campus.


Financial Aid

          The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to reduce the financial barriers to a Lehigh education for those families whose resources alone would make it impossible to meet the cost of attendance. Financial Aid is designed to supplement the family’s best effort at paying for college.  Our aid program is designed to measure the difference between our costs and the amount of money your family can be expected to contribute to those costs.  Complete information is available on our web site:

          The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) is responsible for the awarding and disbursement of institutional, federal, state and private scholarships, loans and student employment. The OFA is responsible for establishing institutional policy and for interpreting and implementing federal and state student aid rules and regulations. The oversight group for the OFA is the Committee on Undergraduate Financial Aid.
          The majority of financial aid awarded is based on financial need as determined by the OFA. Student eligibility is determined utilizing both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Profile form, together with copies of federal tax returns. In some instances additional forms, such as the Business/Farm Supplement or Non-Custodial Parent Statement are used. In addition to demonstrating financial need, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Performance. Financial aid is awarded annually, based on the family’s most current financial situation. Renewal applications for continuing students are due around April 15th. Filing after the deadline may put aid recipients at risk of not being funded. Additional information on filing may be found on the FAO website
  If a family’s financial circumstances should change during the year you are encouraged to contact the FAO to review your situation. We will make every effort to assist based on the availability of funds.
Academic Requirements and Appeal Process. Different rules apply to different funding sources. Funding through institutionally funded grants and scholarships requires that students pass and complete a minimum of 12 new credits per semester while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least a 2.0 and remaining in good academic standing. At the same time, students must advance in grade level for their specific program. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may petition the Financial Aid Committee by submitting an appeal together with two faculty statements.
          A student placed on Disciplinary Probation may, at the discretion of the Committee on Undergraduate Financial Aid, be allowed to retain his or her aid for that academic year. Renewal of aid will take into consideration that student’s behavior during the probationary period.

Motor Vehicle Restrictions. As a general rule, the University does not permit freshmen to have access to a motor vehicle on a regular basis unless required for a daily commute from the parents' home. The Committee on Undergraduate Financial Aid will not restrict the use of motor vehicles by financial aid recipients; however, it does reserve the right to reinstate the previous motor vehicle policy if it appears there are substantive abuses. There is an inherent contradiction when a student, with financial need, has the additional resources to maintain (and properly insure) a late model or expensive vehicle.

Emergency Loans. Emergency loans, of up to $500, may be made available to full time students during enrollment periods as loan funds are available and as the Bursar's records show no poor payment history. Normally, repayment is expected within two to four weeks unless repayment is being covered by a student loan or payroll deduction. Emergency loans are not an entitlement and are subject to the approval of the Bursar.

Aid from Sources Outside the University. You are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid if you receive any private scholarship or loan (not including state grants and governmental loans). The same applies to any special benefits such as Veterans, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security, etc. Such awards or benefits are considered "financial aid resources" and must be taken into consideration to avoid an over-award situation that would possibly require repayment of financial aid funds. Information about the University's award adjustment policy is found in the enclosure to the award notification.

Delay in Payment. The Bursar will accept "waivers" for certain types of anticipated financial aid such as government loans. The billing statement provides an opportunity to report such resources. This is extended as a courtesy, but is not an entitlement and does not remove responsibility from the family should the funding not be received. In the instance of using the waiver for an anticipated Federal Stafford loan, a late fee may be assessed if you neglect to complete the application process.
Student Rights
You have the right to know:

Student Responsibilities
It is your responsibility to:

Effective on July 1, 2000, the following rules apply to loss of eligibility for Title IV financial aid (i.e., Stafford and Perkins loans, Pell and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Work-Study):

For a drug possession conviction, eligibility is suspended:

For a drug sale conviction, eligibility is suspended:

A person’s Title IV eligibility may be resumed before the end of the ineligibility period if:

Education and such program includes two unannounced drug tests; or


Global Union

Bill Hunter, Director
215 Coxe Hall
32 Sayre Drive

The Global Union is a collaboration of more than 40 student clubs and organizations that promote global awareness and cross-cultural understanding within the Lehigh community. There are more than 1000 members of the Global Union from over 30 countries, including two-thirds from the United States.
          The Global Union hosts more than 50 programs on campus each year, including panel discussions on world issues, dinners, cultural festivals, musical performances and a language exchange program. We also sponsor the annual “International Week” (typically celebrated in November), often the largest celebration of its kind in America. All events sponsored by the Global Union are free and open to the entire Lehigh University community.
          The Global Union Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of Coxe Hall, is a great place to hang out, take part in language exchanges, or meet friends from around the world.
Lehigh University/United Nations Partnership Bill Hunter, Lehigh University Representative to the United Nations, (610)758-4505, email: , Lehigh is one of only 11 universities in the world to be fully recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the U.N. Department of Public Information (DPI). The designation also opens the door for Lehigh students to serve as interns at UN Headquarters.
          Under the NGO designation, Lehigh is be able to take students to U.N. conferences, private briefings by U.N. officials, and other educational seminars held there. The designation also opens the door for Lehigh students to serve as interns at any NGO office worldwide.
Locally, the Partnership hosts ambassadors and other U.N delegates and officials on campus for presentations, sponsors a high school Model UN program, and enables faculty and staff to present at U.N. conferences.


Health Center

                During the academic year, the Health and Wellness Center on the third floor of Johnson Hall is open Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Students are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment, 610-758-3870. Saturday hours for emergencies only are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

                Physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses provide acute care for illnesses and injuries, immunizations, and gynecological examinations. Limited laboratory services are available, and imaging studies are arranged through local hospitals. The Wellness resource area includes a computerized self-treatment program and a relaxation room. Student peer educators are available to provide information on nutrition, safe sex, and alcohol and other drugs.

Students are required to have health insurance, as they are responsible for charges of outside laboratories, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, etc. Services that entail a fee can be paid through the Bursar or Gold Plus. Please visit our website at


ID Cards

A University ID card is issued to all First Year students. This card, when properly validated, may entitle the student to use of library services, student meal plans, GoldPLUS, access to student residence halls and/or academic buildings, admission to specifically announced activities and events, to vote in student elections, and admission to athletic events at Lehigh in accordance with athletics and recreation department regulations. *(See Athletics and Recreation Opportunities - Identification Cards)*
Your ID card is for your personal use only and is not transferable. The legal bearer assumes all liabilities for any charges arising from the use of this card. There is a replacement fee for lost or stolen cards. The ID card remains the property of the University. The ID office can be found online at


International Students and Scholars

Gisela M. Nansteel , Director, Coxe Hall, 32 Sayre Drive, (610)758-4859, email: or
The Office of International Students and Scholars provides advising and services specific to the needs of the more than 500 international students and scholars on campus from more than 60 nations. These services include immigration and visa advising, creation of the International Student and Scholar Guidebook, hosting Orientation for all incoming internationals, offering cross-cultural, educational and social programming, publishing monthly newsletters for all international students and scholars, and holding regular workshops on taxes and immigration rules and procedures.

Legal Services
          The University does not provide legal advice or offer legal services for students. The Bar Association of Northampton County and the Bar Association of Lehigh County offer lawyer referral services that provide an initial consultation for a modest fee and referrals to local attorneys.
        Contact information:
Northampton County Attorney Referral & Information Service
155 South 9th Street
Easton, PA 18042
Telephone: (610) 258-6333

Lehigh County Lawyer Referral Service
1114 W. Walnut St.
Allentown, PA 18102
Telephone: (610) 433-7094


Lehigh University Police

The Lehigh Police Department is a duly accredited police department that will respond to all complaints reported to them, i.e. criminal, medical, etc.
                The department maintains its headquarters on the second floor of Johnson Hall, Ext. 84200 or (610) (610)758-4200. The headquarters is staffed twenty-four hours a day. For more information, contact


LGBTQA Support & Outreach

In fostering a diverse, inclusive environment, the Lehigh community supports, educates and advances the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Ally (LGBTQIA) campus population. We recognize that college is a time of gaining understanding of and affirming one’s identity. Sometimes questions arise regarding a person's sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression and it may seem like you are the only person who is thinking about this. LGBTQA Services and the Safe Zone Ally program are a visible presence that support student needs. We offer the Rainbow Room student center where you will find resources, couches to relax on, computers to use, a full library and a community of Allies who support sexual and gender diversity. In addition, the SPECTRUM student group host weekly meetings, programs and educational and social opportunities in an affirmative environment. For additional information on our programs and services please see our website at:


Library and Technology Services

See separate listings under computing services, digital media services, library services, and networking. At Lehigh University, one merged organization called Library and Technology Services (LTS) delivers communications, computing, distance education administration, enterprise wide systems, library, and media services. Details about LTS's mission, organizational structure, and staff can be found on the LTS main web page at Subscribe to the electronic news bulletin LTS Digest for timely updates on services and tips on computing and use of library resources.


Library Services (Library and Technology Services)

Lehigh University has two major facilities, the Linderman Library and the Fairchild-Martindale Library. The Lehigh University library collection comprises over one million volumes and subscriptions to some 25,000 periodicals, many of them in electronic format. During the academic year, both libraries are open 8:00 am to 2 am, Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Fairchild-Martindale is open 24 hours during exam periods.
In March 2007 the historic Linderman Library with its magnificent reading room and signature stained glass skylight reopened after an extensive renovation. Among the many new features are: four seminar rooms, a computer classroom, a large quiet study space, five group studies, a café, and wireless throughout. Linderman houses books and journals in the humanities and Lehigh’s impressive collection of rare books and special collections. The Fairchild-Martindale Library contains books, journals, newspapers, audio-visual resources, and microform collections in all branches of science, engineering, mathematics, and the social sciences, including business and education. It provides collaborative learning spaces, wireless connectivity, and comfortable lounge areas. As a government depository, the Fairchild-Martindale Library holds more than 220,000 printed federal and Pennsylvania documents, as well as additional collections on microform.
                The “My Library” tab on the campus portal offers students, faculty, and staff a full range of electronic indexes, reference works, full text databases, and image databases customized for their disciplines. EZProxy software facilitates off campus access to these resources. Lehigh's online catalog (named ASA after Lehigh founder Asa Packer) provides direct links to electronic journals and web resources. Personalized interlibrary loan software (“Illiad”) allows for easy borrowing from collections in other libraries throughout Pennsylvania and around the world.
                Help with print and virtual library resources and services, as well as computing resources and services, is available at (610)758-4357 (HELP) or in the main lobby of the Fairchild-Martindale Library during most hours that the Library is open. Help desk staff refer specialized questions to experts as needed. Students may also take advantage of "virtual" help desks where they enter the questions or problems relating to library research at any hour of the day or night for response at a later time, usually within one working day. Most library and computing services are available electronically; for example, requests for books to be recalled, film rental requests, frequently asked question (FAQ) files, and seminar registrations.
                Each semester Library and Technology Services' Client Services Group offers an extensive program of seminars and course-based instructional sessions for students. Attendees learn to use software applications, the extensive print and electronic library resources, and to evaluate Web sites critically for academic use. Student assistants are essential for the operation of most LTS services. Working for LTS, students gain valuable skills and good work habits. At the job fair held each fall there is opportunities to learn in-depth about the jobs available.

Borrowing Privileges. The University ID card is also the library card and must be presented when borrowing library material. Books circulate for 28 days to undergraduate students and one semester to graduate students. Current periodicals, bound periodicals, and newspapers do not circulate. Reserve reading materials are loaned for various periods, depending on instructions from faculty. Fines for overdue materials are 50 cents per day per item up to a maximum fine of $10.00 per item.  Fines begin to accumulate the day after an item is due.  However, if material is returned or renewed within a 5-day grace period, no fines are charged.  Replacement costs of volumes are assessed for lost books, in addition to processing fees

Hours.  Hours are recorded on 610)758-2828 and on the Library and Technology Services home page. In general during the academic year, both libraries are open 8:00 am to 2 am, Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Fairchild-Martindale is open 24 hours during exam periods.

Inter-library Loan services: Personalized interlibrary loan software (“Illiad”) and PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium)  allows for easy borrowing from collections in other libraries throughout Pennsylvania and around the world. Books may be borrowed directly from other academic libraries in the Lehigh Valley.

Rules and Regulations. Theft or mutilation of library materials is a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Violators are automatically referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action, as well as to the local magistrate. Violators are fined $15.00 per offense. Disruptive behavior and excessive noise are not permitted in the libraries. Violators are referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.


Digital Media Services (Library and Technology Services)

Instructional Media Services operates two facilities in Fairchild-Martindale Library to provide students with access to and instruction in a wide range of traditional and high-tech media resources: the Digital Media Studio, and the Media Center. The Media Center offers media resources, scanners, and color printers. Resources include audio, video, and electronic media and the equipment and viewing spaces needed for their use. More than 5,000 videos are available for viewing or short-term loan. Laptops for short-term use by students, faculty or departments are housed there as well.
                The Digital Media Studio offers students and faculty consulting assistance, a graphics training lab, and a wide range of technology for the creation of professional audio, graphic, or video resources for classroom presentations, projects, and portfolios. Students can scan and edit text, photographs, and slides, and these images can be output to standard laser printers, color printers, or to computer files for transfer and manipulation. Video cameras, a video and photography studio, and editing software facilitate the production of audio and video material to support the academic program. Students can use digital cameras, a photo-quality printer, and image-manipulation software.
                A third media facility, the International Multimedia Resource Center (IMRC) is located in Maginnes Hall adjacent to the Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center. In cooperation with the College of Arts and Sciences, the IMRC assists students in using multimedia resources and producing Web-based and multimedia projects. The IMRC includes the World View Room, a comfortable facility accommodating up to 40 people that can be used for the viewing satellite programming, special cable programming, or video presentations. The IMRC coordinates programming on several Lehigh channels of the campus cable network including one channel that features SCOLA, a multi-University consortium that transmits foreign news broadcasts. PBS/ALS digital downlinks are offered, as well as other international programs and University programs relating to academic, cultural and athletic life. Another channel supports programming oriented to campus residential life.

Lost and Found
The Main Desk of the University Center, located in the first floor main lobby, serves as a collection point for lost and found items.

Mailing Services
Mailing Services, located in Building J on Mountaintop Campus, offers a full range of mailing functions to departments, groups, organizations, and individuals. This includes addressing, inserting, labeling, sorting, etc. The staff is also available to consult on postal regulations and procedures for non-profit, business reply, and other types of mailings. UPS and FedEx package shipping is provided on a daily basis. Packages can be dropped off in the mailroom on the lower level of Building J on the Mountaintop Campus. Fax services are also available in the mailroom on the lower level of Building J on the Mountaintop Campus and in Rauch Business Center, Room 120. Messages can be sent or received. For more information on any of these services, call Ext. 85335 or Ext. 86363.


Multicultural Affairs & the Multicultural Center

To be successful in today's world, it is critical that Lehigh students learn about, appreciate, and work to foster cultural pluralism. The Lehigh community is committed to providing an environment that challenges and empowers students to experience multiculturalism in all its richness.
The following is an introduction to the many programs and services offered by the Office of Multicultural Affairs: advocacy and support for students of color and their families; year round cultural programming, including Hispanic Heritage Month, American Indian Heritage Month, National Coming Out Day, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, King Day, Black History Month, Women's History Month, LGBTQA Heritage Month And Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month, public lectures, workshops, career & mentoring events, family weekend activities, and chances to network with both students from other area colleges and Lehigh alumni.
The OMA also sponsors the summer excel program, a six-week, pre-college Program for admitted students, designed to foster academic excellence, Leadership, and the development of the skills necessary to navigate the Lehigh University community successfully.
Please visit us in the University center, rooms 203 & 204, or email us At


Networking & Voice Communications Services (LTS)

Lehigh University is a "wired" campus in every sense of the word. A secure, redundant high-speed fiber optic backbone network ties together campus buildings and student residences, including fraternities and sororities. Student computer use in the residences is supported by the WIRED program described below. Full-time graduate and undergraduate students who live off-campus in the local area are eligible for a free University-provided Internet Service Provider (ISP) subscription to facilitate their access to campus and Web resources. Lehigh is adding progressively to its wireless capability in residences, libraries, classrooms, and other common indoor and outdoor spaces. To see current coverage, connect to Library and Technology Services supports a telephone system, with voice-mail services to the entire campus, including residence facilities, and many other services.


New Student Orientation

evoLUtion, Lehigh’s first-year experience, begins with our intensive four-day new student orientation program. Our program focuses on students’ academic and social integration into Lehigh and provides the first opportunity for students to explore all that Lehigh has to offer. During orientation, students will:

Before orientation, students can participate in one of four Prelusion programs. Prelusion allows students to get a head-start on the Lehigh experience by getting involved and making lasting friendships. Details on evoLUtion and prelusion can be found at
Transfer students will participate in a separate orientation program that is designed for their specific needs. Transfer orientation provides critical information in a condensed schedule. We offer a fall orientation program in August and a spring orientation program in January for our new transfer students. During this program students will:


Off‑Campus Housing

The Office of Residential Services serves as a listing service for off-campus rooms, apartments and houses. These accommodations are privately owned and are not associated with Lehigh University.
      Lists of these available off-campus housing options can be obtained at no cost in the Office of Residential Services, 63 University Drive, Rathbone Hall #63, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Lists can also be accessed through the Internet at
Information offered is provided by the landlord in much the same manner as in the “classified ads” of a local newspaper, and the accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
     “Before You Sign,” an off-campus resources guide is available at the Office of Residential Services or online at to assist you with some of the questions you may have regarding security deposits, leases, etc.

Post Office

The Campus Post Office, located in the Ulrich Student Center in Upper Grace Hall, has facilities for sending certified, express, priority, registered, insured mail and money orders, and for shipping packages through the US Postal Service. International mail services including Global Priority Mail and International Express Mail are also available. All undergraduate students are assigned mailboxes at the Campus Post Office. Students are advised to check their mailboxes regularly, as they will be held responsible for all official notices processed through the post office. Additionally, all students living in the residence halls and Greek housing receive external mail through the post office. Further information and directions on how to get your mailbox combination are available on the website at


Printing Services

See Copying and Printing services


Religious Services

The Office of the University Chaplain is responsible for organizing and scheduling religious services and supporting worship programs on the University campus. The University Chaplain organizes special worship events of importance to the community, including formal worship (e.g., Parents Weekend services, AIDS Vigil, Inter-religious Yom Hashoah, Ecumenical Ash Wednesday, Baccalaureate) and other services and Christian rites and sacraments as called upon (baptisms, memorial services, weddings). Worship events change from year to year, and the Chaplain's Office alerts the student body to the schedule at the beginning of each semester (Chaplain's Office web page, Brown and White and electronic news).
Roman Catholic Masses & Services are held both in Packer Memorial Church as well as the University Parish of Holy Ghost. Sunday Masses are 12:10pm & 9:10pm in Packer Church as well as Sat eve. 4pm & Sundays 7:30am & 10:15am in the University Parish of Holy Ghost. Weekday masses are 8am in the University Parish of Holy Ghost. Students are urged to take advantage of the Newman Center located on the Campus of the University Parish @ 417 Carlton Ave in Cullen Hall! Confessions are Saturday afternoon @ 3:15pm til Mass @ 4pm also by Appointment (610-758-4148)!  The Facilities include a Computer /Study Lounge as well as Spacious Study space & Basketball Court & Pool Lounge! The Newman Center Phone Number is 610-758-4148. The Newman Center Mass Hotline is 610-758-4659.  Rev. Wayne E. Killian ( wek4) is the Catholic Chaplain and Director of the Newman Center Assisted by. Ronald J. Koach ( rjk5). Work study Positions are always Available for students receiving Financial Aid!
Jewish services for major holidays are organization on campus by the Hillel Society in addition to weekly Shabbat Services on Friday evenings at the Jewish Student Center. Opportunities for worship at nearby Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox synagogues can be arranged for student through the Hillel Society. Rabbi Seth Goren is the current Hillel Director. The Jewish Student Center is located at 216 Summit Street. For information on worship and programming, call (610) 758-4896 (8-4896 from on-campus) or e-mail
Various religious groups and associations hold worship both on and off campus. Information about religious groups (e.g. Muslim Student Association, Indian Student's Association) may be acquired by contacting the Chaplain's Office.
In an effort to promote interfaith cooperation and understanding on campus, special inter-religious services are held during the year.

For information regarding religious services on campus and in the community, contact the Chaplain's Office in the Dialogue Center, Ext. 83877.Various religious groups and associations hold worship both on and off campus. Information about religious groups (e.g. Muslim Student Association, Indian Student's Association) may be acquired by contacting the Chaplain's Office.

In an effort to promote interfaith cooperation and understanding on campus, special inter-religious services are held during the year.
For information regarding religious services on campus and in the community, contact the Chaplain's Office in Johnson Hall, Ext. 83877.


Student Center Facilities

Basic guidelines for using Student Center Facilities spaces: Lamberton Hall, Ulrich Student Center (USC), and University Center (UC)

Posting Policy for Student Center Facilities Spaces:

Unauthorized notices will be removed.

Student Leadership Development

Lehigh is committed to a core philosophy which supports the idea that leadership exists in a variety of forms and styles. We believe every individual has the potential to lead and the ability to develop transformational leadership skills that will enable them to maximize their own effectiveness and work successfully with others. To this end, the Office of Student Leadership Development provides a diverse array of opportunities for students to enhance their skills and practice the leadership lessons they are learning. Students can participate in: the Leadership Lehigh program, the Ropes Course, leadership workshops on topics such as communication, goal setting, decision making, conflict resolution and values and ethics. We also coordinate leadership recognition programs, training sessions for fraternities, sororities, clubs, and organizations, and maintain a leadership resource library including books, magazines, and experiential training tools. The opportunities for you to develop your leadership skills and abilities are endless! For additional information, please stop by Ulrich Center, room 415D, email us at, or visit our website at


Student Organization Accounts Office

This office is the hub of activity for Senate recognized student clubs and organizations on campus. As a principal source of information and assistance, the Student Organization Accounts Coordinator facilitates all financial transactions for these clubs. This office is located in the Ulrich Student Center.


Study Abroad

"Complex global interactions, once reserved for the diplomatic corps, are today the stuff of everyday business deals and cultural exchanges. If we expect students to navigate international waters, we need to give them an international education that meets the highest standards..."  Rod Paige, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
          In educating students for future leadership, Lehigh prepares them to live and work effectively in a global climate. Lehigh recommends international study, and carefully screens and supports programs that offer rigorous academic environments, immersion in host cultures, and opportunities for personal growth.
          Students of every discipline benefit from learning about their major from an international perspective. The nature of the skills, knowledge, and experience acquired while studying abroad will affect the quality of their lives and career prospects in important ways. As is true about acquiring any expertise, building international competence is an incremental process that continues throughout life in virtually every career imaginable.
          In preparing for international study, students are guided through the process of setting academic, professional, and personal goals, and receive advising on which programs will best fit with these goals. Students engaged in highly sequential programs of study are advised to begin the planning process early in their academic career. Participation in a study abroad program is treated similarly to a semester or year at Lehigh: students are fully registered at Lehigh and receive Lehigh credit and course titles on their Lehigh transcript for the coursework successfully completed abroad.          
          Additionally, Lehigh runs numerous short-term programs during the winter break (3 weeks) and during the summer (4-6 weeks), many of which often offer field work and internships. Lehigh students may also reenroll in summer language programs offered through the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC).
          The Study Abroad Faculty Policy Board sets the standards and policies for study abroad. The GPA requirement for semester or yearlong study abroad is a 3.0 (cumulative), or a 3.0 (cumulative average) during the two regular semesters prior to submitting an application. The requirement for participation in short-term programs is good academic standing. In order to receive credit for any coursework done abroad, students must apply through and be approved by the Study Abroad Office, and get all courses approved by the appropriate Lehigh academic department chair.                     
          Because students receive Lehigh course credit on their transcript, students who study abroad for fall and/or spring term(s) will pay regular Lehigh tuition regardless of the tuition rate of the host program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, airfare, and personal expenses. Financial aid is available to eligible students, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Travel grants, which vary in amount, are available for some programs, and may be obtained through the Study Abroad Office. Further procedural information is available on the Study Abroad website, as well as in the Study Abroad Handbook (available on the website).
          The Study Abroad Office can be reached at 610-758-3351 or via email at



Transcripts of grades are supplied by the Registrar's Office. The office supplies cumulative, not supplementary, transcripts. A transcript for a student whose records have been closed for financial delinquency will not be released. Current students may order official transcripts on line using the Student Self Service login through the portal or the secure sign in; this system is password or PIN protected. Requests for transcripts must be made in writing to the Registrar's Office. The only charge for transcripts is $5.00 for those that are requested at the counter for immediate reproduction and release. There are additional fees for transcripts that need to be faxed and special handling charges for same day service.


Transportation Services

Transportation of several types is available to students and student groups in support of various activities.
A free bus service is operated from the Fairchild/Martindale Library on the Asa Packer (main) campus to the Saucon Village apartments on the Murray H. Goodman campus. Although operated primarily to serve the residents of Saucon Village, students may ride the shuttle as space allows.
The Mountaintop campus is also served by a free shuttle bus service.
T.R.A.C.S., or T ake a R ide A round C ampus S afely, is a safety escort service which operates on a fixed route during the evening hours on, and near, the Asa Packer (main) campus.
                Copies of current schedules and route maps for all bus services are available on the Transportation & Parking Services website: . Recorded operating information is available 24 hours a day by calling (610) 758-1700.
                Seven passenger vans, cars, and school buses are available on a first-come, first-served basis to recognized groups. Residence hall students must coordinate rentals through their hall director. Fraternity/Sorority students should coordinate through the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs. Student Senate recognized groups should contact the Office of Student Activities at (610) 758-4150 or email:  All other groups should contact Transportation Services directly. There is a fee for these services.
                Prior to driving any/all University vehicles, all drivers must complete and submit a Driver Information Form to Transportation Services, and have a good driving record. Please see for further information on qualifying to operate a University vehicle.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Transportation Services at (610) 758-4410 during normal business hours, or by going to:


Ulrich Student Center

Through the generous support and guidance of Board of Trustee chairperson Ronald J. Ulrich '66, '67, one of the oldest buildings on campus was transformed into the newest facility for students. Since its opening in November 1994, the Ulrich Student Center has become the central location for students to grab a bite to eat, go to a comedy show, or just hang out.
The Ulrich Student Center house staffed Offices of Student Activities, Student Leadership, Community Services, and Student Accounts. Located within the facility is an ATM machine, Subversions sub shop, and club offices for Student Senate, University Productions, and WLVR the campus student radio station.  There are many different types of student events that are held throughout the year in the Ulrich Student Center Great Room. University Productions offers movies on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the fall and spring semester in Kenner Theatre. Recognized clubs and organizations may reserve table space in the front lobby for fundraising and information efforts, as well as, hang pre-approved banners along the front lobby balcony to advertise events.


University Center

This building in the center of campus includes the original Packer Hall, a gift in 1869 of Lehigh founder, Asa Packer. After extensive renovation and enlargement in 1959, the building was rededicated as the University Center (U.C.) for social and recreational activities of students, faculty, alumni and guests.
Located throughout the building are the offices of Student Affairs and Special Project; Dean of Students, Academic Support Services, Center for Academic Success, First Year Experience, Learning Disabilities, Student Development, Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQA, Women’s Center, and Student Center Facilities and Operations; Dining Services and Catering; Military Science & Leadership.
Whether you're craving a fast and fresh meal to go from Cyclone Salads, or a slice of our 2006 Hot Concept award-winning Pandini's® pizza - Lehigh Dining Services is committed to serving only the freshest foods that reflect the latest culinary trends to satisfy every customer that walks through our doors. Throughout the building are various dining facilities: Our 1st floor offers student dining rooms The Cort @ Lower UC and Johnson; 2nd floor UC Upstairs offers Pandini’s, Baker’s Junction, and The Food Court with Chick-fil-A, Cyclone Salads, Ikigaii, Mein Bowl, Salsa Rico, and Smart Market; 3rd floor lunch only Monday through Friday during the academic year Asa Express Buffet. Visit our Dining Services website at:
For your convenience the University Center also houses Wachovia Bank and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM/US Postage Stamp machine).
Reservations can be made through the University Center Reservation desk for any of the private meeting and dining rooms located throughout the third and fourth floors. For more information please visit the Student Center Facilities and Operations website at:


WIRED (Library and Technology Services)

The World-Wide Library and Technology Services in Every Dorm or WIRED program is designed to provide high speed network connectivity and to assist Lehigh students with the use of computer hardware and software in the residence facilities. When students initially bring their computers to campus, WIRED staff assists them in obtaining and installing the necessary network interface cards and network software, and throughout the year provide continuing assistance. The front line WIRED consultants are well-trained students who live in the residences and can readily provide prompt, on-site assistance. The consultants are supported by expert computing staff that supervise the program and assist with more difficult problems.



Women’s Center
 The Women's Center, located in the University Center Room C207, actively supports Lehigh's commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive University community. The mission of the Women’s Center is to foster a campus climate in which all women can work to achieve their personal and professional academic, research, and service goals in an equitable, supportive, and intellectually-challenging environment.

The Women's Center's staff consists of the Director, the Assistant Director, the Office Coordinator, and student staff members, volunteers and interns. Many of the Women's Center's activities, projects, publications and programs are created by undergraduate and graduate students. Here are some of the Women's Center's student-led projects you can get involved with:

The Women’s Center offers internships and work study opportunities.
Don’t see an initiative?  Get involved with the Women’s Center and create your own.
For more information about Women's Center programs, resources and opportunities, stop by UC C207, contact us at 610-758-6484,, or our website at

Women's Studies Program
The Women's Studies Program aims to bring women into the center of education at Lehigh by offering a wide variety of academic courses, sponsoring a rich schedule of co-curricular programs and workshops, and working with other groups at Lehigh to improve conditions for women.

Faculty from fourteen departments in the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business and Economics offer courses which seek to expand students' understandings of the diverse cultural, historical and social experiences of women, stimulate a critical examination of the impact of gender distinctions on individual lives and social structures, and encourage the connection of issues addressed in the classroom to those raised in personal, cultural, and political contexts. Students in all four colleges may earn a minor, a major, or graduate certificate in Women's Studies by completing the required credit hours, which may include independent scholarly research and internships at local social service agencies. Each spring, Lehigh students participate with Women's Studies students from other area colleges in the LVAIC Student Conference in Women's Studies.

In addition to academic courses, the Program sponsors thought-provoking lectures by prominent speakers from universities, government, industry, law, health, and other professions; a brown-bag or catered lunch series which explores compelling gender-related issues; films and performances; workshops for students; and programs to celebrate Women’s History Month each March. The Women's Studies office, located in Maginnes Hall, room 535, serves as a resource center for those interested in academic issues related to women and gender.
For more information, contact the Women's Studies office, at 610-758-5119 or visit their website at


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