Family Newsletter

September 2014

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Welcome Class of 2018

Class of 2018: Curious about the class of 2018? Check out these statistics.

bLUeprint: bLUeprint is a collaborative effort across the entire Dean of Students Office and additional  stakeholders across the University. Through bLueprint, students develop competencies in 5 Foundations for Student Success that translate directly to skills valued by employers. These Foundations include: Creative Curiosity, Identity Development, Collaborative Connections, Inclusive Leadership, and Professional Growth & Success. Students are engaged in bLUeprint through a wide variety of interactions, programs, events, and processes where they receive coaching and are able to talk through their personal bLUeprint for succeeding at Lehigh.  For more information, visit our website.

evoLUtion Seminar: Throughout the first semester, students will partake in the evoLUtion seminar to help continue building a sense of an individual’s Lehigh identity and form connections with other first-year students. Each student will be a member of an evoLUtion group consisting of a faculty or staff member, Orientation Leader, and other first-year students. In addition to meeting both as a group and individually with the facilitator, the students will complete a “project” of their choosing. For more information, click here.

5x10 Programs: Every first-year student must attend five programs corresponding to the Five Foundations of Student Success in the first ten weeks of the semester. Students had an opportunity to get one done during Orientation (see here for programs that were offered) and here is a list of programs that are being offered throughout the semester.


Settling into Life at Lehigh

Settling into Life at LehighFERPA: Student Privacy Rights: As a family member of a Lehigh student, you may be aware that the University can only share some information with you. Your student’s information is protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Click here to learn more about FERPA.

Holiday Observance: Lehigh University seeks to extend hospitality to all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic or social background. Diversity is valued at Lehigh, and the University is committed to assuring that all persons who enter this community are welcomed and respected. For information about religious holiday observance and what they mean to you as a student, click here.

Medical Amnesty: The health and safety of every Lehigh community member is our primary concern. To that end, the Medical Amnesty Policy has been developed as part of Lehigh's comprehensive approach to reducing the harmful secondhand effects caused by alcohol abuse.

Safety and Security: The safety of students is of utmost importance. In addition to resources about campus and fire safety, there is also programming focused on safety, including Fire Safety Month, Room Inspections, and Fire Drills. To prepare for these inspections and drills, student are informed of residential policies via their Gryphon, their Housing Contract, and postings of the rules and responsibilities. 


Upcoming Events

Housing Calendar: The school year is just getting started, but Fall break will be here before you know it.     Residence hall closing and opening dates can be found on Lehigh's Calendar of Events.

Break Housing: Buildings will remain open for Pacing and Thanksgiving Breaks. Buildings will close for Semester and Spring Breaks. For more information about break housing, click here.

Gryphon Applications: Is your student looking for a great leadership opportunity on campus? Gryphoning is a wonderful opportunity to develop and polish leadership skills through interacting with residents, professional staff members and faculty. Applications are available October 16th via the HUB (located through the Student Life website). Keep an eye out for further information on our website.

Camp Hawk: Is your student looking for a way to connect to more first-year students or upperclassmen? Does he or she want to get away from Lehigh for the weekend? Play fun games and get to know other Lehigh students on a deeper level?
If yes to any of these questions, then encourage your student to register for Camp Hawk! More information (and a registration link) can be found on the OFYE website.

Residence Halls Socials and Tours October 26th
Welcome home! Residence Life invites you to join them in the first-year residence halls to mix-and-mingle with the Gryphon staff. You will learn more about living in a residence hall and enjoy a tour of the facilities. Refreshments available. Please register online in advance Family Weekend

Meeting locations:
Dravo: A1 Lounge, first floor
McClintic-Marshall (M&M): first floor lounge
Richards: first floor lounge
Centennial I & II: Centennial I, Emery Lounge