Lehigh University




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
SPORTS INDEX
3
out of 5
Medals

The Campus Pride Sports Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice in sports. How is this calculated?

Region: Mid-Atlantic
City/State: Bethlehem, PA
Locale: Small City (25,000 to 100,000)
Student Population: 6,500
In-State Tuition: $44,520.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $44,520.00
Institution Website: http://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/pridecenter
Mascot: Mountainhawk
Sports Colors: Brown and White
Sports Nickname: Lehigh Athletics
Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University
Master's College/University
Baccalaureate College/University
Private Institution
Residential Campus
Collegiate Sports:
2 on 2 Basketball, 5 on 5 Soccer, 6 on 6 Flag Football, 6 on 6 Volleyball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Kickball, Softball
Intercollegiate Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

LGBTQ Student Opportunities

 

Colleges and universities want LGBTQ people to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Sports Index provides  the opportunity for college sports to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ sports climate for student-athletes, participant, coaches, staff, fans and spectators. 
 
The Campus Pride Sports Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within college sports across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best Intercollegiate Athletic and Collegiate Recreation programs for LGBTQ peole by searching the tool based on sport, type of campus, location, size and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.  
 
Reminder: Learn more by signing-up for FREE to participate in Campus Pride's LGBTQ-friendly National College Fair Program in eight different cities and the Campus Pride National Online College Fair

Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

Lehigh University is first and foremost an educational institution, committed to developing the future leaders of our changing global society. We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we maintain an inclusive and equitable community. We recognize and celebrate the richness contributed to our lives by our diverse community. We promote mutual understanding among the members of our community. 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. We affirm academic freedom within our community and uphold our commitment to the highest standards of respect, civility, courtesy, and sensitivity toward every individual. 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. We promote open expression of our individuality and our differences within the bounds of University policies. We acknowledge each person’s obligation to the community of which we have chosen to be a part. We take pride in building and maintaining a culture that is founded on these principles of unity and respect.

Sports Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


5/4/2016

Take Pride! Ceremony & Reception

4/7/2016

Speak Your Truth Poetry & Spoken Word Event

5/4/2016

Take Pride! Ceremony & Reception

4/7/2016

Speak Your Truth Poetry & Spoken Word Event

Groups & activities


Overall Campus Pride Sports Index Score

The Campus Pride Sports Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for improving Intercollegiate Athletics and Collegiate Recreation. The index tool was launched in 2015 as the premier resource for LGBTQ inclusion within college sports. 

 

The Campus Pride Sports Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their Intercollegiate Athletics and Collegiate Recreation and ultimately shape the college sports experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the Intercollegiate Athletics and College Recreation programs for participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving college sports for LGBTQ people.

Lehigh University
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
3.5 of 5 Medals
Gender Identity/Expression Score
3.5 of 5 Medals
Collegiate Recreation
Intercollegiate Athletics
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
3.5 of 5 Medals
2.5 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Student Life
4 of 5 Medals
4 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Training & Education
1 of 5 Medals
2.5 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Campus Safety
4.5 of 5 Medals
4.5 of 5 Medals
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
3 of 5 Medals
3 of 5 Medals

LGBTQ-Friendly Score Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures inclusive of addressing anti-LGBTQ behavior
Policies & procedures enabling transgender students to participate in recreation program and team sports consistent with their gender identity

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures inclusive of addressing anti-LGBTQ behavior
Ethics code and/or policy prohibiting negative recruiting of athletes based on perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity/expression
Policies & procedures enabling transgender student-athletes to participate consistent with their gender identity

LGBTQ Student Life

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Active participation in LGBTQ campus events and activities
Ongoing partnerships or sponsorships with annual LGBTQ events on campus (such as Pride Week, National Coming Out Day, Bisexual Awareness Day, Trans Advocacy Day, etc)
Visible involvement in LGBTQ-inclusive video social media campaign
Ongoing LGBTQ-inclusive programming for student-athletes
Transgender awareness events offered to student-athletes

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Active LGBTQ & Ally student-athlete organization
Active participation in LGBTQ campus events and activities
Ongoing partnerships or sponsorships with annual LGBTQ events on campus (such as Pride Week, National Coming Out Day, Bisexual Awareness Day, Trans Advocacy Day, etc)
Visible involvement in LGBTQ-inclusive video social media campaign
Ongoing LGBTQ-inclusive programming for participants
Transgender awareness events offered to participants

LGBTQ Training & Education

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for officials inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of gender identity/expression
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of gender identity/expression
Ongoing training for officials inclusive of gender identity/expression

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Ongoing training for full-time staff inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of sexual orientation
Ongoing training for coaches inclusive of gender identity/expression

LGBTQ Safety

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Visible reporting mechanism for responding to anti-LGBTQ, racist and/or sexist harassment, verbal conduct or practices
Private changing space and showers in locker rooms to address safety of transgender participants
Gender-inclusive bathroom facilities to address safety of transgender participants

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Visible reporting mechanism for responding to anti-LGBTQ, racist and/or sexist harassment, verbal conduct or practices
Private changing space and showers in locker rooms to address safety of transgender participants
Gender-inclusive bathroom facilities to address safety of transgender participants

LGBTQ Support & Commitment

Collegiate Recreation:

 
Visible network of allies for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive sportsmanship pledge at sporting events
Standing diversity & inclusion committee to promote LGBTQ efforts
Ongoing research includes specific questions around sexual orientation
Ongoing research includes specific questions around gender identity/expression

Intercollegiate Athletics:

 
Visible network of allies for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive sportsmanship pledge at sporting events
Standing diversity & inclusion committee to promote LGBTQ efforts
Ongoing research includes specific questions around sexual orientation
Ongoing research includes specific questions around gender identity/expression

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