Inspiring Future Makers

Lehigh is a community of future makers. The 7,000+ undergraduate and graduate students on our picturesque campus are inspired to think deeply, driven to create pragmatic solutions, and encouraged to innovate collaboratively. Our faculty and staff are committed to creating an inclusive and dynamic community dedicated to positively impacting the future.

Scott Willoughby

University News

Commencement

Scott Willoughby ’89 to address graduates at Lehigh’s 156th undergraduate commencement.

Willoughby is senior vice president of performance excellence at Northrop Grumman's space systems sector and former vice president and program manager for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope program at Northrop Grumman.

Stephen Tang

University News

Commencement

Stephen S. Tang ’85G ’88 Ph.D. ’22P to deliver remarks at Lehigh’s graduate commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.

Tang is the principal at Tangent2Cogent, board chairman of NowDiagnostics Inc., and former chairman, president and CEO of Orasure Technologies, a global medical diagnostics company.

Paul Salerni

Arts and Culture

Take a Bow

Five professors transformed music, theater, art and architecture at Lehigh.

A campus community celebrates their legacy.

Delaware Nation Artifacts

University News

Artifacts Found on Lehigh Land Returned

More than 90 Native American artifacts were found.

The artifacts, one of which is estimated to be about 3,000 years old, include complete tools made of jasper, quartz and chalcedony. They will be returned to Delaware Nation, which plans to display them in a new museum to be located in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

An Unmatched Student Experience

Lehigh boasts a vibrant campus community, rigorous academics, a commitment to student belonging and a track record of strong graduate outcomes. This is Lehigh.

Prepared for success after college

95%

Prepared for Success after College

Among those in the Class of 2023, 95% were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation.

Something for Everyone

200+

Something for Everyone

With 200-plus clubs, including 41 sports and 22 Greek organizations, students find diverse extracurricular opportunities at Lehigh.

Research for Impact

Lehigh’s research focuses on critical areas of significant impact, employing interdisciplinary approaches to tackle complex global challenges and yield concrete outcomes.

man intervenes in protest between two people from opposing sides

Reducing Animosity in Political Divides

New Study by Professor Michael Gill and Raihan Alam ’23 points to promising strategies.

Nicole Johnson research

School Shootings and Violence Against Women

Nicole Johnson leads study that could help shape strategies to prevent future shootings.

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Want to Prevent Misinformation?

New research explores a solution using interactive data visualization to inform and engage readers.

Illustration for Michael Gusmano research

The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

Michael Gusmano examines the ethics and politics of animal-to-human organ transplants.

Future Makers

From the classroom to the community, both on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are Future Makers, working to enact positive change.

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Michael
Layden
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Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences

Uncovering the Brain’s Blueprint

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Michael
Layden
| Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences

Uncovering the Brain’s Blueprint

Professor Layden leads a bustling research lab of undergrads, grads and postdocs investigating sea anemone gene mechanisms, including how they may have provided the blueprint for the human brain.

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Olivia
Abrahms
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Tackling Ticks

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Olivia
Abrahms
21
| Alumnus, Political Science

Tackling Ticks

Diagnosed with Lyme disease at age 8, Abrams developed TiCK MiTT with her father. The tick-removing glove has been featured nationally on “Good Morning America” and “The View.”

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Dulra
Amolegbe
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Student, Finance

Cash-to-Cashless

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Dulra
Amolegbe
26
| Student, Finance

Cash-to-Cashless

Amolegbe discovered financial hurdles immigrants experienced throughout Africa as he visited Kenya and studied in South Africa. To help, he created Dot Tech Inc., a cash-to-cashless platform for immigrant students within the continent.

Ready to Get Started?

Students who want to challenge themselves inside and outside the classroom while striving to make an impact on the world will find an ideal fit at Lehigh. Here, you’ll have a supportive learning and living experience that prepares you for the challenges of today, and tomorrow. Join us.

Snowly Lehigh University Campus Dorm
Picturesque Campus

This year, the Lehigh Valley saw nearly two feet of snow totals between multiple snow falls around the area. Campus is beautiful – and fun for students – during snowy weather in Bethlehem.

MakeX Metal Rose Event
Innovative Academics

Lehigh hosts multiple MakeX events each year where students become makers, learning knowledge and skills in the process.

Celestial Meditation
On South Mountain

Students, faculty and staff participated in the Marcon Institutes’ annual Radical Love Conference, promoting a more positive, uplifting Lehigh environment.

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Lauden Lab Research
Inspired Research

New research from the Layden Lab has demonstrated the human brain shares a blueprint with much simpler creatures, such as sea anemones.

Airlab Robotics Research
Innovative Academics

Lehigh’s Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics (AIR) Lab is a collaborative research group, working on machine learning, robot control, autonomous driving, and more.

Leon Panetta
On South Mountain

Leon Panetta, former US Secretary of Defense, discussed threats to national security as the second speaker for the 2034-2024 Compelling Perspectives program.

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President Helble in Latin America
Global Perspective

President Helble visits the 2023 cohort of Lehigh Launch in Ecuador during a trip to Latin America this fall where he connected with students, alumni, and other academic leaders.

ART Grant
Inspired Research

The National Science Foundation granted Lehigh University $6M to support the new Accelerating Research Translation (ART) program, bridging academic research with real-world solutions.

Ryan Crookham
Mountain Hawks

Lehigh Wrestling’s Ryan Crookham ‘27 scoops up a sundae as part of a new partnership with Hotel Bethlehem’s ice cream parlor as a community ambassador.

Linderman Library
On South Mountain

The Wall Street Journal ranks Lehigh No. 14 out of the 400 best colleges in America.

Abdulrasaq "Dulra" Amolegbe
Innovative Academics

Abdulrasaq "Dulra" Amolegbe '26, shown here on the Nasdaq Jumbotron, won several awards totalling $7,500 during this fall’s StartUp Lehigh Valley Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition.

Chow Lab
Inspired Research

Lehigh’s Chow Lab specializes in creating modular biomaterials for use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Oceans Research Center
Inspired Research

The Lehigh Oceans Research Center held its inaugural symposium where professors, researchers, and students review ongoing findings in the field.

Carly Camplain
Lehigh Family

Carly Camplain, a scholar specializing in Indigenous studies and incarceration, joined the Lehigh College of Health as an assistant professor this fall.