The Council for Equity & Community

The Council for Equity and Community (CEC) is an independent and co-creative advisory board to the Vice President for Equity and Community (VPEC). The CEC is composed of Lehigh staff, faculty, and students committed to supporting the diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist goals of the institution, and to upholding The Principles of Our Equitable Community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CEC is to provide advice and support to the Vice President for Equity and Community (VPEC), including, but not limited to, guiding the implementation of Lehigh University’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Plan 2021-2026.

The CEC represents a broad institution-wide network that coordinates across and among unit-specific groups, individually and collectively moves toward action, and through transparent communication and positive accountability, ensures that we and the university community work toward the goals articulated in the Strategic Plan across individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels.

We also encourage individual growth and constructive dialogue between and among members and the campus community so as to model a community of practice in our daily campus lives.

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CEC Goals

For this academic term, the CEC’s working groups are working toward the following goals:

  • Amplifying existing resources to reach all members of Lehigh’s community
     
  • Coordinating & communicating DI&E efforts across campus
     
  • Supporting our community via peer mentoring efforts
     
  • Identifying and tracking metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the four strategic priorities in the university’s DI&E plan
     
  • Establishing processes for the CEC to respond to crises/critical events

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by emailing CEC@lehigh.edu if you’re looking for more ways to engage with the CEC and our work to integrate and embed diversity, inclusion and equity in our Lehigh culture.

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