The Founding of UMOJA House: An Oral History

Thirty years ago, the Umoja House opened its doors on the Lehigh campus, becoming both a community and a haven for underrepresented students of color. This is the story behind the black student activism that led to the Umoja House founding in the aftermath of one of Lehigh’s darkest days—and the university’s continuing efforts to make Lehigh a more inclusive place.

Pam Fusek

Pam Fusek ’13 Stoked Her Passion for Space Exploration at Lehigh and Landed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab

Fusek is living out a dream as a test engineer. She says she owes her early career success in large part to her Lehigh experiences.


Sunrise on the South Side

Lehigh, its partners in the community and the City of Bethlehem join forces to foster South Bethlehem’s resurgence.

leadershape students

Shaping Lehigh Leaders

Nearly five dozen Lehigh students, along with faculty and staff facilitators, participated in a six-day leadership retreat in the Poconos focusing on self-examination, community building and activating visions for the future.

ROTC students

Lehigh ROTC: Forged in Fire

Lehigh ROTC prepares to celebrate 100 years of producing experienced, well-rounded leaders for both military and civilian life.

The Brown and White newspaper

The Brown and White Turns 125

Lehigh’s student-run newspaper, The Brown and White, celebrates its 125th anniversary in January.

Elderly woman with glasses

Unpicking the Secrets of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroscientist Daniel Babcock is using fruit fly research to pave the way to treatments for Parkinson’s and other diseases.

Lettuce in Greenhouse

Real Food, Real Change

As Lehigh expands its efforts in sustainability, it makes a pledge to buy more of its food from local farms and humane sources.

Lehigh Class Flags at Founder's Day

Enduring Lehigh Values

Resilient. Hard-working. Resourceful. Competitive. Determined. Ambitious. Loyal. Proud.

Two wrestlers

Lehigh Wrestling: A Legacy of Success, and a Special Season in the Works

The Lehigh wrestling program develops true scholar-athletes while also competing at the very highest levels of the sport.

Lehigh students at LehighSiliconValley

Students Dive Into Entrepreneurship at LehighSiliconValley 2018

Lehigh students immerse themselves in the dynamic, fast-paced world of Silicon Valley.

Jill McDermott next to the Polarstern in the Arctic

Arctic Deep Sea Expedition 'Like Taking a Trip to the Moon'

Hydrothermal vents at the sea floor offer clues to the origins of life on earth, and beyond.