Preventing and Addressing Sexual Assault

Incident Reporting

Emergency Response

Compassionate Support

Lehigh pledges its commitment to fostering an environment that is safe, healthy and respectful. We reject and hold accountable those who engage in sexual assault, harassment, gender violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation. We encourage members of the campus community to actively engage in collaborative efforts to take a stand against sexual assault, recognize the warning signs of abuse and support survivors.

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University Resources

The University has dedicated resources for those impacted by sexual assault.

Karen Salvemini

Title IX Coordinator

Lehigh’s Title IX Coordinator (also referred to as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator) responds to incidents of sexual assault (and other forms of sexual harassment/misconduct), arranges for supportive measures, and connects individuals with support resources.

Learn more about the Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator >

Brooke DeSipio

Survivor Support and Intimacy Education

The Survivor Support and Intimacy Education Office supports students impacted by gender based violence and offers programming that aims to create a gender violence-free community.

Learn more about the Survivor Support and Intimacy Education Office >


More than half of all reports received by Lehigh’s Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator during the 2018-2019 academic year were based on sexual harassment or misconduct.

Source: Lehigh University EOCC Annual Report, 2018-2019


First year respondents finding that the sexual violence training received at Lehigh’s Orientation, was helpful in improving their knowledge of sexual violence prevention.

Source: Lehigh’s EAB Climate Survey, 2020


Respondents to the EAB Survey (Spring 2020) indicated "I feel safe at this school.”

Source: Lehigh’s EAB Climate Survey, 2020

Hawk watch app on phones

Download HawkWatch, A Personal Safety App

The HawkWatch personal safety app is the official mobile app from Lehigh University and is offered for free to all members of the campus community.