Welcome to the Rossin College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

We strive to make Lehigh University a place that values, welcomes, and nurtures diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all forms. This strategic plan outlines the objectives, as well as the parties responsible for the timely implementation of agreed-upon goals, targeted to create and maintain an equitable and just environment for faculty, staff, and students.

Strategic Goals

The strategic goals for our college stem from the long-standing commitment of Lehigh University to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action. The college leadership (department chairs, associate deans, Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) directors, diversity council, and college dean) participated in formulating the goals. Direct interactions with, and feedback from, our constituents positively influenced the goals as well.

Our strategic goals for the next five years are as follows:

  • Recruit and hire diverse faculty, staff, and students

  • Provide a welcoming, inclusive, and nurturing environment conducive to attracting and retaining a diverse group of individuals

  • Meet or exceed national diversity demographics for the group of faculty hires in the next five-year period

  • Integrate the college diversity plan with the university diversity plan and build on the strengths and activities of the university

  • Create processes to recognize and reward faculty, students, and staff for their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

Learn more about our strategic plan here.

Related Groups

The Rossin College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is just one of a network of groups both in the engineering college and across the Lehigh University landscape.

Learn more about the university initiative, as well as many of the engineering-related groups on campus.


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