Lehigh is a premier residential research university, internationally recognized for research excellence and a distinctive student experience. Part of that is preparing students like YOU to address the grand challenges of our time by understanding the complex convergence of environmental, social, and economic factors underlying today's challenges and by creating sustainable solutions for our resource-strapped future.
Learning Inside The Classroom
Lehigh University currently offers 134 Undergraduate and Graduate courses that are either based in sustainability, or includes sustainability related topics, and each of the four colleges offer at least 7 of these courses. Through these courses, Lehigh students have the opportunity to leverage their inherent curiosity, engage with content, ask questions, and seek answers through discussion inside the classroom.
Lehigh has also mapped the sustainability courses to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Learning Outside the Classroom
Lehigh works hard to integrate sustainability into the educational experience through hands-on, interdisciplinary experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom. Through these experiences, Lehigh fosters creative learning environments where students come together to increase their capacities for independent inquiry, take intellectual risks, and learn from faculty and staff on the journey toward tangible, sustainable impact.
Creative Inquiry and Mountaintop Initiative
The Office of Creative Inquiry supports a wide range of interdisciplinary initiatives that help students and faculty pursue new intellectual, creative, and artistic pathways that lead to transformative new innovations, expressions, and questions. The Mountaintop Initiative, one snapshot of Creative Inquiry, is an integrated learning, research, and engagement program that supports real, authentic, and meaningful projects on their winding journeys toward tangible and sustainable impact.
Studying abroad is an experience like no other. By living and learning in a different culture, you'll broaden your understanding of the world and even gain a different perspective on your own country.
Lehigh has many partnerships with the local community to enrich students' learning through context, while fostering the relationship between Lehigh University and Bethlehem. Some of these partnerships include Service Learning Projects and the Community Service Office.