Resources to Support Graduate Students

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Below you will find links and language for supports available to graduate students at Lehigh University. This is an evolving resource and one that has shown the gaps in capacity. If you have anything to add, please email the Office of Research at


Career Planning

My IDP for Science Careers: Individual development planning for STEM

Imagine PhD: Career exploration and planning tool for humanities and social sciences

Other Mentoring Resources

Guiding Principles for Effective Student Faculty Mentoring and Advising Relationships Written by Lehigh faculty and endorsed by the Graduate and Research Committee, this document discusses the high level goals mentors should strive to achieve in their work with their advisees.

ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty

LU WISE Women in Science and Engineering is a mentor network at Lehigh aimed at creating a friendly and collaborative community. It is geared toward faculty, although there is some programming for post-docs and PhD students.

Mentor Collective : an organization that matches experienced graduate students with new graduate students. Organizations customizes matches, trains mentors, monitors connections, and flags potential problems.

Student Access and Success Part of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity primarily for undergraduate students from  underrepresented groups, with a focus on those who are first generation and low-income. Provides mentoring and coaching.

The PhD Project: Network of supporters, sponsors and universities that help Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.

National Postdoctoral Association: Offers career planning and mentorship for those interested in Postdoctoral careers.


Physical and Mental Health

Health and Wellness Center

Health and Wellness Center provides care for common illnesses and injuries. Also offers reproductive health care, sexual assault support, STI testing, immunizations, some lab services, some prescriptons services, referrals to specialists. Currently offering telemedicine as well during COVID-19 pandemic.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services center provides limited individual counseling to students; group counseling; consultations to friends, parents, faculty and staff; workshops and outreach to groups.

Taylor Gym and Welch Fitness Center

Fitness center offers a weight room, racquetball courts, basketball courts, a dance studio, two fitness class areas, a lane climbing wall, locker rooms, and Jacobs and Morrissey Pools.

Social, Community, and Individual Support

Graduate Life Office

Graduate Life Office: broad-based student life support offering individual consultations, community-building opportunities, advice, advocacy, conflict resolution, etc.

Clubs and Student Organizations

The Graduate Student Senate supports a number of graduate student clubs: professional, ethnic, or special interest. 

Lehigh Engage Check here to search through all the clubs and organizations at Lehigh.

Below are a few professional organizations with chapters at Lehigh.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Lehigh Chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers 

Women in Computer Science

Women in Business 

Advocacy Centers

Housed in the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity stem of the university, these centers work to include, advocate for, support students, faculty and staff at the university.

The Pride Center

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Center for Gender Equity 

Religious Life

Graduate Housing

General Graduate Student Housing Information

Saucon Village: an apartment complex offering studios and one, two, and three bedroom apartments. Suited for families.

Packer House and 230 W. Packer: Lehigh-owned houses with single bedrooms and shared bathrooms and kitchen.

Southside Commons: Lehigh affiliated apartment building.

Lehigh Real Estate Services Rental Housing: Lehigh-owned houses available to faculty, staff, and graduate students only.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On Campus Resources

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Lehigh

Graduate Education and Life Diversity, Belonging and Equity

Student Access and Success: Mentoring and coaching for underrepresented minority students with a focus on those who are first generation and low-income.

ADVANCE: Center for Women STEM Faculty
Resources to Diversify Pre-Graduate School Pipeline

Rapidly Accelerated Research Experience (RARE) Pre-graduate school immersion program for individuals in STEM.

GEM consortium: Graduate Education for Minorities

BALANCE: Black and Latinx Alumni Network for Community and Equity

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME): Through partnerships with like-minded entities, NACME’s scholarship program for under-represented minorities serves as a catalyst to increase the proportion of Black/African American, Native/American Indian, and Latinx/Hispanic American young women and men in STEM careers.

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics): A professional organization for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Title IX coordinator, ADA Coordinator, Age Disrcrimination Act of 1975 Coordinator: Oversees response to bias, harassment, sexual misconduct. Includes: Consultation, reporting options, education, training

Gender Violence Education and Support: Support, reporting, and education resources.

Ombuds Office: Providing confidential consultation and problem solving help to anyone in the university community who is experiencing conflict or problems.

Disability Support

Disability Support Services: including academic accommodations, event planning check-list, building access, service and support animals, parking and transportation

Academic Support

Graduate Writing Support

Graduate Writing Support: Available to help graduate writers from all disciplines in any stage of the writing process. They offer individual and small-group writing consultation in addition to  campus-wide writing workshops and writing retreats.

International Center for Academic and Professional English

International Center for Academic and Professional English (ICAPE): helps multilingual speakers of English improve their communication skills through classes and workshops.

Library and Technology Servicers Seminars for Graduate Students

LTS Seminars: Seminars on a variety of topics ranging from instructional technology to tools for dissertation and article writing.

National Center for Faculty: Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

National Center for Faculty: Development and Diversity (NCFDD): Membership for faculty and graduate students in the NCFDD provides online tools and trainings designed to help people thrive in the academy.

Professional and Career Development

Center for Career and Professional Development

Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD): Career coaches and interns acquaint graduate students with CCPD resources and services through workshops, learning labs, and individual coaching.

Teacher Development for Graduate Students Series

Teacher Development for Graduate Students Series: a six-part series designed specifically for graduate students to develop teaching and classroom skills. Students can receive certificates of participation if they attend all sessions.

Creative Scholars Institute

Creative Scholars Institute: intensive cohort-based program offered to doctoral students at the midpoint in their education. The program includes immersive workshops to encourage creative scholarship and prepare them for impactful leadership.

Center for Innovation on Teaching and Learning

Center for Innovation on Teaching and Learning: “fosters excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by providing faculty and students with pedagogical development opportunities, teaching tools, course development guidance, classroom and instructional support, and consultation services.”

National Center for Faculty: Development and Diversity

National Center for Faculty: Development and Diversity (NCFDD): membership in an online platform offering “mentoring, tools and support to be successful in the academy.”


Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy: Lehigh’s policy for creating responsible research plans.

Lab Safety Training

Lab Safety Training: Learn lab safety and complete required trainings with the Environmental Health and Safety office


Institutional Review Board (IRB): Learn about IRB requirements and policy regarding research using human subjects