Critical Race Training in Education

Lehigh University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
Phone
(610) 758-3000
Email address
admissions@lehigh.edu
School Information
"Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, Lehigh is one of the nation's most distinguished private research universities. Through academic rigor, an entrepreneurial mindset and collaborative opportunities we challenge our students to become the leaders of the future." The university enrolls over 7,000 students, has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, and offers over 2,300 academic programs. (Source: https://www1.lehigh.edu/about) (Source: https://www1.lehigh.edu/about/university-statistics)
General Information
Lehigh University has an Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies dedicated to contemplating "the role of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies in various fields, and vice versa, along with the role of Critical Race Theory and Ethnic Studies in transforming the US academy including its extension in K-12 education." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    The "Institute on Critical Race and Ethnic Studies" was formed "to contemplate the role of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies in various fields, and vice versa, along with the role of Critical Race Theory and Ethnic Studies in transforming the US academy including its extension in K-12 education."

  • Program and Research Funding

    A $2.5 million gift has been made by Charles Marcon to establish an institute dedicated to research and study that influences perspectives, practices and policies on racial justice. The Marcon Institute’s core activity will be to prepare and deploy undergraduate scholars—to be known as the Marcon Fellows—to work alongside community partners to enact change in the arena of social justice and anti-racist issues.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Vice President for Equity and Community says equal opportunity doesn't go far enough, and equity is needed.

  • Admissions Policies

    The Council on Equity and Community has a vision of changing admissions policies and faculty hiring (not yet implemented): "The CEC will guide diversity, inclusion, and equity in the areas of advocacy, advancement, and program development. It will provide a mechanism for accountability on institutional change and provide advice on the evolving strategic plan."

Last updated April 27th, 2021