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Community Responsibility & Commitments

Last Updated: Jul. 21, 2021 at 11:03 am

We all share in the responsibility of creating an environment that balances the health and safety of our community with the critical mission of the university.

All of us who are working and living on and around campus—students, faculty, and staff—have a responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interest of our Lehigh community. By necessity, that means that we must modify our behavior. In so doing, we show compassion and concern for those who are most susceptible.  And this requires all of us to stay informed, follow guidance, and adapt behaviors.  The university will be providing ongoing communications about changing protocols, guidance and procedures.

Staying Updated and Informed

Students, faculty and staff are required to follow current university protocols and stay up-to-date and aware of all national, state, local and Lehigh University health and safety requirements.


Widespread vaccination will provide substantial protection for the Lehigh community and the broader population of Bethlehem. Visit the Vaccination Resources page.

While on Campus

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, members of the campus community must commit to the following:

  • Assess any potentially COVID-related symptoms and take appropriate action.
  • Follow current health protocols.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • If you don’t feel well, stay home, monitor your symptoms, and students should reach out to the Health & Wellness Center.
  • Carry your Lehigh University ID card at all times. ID cards will be necessary for access to campus buildings.  
  • Raise concerns about community members failing to meet expectations in an appropriate and caring manner. If addressing the concern directly is not an option, or if you are not satisfied with the response you receive or the behavior doesn’t stop, you may report the concern by completing this form.  We encourage you to provide your name and contact information with this form, but you may also submit this report anonymously. 

When You Need Support

Students can help take care of themselves, and each other, by utilizing the following resources.