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LEAPS Program

Lehigh University has created a college access and retention program for its students. With intentional efforts by Lehigh faculty and staff, the LEAPS program will promote the growth, development and success of students particularly from diverse backgrounds.

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the LEAPS Program is to use intentional and purposeful efforts to promote the academic and personal success of students from diverse backgrounds and positively impacting their persistence to graduation from Lehigh University.

Vision Statement

Lehigh University is dedicated to developing the whole student. Through educational programming, mentoring, and leadership development, students will reach their full personal, academic, and professional potential.

LEAPS Program Lehigh faculty and staff will conduct monthly educational workshops: Getting to Know Lehigh: The First Year Experience, Work Study Positions and Campus Safety Lehigh's Resources: Reaching Full Academic Potential Financial Aid and Managing Your Finances Student Housing and Student Organizations at Lehigh Global Programming and Engaging in the Community Beyond Lehigh: Internships, Careers, and Employment LEAPS students will receive leadership development training with opportunities to provide peer mentoring to fellow Lehigh students. Students will visit local industry sites, including Lutron and Crayola. The LEAPS planning committee includes staff from the Bursar's Office, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, Provost's Office, Dean of Students Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Academic Outreach.

Lehigh faculty and staff will conduct monthly educational workshops:

  • Getting to Know Lehigh: The First Year Experience, Work Study Positions and Campus Safety
  • Lehigh's Resources: Reaching Full Academic Potential
  • Financial Aid and Managing Your Finances
  • Student Housing and Student Organizations at Lehigh
  • Global Programming and Engaging in the Community
  • Beyond Lehigh: Internships, Careers, and Employment

LEAPS students will receive leadership development training with opportunities to provide peer mentoring to fellow Lehigh students. Students will visit local industry sites, including Lutron and Crayola.

The LEAPS planning committee includes staff from the Bursar's Office, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office, Provost's Office, Dean of Students Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Academic Outreach.

For additional information about the LEAPS Program, contact Angela Nicole Scott, Director of Academic Diversity and Outreach, at angela.scott@lehigh.edu or call 610-758-4802.