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The Faculty/Staff Pride Network is a place of support for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff as well as allies and advocates who are interested in fostering and sustaining a welcoming and affirming climate on campus for LGBTQ+ people. Learn more about our upcoming events by signing up for our listserv; all are welcome!

The Pride Network is committed to:

  • Sponsoring, hosting and supporting LGBTQ+ events on and off campus
  • Supporting the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the various LGBTQ+ student groups
  • Connecting LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff to students through mentorship opportunities
  • Meeting with LGBTQ+ candidates during faculty and staff hiring
  • Coordinating with the Lehigh Alumni Pride Association (LAPA)

If you are a faculty or staff member that would like to join, sign up for the listserv by visiting https://groups.google.com/a/lehigh.edu/forum/#!forum/fspn-list/join. Additionally, if you have any questions about the group or suggestions for activities, please don't hesitate to contact one of the co-chairs:

Amanda Slichter
Assistant Director, Residence Life | Training & Education Coordinator, Pride Center
alg215@lehigh.edu
(610) 758-6598

Mark Orrs
Professor of Practice | Director of Sustainable Development
mao312@lehigh.edu
(610) 658-2533


LUally is the Pride Center's training program that delivers skills-based, educational opportunities for the Lehigh community, while centering the philosophy that allyship is a continuous process that looks different for everyone.  Visit the LUally CourseSite to enroll and sign up for opportunities!


The Pride Faculty Council recognizes the importance of Lehigh's mission to create a culture of inclusive excellence, creative expression, & innovation.  In order to do this, the Council aims to promote a culture at Lehigh that celebrates the complexity of LGBTQ+ identities and gender- & sexuality-related inquiry by supporting the Pride Center's work through advocacy, research, on- and off-campus community partnerships, and curricular connections. 

Current members of the Pride Faculty Council:

  • Sirry Alang, PhD | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Benjamin Felzer, PhD | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Mary Foltz, PhD | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Donald Hall, PhD, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jeff Heflin, PhD | College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Nicole Johnson-Quay, PhD | College of Education
  • Mark Orrs, PhD | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Steven Savino, MBA | College of Business & Economics
  • Emily Weissbourd, PhD | College of Arts & Sciences