The Village

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The Village Gryphon Staff in front of the Alumni Memorial Building

The Village Area is comprised of the residence buildings Taylor, UMOJA, Sayre Park, and the Houses. The Village Gryphon staff is comprised of 19 Gryphons, 3 Head Gryphons, and one Assistant Director. This area is both mixed year and upperclass housing which is comprised of apartment style, dorm style, and houses. Taylor is home of the mixed year STEM themed community, UMOJA is home to the UMOJA multicultural themed community, and Sayre Park is home to the Faculty in Residence Program. The Houses have the upperclass First-Gen themed housing, Outdoor Adventure upperclass themed housing, and Music Appreciation themed housing. 

Gryphon-on-Duty Phone Numbers:

  • Sayre Park: 484-515-5269
  • Taylor: 484-515-4466
  • The Houses: 610-438-7727

Meet the AD

Nick Manento

Nicholas Manento is one of the Assistant Directors of Residence Life charged with overseeing Taylor House, The Non-Greek Houses (85, 87, 89, 93), UMOJA House and Sayre Park.  His main area of focus is the Themed Community program here at Lehigh and continuing to develop the idea of residential living environments crafted around a shared student interest, with the intent of building stronger student bonds and campus connectedness.

Before coming to Lehigh, Nicholas earned a Master's of Education in Student Affairs Higher Education Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2015 while serving as a Residence Director. Prior to this, he earned a Bachelor's of Arts in History.

Outside of Residence Life, Nicholas enjoys Cooking and trips to the dog park with his dog Poe.