Message from the Dean of Students

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On behalf of the Dean of Students office staff, welcome to Lehigh!  As a part of the Division of Student Affairs, the DOS staff strives to foster opportunities for learning, leadership, and personal growth for our students through their residential, engagement, and academic experiences.  The five foundations of bLUeprint guide the work we do with students, and this purposeful approach to our work is at the heart of the DOS philosophy. 

You will find your years at Lehigh filled with academic learning, engagement with the Lehigh and South Bethlehem communities, and countless other enriching experiences.  The DOS staff looks forward to working with you during your Lehigh years – whether that be through clubs and organizations, your residential experience, or navigating academic or personal challenges.  Please stop in with questions, concerns, or just to chat – you will find our staff in the University Center, Williams Hall, and in several residence halls.  We look forward to working with you during your Lehigh journey. 

Katherine W. Lavinder
Dean of Students