Lehigh Men Allies and Advocates for Gender Equity

Men faculty who wish to play an active role in strengthening the culture of Lehigh so women and men can be successful.  Contact the Coordinator to get involved.

MISSION
In support of the goals of LU ADVANCE, our mission is to exert a positive influence, primarily among men, on the campus climate regarding gender equity and fairness at Lehigh University.

ORGANIZATION
Lehigh’s ADVANCE Men Advocates are led by a coordinator selected by the team who sets the agenda for meetings, acts as a liaison to the ADVANCE team, and reports for the group.  The coordinator is assisted by a group member who acts as secretary.  Each active advocate will submit a yearly individual action plan.  We welcome inquiries from men faculty wishing to join us in support of the goals of LU Advance.

OBJECTIVES
a) Promote positive program, department, and college climates through individual actions

b) Develop the skills of advocates, allies, and men faculty through workshops, conversations, reading, and everyday awareness

c) Advocate for actions that support women, such as calling attention to climate and policy issues that affect women negatively and encouraging recognition of achievement

d) Recruit additional advocates and allies

2016-2017 ADVOCATES

William Bulman, History

Kwame Essien,  History and Africana Studies

James Gilchrist, Chemical Engineering

Jeff Heflin, Computer Science and Engineering

Thomas Hyclak, Economics, Coordinator

Garth Isaak, Mathematics

Hartley Lachter, Religion Studies

Augustine Ripa, Theatre

Michael Stavola, Physics, Secretary

*joined Spring 2016

Read more about origins of this initiative here.

Peer reviewed articles about this type of allyship in higher ed.