Lehigh University is home to more than 140 student clubs and organizations, many of which reflect a commitment to the global community. Lehigh’s undergraduate-focused entrepreneurship clubs are evolving based on current interests – if you don’t see one you like, come talk to us about starting a new one. Here are links to some of the student run clubs and organizations that involve social and economic change.
The strength of any entrepreneurial network rests on the support of its members. Not only has the Baker Institute made it easier for its students, alumni and partners to connect with each other through our entrepreneurs network, but we have also created opportunities to connect both in real time and virtually. Check out our iDeX events, Eureka! Competitions and Calendar for when to meet in person. We also have an email list and groups on a few social networking sites that are easy to join. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Lehigh entrepreneurship community, let us know who you are and send us an email with your name and contact information…and please visit us online at Facebook and LinkedIn for all the latest updates.
The CREATE Club, founded and run by student innovators, seeks to inspire and push future entrepreneurs and technical enthusiasts towards creating and developing new ideas. The idea for this club came from the founders’ drive to start thinking about and molding ideas early in their college careers. Through this new club, students can start to think and talk with other like-minded students about their entrepreneurial goals and how to best integrate those goals into their education. Equally important, this club will serve as a meeting place for people with different perspectives to collaborate and learn about the creative process of developing new ideas and making the technological aspects of those ideas possible. Thinkbox sessions, hackathons, skill building workshops (3D printing, electronics, soldering) are the types of events held by the club. Lehigh students can find CREATE on the HUB by logging in to the Portal.
Microfinance is an innovative strategy for poverty alleviation in developing economies that provides financial services for the economically active poor. Lauded by leading practitioners and scholars in the development field as revolutionary, microfinance aims to meet the vast global demand for small-scale loans, savings accounts, and other financial services.
Students for Sustainable Development
This multidisciplinary group of students is dedicated to learning about and tackling issues of global poverty, international development, and sustainability. The mission is to educate a new generation of students about global inequalities through on-campus speakers and workshops, as well as to use that knowledge to design workable solutions to real-life problems. A subset of the group is a student chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA, a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life.
Emphasizing critical analysis and value reflection, the program structures educational experiences through which students learn to negotiate international boundaries and develop their own sense of personal and corporate responsibility to the global community.
Women in Business
The purpose of Women in Business is to support and promote women, particularly those linked to Lehigh, who are entering the business world or are already established within an industry. This is achieved through networking with external businesses and industry executives, Lehigh alumnae, and other student organizations.
The Lehigh University Community Service Office was established to provide a coordinated effort for students, faculty and staff to engage in service to the greater Lehigh Valley area. Currently the office has contact with over 100 local agencies that are always looking for volunteers. In addition to our contact with these agencies, we run major programs such as SERVE Trips, the service break programs; Volunteer Experience, the new student pre-orientation program and America Reads and Counts, a tutoring program for local elementary and middle school children.