American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Lehman College is a proud member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), an organization comprised of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems across the nation.

Lehman serves as an intellectual, cultural, and economic anchor for the Bronx, and advances the borough’s economic progress and cultural development. Lehman supports AASCU’s “Opportunities for All” concept, a student-focused learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity.

Lehman College share’s AASCU’s commitment to three core values: quality, accessibility, and responsibility.

Quality: Lehman embraces a student-centered focus where students are taught and mentored by a faculty of scholars and are exposed to a full range of educational opportunities in small classes. Lehman supports a broad range of different learning styles and approaches.

Accessible: Lehman provides a high-quality educational experience to a diverse cross-section of the region’s residents, including students who have historically been underrepresented in higher education. Lehman strives to foster campus diversity, build inclusiveness, and enable partnerships to succeed.

Responsible: Lehman is committed to creating a skilled workforce to support the region’s business needs while advancing economic progress and cultural development. As a place of public purpose, Lehman prepares students for a life of leadership and service and enhances their abilities to attain financial independence after graduation.

Lehman, like all AASCU members, is a smart investment, offering a high-quality, accessible, and affordable choice to earning a baccalaureate or master’s degree, and is committed to making higher education available to all who seek it.