February Quick Takes: Three Things To Know About This Month

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Friday, February 17, 2017
1)      Your Used Athletic Shoes Can Change A Life


If you have used athletic shoes, bring them into work and support a great cause.

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Eco-Reps, is holding a used athletic shoe donation drive from February 15 to March 1. 

Too many athletic shoes sit in dark closets, forgotten and never worn, and then end up in landfills. Reusing these shoes further promotes global efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. All shoes will be donated to the MORE Foundation (Modular Organic Regenerative Environments), a Delaware-based organization that fights poverty, teaches farming, and sells shoes. How does this work? With every pair of gently used athletic shoes, MORE is able to plant one ton of carbon grounding trees and train poor farmers in sustainable agroforestry. This system supports environmental and social justice by using the proceeds to provide training and tools to the poorest rural farmers.

Collection boxes will be available until March at the following spots around campus:

Iaccoca, 2nd Floor
STEPS, Concourse
Taylor Gym, Fitness Center
Stabler Arena, Main Entrance
Williams Hall, Torcivia Greenhouse


The shoe drive is part of Recyclemania, a national competition for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities across campus. If you have any questions about the donation drive, reach out to sustainability@lehigh.edu.


2)      Social Recruiting: A New Step At Lehigh


Group of Lehigh Employees with phrase "Now Hiring" overlaid.If you follow Work/Life Lehigh on Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed we’ve started posting career opportunities on both of these social media channels. This is a new step for us into the world of “social recruiting.”


The first few weeks of this experiment have been pretty successful, with about three dozen employees sharing our weekly Facebook digest of job openings. This resulted in reaching more than 3,000 people, many of whom don’t follow the Work/Life Lehigh Facebook page. Thanks to those of you who shared these posts as well as our tweets.


We’ll be continuing to post job openings along with content that offers a window into what it’s like to work at Lehigh. Our employees are our best ambassadors, so we encourage you to share all of our posts with your own social networks to help spread the word.


3)      Mandatory Title IX Training – Complete by March 1


At Lehigh, we are committed to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in our campus community.  As such, we confront and reject harassment and sexual misconduct in all forms and take efforts to prevent these behaviors on our campus.

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for employees, Lehigh expects all faculty and staff to complete Haven for Faculty and Staff, an online program providing critical information about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and much more. Haven for Faculty and Staff will help you better understand how vitally important these issues are and what you can do to help make Lehigh's campus

Program Instructions

The online program is available to take as of February 1, 2017.
You are expected to complete the program by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

To access the course, you will need to create an EverFi Higher Education Account.  To create an account and access the course, follow these steps:

Step 1:  Go to http://www.everfi.com/login

Step 2:  Click "Register"

Step 3:  Under "Student Learner," enter the Registration Code, 06377705, to create your account

Step 4:  Complete Part One of Haven for Faculty and Staff by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Step 5:  30 days after the program completion date, you will receive an invitation to complete Part Two of Haven for Faculty and Staff.


Other Important Information


  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.  Should you experience any technical problems, technical support is available 24/7 from EverFi and can be accessed from the "Help" link within the course.  To access "Help," click on the Account Settings by your nameat the top right of the screen while you are in the program.
  • You may take the course in multiple sittings.
  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure participants' attitudes and behaviors.  All survey responses are confidential.  Lehigh will only receive information about the participant group as a whole and will never see individual answers.

If you have any questions, contact Karen Salvemini, Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator at inogc@lehigh.edu or 610-758-3572