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In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Office of International Affairs has compiled the following resources for the Lehigh community.

This is a volatile and fast-developing situation that we are continuing to monitor. This site will be regularly updated with additional information and resources as they become available.

News and Updates

United States DHS Designates Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

On March 3, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. Following this announcement, DHS will publish a notice in the Federal Register with details about how eligible individuals can apply. OISS will contact all impacted students with more information as soon as it becomes available.  

Other News

For the latest information on the conflict:

The U.S. Department of State has also created a website called United with Ukraine about the U.S. government's efforts to pursue a resolution through diplomacy.

Resources for Students

Campus Resources

The following campus resources are available to students and scholars and will be updated as we learn more about support from other partner organizations.

Additional Resources

In addition to university resources, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church in Allentown is providing resources and support for the Ukrainian community in the Lehigh Valley.

IIE, the Institute of International Education, has an Emergency Student Fund that can provide financial assistance to international students impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. Students who think they may be eligible for aid should contact the Office of International Affairs at invpia@lehigh.edu.

Several higher education advocacy groups have also collected information and resources for affected students and scholars:

Resources for Faculty and Staff

We recognize that the situation in Ukraine may be upsetting to many people, regardless of their country of origin. Faculty and staff members have access to an Employee Assistance Program through Uprise Health, as well as the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace for Work.