|President||Ricardo R. Fernández|
|Location||Bronx, New York, USA|
|Colors||Royal blue, kelly green, and white|
Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in September 1967. The college is named after Herbert Lehman, a former New York governor, United States senator, and philanthropist. It is a public, comprehensive, coeducational liberal arts college with more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations.
The late 1930s saw the construction of Hunter College in the Bronx (later known as the Bronx Campus). During the Second World War, Hunter leased the Bronx Campus buildings to the United States Navy who used the facilities to train 95,000 women volunteers for military service as WAVES and SPARS. The last of its graduates Sgt. Miriam Cohen died in 2009, bringing an end to the era.   When the Navy vacated the campus, the site was briefly occupied by the nascent United Nations, which held its first Security Council sessions at the Bronx Campus in 1946, giving the school an international profile. Lehman College's founding president was Leonard Lief and he was succeeded by Ricardo R. Fernández.
Lehman has a 37-acre (15 hectare) campus with a combination of Collegiate Gothic and modern architecture. The school's architects were Kerr Rainsford, John A. Thompson, and Gerald A. Holmes; they had earlier designed the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on New York's Upper East Side.
The campus was the main national training ground for women in the military during World War II. For a decade before the entry of the United States in the Second World War, only women students attended, taking their first two years of study at the Bronx campus and then transferring to Hunter’s Manhattan campus to complete their undergraduate work.
It was also the interim headquarters for the newly formed United Nations for six months in 1946. From March to August 1946, the first American meetings of the Security Council were held in the Gymnasium Building where intercollegiate basketball, archery, swimming, and other sports have been played. During festivities marking the 40th anniversary of the United Nations in 1986, the Southern New York State Division of the United Nations Association presented the College with a commemorative plaque, now displayed outside the Gymnasium Building. The College participated in the United Nations’ 50th anniversary activities in 1995–96.
In the mid-1990s, a new postmodern-style gymnasium was opened, the Apex,designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly, standing in contrast to the Gothic revival buildings that define the campus.
The college also has a TV studio located in Carmen Hall where most of the BronxNet shows are taped including Bronx Talk, Open, and many more.
The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is a professional theater. .
Students at Lehman College are from multiple ethnic and racial identities, multiple language backgrounds, various social classes, and diverse sexual orientations with many international students.
Enrollment (Fall 2011) Lehman College: Undergraduates: 9,863 Graduate Students: 2,424 Total: 12,287 students.
Lehman College offers a variety of selective and distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs in the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Education, Natural and Social Sciences, and Continuing Education.
Macaulay Honors College at Lehman 
The highly selective Macaulay Honors College at Lehman provides a full tuition scholarship, $3000 yearly stipend, Apple laptop computer, as well as an opportunities fund of $7,500 that can be used for various activities such as study abroad, reimbursements for internships or research, and service learning. Students in the honors college are required to take 4 seminars relating to New York City, maintain a 3.5 average and to graduate within four years. They also must take four Lehman Scholars Program Seminars, or "LSP"s.  
Lehman Scholars Program 
The Lehman Scholars Program (L.S.P.) is designed for capable and highly motivated students who have the desire and ability to pursue a somewhat more independent liberal arts course of study. The program offers the advantages of a small, intimate college, including special courses, seminars, and individual counseling.
The Lehman Scholars Program offers several special features, first being that students are exempt from all Degree Requirements. They must, however, pass the CUNY Skills Assessment Tests to be admitted to the program and meet all course prerequisites and requirements for their major field.
The Lehman Scholars Program has its own requirements, which students must fulfill: a one-semester honors course in English composition and stylistics; two years of a foreign language at the college level or its equivalent; four honors seminars from any of four different academic areas: Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science; and a senior honors essay.
Students who enter the program with more than 30 credits may be considered for exemption from one seminar after consultation with the Program Director, Professor Gary Schwartz.
Mentors: Each student entering the program will be assigned to a faculty mentor in his or her field of interest. The mentor will advise the student in the areas of program planning and academic and career goals.
Application Procedure: Students who have earned 60 or fewer college credits may apply for either September, June, or January admission. They will be notified about their acceptance in time for the following semester's registration.
College Now 
The College Now program allows selected high school students to take college courses. 
Freshman Year Initiative 
The Freshman Year Initiative is a program involving "blocks" of classes, similar to many high schools, which allows for new and first year students to get to know each other and become familiar with the college environment. All first-year students participate in the program, which promotes an interdisciplinary curriculum, faculty collaboration, and peer support. All students take mathematics and writing courses as well as a Freshman Seminar when they arrive to prepare them for the rest of their college courses.
There are 337 full-time faculty. The average class size is 19 . Prominent professors include:
- Jason Behrstock, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Sloan Fellowship winner
- Eugene Chudnovsky, Distinguished Professor of Physics 
- Billy Collins, Professor of English, United States Poet Laureate 2001–2003
- John Corigliano, Professor of Music, Academy Award winner
- Serge A. Del Grosso, Noted playwright and OBIE award winner. Author of "That Island; A Drama in two acts" (University of Toronto Press 1972)
- Eric Delson, Professor of Anthropology 
- Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus
- Maxwell L. Gordon, Musician and Composer, famous works include "3 Sugars" and "$11.83".
- Nancy Griffeth, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Linda Keen, Professor of Mathematics, Noether Lecturer 
- Adam Koranyi, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science 
- Irene S. Leung, Professor of Geology and Geography 
- Victor Pan, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science 
- Rosalie Purvis, Avant Garde Theater Director 
- Joseph W. Rachlin, Professor of Biological Sciences, Director of LaMER, Fellow of the Linnean Society 
- Katherine St. John, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science 
- Eleanore T. Wurtzel, Professor of Biology, AAAS Fellow 
- Suzanne Yates, Associate Professor of Psychology 
- Mardi Valgemae, Professor of English 
Programs and accreditation 
The following programs are listed as having courses . Many programs are offered in the evening. Actual course offerings on a given semester can be found at Lehman College's website.
- Accounting, undergrad and masters
- African and African American Studies, undergrad
- American Studies, undergrad
- Ancient & Medieval Civilizations
- Anthropology, undergrad
- Art History, undergrad and masters
- Art, undergrad and masters
- Astronomy, undergrad and masters
- Biology, undergrad and masters, affiliation with the New York Botanical Garden
- Bilingual Special Education, masters
- Business Administration, undergrad and masters
- Chemistry, undergrad and masters
- Chinese, undergrad
- Classical Culture, undergrad
- Computer Graphics and Imaging, undergrad
- Computer Information Systems, undergrad
- Comparative Literature, undergrad
- Computer Science, undergrad and masters
- Counselor Education/School Counseling, masters
- Creative & Professional Writing, undergrad
- Dietetics, Foods, and Nutrition, undergrad and masters
- Dance, undergrad
- Early Childhood/Childhood Education, undergrad and masters
- Economics, undergrad
- Educational Leadership, Building Leader and District Leader, masters
- English, undergrad and masters
- French, Languages & Literature
- Global Studies
- Human Geography, undergrad and masters
- Geology, undergrad and masters
- Physical Geography, undergrad and masters
- Arabic Languages & Literature
- German Languages & Literature
- Gaelic Irish Languages & Literature
- Greek Languages & Literature
- Health Services & Promotion
- Hebrew Languages & Literature
- History of Modern Europe
- History of Asian, Latin America, Russia
- Health Education
- Health Services Administration
- Health Services
- Individualized Baccalaureate Program, Adult Degree Program
- Italian-American Studies
- Japanese Culture
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies
- Literacy Studies, masters
- Mathematics, undergrad and masters
- Multilingual Journalism
- Mass Communication
- Middle and High School Education, undergrad and masters
- Music Education
- Journalism, Communication & Theater
- Music History
- Musical Performance
- Music Theory
- Nursing/Support Courses, undergrad and masters
- Physics, undergrad and masters
- Political Science, undergrad and masters
- Puerto Rican Studies
- Recreation Education, undergrad and masters
- Sociology, undergrad and masters
- Spanish, Languages & Literature, undergrad and masters
- Speech Pathology, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, undergrad and masters
- Special Education, (Childhood, Adolescent, bilingual) masters
- Social Work, Undergrad and Masters
- Women's Studies
- World Classics
- Yiddish Language & Literature
Lehman College is a public college within the public university: City University of New York. It is accredited by Board of Regents, University of the State of New York; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Association of University Programs in Health Administration; American Chemical Society; Professional State Accreditation in Teaching; the National League for Nursing; American Speech Language Hearing Association; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; and the Council on Social Work Education. 
Lehman College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Lightning are a member of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, track &field, tennis and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Conference affiliations 
- Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
- Hudson Valley Men's/Women's Athletic Conferences
- Knickerbocker Athletic Conference
- Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming Conference
- Metropolitan Intercollegiate Men's Volleyball Conference
- New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Conference
Famous students 
- Michael Bacon
- Eliot Engel
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Tony El-ay
- Ron Perlman
- Christopher "Kid" Reid
- José Enrique Serrano
- Bob Stewart
- Elle de Amor
- Lehman College
- Lehman College Athletics
- Site on 1980s Chancellor Joseph S. Murphy
- About Lehman
- Honors College
- College Now
- Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute
- CSM Scholarship
- Lehman College Art Gallery
- Cornell Labs of Ornithology
- Free A Marine to Fight: Women Marines in World War II (Early Training: Holyoke and Hunter)
- History of Lehman College
- Norval White, Elliot Willensky, Fran Leadon (2010). AIA Guide to New York City. Oxford University Press. Retrieved January 5, 2013.