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Project Executive Summary: 

Lafayette College has an institutional commitment to the TIER Campus Success Program as an investor campus. As a long-time member of the InCommon Federation, staff and leadership are actively involved in its advisory and working groups. We champion federation technologies among our peers, and the three major pieces of the TIER toolset - Shibboleth, Grouper, and COmanage - are key components of our IAM architecture.

We committed to deploying the TIER packaged version of the Shibboleth IdP and evaluating midPoint as an identity registry. Lafayette strives for consistency among its IAM processes and deployment architecture. The TIER packages will help us mature in these areas and will serve as a path to upgrade component software versions. The expected wins for us from integrating the packages into our IdMS are ease of deployment, doing things the InCommon way, and closing operational gaps.

Organization Summary:

Lafayette College is an independent liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is in close proximity to both Philadelphia and New York and is accessible via the major arteries of the eastern U.S. The institution offers undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences as well as engineering within a liberal arts setting. It is a full member of the Patriot League and competes in NCAA Division 1 sports.

Lafayette is academically competitive and is a national leader in undergraduate research. Enrollment is around 2,450 students and the student body is entirely undergraduate. There are 215 full-time faculty and the College boasts a student-faculty ratio of 10.5 to 1. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Key Area(s) of Interest:

  • Shibboleth IdP 


  • ❏  Grouper Access Management Software     


  • ❏  COmanage Collaboration Management Platform   


  • ☑ Entity Registry, such as midPoint


Contact Information:

Primary Campus ContactBill Thompsonthompsow@lafayette.edu(610) 330-3094
OperationsCarl Waldbieserwaldbiec@lafayette.edu(610) 330-5816
ArchitectureJanemarie Duhduhj@lafayette.edu(610) 330-5609
ManagementBill Thompsonthompsow@lafayette.edu(610) 330-3094
Project ManagementJanemarie Duhduhj@lafayette.edu(610) 330-5609
Communications ContactJohn O'Keefeokeefej@lafayette.edu(610) 330-5161