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Since 1969, the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent College’s success has been founded on the principle of collaboration. Our unique consortium, one of the oldest in the country, consists of 6 member colleges and universities in the Lehigh Valley, as well as 6 associate member institutions in the eastern Pennsylvania region.


Each member is stronger and more distinctive as a result of the opportunities and resources optimized through LVAIC.


LVAIC is a community of strong, independent colleges and universities in eastern Pennsylvania growing stronger through collaboration that optimizes opportunities and resources for students, faculty, and staff.

LVAIC’s early aspirations sought to nurture academic research and professional development for faculty and staff and expand educational options for students. Now, we continue to work towards advancing and enhancing the uniquely competitive strengths of each of our member institutions.

Goals and Priorities

For more information on our guiding principles of collaboration, please click here. To view the LVAIC Strategy Map and goals for 2018-2019, please click here


Directions & Parking

The LVAIC offices are located on the Moravian College campus in Bethlehem, PA.  The LVAIC main office is located at 1309 Main Street (just north of the intersection of Main Street and W. Elizabeth Avenue). Visitors are encouraged to use street parking unless issued a parking pass.

Member Colleges & Universities

Cedar Crest College
(Allentown, PA)

Founded in 1867, an all-women liberal arts college dedicated to preparing the whole student for life

DeSales University
(Center Valley, PA)

Founded originally in 1962 as Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, a Catholic university dedicated to higher education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism

Lafayette College
(Easton, PA)

Founded in 1826, a nationally recognized residential college offering undergraduate liberal arts and engineering programs

Lehigh University
(Bethlehem, PA)

Founded by Asa Packer in 1865, a premier residential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs

Moravian College
(Bethlehem, PA)

Founded in 1742 and America’s sixth-oldest college, a Moravian values-based college offering undergraduate and graduate programs

Muhlenberg College
(Allentown, PA)

Founded in 1848, a college offerings liberal arts education and pre-professional studies

Employment Opportunities with Our Member Institutions

Employment opportunities, including both faculty and administrative positions, are posted and updated regularly by the institutional Human Resources offices.  LVAIC and its member institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Employment Opportunities with LVAIC

There are currently no employment opportunities with LVAIC.