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.
For more information on our guiding principles of collaboration, please click here. To view the LVAIC Strategy Map and goals for 2017-2018, please click here. For the 2016-2017 LVAIC Annual Report, 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
Founded in 1867, an all-women liberal arts college dedicated to preparing the whole student for life
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
Founded in 1826, a nationally recognized residential college offering undergraduate liberal arts and engineering programs
Founded by Asa Packer in 1865, a premier residential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs
Founded in 1742 and America’s sixth-oldest college, a Moravian values-based college offering undergraduate and graduate programs
Founded in 1848, a college offerings liberal arts education and pre-professional studies
Employment Opportunities with Our Member InstitutionsEmployment 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.
- Cedar Crest College
- DeSales University
- Lafayette College
- Lehigh University
- Moravian College
- Muhlenberg College