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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.

A pioneering collective of distinctive colleges and universities serving the large community through impactful collaboration, life-long learning and academic excellence. Each member is stronger and more distinctive as a result of the opportunities and resources optimized through LVAIC.

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges is a community of independent colleges and universities growing stronger through collaboration.

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 2020-2024, please click here

Directions & Parking

The LVAIC offices are located on the Moravian University 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)

A women’s college at the traditional undergraduate level, Cedar Crest has been committed to educating, empowering and transforming women since 1867.

DeSales University
(Center Valley, PA)

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

Lafayette College
(Easton, PA)

Founded in 1826, Lafayette College is a nationally recognized residential institution offering undergraduate liberal arts and engineering programs.

Lehigh University
(Bethlehem, PA)

Founded by Asa Packer in 1865, Lehigh University is a premier residential research institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs.

Moravian University
(Bethlehem, PA)

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

Muhlenberg College
(Allentown, PA)

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College offers 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. Search all six member campuses in one search using this search engine.

Employment Opportunities with LVAIC

There are no current openings at LVAIC currently. updated 7.2022