What We Stand For


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


LVAIC advances a culture of intentional and innovative collaboration that expands academic excellence, educational access, community engagement, and student experiences at each of its distinctive member institutions and positions the Lehigh Valley as a leading destination for higher education.

What We Do

  • LVAIC is the collective of the member campus communities and is committed to advancing the success of our students and the communities in which we live and work.

  • LVAIC collaboration is led by the presidents of our member campuses, who are committed to finding collective answers and opportunities and who are all actively involved in consortial decision making.

  • LVAIC leaders are committed to pushing the boundaries of collaboration and it is incorporated into their respective campus cultures.

  • LVAIC collaboration will focus on undertaking audacious initiatives that provide the greatest impact and resources will be prioritized based on number of campuses impacted.

  • LVAIC members are committed to collectively maximize the distinctiveness of each campus.

  • LVAIC members commit to candidly and respectfully raise and discuss areas of disagreement or competition.

  • LVAIC members acknowledge that while they compete in different ways, they are committed to undertake opportunities that, even if not advancing their individual success, will advance the collective success.

  • LVAIC nurtures and advances collaboration across all the members of its community through both peer groups and cross-functional groups.

  • LVAIC collaborative decisions will be data based, including return on investment or cost benefit analysis, and the data needed to make those decisions will be readily shared.

  • LVAIC collaborative initiatives will be intentional and aligned to consortial priorities as established in strategic plans.

Stay Up to Date!

Receive information on LVAIC events, program invitations, and publications as well as LVAIC Institutions’ collaborative events and programming. Newsletters, and LVAIC event and program invitations are sent out regularly, plus LVAIC institutions’ collaborative events and programming.