Member Colleges and Universities

While diverse in size, focus, and enrollments, our member colleges and universities are united by their commitment to world-class liberal arts education. Each boasts in-demand faculty and a vibrant, intellectual environment. As major employers, they support the economic soundness of the greater Lehigh Valley and increase the region’s overall quality of life. Additionally, members offer abundant cultural, artistic and public affairs programming which community residents can access and enjoy year-round. 


     Cedar Crest (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 

     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