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

Cedar Crest (Allentown, PA)

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

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

Lafayette College (Easton, PA)

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

Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)

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

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

Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA)

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