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. Through innovation in collaboration and community, LVAIC aims to provide academic and business support to each member.
LVAIC’s early aspirations sought to expand educational options for students, nurture academic research and professional development for faculty and staff, and promote outreach to local and regional communities. Now, we continue to work towards advancing and enhancing the uniquely competitive strengths of each of our member institutions.
VISION: Making strong colleges stronger through collaboration.
MISSION: To promote and facilitate inter-institutional cooperation between and among the independent colleges and universities of the Lehigh Valley in order to enrich and increase opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
The primary purposes of the consortium are to:
- Collaborate to enhance student's academic experiences at member colleges.
- Purchase goods and services collectively as a group to maximize our financial resources through effective procurement practices.
PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION: For more information on our guiding principles of collaboration, please click here.
LVAIC MAIN OFFICE: Now located at 1309 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (just around the corner from the former office on W. Greenwich St.)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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