Most classes will be held at the IIRP’s building located in the historic district of downtown Bethlehem at 544 Main Street, at the corner of Main and Walnut. The IIRP Graduate School library and offices are located across the street at 531 Main Street, Bethlehem.
There are a number of reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance of the IIRP. A small refrigerator and microwave are available for those students who wish to bring food.
The IIRP Graduate School Library specializes in books, journals and other resources related to restorative practices, and provides research and writing support services to students, Faculty and staff.
The IIRP provides online access to scholarly research via premium literature databases on EBSCOhost as well a variety of publicly-available resources; these include SocINDEX, ERIC, Google Scholar, NJCRS, Restorative Justice Legislation Database, APA PsychNET, Open Access content and much more. Any materials not available in the Library may be obtained through its interlibrary loan service.
The Library provides support for American Psychological Association (APA) writing style with an original APA writing guide illustrated with examples drawn from the literature of restorative practices, as well as links to additional self-teaching tools.
The Library hosts a collection of instructions, forms and tools for compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB) rules for the use of human subjects in research.
The Librarian can facilitate access for IIRP students to external college and university libraries, many of which allow visiting researchers to use their collections for a fee. Access policies vary among institutions; contact the Librarian for details.
There are numerous hotels and motels in the Lehigh Valley area. Our website includes information about lodging and the Bethlehem area.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items should be submitted or claimed in the IIRP office.
Parking is available at nearby municipal parking lots.
Student Support Services
Students who are having difficulty with mathematics, statistics, computer skills or writing are encouraged to speak with their course professor or with their student advisor, the professor to whom they have been assigned for overall advising. Our faculty is involved and interested in the development of each student and willing to help students if they can. IIRP faculty will help the student assess the problem and may, on a limited basis, provide assistance. Information about advisors can be found in your Student Portal.
For intensive remediation we have tutors available on an hourly fee basis. These tutors are either professionals in the field or peer tutors. The peer tutors are students recommended by the faculty who are able to coach other students in the necessary areas.
The library also has resources available to assist students in a variety of skills.