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
The IIRP is committed to creating a learning environment that meets the needs of its diverse student body. The office of Student Services has resources to assist you in many areas, including advising, registration, tuition payment, and academic support. If you anticipate or experience any barriers to learning in any of our courses, you are welcome to discuss your concern with your course faculty or the Dean of Student Services at 610-807-9221.
The IIRP has contracted with Tutor.com for writing support and quantitative statistics tutoring. In the Moodle page of each course, students can follow a link to Tutor.com where they can choose to:
- Chat online with a live tutor (available 24/7).
- Schedule a virtual meeting to discuss questions.
- Upload a paper for review and feedback.
Each student is allotted a total of three (3) hours of free support per academic year. A student who needs additional time is to contact Student Services at 610-807-9221.
(Note: Tutor.com is a third-party service provided as a convenience for students; it is not affiliated with the IIRP. Tutors can assist with writing style, grammar, and mechanics; they cannot assess subject content.)
Our faculty is involved and interested in the development of each student and are willing to help students who are having difficulty if they can. Students should reach out to their advisor for guidance.
The Library also has resources available to assist students in a variety of skills.