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Collaborative Programs

The purpose of NCICU’s Collaboration Initiative is to maximize opportunities for the 36 private colleges and universities in our state to work together to control costs and improve the quality of services offered to students, faculty and staff.

The cost-saving and value-adding opportunities available to members through the NCICU Collaboration Initiative can be classified into three distinct partnership levels. Click each level below for specific details about available products or services or go directly to the Campus Buyers Guide below to access information about a specific product or service.

Business Affiliates
The NCICU Business Affiliate Program is designed to create partnerships between NCICU and businesses that wish to promote their products and services to the 36 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina. SEE ALL

Direct Contract Affiliates
In some cases, NCICU has negotiated purchasing agreements directly with businesses on behalf of its colleges and universities. Under the terms of these agreements, campuses are able to purchase products and services at discounted prices. SEE ALL

Group Purchasing Affiliates
By virtue of its association with several group purchasing entities, NCICU provides NC private colleges and universities access to hundreds of discounted purchasing opportunities with nationally recognized businesses. SEE ALL


Click a specific vendor for details about products and services available, and how to access the discounts and offers associated with each.

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