MICUA institutions are also involved in consortia and aggregated purchasing activities with non-MICUA members. MICUA encourages institutions to take advantage of all cost-saving opportunities.
The Baltimore Collegetown Network
This consortium of 15 Baltimore-area institutions of higher education works together on a variety of projects. Ten of the member institutions are MICUA members. Consortium activities include: cross-registration of classes, joint marketing activities, shuttle bus service among campuses, and joint purchasing of plain paper. For information about the Baltimore Collegetown Network, contact Executive Director Kristen Campbell (tel: 410-532-3037) or visit the website at www.baltimorecollegetown.org.
Maryland Interlibrary Consortium
Six MICUA members participate in the Maryland Interlibrary Consortium (MIC): College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Hood College, Loyola College in Maryland, Mount Saint Mary's University, Stevenson University, and Washington Adventist University. Collectively, these institutions have access to about 800,000 volumes with 24-hour courier service to the various campuses. MICUA participating institutions are also collaborating on purchases such as digital databases. (One recent group purchase, for example, saved Stevenson about $5,000.) For information about MIC, contact library staff at the participating institutions.
Loyola College in Maryland purchases some insurance in a consortium of Jesuit institutions, including: St. Joseph's University, the University of Scranton, and Wheeling Jesuit University.
Arrangements between MICUA institutions
Many MICUA institutions partner with other MICUA schools on specific projects. For example, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Loyola College in Maryland jointly own and operate a library; Notre Dame contracts with Loyola to provide student health coverage to Notre Dame students; and Notre Dame allows Loyola soccer teams to use their soccer field.