Three basic principles guide ILVI
1) We work in ethical solidarity with all participants with whom we collectively co-create and implement the initiatives;
2) We seek to continually think about ways in which the course-based initiatives will go beyond the current academic year; and
3) Just as collaboration regularly takes place across the non-profit, private, and public sectors, we promote the possible cross-fertilization among the different courses and community partners involved. This entails sharing ideas and approaches across disciplines, departments, and academic units. This type of inter- and trans-disciplinary collaboration has great potential for producing innovative approaches to social issues and for building a strong network across the university and the community.