Liberum Ingenium isn’t a traditional pack, by standards both in NY and out of it. Led by Fletcher “Professor” Reese, an older Uratha who’s lived in New York most of his life. He’s outlived enough war here to realize that the victor may get the spoils, but they never stay the victor for long. He has no interest in the war. In any of them.
What he does care about is education, and the right to better yourself. And to that end, he feels no pack should hold claim over the NYU campus, because it would allow them to keep other packs out. He finds that unacceptable.
Liberum Ingenium is more a coallition of Uratha to protect the campus and the freedom of students to attend there safely. It works, because he’s been able to convince them all that there is value in that freedom.
It works like this: If you are Uratha, you agree to not shift on campus or use overt gifts unless you have a dire need. If you are Uratha or Wolfblood in the know, who is taking classes, you take part once a month in a patrol (there are rotating schedules for this). If you are Uratha or Wolfblood in the know, who lives on campus, you operate as if you are part of his pack. You take part in patrols and ‘pack’ meetings. You may still have responsibilities to your actual pack as well.
There is no fighting between packs on campus. Even Pure students attend. Though none live on campus. There is no fighting between Uratha and Pure on campus. The Pure packs have a different set of agreements with Professor. There have been no Pure acts of aggression on campus. If you have a student attending, your pack helps protect the campus. Alphas of packs are welcome to attend ‘pack’ meetings.
And it continues to work because Professor may be intelligent, but he’s also strong. And while a pack could take him, all the other packs have a vested interest in that not happening. These alliances are what keep the balance. There are a few others in the area who count themselves as part of the LI but not part of other packs. They often consider themselves part of this pack. But they understand the differences between it and a traditional one.