Who We Are
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) is a university president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement to increase prosperity and opportunity in our nation's cities and to tackling key urban challenges.
USU is a 501 (c) 6 membership organization, which has established a permanent partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to share a joint USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives.
Mission, Vision & Values
USU institutions seek to create sustainable, affordable, and innovative urban communities free of poverty and inequitable growth as measured by reduction in gaps across economic, social, environmental, education, and health outcomes across its learners and residents. To better our institutions we focus on:
Diversity & Inclusion
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To find more information about our organization & our work, visit the pages below.