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  • Coalition of Urban Serving Universities Announces Third Racial Justice and Equity Award Winner

    Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named The University of Toledo as the third winner of its Racial Justice and Equity Program Award. In partnership with local nonprofit organizations, The University of Toledo will focus on addressing mental health challenges […]

  • APLU Report: Public Universities Have Central Role in Helping Workers Upskill Amidst Record-Breaking Workforce Transition

    Washington, DC – Amid a record-shattering number of American workers quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a report outlining the ways public research universities can innovate to meet the upskilling needs of a rapidly changing labor force so workers can attain better careers. The […]

  • APLU & USU Partner with Eight Public Urban Universities to Increase Student Success for Adult Learners of Color

    Washington, D.C.— Seeking to identify and address barriers facing adult students of color, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public urban research universities supporting university-community partnerships aimed at leveraging the assets of Black, Latino, and Indigenous adult learners.

  • Coalition of Urban Serving Universities Announces First 2021 Racial Justice and Equity Award Winner

    Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named the University of Texas at Arlington as its inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Program Award Winner. UT Arlington will focus on improving health literacy to address inequities as part of its efforts to […]

  • APLU and CIRTL to Lead $10 Million NSF Grant to Cultivate a More Diverse & Inclusive STEM Faculty Nationwide

    Project Seeks to Attract & Enable More Underrepresented Students to Succeed in STEM Fields

  • APLU & USU Team Up with 12 Public Universities to Drive Student Success through Community-University Partnerships

    Washington, DC — Recognizing the valuable but often overlooked role that community organizations play in partnering with universities to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to 12 public universities to scale-up emerging partnerships the institutions have undertaken with community stakeholders. […]

  • Where Do We Begin? Public University Group Provides Colleges and Universities a Path Forward on Implementing Campus-wide Advising Reforms

    Washington, DC – As college and university leaders continue to innovate new ways to help more students stay in school and graduate, a broad consensus is growing about how holistic, campus-wide, proactive advising systems are driving student success in significant ways. But implementing such systems, which often involves changes to institutional structures, policies and practices […]

  • APLU & USU Report Details How Institutional Change Can Drive Low-income and Underrepresented Student Success

    Washington, D.C.—The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today released a report examining institutional innovations undertaken at seven public urban research universities aimed at improving student success, including graduation rates, among low-income and underrepresented college students. The universities participated in the first phase of an APLU and […]

  • Urban Public Research Universities Launch Collaborative Effort to Accelerate & Scale Implementation of New, Innovative Practices to Boost Student Success

    Washington, D.C.— Seeking to eliminate roadblocks that too often prevent low-income and underrepresented college students from attending and then graduating college, a group of public urban universities today launched a new, collaborative effort to implement and accelerate innovative, transformative, and often disruptive changes needed to boost student success. Collaborating for Change – an initiative led […]

  • USU, APLU and AAMC Awarded $325K Grant to Develop Tool for Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Climate at Universities

    Indianapolis, IN – The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have partnered with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to develop and pilot a tool to help universities measure institutional culture and climate, with the goal of creating a more inclusive campus community that values […]

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