The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) is a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement to increase prosperity and opportunity in the nation's cities, and to tackling key urban challenges.  Membership includes more than 35 public urban research universities representing all U.S. geographic regions.

USU partnered with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to establish the USU/APLU Office of Urban Initiatives to jointly lead an urban agenda for the nation's public universities.