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.
Working with national partners, USU identifies best practices and innovative models that can be developed and implemented nationally.
USU also works with partners to strengthen federal public policy for the benefit of all urban communities and metropolitan regions. USU formulates federal proposals and engages with Congress and the Administration on legislation regarding a variety of issues, including K-12 and higher education, national service, economic development, housing and urban development, environment, and health.
Our partners include: