Together, we are delivering on higher education’s promise to prepare all students to effectively and collaboratively address social issues.

Seed Coalition serves as the largest regional coalition of higher education institutions in the Midwest. Our growing network is made up of private, public, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. If you’re new here, check out “What We Do” in our navigation bar. Whether you’re a student, higher ed professional, or community member, our programming is relevant and available to anyone on our member campuses. We’re glad you’re here.


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Thanks to our collective work, Seed Coalition members and their students are …

Fighting Poverty in Local Communities

Students are fighting poverty on campus and off. Learn more.

Serving Local Nonprofits and Mentoring their Peers on College Campuses

AmeriCorps College Corps participants are becoming leaders.

Running for Elective Office

Students and campus leaders are learning the skills needed to run for elective office through Yes, You Can Run!

Convening to Network and Learn from Each Other

Get involved in our Network Gatherings or Communities of Practice.

Together, we’re delivering on higher education’s promise to create engaged citizens.

We produce many resources to make it easier for our members to engage their students in civic action. Learn about all of our member benefits or search our Resource Library.

Featured Events and Resources

Students, faculty, staff, and administration on our member campuses have access to all of our upcoming opportunities, including network gatherings, Communities of Practice, awards, and student conferences. Find out if your campus is a Seed member.


Seed Coalition is the premiere source of practical information for higher education on innovations and best practices that foster citizenship and community engagement.

— Scott Olson, Chancellor, Minnesota State University

Achieve more with us.

Together we are creating community-campus  partnerships, building professional networks, empowering future leaders, and delivering on the public purposes of higher education.

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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

We connect higher education professionals who work in the spaces of community and civic engagement and educate students through community and civic learning experiences. Learn about our mission and values and meet our members.

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