Since 1987, GRAUC (a non-profit organization) has worked tirelessly to advance the growth and excellence of public higher education in our region and welcomes the greater Rochester community in joining GRAUC’s educational advocacy mission. 

GRAUC strives to increase the educational opportunities for students and employers in the Rochester area while working hard to represent community interests and expectations for higher education. There are a number of ways in which to help:


Be an advocate for higher education:

  • There are a variety of ways in which to become involved as an educational advocate, such as contacting your elected government representatives about the importance of supporting higher education in our community and advocating for specific educational initiatives and needs (please visit GRAUC’s Partner Page for direct links to our state Legislature, as well as the City of Rochester and Olmsted County links).
  • Partnerships Page


  • As a small, non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, GRAUC welcomes donations and support from the community so that GRAUC is able to continue its mission of advancing the growth and excellence of public higher education in the Rochester area, while serving the needs of lifelong learners and employers. Pleased be assured that all donations are used efficiently and gratefully to make our community an even better place in which to live, learn, work, and grow.
  • Arrow_1 (2)For more information, please contact GRAUC through the link below. Donations may also be mailed directly to the GRAUC office at:   851 30th Avenue Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904.

    Arrow_1 (2)GRAUC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

  • Donor Contacts

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