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Advising | Catalyst Leadership Program


  • CAS Undergraduate Advising
    Fax: 202-885-2429
    Battelle Tompkins, Room 168

    Jones, Christina Noami
    Administrative Assistant

Mailing Address


Catalysts are College of Arts and Sciences students who assist the Undergraduate Advising Office at recruitment events and programs for the College and AU by speaking with prospective students and their families. They work closely with the CAS Academic Counselors and the Assistant Director of Retention and Recruitment to engage prospective students on a peer level and provide a student perspective at College of Arts and Sciences recruitment activities. In preparation for work with prospective students, catalysts will receive extensive leadership training to enhance and expand skills.

CAS Catalyst Program 2014-2015

Training for CAS Catalysts will consist of one half day training on Saturday, September 20th, with monthly meetings for the remainder of the academic year.

Participation Requirements:
CAS Catalysts are required to participate in the following:

  • Recruitment events: Preview Days, Freshmen Days, online chats, etc. (These events may include weekend and evening times.)
  • Training on September 20th from 10:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Monthly meetings on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30 p.m.
  • October 8th
    November 5th
    January 28th
    February 11th
    March 25th
    April 1st
    April 15th

Good Academic and Judicial Standing:
The College of Arts and Sciences will examine academic and judicial records of applicants to ensure good academic and judicial standing at American University. Please be advised that a judicial record will not necessarily prohibit the College of Arts and Sciences from making an offer to join.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Emily Jones-Green, Assistant Director of Retention and Recruitment for CAS, at x3144 or email at jones@american.edu. You can also visit the College’s website at www.american.edu/cas to find out more about the College of Arts and Sciences and the Undergraduate Advising Office.

Application Information

Information Sessions 

Tuesday, September 2, 12-1 PM, Battelle-Tompkins 130

Wednesday, September 3, 3-4 PM, Battelle-Tompkins 130

Friday, September 5, 12-1 and 3-4 PM, Battelle-Tompkins 130