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Support the Campus Plan

American University’s 2011 Campus Plan reflects AU’s desire to strengthen its impressive growth in academic prestige, be an asset to Washington DC, and an educational, cultural, and aesthetic amenity to the surrounding community.

Key plan projects to fulfill these exciting objectives include the development of an East Campus and a new home for Washington College of Law on the Tenley campus.

For more information and to view the plan, visit Campus Plan.

Online Letter of Support

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Make your voice heard. Write a customized online letter of support that will be submitted to the DC Zoning Commission, DC Office of Planning, and members of the DC City Council.


You can direct others to the online letter of support via this shortened link:, tweet your support using the hash tag #AUCampusPlan, post the link on Facebook, or spread the word the old-fashioned way.

Write to DC Government Officials

Please reference Zoning Commission Case Number 11-07: American University - Campus Plan and Further Processing.

The letters should be addressed to the following individuals:

Sharon Schellin
Zoning Commission Secretary
DC Office of Zoning
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Jennifer Steingasser
Deputy Director, Development Review & Historic Preservation
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E650
Washington, DC 20024

Mary M. Cheh, Councilmember Ward 3
Council of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

What others are saying...

Greater Greater Washington:
"AU's East Campus Plan is a Good Start..." read more

Matthew Frumin, member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E:
"....Fundamentally, the (campus) plan promises to deliver significant benefits to the community and to the university..." read more

DC Students Speak:
"Meeting the housing needs of students means building exactly the kind of apartment-style living that the east campus offers, and there simply isn’t space on the main campus...." read more

Greater Greater Washington:
"...tremendous potential to make Upper Northwest more walkable and more sustainable. Moving the law school closer to the Tenleytown-AU metro station will reduce the net amount of traffic along Nebraska and Massachusetts Avenues..." read more

The Northwest Current:
"Because the Nebraska parcel is so large, we believe that the site can accommodate sizable residence halls - and we commend the university for deciding to build more on-campus housing, and for tweaking to some degree its plans in response to neighbors' worries." read more (pg. 6)