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The following strategic focus areas will advance our mission by helping attract, retain, and support the finest faculty from across the globe, as they create research and policy centers to address twenty-first century challenges; reduce financial barriers to earning an AU education; create highly interactive learning environments in first-rate facilities, with cutting edge programs and state-of-the-art resources; and secure AU's long-term health by growing the endowment.

Academic Enhancements

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The teachers, scholars, and students who make up the university community reflect our true strength.

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Athletics and Recreation

Women's Field Hockey

Athletic accomplishments are a consistent source of pride, spirit, and well-being for the entire university community.

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Campaign for the Arts

Student Painting

American University has an international reputation for outstanding programs in art and performing arts.

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Campus Life

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Campus Life programs integrate students into a diverse university community and prepare them for lifelong learning and global citizenship.

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Endowments

Professor Said in class, photo by Jeff Watts.

Strong endowments provide long-term financial health to any institution and allow a donor to create a permanent legacy at AU.

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Campus Facilities

Batelle Tompkins, photo by Jeff Watts.

A university campus integrates space and ideas, shapes imagination, stimulates dialogue, and builds community.

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AU Fund for Excellence

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The AU Fund for Excellence supports the university’s ongoing annual operations, including faculty recruitment, scholarships, library resources, and technology upgrades.

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WAMU 88.5

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WAMU is the leading public radio station for National Public Radio news and information in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and one of the top in the country.

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