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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion Online LGBTQ Peer Chat Program

Connections provides a space for you to ask the center and trained peers questions about LGBTQ issues and concerns, resources, and LGBT life at AU and in DC. The chats are anonymous and allow you to get the information you need about the LGBTQ community.  

The chats are for anyone, regardless of identity, who wants more information about the LGBTQ community.

Chat with the Center

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Who is this for?

This program is for those who:
** want information or resources on the LGBTQ community;
** want information on LGBTQ life at AU or in the DC area;
** are questioning their own identity and want someone to talk to in an anonymous setting;
** are looking for support and a connection at American University; OR
** have a question about something LGBTQ related.

The chats are for anyone, regardless of identity, who wants more information about LGBTQ issues and concerns or the LGBTQ community at AU or in DC.

Connections Schedule

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion plans to have the chat program available for a few hours a day so please check back daily to see if we are online.

The Chat Program will only be available during our semester business hours which are as follows:
Monday & Friday = 9am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday = 9am - 6:30pm

During Finals, Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break, the Chat Program will have limited availability. On any day the university is closed, the Chat Program will not be available.


Center for Diversity & Inclusion
202-885-3651 (main office number)

Counseling Center
202-885-3500 (main office number)
** After hours, a Counseling Center counselor may be paged for an emergency consultation by contacting Public Safety or a member of the Residential Life and Housing Services staff.

Public Safety
202-885-3636 (campus emergency line)
202-885-2527 (main office number)

Who leads the chats?

The chats are facilitated by student staff and professional staff in the center. These students and staff are not counselors, but they are able to connect you to information and resources.