Center for Diversity & Inclusion


  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Fax: 202-885-1168
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

    Monday-Thursday, 9am -6pm (Fall/Spring)
    Friday & Summer, 9am-5pm

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Emerging Scholars Mentorship Program

Emerging Scholars and Peer Educators compete in the AUmazing Race!

Peer Educators and Emerging Scholars compete against each other in the AUmazing Race! photo by Pang Dao Moua










The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to supporting students at American University with their first-year transition from high school to college. In collaboration with campus partners, we help students get acclimated to this new experience through one-on-one advising and first-year seminars that focus on familiarizing students with campus resources, networking opportunities with faculty, staff, and AU alumni, and provide students with the necessary skill sets in order to be academically successful.


76 Emerging Scholars

76 incoming freshmen participated in the Emerging Scholars Mentorship Program in 2011-2012. The program included one-on-one mentoring, educational sessions, and excursions out into the city.

25 Peer Educators in 2012-13

25 AU sophomores, juniors, and seniors served as Peer Educators this past academic year. Learn more about these students, their majors, and interests here!


Benefits of the Emerging Scholars Mentorship Program

Scholars participate in first-year seminars geared toward helping with their first-year transition to college by assisting students to identify and understand campus resources; network and build partnerships; and set goals that will empower them to be successful.

Other benefits of the program include the following:

  • One-on-one advising on academics in conjunction with the student’s academic advisor
  • Develop a network of support from University staff, faculty, student leaders, and alumni
  • Familiarization of campus resources
  • Familiarization with the D.C. metropolitan through off campus trips
  • Support from the student scholar’s Peer Educator on personal, professional, and academic interests
  • Tutorial services and additional academic support

For more information about the Emerging Scholars Mentorship Program, please contact Isaac Agbeshie-Noye, Assistant Director, at 202-885-3651 or

Apply to be an Emerging Scholars Peer Educator!

Peer Educators help first-year and transfer students transition to AU by providing academic, social, professional, and personal guidance on a host of issues.

Learn more!