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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

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AU's Multicultural Community

Welcome to American University! We're so glad that you are interested in learning more about the multicultural community here at AU. Our world-class professors, coupled with our prime location here in the Nation's Capital offers students a myriad of opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. All of these qualities establishes AU as a great place to keep learning and growing as an individual.  

American University prides itself in being an inclusive environment for its multicultural and first-generation students. The Center sponsors many programs to promote campus-wide education on specific topics affecting individual communities, as well as cross-cultural forums that discuss broader issues. We also offer academic support services and advising to students who want to learn more about how they can maximize their experience on campus.

To learn more about what services AU offers, check out these resources, which provide information related to admissions, financial aid, and campus life:

Admissions: Click here to learn more about diversity on campus, how to apply, and how to visit AU. 

Financial Aid: Click here to learn more about the CSS Profile, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other information about requesting aid from the university. 

Scholarships: Click here to explore AU's merit scholarships and their criteria, as well as how outside scholarships may affect your financial aid. 

On-Campus Student Organizations: AU also has an active student body and over 250 student organizations, including the Black Student Alliance, the Latin and American Student Organization, Student Advocates for Native Communities, the Asian American Student Union, and many more!


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