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The Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy at American University (AU) develops courageous and ethical future leaders of diverse intellectual curiosity, and a passion for learning, service and achieving uncommon success. This is accomplished by providing students with a unique opportunity to participate in seminars, lectures, colloquiums, and practical workshops that are designed to develop a capacity to lead in a complex global society. 

Some of the opportunities include:

  • Leadership seminars and workshops
  • Special conversations with campus administrators
  • Colloquiums and lectures with AU faculty
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities with AU faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Serving in a leadership position on the Academy Governance or Academy Advisory
  • Event management training
  • Advanced problem analysis and problem solving simulations

Residents, or academy fellows, can discover and develop their leadership identity within a community of learners with activities facilitated by a dynamic group of student leaders, faculty, and staff. 

Interested students can apply for a space through the housing application.