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Office of Campus Life


Office of the Vice President of Campus Life
Fax: 202-885-1769
Butler Pavilion, Room 400

Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Office of the Vice President of Campus Life
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8127

Your Home, Your Community

Courageous Conversations: An ongoing series of discussions open to the AU community.


Mass Deportation, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism 
March 3 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. Mary Graydon Center, Room 5
Sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences

Books That Shaped America: And the Band Played On; Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
March 7 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Library, Training and Events Room 115
Sponsor: American University Library

An Evening with Filmmaker Stanley Nelson A Conversation on Experiences of Race and Racial Identity Through Film
March 7 6:00 p.m. Library, Training and Events Room 115
Sponsor: American University Library

Exploring Social Justice Series: Building Community: Making Change
March 8 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Letts Formal Lounge
Sponsor: American University Library, Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Kay Spiritual Life Center

Interfaith Chapel Service: The Importance of Community
March 8 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Kay Spiritual Life Center Chapel
Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

CRGC Signal Event: Islamophobia
March 23 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service
Sponsor: Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Colloborative

Ongoing Programs

Intergroup Dialogue

Intergroup dialogue between two people

Intergroup Dialogue, offered through the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, strives to create new knowledge, build community, heal divisions, and promote civic engagement by creating a constructive space for dialogue at American University. Dialogues run for seven weeks and are led by trained facilitators. 


The Center for Diversity & Inclusion offers workshops that cover topics including intersecting identities, unpacking privilege and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities and conversations. The workshops are open to ALL: students, faculty, staff and community members.

What Matters to Me and Why

What Matters to Me and Why Speaker

“What Matters to Me and Why” is a speaker series that provides opportunities for members of the AU Community to reflect about values, beliefs and motivations that have shaped their personal and professional journeys. It aims to help students and others better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the university. Presenters are encouraged to talk about choices made, difficulties encountered and commitments solidified.

Exploring Social Justice Series

The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues. All events are free and open to the public. #ExploreSocialJustice

Center for Community Engagement & Service Programs

CBLR - Community-Based Learning and Research is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with instruction and reflection to connect the theoretical realm of the classroom and the practical needs of the community.  

DC Reads - DC Reads has worked to improve the historically low literacy rates in our nation's capitol. The district-wide collaboration consists of several universities, their students, the DC Public School System, and a number of community-based organizations united under one goal of elementary school literacy. More than 150 AU students serve as tutors, volunteering their time to better the lives of the area’s elementary school children.

International Student & Scholar Services Program

International Student & Scholar Services TALK Program

LEP - The Language Exchange Program matches students who wish to practice and improve foreign language skills. Open to international and US students.