The learning process at American University includes far more than what takes place in the classroom. AU students have a wide array of clubs, organizations, and activities in which to get involved, make friends, and learn how to lead. Some of the ways to get involved are listed below. Call the University Center Information Desk at x3398 for additional information.
The Alumni Association serves as a liaison between the current student body, university administration, and the more than 115,000 alumni worldwide, ensuring that enrolled students as well as proud graduates have full access to the very best that AU has to offer. With close to 40 regional and international alumni chapters across the globe, a wide range of social, cultural, and networking events, continuing education opportunities, special deals and discounts, and full access to the Career Center’s resources, you’ll be able to find the best ways to stay connected to American University long after you’ve received your diploma.
American University Eagles varsity athletics’ program sponsors 16 NCAA Division I pro¬grams that compete in the Patriot League. Included are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, field hockey, volleyball, wrestling, and women’s lacrosse. Recreational Sports and Fitness offers fitness and wellness programs and Intramural and Club Sports programs including team and individual competitions.
AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service Center connects students to volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the greater Washington metro area and internationally. Programs include the Freshman Service Experience (FSE), DC READS tutoring, Community Service-Learning Program (CSLP), the Eagle Endowment for Public and Community Service, Alternative Breaks, and One Day Service Events.
Student Activities staff, serving as advisors, mentors and educators, provide the foundation for student engagement, leadership development and student-initiated programming in a challenging environment which promotes personal, social, and intellectual growth. Visit our website, stop by our office, or email us about the more than 230 ways to get involved on campus!