Community Engagement & Service





Our One-Day Service Events program (ODSE) was designed to provide members of the AU community with a myriad of opportunities to connect with the diverse communities of Washington, DC. Although this program primarily focuses on the facilitation of short-term community service projects, we've made several enhancements that allow participants to experience deeper levels of community engagement during our seven sponsored ODSE events each year. 

Whether you're an AU student, alum, staff or faculty member, we hope you'll consider serving with us soon!

Office of Merit Awards

Did you know you could qualify for a National merit award for your community involvement? The Office of Merit Awards offers students access to a variety of programs and funding for those with a strong academic and community service background.

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Community Service Coalition

Want to become more engaged in the Washington, DC community? Get involved with the Community Service Coalition. The Coalition works with more than thirty on campus clubs and community partners to organize service projects and engage students in the community.  

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Meet with a CCES Representative

Student volunteers

Interested in coordinating an community service project? Would like to get more involved in the District? 

Speak with the CCES staff by calling (202) 885-7378 or email

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