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Office of Information Technology

AU Network Drives for Faculty and Staff

American University faculty and staff members have access to both private and departmental network drives. Network drives are the preferred location for storing all work related documents and files. All faculty and staff will have access to the following network drives when logged into the AU network:


  • G: - Your G: drive is your private network drive. This drive is secure, password protected, and can be accessed from any computer that can connect to the internet.
  • I: - The I: drive is the shared network drive that is accessible only to staff members in your department.
  • K: - Some larger departments also have a K: drive, which provides access to restricted folders for subgroups within those departments.
  • J: - The J: drive is a shared network drive used by faculty members to post and share public course-related materials. It is also used for restricted access, cross college file sharing.


Please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, email, or IM AskAmericanUHelp if you have any questions on network drive access.