Office of Information Technology

Datatel's Colleague and Colleague Advancement Systems


AU's administrative computing systems comprise two integrated applications developed by Ellucian, Inc. Colleague consists of integrated modules to manage student academic records, financial information, and human resources records. Colleague Advancement supports the development and alumni support initiatives at the university. Please note: This system uses your synchronized myAU.american.edu password.

For a new Colleague account or to modify your assigned security classes, go to the specialized account request form to submit your request for approval.

To work with Colleague, you will need to log in to the Web User Interface (UI). FAQ on Web UI can be found here.

Colleague and Colleague Advancement are maintained by the Enterprise Systems group within the Office of Information Technology. Divided into three teams, we make every effort to understand the needs of our customers with an emphasis on providing timely, relevant, and accurate services.

  • The Integrated Technology Solutions team supports purchasing, accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, financial aid, personnel, payroll, and job and applicant tracking. 
  • The Student Information Systems team supports academic programs (degrees and concentrations), course definition, course enrollment, grade entry and reporting, advising and counseling, graduation eligibility, and residential life services.
  • The Applications Management team provides specialized programming, security, troubleshooting, and software update services.