The University has several resources to assist students achieve academic, personal, and professional success, and the Graduate Advising Office encourages students to be proactive in seeking assistance and support and taking advantage of resources and opportunities afforded to them
Resources for Research Support (grants, awards)
The Academic Support Center offers a wide array of academic resources from writing support to tutor referrals, as well as the Writing Lab. Their mission is "to help students achieve their full academic potential." They are also the office on campus to which a student should go to document a learning disability or Attention Deficit Disorder to ensure that they are receiving appropriate support in their courses.
The Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research (CLEAR) can assist students with tutoring and language training and reinforcement. They have several software packages available for use in the Center as well as other language training resources.
The Career Center has an extensive website and a dedicated SIS team of career and internship advisors.
The University Library offers a large number of online resources as well as its own catalog.
The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning offers free technology workshops for students as well as assistance and support for Blackboard.
The Writing Center provides coaching and consultation sessions and can provide assistance and support with assignments.
Students with a learning disability or with Attention Deficit Disorder should check with the Academic Support Center to document their case and to ensure that they are receiving appropriate support in their courses.
The Counseling Center is available to students not only for counseling, but also furnishes workshops, discussion groups, and self-help materials to assist students. All matters discussed with their staff are completely confidential, and are free for students. Their site also includes 24-hour emergency assistance information.
Disability Support Services assists students with physical, medical, or psyschological disabilities to receive full and equal access to University resources.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally Resource Center works to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by providing support, educational resources, and advocacy. The also offer a Safe Space Sticker Training program for interested individuals to get training and provide a tangible means to demonstrate support for an inclusive campus community.
International Student & Scholar Services Provides practical and personal support for international members of the University community. In addition to being specialists on all matters relating to immigration and being an international student, they have information on support groups, and host a number of programs and events.
Kay Spiritual Life Center offers religious services for various faiths as well as interfaith dialogues and activities and spiritual guidance.
The Student Health Center has information about health services and student health insurance.
The Office of Merit Awards in the Career Center works with students to apply for national scholarships and fellowships including the Boren and Fulbright Fellowships. They been extremely successful in supporting SIS students in applying for and winning prestigious national and international awards.
The Washington Institute for Public and International Affairs Research (WIPAR) helps faculty and students identify and apply for external funding and research support.
AU Central is your one stop for financial aid, student account, and registration questions.
The Office of Campus Life supports most AU student organizations and is a great way to find out about student organizations (and club sports) that may be of potential interest.
The Office of Student Accounts website can provide information about payment plans, payment options, and refund requests.
The Office of the Registrar maintains the Schedule of Classes and Academic Calendar. Their site and office have comprehensive information about ordering transcripts, applying for graduation and student records.
Last updated 30 July 2012