American University embraces diversity in its broadest sense, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, disability, socioeconomic standing, and intellectual viewpoint. The School of Communication (SOC) is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and nurtures diversity within the SOC student body, faculty, curriculum and teaching, creative, scholarly and professional activity, and service.
Fanta Aw, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life & Director for International Student and Scholar Services, says SOC has become a trailblazer in getting the University engaged in the topic of diversity.
Community Voice Project
The Community Voice Project of the American University School of Communication collaborates with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology and the University Library to document the voices and empower the people and communities of Greater Washington.
The hard work International Media student Kate Fenner, SOC/MA’11 put into her project paid off with videos that bring awareness to real problems and start to create dialogue, understanding and change around the phenomena.