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Staff Council

Initiatives and Events

  • Staff Council Fall Reception
  • Staff Council Book and Media Swap
  • Staff Council After Hours
  • Staff Council Meet and Greet

Participate in Our Events

We’d love to include you in our events both as a participant or volunteer! The Council offers events throughout the year through the themes of service, education and social, including but not limited to:

1. Book & Media Swaps (Each Semester)
2. Fall Reception (Fall Semester)
3. Veteran’s Breakfast (Fall Semester)
4. Winter Wear Drive (Spring Semester)
5. Professional Development Lunch & Learns (Throughout the Academic Year)
6. Personnel Conference (Annually)

Please email us at or on the web form on this site if you are interested in attending or volunteering for one of our events!

Staff Appreciation Events

Staff Council Professional Clothing Drive & Book/Media Swap

When: Wednesday, May 24 from 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: MGC First Floor, Corner Lounge

Donate your clean, gently worn suits, dress shirts, blouses and other professional clothing items. All items should be clean and on hangers.

Donations will be supporting A Wider Circle.

Additional information on donation guidelines.

Donate or trade your books, movies, and music at the book and media swap from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

All unclaimed items will be donated to a local DC community organization.

Visit our table at AhealthyU Health & Wellness Fair

When: Thursday, May 25 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: MGC 2-5

Meet with some of your 16-17 Staff Council Liaisons.

Hear about all that we have done to serve you this academic year and learn more about our upcoming 2nd Annual Staff Council Personnel Conference: TEACH. LEARN. GROW- Creating a culture of learning.

3rd Annual Staff Council After Hours Event

When: Thursday, May 25 beginning at 5:30pm
Where: Tenley Bar & Grill (formerly Public Tenley)

Come mingle with fellow AU staff and Staff Council members at Tenley Bar & Grill.

It's a great way to catch up with old friends and connect with others from around campus. AU staff ID required. Please RSVP to attend.

Events Held Throughout the Year

Book/Media Swap & Professional Clothing Drive

Donate your clean, gently worn men and women’s suits, dress shirts and blouses at the Staff Council's professional clothing drives. Clothing items are donated to A Wider Circle. Please view the items that are most needed for donation. Donate or trade your books, movies or music at the book & media swaps. Unclaimed books and media will be donated to Books For America.

AU After Hours Event at Tenley Gastro Pub (formerly Public)

This after hours event is part of Staff Appreciation Week in the summer time. Mingle with fellow AU staff and Staff Council members at Tenley Gastro Pub. It’s a great way to catch up with old friends and meet new acquaintances from around campus.

Annual Personnel Conference

Staff Council believes that it is our responsibility to encourage and foster opportunities for peer engagement among staff throughout American University. We understand that professional development opportunities at national conferences within our respective fields and industries might not be feasible for all members of the American University personnel. As such, we hope these conferences will bring about new ideas across campus, highlight our talent within our campus community, and inspire new engagements and partnerships for our community.

Staff Council holds the personnel conference annually, and throughout the academic year, beginning each September, they hold monthly lunch and learns with presentations from recognized staff.