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The mission of the American University Alumni Association is to serve the diverse population of AU alumni worldwide, maintaining their connection to American University through active engagement designed to catalyze participation as volunteers, philanthropists, and ambassadors to and for American University. 
We offer volunteer, networking, and mentoring opportunities as well as a suite of benefits and services.

Alumni Events

Crystal Eagle Alumni Awards

Events for AU alumni are hosted annually on campus, in DC, across the country, and around the world, engaging graduates through prospective student recruitment activities, career networking and mentoring, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Alliances

Multicultural Alumni Reunion event

Alumni alliances, networks, and affinity groups celebrate identity, industry, leisure, and student experiences.

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Notable Alumni

Graduates' mortarboards

From heads of state to pillars of the community, AU has a surplus of notable alumni. AU graduates continue a legacy of transforming ideas into impact across the globe.


Alumni Leadership

LaTanya Sothern, American University's new Alumni Association President, poses on campus. She smiles and wears blue and white—two of the university's colors.

LaTanya Sothern represents more than 145,000 alumni worldwide as the Alumni Association's president.

Meet LaTanya

Alumni in the News

Shuwanza Goff

Shuwanza Goff, SPA/MS ’08, is President Biden’s director of legislative affairs, the first Black woman to hold the position.

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More than 145,000

alumni around the world

number 72

Best National University

U.S. News and World Report 2023


alumni volunteers