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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.

150,000 Strong

150,000AU ALUMNI

The American University alumni family has reached 150,000 members (and counting)! Each graduate's journey enriches our alumni network with a wealth of diverse experiences and contributions. Join us in continuing to shape the legacy of AU through the Change Can't Wait campaign.

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IE Award

Insight Into Diversity Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award 2024

American University is a recipient of the Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. The award honors the alumni association’s culture, programs, and initiatives that encourage diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for all alumni. 

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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.

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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 150,000 alumni worldwide as the Alumni Association's president.

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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 150,000

alumni around the world

number 72

Best National University

U.S. News and World Report 2023


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