American University defines a legacy as an alumna/us or student who is the child, grandchild, parent, or grandparent of an American University alumnus/a (undergraduate or graduate program). This is in line with the definition of legacy as specified by the Office of Admissions.
The Legacy Alumni Network helps these members of the AU community stay in touch with the university and with other legacies through special events and networking opportunities.
Legacy students and alumni are recognized for continuing the AU educational tradition. Special pins denote their affilliation as legacies.