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Support the College of Arts & Sciences

CAS alumni often connect with the college through lasting, influential relationships with faculty and advisors in their fields of study. Whether your interest is in the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, or the natural sciences, there is a way for you to give back to the college and make a difference.

You may designate your gift to a specific department, program, or the Dean's Discretionary Fund. Your support, at any level, will inspire our students, faculty, and staff to continue to working hard to build a vigorous, engaged, and challenging community of arts and sciences disciplines. With your help, we will be able to realize our potential and strive to reach higher goals.

We are grateful to all of you who give to CAS. Continue to invest in the college's future and make a gift today! For information on ways to support CAS, please contact the Development office at 202-885-2986 or use the links below to make a donation online.

College of Arts and Sciences Funds

  • AU Museum at the Katzen: American University Museum showcases Washington-based artists, international contemporary art, and socially- and politically-engaged art. With a world class space and ambitions to match, the museum has received great critical attention. With your support, the museum's impact on the arts community in Washington, DC, and beyond continues to grow.
  • Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History: The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History promotes greater understanding of Russian culture's versatility and richness among all Consortium students in the Washington area. IRC offers courses, screenings and discussions of classic Soviet and Russian films, academic conferences, exchanges of student choirs and theater groups, art exhibits, musical performances, and other events at American University, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, and other locations around D.C.
  • CAS Dean's Fund: The purpose of this fund is to support the construction of major renovation of science facilities used in the instruction of the sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Israel Studies: AU's Center for Israel Studies (CIS) is a nationally known pioneer and leader in the growing academic field of Israel studies. AU created the country's first undergraduate minor in Israel studies and hosted the first visiting professor in Israel studies. Through its unique location and interdisciplinary approach to studying Israeli society, culture, arts, and scientific achievement, programs open to the general public are offered monthly throughout the year. We invite you to be a part of the growth of our center by attending our programs and offering your support. Your commitment and generosity will ensure that CIS will continue to serve as a model throughout the nation in this growing field.
  • Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center: The Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, providing state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines. Your support ensures that the Katzen Arts Center remains a cutting-edge space for tomorrow's artists.
  • Friends of Performing Arts: The Department of Performing Arts includes students studying arts management, audio technology, dance, music, musical theatre, and theatre. Gifts to this fund help students in all of our performing arts disciplines.
  • Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre: The 300-seat Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre provides the Washington, DC and American University communities a place to experience live performances in music, theatre, and dance. Your support ensures we can continue to present high-quality performances.
  • History Department : American University's Department of History encourages interdisciplinary study, individually designed programs, and close contact between faculty and students. Our outstanding faculty is dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and helping students use the matchless resources of Washington, DC. Your support helps undergraduate, graduate, and faculty in the department to continue to excel in their field.
  • School of Education: The School of Education works to empower future generations of educators, teachers, and health promoters, while serving the academic community and the city of Washington, DC. Your support will help us to continue building strong partnerships centered on quality education and engaged practitioners.
  • School of Education Scholarship: Your support of the School of Education Scholarship will help undergraduate and graduate students in our School of Education, Teaching, and Health.

Alumni FAQ

How do I update my contact information?
Go to our Stay Connected Page and fill out a contact update form. You may also e-mail your updated contact information to Alumni Relations at:

How do I audit a class?
As a graduate of American University, you can audit one non-tutorial course per semester for the nominal fee of $100 (plus course fees). Please check the registrar's schedule of classes: a class must be listed as "Open" for an auditor to enroll in it. Fill out an alumni audit registration form. You may mail, fax, or e-mail (see info below)a scanned copy of the form back to the Alumni Relations Office. Once your form is received, the Alumni Programs office will double-check to make sure that you have graduated from the university, are in good financial standing, and that your preferred class is open. If all those conditions are met, a request will be sent to the Office of the Registrar to enroll you in the course. (See more info at the Alumni Audit page.)

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Where can I find out about AU Alumni events in my community?
Go to the Alumni Events Calendar for information on AU events across the country and around the world.

How do I get a copy of my transcript?
Go to the Office of the Registrar and fill out a Transcript Request Form. You may mail or fax the form back to the Office of the Registrar at:

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How can AU help in my job search?
You can make an appointment with our Alumni Career Advisor to discuss securing employment, changing careers, or pursuing an advanced degree. Please call 202-885-1804 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor. Utilize AU Career Web, your free and comprehensive career management tool, to search for jobs and internships specifically posted for AU alumni. Establish valuable connections with fellow alumni who may offer career advice or opportunities through AU's Online Community and join the Alumni Listserv to receive job announcements and other university updates-to join the listserv, please send a message to, leaving the subject field blank and typing "SUBSCRIBE AU ALUM-L [your first and last name]" into the body of the e-mail.

How can I advertise internships and jobs with my company to AU students and alumni?
Contact Blair Ulfer, Employment Services Coordinator at 202-885-1814, to learn more about recruiting AU students and alumni. You may also go to AU's CareerWeb to post a job or internship opportunity and search resumes.

How do I get involved with AU?
We have 30 alumni chapters: visit our alumni chapters page and learn more about getting involved with a chapter in your area.

How can I give back to AU?
You can make a gift to support AU and the College of Arts and Sciences by going to our Giving site.

Learn more about all of the great services and opportunities for AU alums at our alumni homepage!


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