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Office of Community Relations

Maintaining good relations with our neighbors is a priority for AU and we welcome the opportunity to be a valuable and valued community partner

We invite our neighbors to attend lectures on campus, enjoy musical performances and openings at the Katzen Arts Center, show their support as Friends of the Library, take advantage of special rates at the university fitness center and pool, and make use of campus amenities such as our bookstore, retail food outlets, and ATM machines. We have much to enjoy together and hope to see you at AU soon.

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Campus Plan

American University's Campus Plan is a roadmap that details proposals and objectives to enhance and build upon our campus facilities.

Campus Plan

Public Safety Contact Information

  • Non-emergency line: 202-885-2527
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The Adams Morgan neighborhood at night

AU Neighbor Resources

 Resources for community service, dining at AU, finding babysitter or lawn care help, religious services at AU, and more

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Community members gather for Osher Lifelong Learning classes

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI is dedicated to the idea that learning is a lifelong process and that curiosity never retires.

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One of the Korean cherry trees on campus, in full bloom

Arboretum and Grounds

With more than 2,000 trees on campus, AU is a designated an arboretum and public garden

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Community Liaison Committee

American University Community Liaison Committee meeting

The American University Community Liaison Committee (CLC) was established to foster positive relations and to maintain regular communication between the university and its neighbors. As specified in the D.C. Zoning Commission Order for AU's 2011 Campus Plan, the CLC comprises individuals from neighboring community organizations and representatives from the university. The CLC meets at least quarterly. One of the four meetings is a town hall meeting with the president of the university.

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Cassell Hall

Building AU

Information and updates on new buildings and construction at AU

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Katzen Arts Center at night

Katzen Arts Center

Features the extraordinary 30,000 square foot AU Museum.

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Carol Bird Ravenal, Breakfast with Twin, “Good Morning Gene D.” 51x32 inches

Arts ·

In Legacy: Associate Professor Emerita Carol Bird Ravenal

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Report an Incident

American University students generally are good neighbors and adhere to the university's Student Code of Conduct. In the rare occasion when student conduct-related issues arise, neighbors are encouraged to share information about the incident.

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