Health and Well-being
The constant pressures and changes due to COVID-19 are creating new forms of stress and mental health challenges for our AU community as we cope in different ways at this unprecedented time. We are here to help, and we want to make sure everyone knows about the resources we have that can support our students, faculty, and staff. We'll continue to add to these resources over time.
The AU Counseling Center is available online for our students through the Virtual Counseling Center, and the 24-hour ProtoCall crisis line can be reached at 202-885-7979. The Counseling Center team has also collected helpful resources for everyone coping with these times.
Fall 2020 operational details and information for The Market – AU’s campus food pantry – will be provided shortly. It will be available and serve as a resource for students in need.
American University stands strongly against anti-Asian bias and discrimination, as well as racism of any kind. As a community, we will continue to ensure that our curriculum, policies, and programs reflect our values of inclusivity and respect. We continue to encourage community members to reach out to support systems on campus, report bias in virtual classrooms and communities, and use inclusive language when discussing COVID-19.
Student Technology Task Force
The Student Technology Task Force, led by the Office of Information Technology (OIT), has been created to bolster the support options available to students who have been impacted by the unanticipated shift in teaching modality. Since the call for remote learning precludes access to many of AU’s campus resources, the task force is working with individual students, as well as stakeholders across the academic landscape, to find solutions to challenging and novel technology issues.
We encourage students who are experiencing unique or exceptional technology challenges or disruptions to reach out to the Student Technology Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the resources and services being provided, please see our Technology FAQ.