- AU is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students and employees. There are resources available on-campus for community members covered by Title IX, including:
- Pregnant and Parenting Students
Medical Support (confidential)
If you have experienced sexual, relationship or other violence, you are encouraged to seek confidential medical support as soon as possible following the incident. A medical provider, such as the options below, can address any health concerns and preserve evidence.
- AU Student Health Center - on-campus medical care for AU students
DC Forensic Nurses
Forensic nurses provide medical forensic evaluation and documentation for District of Columbia victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SANE).
IPV and SANE exams are conducted 24/7 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Emergency Department. You can access services by contacting the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732)
You are encouraged to consider preserving evidence as soon as possible after an incident regardless of whether you have made the decision to contact law enforcement and/or to report the incident to the University. You have the right to a free, confidential exam, whether or not you report to law enforcement.
Emotional Support (confidential)
AU Counseling Center - on-campus counseling and referrals for off-campus support
Mary Graydon Center 214; 202-885-3500
Monday and Thursday 9am-6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-5pm
RAINN Hotline - National Sexual Assault Hotline is free, confidential, and 24/7
Collegiate Assistance Program - Call-in licensed clinicians and crisis intervention specialists for students, found under the "Crisis Resources" tab
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program - confidential support for employees
The Title IX Office ensures that all students, faculty, and staff receive appropriate resources, support, response, and reporting options to eliminate and address sex- and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.
Students seeking academic accommodations, housing accommodations, no contact orders, or other supports are encouraged to contact the Title IX Office directly.
Students contemplating supports, but unsure about contacting Title IX are encouraged to seek confidential support from the victims' advocates in OASIS, Wellness Center, Hughes Hall.
Staff seeking accommodations or supports should contact Human Resources - Deputy Title IX Program Officer, Beth Muha, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty members seeking accommodations or supports should contact Academic Affairs - Deputy Title IX Program Officer, Mary Clark, email@example.com
Other Support Options @ AU
You are encouraged to contact the Title IX Office or other confidential resources following an incident to support and interim protective measures. You may also consider contacting any of these options if you feel more comfortable approaching them or if you have specific requests they can directly address.
- Academic Support and Access Center
- Center for Diversity & Inclusion
- Dean of Students Office
- Housing & Residence Life
- Office of Human Resources
- Academic Affairs - Office of the Provost
- Center for Diversity & Inclusion - on-campus, Mary Graydon Center 2nd Floor
- The DC Center - community center in DC supporting the LGBTQA community, including a staff social worker who works directly with LGBTQ clients dealing with sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking (Staff Social Worker - Sam Goodwin, at firstname.lastname@example.org)*
Whitman-Walker Health - health center with special expertise in LGBTQ care, including free
*DC community organizations are independent resources and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.
Student With Disability Support
- National Sexual Assault Hotline at RAINN 1.800.656.4673 (voice Only); www.rainn.org for 24/7 chat line
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1.800.273.8255; suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ has chat line
- National Domestic Violence Hotline; 1.800.799.7233 Voice 1.855.812.1001 Videophone
- JED Foundation's Director of Campus Mental Health Resources www.ulifeline.org
- The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQI People: 1.866.488.7386
- Crisis Text Line; TEXT START to 741-741; Counselors who are POC or Deaf are available
- CRISIS RESOURCES: For College Student with Disabilities: Need Help Finding Disability Resources Student Organization On Your Campus Contact Us
- The National Center for College Student with Disabilities (NCCSD); http://www.nccsdonline.org/; Email: NCCSD@ahead.org; Toll-Free 1-844-730-8048; Videophone 1-651-583-7499
DC Area Support
The following resources in the District of Columbia offer information and services to those who have experienced a range of behavior, including discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. These resources are independent of the University and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.
- DC Rape Crisis Center - including a 24/7 hotline
- Network for Victim Recovery of DC - free case management and legal services to victims of crime
- DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants - hotline and crime victim compensation
Northern Virginia and Maryland Support
Maryland SAFE Programs
- Montgomery County: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 9901 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-3357; (240) 826-6000
George's County:Prince George's Hospital Center3001 Hospital Dr, Cheverly, MD 20785-1189; (301) 618-3154