Center for Diversity & Inclusion


  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Fax: 202-885-1168
    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

    Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm

Mailing Address

LGBTQ Peer Advising

Through the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, we offer a LGBTQ peer advising program for students to receive information about LGBTQ life (either at AU, in DC, or in general). This program has been created so that students can get answers to the questions they have, whether it be about coming out, resources on and off campus, or how to get more connected with LGBTQ life.

Spectrum is our LGBTQ peer advising program that matches current or prospective students with a Spectrum Advisor, who is currently a student at American University. Someone interested in getting a Spectrum Advisor needs to fill out our Spectrum Request form.

After their experience in the program, one advisee stated, "I found that this experience which enabled me to talk to someone my own age about specific questions was very beneficial. My advisor did a great job answering all of my questions in great detail, and in a very friendly and personal way."