Welcome to: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

American University - Office of Campus Life

What is CDI?

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) works to advance American University's commitment to respecting and valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, the center is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women's experiences on campus.

March Events and Programs Celebrate Women's History Month with CDI!

Meet and talk with your peers, learn what resources are available, and find your community! These events are open to both new and current students. Please reach out to cdi@american.edu with any questions or concerns.

CDI Study Nights: From 6:00 PM-8:00 PM every Wednesday, the CDI office turns into a quiet study space, open to all AU students! Bring your homework and enjoy a quiet, productive evening with coffee, tea, and snacks!

Topic Thursdays: Visit our office to join in a conversation about pop culture, politics, and other pressing topics regarding identity and society! Upcoming Topic Thursdays are

First Fridays: Visit MGC 202 on the first Friday of every month for breakfast and coffee! Our next First Friday will be Friday, April 5th, from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Apply to Facilitate Intergroup Dialogue! Applications for Fall 2019 dialogue facilitationare open now!

Become a Fall 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator

$14 per hour | 6 hours per week


Apply to facilitate Intergroup Dialogue! Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a 7-week program where students meet for two hours each week to explore societal issues, engage across difference, and gain tools for navigating difference on and off campus. Facilitator applications are due April 8. Watch our infomercial spoof video to learn about why people believe Intergroup Dialogue is crucial for engaging in campus and societal issues. 

For questions, please contact Michelle Strange at dialogue@american.edu.