Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning through programs and services that promote growth and development, communicate the values and standards of the AU community, and advocate for students' needs.

Student Services

  • Help with personal difficulties such as hospitalization, injury, extended illness, family problems or mental health concerns that affect one's academic success. Students wishing to take a medical leave of absence must provide documentation to the Dean of Students Office supporting such action and must also meet with the Dean of Students prior to returning from a leave of absence.
  • Wellness programs and services to support responsible decision-making and healthy lifestyles.
  • Programs on important issues facing students such as alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault, body image, stress management and civility.
  • Referrals to campus resources to support academic and personal success.
  • Online resources regarding health and wellness, getting involved and living in the neighborhood.

Parents and Families

At AU, we know that parents and families are important partners on a student's journey. For help in navigating our many offices and resources, please reach out to the Parent and Family Engagement office,

Dean of Students team

Contacting the Dean of Students

The Dean of Students office is hybrid-teleworking as part of American University’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Students can schedule phone or virtual appointments with the Dean of Students staff.


Wellbeing, Personalized for You

AU students now have access to a personalized wellness platform, You@American, with self-checks and evaluations to help each student assess their challenges, set their own goals, and support their emotional wellbeing. Create the account through your AU portal and get started!


Virtual campus guide

A Student's Guide to This Year at AU

Here are quick, direct links to key services and support for all AU students this academic year.

Check the Guide

Care Report

The Care Network allows AU community members to share concerns about student behaviors if you recognize signs of distress or observe disruptive behavior.

More About CARE

Report a Conduct Incident

Any student, faculty, staff or community member of American University may refer an incident that violates the Student Conduct Code to be resolved by Student Conduct.

Report an Incident

harassment or discrimination report

AU is committed to responding promptly and effectively to reports of discrimination. Learn more about the processes and support services offered by the Office of Equity & Title IX.

Report a Complaint

Hazing Report Form

This form may be used to report hazing activity. Every member of the University community is responsible for reporting actual or suspected hazing activities to the Dean of Students Office or to Public Safety as soon as possible.

Report Hazing

Neighbor Report Form

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

Report a Concern