CampusLife

Dean of Students

Supporting Student Learning

The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning through programs and services that promote growth and development, communicates the values and standards of the AU community, and advocates for students' interests. It houses a comprehensive Greek Life program, Golden Key and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, and Student Learning and Development Team.

The Student Learning and Development Team in the office of the Dean of Students reports to the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students and includes these units:

  • Academic Support & Access Center
    Susie Rood, Senior Director X-3360 The Academic Support & Access Center provides support for all AU students to facilitate academic and personal achievement. Instruction is available in time management, note taking, test taking, study skills, and more.
  • Counseling Center
    Traci Callandrillo, Director X-3500 The Counseling Center offers individual counseling; discussion and support groups; referrals to university and community resources; and crisis intervention.
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services
    Michelle Espinosa, Associate Dean of Students and Interim Director X-3328 SCCRS provides the judicial system for the resolution of grievances within the American University community.
  • Orientation, Transition & Retention Program
    Marianne Huger Thomson, Associate Dean X-3371 The staff assists new students in their transition to AU through orientation programs for first-year, transfer, and graduate students. The staff also coordinates family weekend and other programs for AU students.
  • Student Health Center
    David Reitman, Director X-3380 The Student Health Center provides primary medical care, gynecological care, minor emergency treatment, immunizations, allergy injections, and health education to students.