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Faith in Action

American University is a values-based institution that values servant leadership. At the center of AU's identity is the organizing principle that asserts that we put ideas into action and action into service. Many of our faith communities are engaged in projects that advance a justice-based human community. Through our work, the university's Center for Community Engagement and Service and Alternative Break program came to be — two defining facets of AU's outreach today. It is in service and the struggle for justice that the AU community finds both its meaning and higher purpose.

More than 75

students from our communities participated in alt break programs

Our communities of faith involved over 300

students in service and justice projects

Our Interfaith Council prepared over 500

sandwiches for a homelessness and hunger program in D.C.