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Exterior of Hughes Hall building

Welcome to HPAC

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center (HPAC) is the home for student-centered wellness resources at AU, with programs and initiatives to support healthy lifestyles, reduce high-risk behaviors, and empower students to take charge of their own health and lives at AU and beyond.

Educate. Empower. Engage.

For individual students, we offer wellness consultations, victim advocacy services, opportunities to participate in peer-to-peer health programming, and more.

We’re also home to Empower AU, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Initiative (AOD), sexual health resources, and a cozy, welcoming relaxation room that’s a great place to just come and de-stress.

On campus, we are located in Hughes 105, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. This is where students (when AU is operating in-person) may drop in to pick up condoms and other sexual health resources, such as lube and internal condoms.

Other services and OASIS advocacy meetings are by appointment only, and are currently being held virtually. To book a victim advocacy meeting, an Alcohol or Drug consultation, wellness consult, or schedule a meeting with any staff member, visit our You Can Book Me page.

OASIS at HPAC Confidential Victim Advocacy Services

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center also houses OASIS: the Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence. OASIS provides free and confidential services to all students who are affected by sexual violence, interpersonal violence (dating or domestic violence), and stalking.

Advocacy is a supportive service intended to help survivors navigate their options and make informed decisions about their security, health, academic well-being, and the adjudication process. Confiding in an advocate does not mean you must report an incident to university administrators or the police.

If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, an advocate can provide clarifying examples. To book an appointment, visit our You Can Book Me page. You may also email us with any questions: oasis@american.edu