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student government members with NBC Host Chuck Todd November 2019

Student Government serves American University through advocacy and programming. Led by an executive board, it is home to the Senate, Kennedy Political Union, Student Union Board and Women's Initiative. To learn more about each branch of Student Government and their work for the campus community, visit ausg.org.

Ayana Wilson

Ayana Wilson is the Director of the Center for Student Involvement. As part of her role, she advises the Student Government executive board.
 
Office: MGC 271
 
 

Lauren Turner Pruett

Lauren is the Assistant Director, Program Intiatives. She advises the programming boards which includes Kennedy Political Union, Women's Initiative, Student Union Board, and Founder's Week. 

Office: MGC 271 Email: lpruett@american.edu

Kennedy Political Union Logo

The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) is the non-partisan, student-run, student-funded speakers bureau at American University. Since 1968, the Kennedy Political Union has been recognized as one of the premier college speakers bureaus in the United States.

photo of the Women's Initiative logo

Women's Initiative(WI) is responsible for creating and delivering responsive, effective and educational programming to address a wide range of issues through the lens of gender and sexuality. WI programming reflects core values of anti-violence, anti-racism, environmental & climate justice, queer & trans inclusion, and wellness. WI is committed to working in collaboration with other student organizations, academic departments, student services, and off-campus organizations to further this mission.

photo of the student union board logo

The Student Union Board (SUB) is responsible for bringing large-scale entertainment to the student body in the form of concerts, comedians, and screenings. We aim to represent as many student groups and preferences as possible with diverse and engaging programming. SUB strives to give students a well-deserved break from their hard work with fun events right on campus.

AU Student Government Logo

The Undergraduate Senate consists of 30 popularly elected senators that represent, legislate, and delineate policies regarding the concerns of the American University undergraduate student body on academics, programming, and university policy. These 30 senators represent every college and undergraduate class—as well as the campus “At-Large”—within the university.