The Center for Student Involvement

Campus Life

Welcome to CSI

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is the hub for the student experience at American University. CSI is home to Student Government, Student Clubs, Student Media, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Graduate Leadership Council. CSI is dedicated to leadership development, organizational advising, and programs that help foster a sense of belonging for the next generation of changemakers.
To find clubs and a calendar of student events: Check out Engage, your one-stop shop for the student activity experience.
To stay in the know: Follow CSI on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.
For helpful forms and resources: Club leaders, visit CSI's Resource Guide page for more information and resources on virtual club activities! 

Visit Engage Events Calendar 

Annual Renewal 2022

New Club Registration 2022

Are you looking to start a new club with the Center for Student Involvement? Learn all about the new club registration process below!

The New Club Registration process for Fall 2022 will be September 26th - October 7th.

Students interested in starting a new club must follow the outlined process established by the Center for Student Involvement. Interest groups that are approved for registration, will receive 'Recognized' status for the Fall 2022 semester. This process is for undergrad and graduate students looking to start an organization and gain recognized status with the Center for Student Involvement.

More Information may be found on Engage.


Student Organization Cohorts

Kennedy Political Union

Student Government 

AU Student Government includes the Executive Branch, Undergrate Senate, Judicial Board, and Undergraduate Class & School Councils. 

AU Players theater troupe

Club Council & Student Clubs

AU is home to more than 150 student clubs, including everything from social and cultural organizations to service and academic groups. Find your match!

picture of media students at College Media Association Conference

Student Media

AU Student Media houses organizations that produce journalism, photography, film, music and much more. Find your creative outlet at AU!


Fraternity and Sorority Life photo

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at AU is made up of 3 councils, 20+ organizations and more than 1,000 students. 

Graduate Leadership Council

Graduate Leadership Council

Graduate Leadership Council represents over 3,800 graduate students and includes leaders of 5 councils


student government members with NBC Host Chuck Todd November 2019

Programming Boards

Programming Boards at AU consist of the Kennedy Political Union, Women's Initative, Student Union Board, and Founders Week. 

Looking for a list of Student Organizations? Visit Engage

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Looking to get involved? If you're interested in joining clubs, attending club events, and getting connected to the AU community, check out Engage!

Events in Engage: AU has tons of student hosted and departmental events on campus. Events can be found on Engage. Simply login to Engage using your AU Portal username and password. Then explore upcoming events on the “Events” tabs or connect with student organizations on the “Organizations” tab. You can also utilize the CORQ app! Corq is available for download via the App Store and Google Play.

Learning the Platform:

New to Engage or just need a refresher? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the videos below to learn how to search for events and organizations on Engage. 

How to sign in and search for organizations 

How to search for events

You can learn more on the info Engage page or visiting the AU Engage page powered by Campus Labs- Anthology. 



Fraternity and Sorority Life Recruitment Information

IGC Culture Fest

Interfraternity Council

If you're interested in the Interfraternity Council (IFC), please fill out this IFC Interest Form to learn more about future events. You may also refer to the IFC Profile Page for more information.

Intercultural Greek Collective

If you're interested in the Intercultural Greek Collective (IGC), please fill out this IGC Interest Form. You may also refer to the IGC Profile Page for more information.

Panhellenic Council

PHC Continuous Open Bidding (COB) may occur throughout the year; though, not all organizations may participate in COB. To complete the Panhellenic COB Interest Form, you will need to log in to Engage. You may also refer to the PHC Profile Page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

CSI Staff members at the 2019 Founders Event

Have a question about the Center for Student Involvement? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.