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Programming Boards

The Programmings Boards at AU aim to represent as many student interests and preferences with diverse and engaging programming. Ranging from political speakers to concerts, students can attend a wide range of free events throughout the academic year. To learn more about each of the Programming Boards and their various events, please click on each below.

Alexis Fuentes

Alexis Fuentes is the Assistant Director for Program Initiatives. As part of his role, he advises all four of the Programming Boards.

Office: MGC 271
Email: afuentes@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.

Center for Student involvement

Founders Week is responsible for organizing events that unite a diverse student body and finding new ways to celebrate the AU community. The programs are done to strengthen university pride.