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Title IX at American University

Under Title IX, American University prohibits sex- or gender-based harassment and discrimination, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.

American University is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students and employees.

American University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Under American University's Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy, the university expressly prohibits any form of discriminatory harassment, including dating violence, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking, on any Protected Bases.

You can learn more about Title IX, how the complaint and investigation process works at AU, and resources available for students by exploring these pages or reaching out to us at the Title IX office. 

Get Help Now

 If you are in an emergency situation call 911 immediately (202-885-3636 on-campus), for law enforcement and medical assistance.

Resource Guide

Find Support

Resources are available on-campus and off-campus for community members covered by Title IX. We encourage you to seek support as needed for your health and safety - visit Find Support for more information.

Support Guide

File a Report

Individuals should report incidents of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking to the University as soon as possible.

File a Report

Pregnant and Parenting Students

American University is committed to responding promptly and effectively to reports of discrimination and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and if necessary, to discipline individuals who violate University policies.

Policy Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Title IX at American University


Information for Staff and Faculty

Creating a campus environment free of discrimination, harassment, and violence is everyone’s responsibility.

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