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AU is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students and employees. There are resources available on-campus for community members covered by Title IX, including:

Medical Support (confidential)

If you have experienced sexual, relationship or other violence, you are encouraged to seek confidential medical support as soon as possible following the incident. A medical provider, such as the options below, can address any health concerns and preserve evidence.

  • AU Student Health Center - on-campus medical care for AU students
  • DC Forensic Nurses
    Forensic nurses provide medical forensic evaluation and documentation for District of Columbia victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SANE).

IPV and SANE exams are conducted 24/7 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Emergency Department. You can access services by contacting the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732)

You are encouraged to consider preserving evidence as soon as possible after an incident regardless of whether you have made the decision to contact law enforcement and/or to report the incident to the University. You have the right to a free, confidential exam, whether or not you report to law enforcement.

Emotional Support (confidential)

AU Counseling Center - on-campus counseling and referrals for off-campus support
Mary Graydon Center 214; 202-885-3500
Monday and Thursday 9am-6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-5pm

OASIS - victim advocacy in the Health Promotion & Advocacy Center
Hughes Hall, suite 105; 202-885-7070; oasis@american.edu
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

RAINN Hotline - National Sexual Assault Hotline is free, confidential, and 24/7

1 in 6 - helps men who have had an unwanted sexual experience, live chat and free anonymous online support group available

DC Rape Crisis Center - the nation's oldest rape crisis center includes a 24/7 crisis hotline (202-333-7273) and individual and group counseling in both English and Spanish

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program - confidential support for employees

Protective Measures

The Title IX Office ensures that all students, faculty, and staff receive appropriate resources, support, response, and reporting options to eliminate and address sex- and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking.

Students seeking academic support measures, housing support measures, no contact orders, or other supports are encouraged to contact the Title IX Office directly.

Title IX Program Officer Regina Curran, titleix@american.edu or (202) 885-3373
Title IX Office, Office of Campus Life, Butler Pavilion 4th Floor
Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm

Students contemplating supports, but unsure about contacting Title IX are encouraged to seek confidential support from the victims' advocates in OASIS, Wellness Center, Hughes Hall.

Staff seeking accommodations or supports should contact Human Resources - Deputy Title IX Program Officer, Beth Muha, employeerelations@american.edu

Faculty members seeking accommodations or supports should contact the Dean of Faculty - Deputy Title IX Program Officer, Mary Clark, deanoffaculty@american.edu

Other Support Options @ AU

You are encouraged to contact the Title IX Office or other confidential resources following an incident to support and interim protective measures. You may also consider contacting any of these options if you feel more comfortable approaching them or if you have specific requests they can directly address.

LGBTQA Support

Student With Disability Support

DC Area Support

The following resources in the District of Columbia offer information and services to those who have experienced a range of behavior, including discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, relationship violence and stalking. These resources are independent of the University and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University.

Northern Virginia and Maryland Support

Maryland Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Programs

  • Montgomery County: Shady Grove Adventist Healthcare Center
    9901 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-3357; (240) 826-6000
  • Prince George's County: UM Prince George's Hospital Center
    3001 Hospital Dr, Cheverly, MD 20785-1189; (301) 618-3154 

  • Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) - provides information and support statewide

Virginia Sexual Assault and relationship Violence Exams in Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria

  • Alexandria, VA & Fairfax County: Call Alexandria Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 at 703-683-7273 (TTY 711) to speak with an advocate and have an advocate accompany you to Inova Fairfax Hospital for a forensic nurse exam
  • Arlington, VA: Doorways provides a 24/7 hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault at 703-237-0881 and provides accompaniment for sexual assault nurse examiner exams