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People and External Affairs

Serving the AU community both internal and external

The Office of People & External Affairs is dedicated to supporting AU's staff and faculty, advancing a positive working and learning environment for all members of the AU community, enhancing AU's engagement with our immediate neighbors, Washington, DC, and the broader region, and furthering these and other strategic priorities for the university. The Office consists of Human Resources, the Office of Equity and Title IX, Community and Government Relations, WAMU, and the Strategic Plan, and is led by Vice President Seth Grossman.

Seth Grossman

VP, People and External Affairs & Counselor to the President


Wellness activity during staff appreciation week

Office of Human Resources

HR at AU values the strengths and contributions of our staff, faculty and student workers

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The WAMU building


WAMU 88.5 is Washington's NPR station, featuring local news on education, transportation, politics, and more as well as programs like 1A

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Office of Equity and Title IX

Office of Equity and Title IX

Moving forward to address all forms of discrimination

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Community and Government Relations

Maintaining good relations with our neighbors is a priority for AU and we welcome the opportunity to be a valuable and valued community partner

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Change Makers for a Changing World

Strategic Plan

American University’s five-year plan builds on our legacy of leadership, scholarship, and service 

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