Office of the President | Cornelius M. Kerwin, President

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  • Office of the President
    202-885-2121
    Fax: 202-885-3279
    president@american.edu
    President's Office Building, Room 1

    Neil Kerwin
    President

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Welcome to AU

Here you'll find a vibrant community with first-rate faculties and academic programs grounded in the arts and sciences, combined with an enduring commitment to the community.

Messages from the President

April 21, 2014: Student Conduct

Members of our campus community have been alerted through anonymous emails to student conduct allegations that demand the university’s immediate attention. The allegations include high risk and harmful behaviors that not only conflict with our values and standards, but also may represent breaches of our student conduct code and of the law. Read more...


April 21, 2014: New Requirement for University Licensees Producing Licensed Apparel

Recently, I received a recommendation of the Project Team on Social Responsibility, Business Practices and Service, to amend AU’s vendor code of conduct to address the concerns associated with the apparel industry in Bangladesh. I have accepted their recommendation. Read more...

Middle States Self-Study

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Every 10 years American University conducts a comprehensive self-study as part of the re-accreditation process conducted for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Middle States evaluators will be on campus in late March as part of their review. Click on the link below to read the self-study.

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Annual Report

Annual Report 2013

The 2012-2013 annual report, "Cornerstones of Success," provides an overview of the past year at AU, including updates on the campus plan, financial statements, and profiles of award-winning faculty and students.

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College Affordability

Find out how AU is educating students and families about college costs and loan indebtedness; financial literacy programs; and the value of an AU education.

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Building a Better AU

Visit the Building AU website to read about facilities projects that support AU’s academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance. You can also learn more about AU's Campus Plan.

Building AU


Success Story

Mary McCarthy Hayford and Warren Hayford

Building Upon a Family History

After her valuable AU experience—and now her daughter’s—Mary McCarthy Hayford and her family are helping lay the groundwork for the university’s next generation.

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Supporting American University enables us to meet the many challenges facing higher education today. Contributions from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff help us build on AU's rich history while providing world-class opportunities for today's students.

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