A brochure with information about library services for patrons with disabilities is available from the reference library. Click here for the library's policy on services for individuals with disabilities.
Washington College of Law Library
The Washington College of Law (WCL) Pence Law Library is open to any member of the American University community who needs to use the materials found in this library. The law library also provides services to patrons with disabilities. Further information may be obtained by calling 202-274-4300.
Cars parked in spaces for persons with disabilities or blocking access ramps for persons with disabilities will be ticketed, booted, or towed at the owner's expense.
A university shuttle service operates accessible buses regularly from the main campus, WCL campus, and Tenley metro. For more information regarding transportation and shuttle schedules, contact Parking and Traffic Services or call 202-885-3111.
Students with disabilities participate in the full range of student clubs, organizations, leadership opportunities, and volunteer experiences, both on campus and off. Students with disabilities are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunities offered through participation in co-curricular activities. For more information on activities through this office, contact 202-885-3390 or stop by Mary Graydon Center 271.
CDI is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women's experiences on campus. In addition, they collaborate with campus partners, in particular those that work with international students, students with disabilities, and students with active religious affiliations to create a safe, supportive & empowering community for all, regardless of identity. The Disability Rights Coalition is co-sponsored by CDI and the ASAC and gives voice to issues of the disability community at AU. Stop by Mary Graydon Center 201 and 202 for more information.
AU Abroad and the ASAC make every effort to ensure that students with disabilities can participate successfully in study abroad programs. Since 2003, AU students with disabilities have studied abroad as frequently as other AU students and their experiences have been remarkable.
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that facilities or support services will be available at each location abroad in the same range and quality as on the AU campus. We cannot alter architecture, transportation, or laws in other countries. We can, however, make an individual assessment of need as it relates to a student’s interest, support system needs, and the availability of accommodations. We have created the following checklist for suggested procedures for AU students with disabilities who desire to study abroad.
- Identify one or more study abroad sites that interest you
- Make an appointment early in the process with your counselor in the Academic Support and Access Center to begin a conversation about study abroad options
- Do the research to confirm whether you will have access to what you need for a successful experience abroad
- Apply online at the AU Abroad website
- Once admitted, complete the Disability Accommodation Request form online
- Request a letter of accommodation from your ASAC counselor and present it to your study abroad site coordinator if accommodations are needed
Additional resources on study abroad for students with disabilities:
American University is committed to the safety of students with disabilities. Please note that areas within campus buildings have been designated Areas of Rescue Assistance. There should be a sign posted in each of the designated areas of a building. If you have trouble locating an Area of Rescue Assistance please contact the Academic Support and Access Center at 202-885-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for AU Alert: Emergency Notification
Students with disabilities are oriented to all procedures related to their safety in all university buildings, including residence halls and academic buildings, during an intake meeting with an academic counselor in the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). Students participate in a required intake meeting when they request reasonable accommodations.
Students, employees, and visitors may contact the ASAC with questions at 202-885-3360 or email@example.com.