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Diversity at SOC

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Fanta Aw, Assistant Vice President of Campus Life & Director for International Student and Scholar Services, says SOC has become a trailblazer in getting the University engaged in the topic of diversity.

American University embraces diversity in its broadest sense, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, disability, socioeconomic standing, and intellectual viewpoint.  The School of Communication (SOC) is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and nurtures diversity within the SOC student body, faculty, curriculum and teaching, creative, scholarly and professional activity, and service. 

SOC Snap Shot

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This is a demographic look at our student body.

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Diversity in the Classroom

SOC Maria Cardona

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Communications Director Maria Cardona spoke to Political Communication students in professor Dotty Lynch's class.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Photo by Rebecca Bellinger.

SOC celebrates Hispanic Heritage with film screenings, faculty work on NBC and a news podcast

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Student Work

SOC Diversity students at Newseum

Exploring ourselves and our world.

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Community Voice Project

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The Community Voice Project of the American University School of Communication collaborates with the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology and the University Library to document the voices and empower the people and communities of Greater Washington.

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    SOC Hosts International Sustainability Leaders

    Business leaders from 25 international corporations gathered at American University in early June for a communications and advocacy training symposium led by School of Communication faculty and other communications experts.

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