Welcome to: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion

American University - Division of Student Affairs

What is CDI?

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) works to advance American University's commitment to respecting and valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, the center is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women's experiences on campus.

A group of students at CDI's Affinity Graduation.

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Work with campus partners as subject matter experts on how identity relates to our university policies and practices. Areas include: housing, campus climate concerns, classroom experience, and health care.


  • One-on-one and group advising
  • Weekly newsletter of events/programming
  • Community-building events and programs

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