Click on any of the links below to access more information about the various Campus Resources AU has to offer!
Academic Support and Access Center: The academic support and access center offers a ton of programming to help students succeed in their academics. There are supplemental instruction sessions that help with different study skills and effective reading. You can get help with macroeconomics or financial accounting or any other class that is giving you trouble. This center also provides connections to tutoring services.
The other major office that is available within the Academic Support and Access center is the Writing Lab. The writing lab specializes in grammar, structure and organization in papers, and its tutors have extensive training to help international students and students with disabilities.
AU Abroad: Go to AU abroad to learn more about where you can travel abroad, how to apply, find out the costs, scholarship opportunities and find out about info sessions. The website includes major-specific advising sheets to help you plan ahead and determine if your major is conducive to studying abroad and what programs work best in conjunction with your major.
Career Center: The career center provides expert advising about job prospects, preparing for an interview, sharpening your resume or working through a cover letter. The Career Center can help you realize career possibilities; give you self-assessments to help you determine great career options for you. They also provide merit awards counseling. Keep your eyes open for different events and programming that could help you prepare you to find your next job or internship.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion works hard to serve the campus as a liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. The center includes a number of offices. These offices work closely with Kay Spiritual Life Center, International Scholar Services, and Disability Support Services to provide programming and connect all these resources.
Center for Language Learning: This Center provides Language coaching and conversation practice to help students develop second and third language skills.
Math Resources/Math and Statistics Lab: There are a lot of resources offered for students in math and statistics classes or majoring in math. These include tutoring services and the math/stats lab. There is also a statistical consulting center but this is geared more for upperclassmen working on senior projects and upper level classes.
Writing Center: The writing center is another great option for help with papers; the writing center has a different focus than the writing lab. The writing center focuses on helping students develop their writing process. In the writing center you will work on structure, organization, developing a voice, specifying your thesis and other aspects of your paper. The goal in the writing center is for students to leave with an improved paper as well as a new skill or technique for writing future papers.
Center for Community Engagement and Service: the Center for Community Engagement & Service leads the AU community into the world to serve. From projects around DC to trips abroad, they stand with a university dedicated to improving lives in our global community. The office supports any member of the AU family trying to become engaged in social issues. Offerings from CCES include Alternative Breaks to both domestic and international locations, and the DC Reads program which allows students to improve literacy in Washington, DC. Over 3000 AU students volunteer with CCES each year!
Counseling Center: The Counseling Center offers counseling, self-help resources, referrals to private care, workshops, and discussion groups to help students gain the skills and insights they need to overcome adversity and thrive in their life and learning. Any student with a concern they would like to discuss is welcome. For example, students come to the Counseling Center with concerns about their relationships, health, happiness, motivation, behaviors, stress, trauma, or life decisions. Meeting with a clinician is a chance to explore one’s hopes and fears, and determine possible courses of action or resolution in a respectful and confidential setting.
International Student and Scholar Services: As an institution with a global perspective, American University is committed to hosting students and academics from across the world. If you’re joining the AU community from abroad, the staff in International Student & Scholar Services is here to support you, your transition and your academic work.
Since 1954, International Student & Scholar Services – or ISSS – has welcomed thousands of students and scholars to AU. Their diverse staff is dedicated to a single notion: that all world-minded students deserve a global education, and that education exists here at AU.
Student Health Center: In addition to caring for ill students, the student health center offers many health-prevention services such as routine immunizations, health screenings and screenings for sexually-transmitted infections. Students with chronic health problems are encouraged to engage the health center as a “medical home” through which preventive treatment and coordination of care services may be employed to maintain their best possible health throughout the college experience.
Wellness Center: The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students. Their mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk behaviors and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.