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In a time of unprecedented challenges, the American University community steps up to take on issues and make an impact. At AU, we learn, research, and work to spark positive change in our neighborhood and world.
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COVID-19 Operating Status
We look forward to seeing you! We are currently on track to conduct in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester.

For Spring 2021, individuals coming to campus must complete a daily self-screening. COVID-19 testing is available on-campus for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff.
 
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Inclusive Excellence
For AU to be excellent, we must be inclusive.
From the creation of inclusive policies and scholarship that addresses racism in its many forms, Inclusive Excellence shapes our current actions and is our roadmap to building a more equitable future.
Sustainability
A culture of climate action powers our impact.
From becoming the first carbon neutral university in the country to supporting a new generation of environmental champions, the AU community advances sustainability every day.
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AU Cornerstone to Build on Mentorship Program’s Success
The new AU Cornerstone program is an invitation-based, optional track for first-year students who want to get started along their career path or study abroad during their first year.
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New Brand Campaign Highlights AU’s Embrace of Global, Local Challenges
The attitude to take on the issues facing the U.S. and the world has inspired American University’s new brand campaign, “Challenge Accepted.”
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AU Abroad Pushes Forward Through the Pandemic
AU’s three overseas centers – AU Brussels, AU Madrid, and AU Nairobi – innovated and continued to bring classes and internships during the pandemic.
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