Student Support Services

In addition to the academic support provided by your Academic Advisor, the career support offered by the Career Development team, and the logistical support provided by your Program Coordinator, the following are other resources available to all AU students:

AU Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) and AU Police Department (AUPD) have 60 sworn police officers who are authorized to make arrests and investigate crimes.  Officers patrol the campus (on foot, by bike, and by car) and respond to calls for service 24-hours a day; 7 days a week. In addition to the officers, the department offers educational opportunities and prevention resources.

Public Safety Phone Numbers

EMERGENCIES: 202-885-3636

Non-Emergency: 202-885-2527

The Student Health Center

Open Monday through Friday by appointment to meet with the doctor located in McCabe Hall (1st Floor).

The Counseling Center

By calling +1 (202) 885-3500, you can get in touch with someone at the Counseling Center who can help you and familiarize you with local resources and online tools. Students who need support with their mental or physical well-being can also review these self-assessment resources. Students often go to the Counseling Center with concerns about their relationships, health, happiness, motivation, behaviors, stress, trauma, homesickness, or life decisions. All discussions are kept confidential.

The Dean of Students

The office of the Dean of Students supports student learning through programs and services that promote growth and development, communicate the values and standards of the AU community, and advocate for students’ needs. They can help with personal difficulties such as hospitalization, injury, extended illness, family problems or mental health concerns that affect one’s academic success. Students wishing to take a medical leave of absence must provide documentation to the Dean of Students office supporting such action, and must also meet with the Dean of Students prior to returning from a leave of absence. Please review the Dean of Students website.

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is on campus to support and advocate for students of color, first-generation college students, LGBTQ students, and women. They do this through educational programs and trainings about identity, privilege, allyship, and inclusion; in addition to one-on-one conversations with students, staff, and faculty that allow us to push for change on campus. You can visit their office, located in rooms 201 and 202 of the Mary Graydon Center or view their resources on the web.