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Emergency Information and Procedures

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American University is committed to the safety of students with disabilities. Please note that areas within campus buildings have been designated Areas of Rescue Assistance. There should be a sign posted in each of the designated areas of a building. If you have trouble locating an Area of Rescue Assistance please contact the Academic Support and Access Center at 202-885-3360 or

Students with disabilities are oriented to all procedures related to their safety in all university buildings, including residence halls and academic buildings, during an intake meeting with an academic counselor in the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). Students participate in a required intake meeting when they request reasonable accommodations. 

Students, employees, and visitors may contact the ASAC with questions at 202-885-3360 or