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Our mission is to integrate students into a diverse university community; promote their intellectual, social, and spiritual development; and, in collaboration with the faculty, prepare students for lifelong learning and global citizenship.

Gail Short Hanson Vice President Butler Pavilion 401, x3310

The Office of the Vice President is responsible for the oversight of 13 departments and the development and implementation of policies and procedures that shape and guide student life. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the vice president works closely with student leaders to advocate for the interests and needs of students in institutional planning and the administration of university policies and programs. Visit Campus Life

Heather Pratt Title IX Program Officer Butler Pavilion 401B, x3373

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the university is required to designate individuals responsible for the university’s compliance efforts to provide a work and learning environment free from sexual harassment, discrimination, discriminatory harassment, dating and domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and stalking. The Title IX Program Officer ensures a timely and appropriate response to Title IX complaints against university students. Visit Title IX website

Robert Hradsky Assistant Vice President and Dean of StudentsMichelle Espinosa Associate Dean of Students Jaris Williams Assistant Dean of Students Butler 408, x3300

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. The deans help students with personal challenges, such as hospitalization, injury, extended illness, family problems and mental health concerns that affect academics, and make referrals to campus resources to support academic and personal success. Visit Dean of Students

Marianne Huger Thomson Senior Director Deborah DeMille-Wagman Director Mary Graydon Center 243, x3360

ASAC supports the academic development and educational goals of all AU students and is committed to providing access for individuals with disabilities. Academic services include individual instruction; study skills and writing workshops; referrals for peer tutors; writing assistance; and Supplemental Instruction in selected courses. Services for students with disabilities include individualized academic counseling related to disabilities, assistance with accommodations, alternative test locations, assistive technology, and the Learning Services Program for Freshmen with Learning Disabilities. Visit Academic Support & Access Center

Marcy Campos Director Mary Graydon Center 273, 885-SERV(x7378)

CCES offers programs and resources to connect students to volunteer and service-learning opportunities in the Washington, D.C., community and beyond. Programs include Welcome Week’s Explore DC service experiences, DC Reads tutoring, the Community Service-Learning Program (CSLP), the Eagle Endowment for Public & Community Service, and the Alternative Breaks Program.
Visit Center for Community Engagement & Service

Tiffany SpeaksSenior DirectorSara Bendoraitis Director Mary Graydon Center 201, x8110

CDI’s mission is to advance AU’s commitment to respecting and valuing diversity by serving as a resource for students, staff and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach and advocacy. The center is dedicated to: enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation and women’s experiences on campus; promoting student retention, graduation and academic achievement; and collaborating with campus partners, in particular those who work with international students, students with disabilities and students with active religious affiliations, to create a safe, supportive and empowering community for all. Visit Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Traci Callandrillo Director Mary Graydon Center 214, x3500

Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling, workshops, referrals, self-help materials, and classes and workshops on topics related to psychological well-being (e.g., stress and anxiety, culture shock/adjustment, depression, eating and body-image concerns, alcohol and drug use, etc.). The Counseling Center staff includes psychologists and graduate-level trainees. Counseling services are confidential, in accordance with professional and legal standards, and are free of charge. Visit Counseling Center

Chris Moody Assistant Vice President and Director of HDPKimberly Araya Director of Conference and Residential Services Lisa Freeman Director of Residence Life Anderson Hall, x3370

HDP is responsible for daily operations in the residence halls and university apartments, as well as the management of the professional and student staff. The staff works to provide a safe and comfortable living environment and is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters intellectual, social and emotional growth through residential education. HDP also manages Eagle Bucks, Dining Dollars, and student meal plans. University Conferences & Guest Services under HDP provides assistance with summer student and intern housing and summer conferences.
Visit Housing & Dining

Senem Bakar Director Butler Pavilion 410, x3350

ISSS provides cross-cultural advising and programming for all members of the university community, in addition to specialized immigration services for foreign students and exchange visitors. It administers the F-1 Non-Immigrant Academic and Language Student Programs and the J-1 Exchange Visitors Program (i.e., students, scholars, professors, researchers, and similar persons coming to the university for temporary periods for the purpose of education exchange).
Visit International & Student Scholar Services

Rev. Mark Schaefer University Chaplain Kay Center, x3320

Kay is home to a rich array of faith communities and fosters a climate of interfaith understanding and cooperation. It serves as a crossroads where people of conscience and spirit find a place for their questions and life struggles. Chaplains from diverse faith traditions provide opportunities for prayer and worship and are available to students, faculty and staff for programming, counseling and guidance on issues of faith and ethics. The center also host programs designed to explore the moral and ethical dimensions of current social, economic and political issues affecting the nation and the world. Visit Kay

Jennifer Johnson Director Anderson 137, x3303

Orientation, Transition & Retention designs and coordinates programs for first-year, transfer and graduate students and works with International Student & Scholar Services on a fall orientation program for domestic and international and first year students unable to attend the summer orientation programs. Through summer, fall, and spring programs, the staff assists new students in their transition to the AU community. The staff also works with campus partners to coordinate Welcome Week, All-American Weekend, and other programs that enhance the quality of life for students. Visit Orientation

Katie Porras Director Butler Pavilion 408, x3328

SCCRS oversees the work of the student judicial system, which adjudicates violations of the Student Conduct Code through disciplinary conferences and hearings before the Conduct Council, a community review board of students, faculty and staff members. SCCRS also teaches alternative conflict resolution and management skills that help individuals and groups understand the causes of conflict, their respective roles in the conflict, and learn a model for problem solving and communication.
Visit Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Services

David Reitman, MD Medical Director McCabe Hall, First Floor, x3380

SHC staff provides outpatient medical care, including treatment for minor emergencies, acute illness, and routine and annual gynecological care, and administers immunizations and allergy injections. SHC oversees compliance with D.C. law that requires all students under age 26 attending schools in the District to provide proof of having had appropriate immunizations. SHC also coordinates the administration of the Student Health Insurance Plan and the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan. Visit Student Health Center

Mike Elmore Senior Director Dominic Greene Director of Student Activities Mary Graydon Center 274, x3390

The mission of University Center & Student Activities is to provide a welcoming environment for AU students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors, and to produce and support programs, events and services that promote community, individual growth, responsible citizenship and a global perspective. Through its programs and services the office seeks to enhance campus engagement and involvement for students, leadership development opportunities, and advising and consultation for campus programs, particularly in the areas of recognized student clubs and organizations, Student Government, Student Media and Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Visit University Center & Student Activities

Pritma (Mickey) Irizarry Director McCabe Hall, Room 123, x3276

The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students. Its mission is to provide students with wellness resources; promote healthy lifestyles; reduce risk behaviors; and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment. Health education is based on the philosophy that wellness encompasses many dimensions including physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. The primary goal of the Wellness Center is to help students develop positive, healthy lifestyles that will endure throughout their lives. The center also provides confidential victim advocates through its Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence (OASIS):; x7070. Visit Wellness Center