American University is required by federal law to publish an Annual Security Report every October. The most recent Annual Security Report is listed below. All reports are in .PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Instructions for downloading it are included below.
The 2008 Amendments to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution.
In accordance with the fire statistics, safety, and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University's Department of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety prepares a Fire Safety Report on or before October 1 of each calendar year. A link to the most recent Fire Safety Report can be found below.