The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students. Our mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk behaviors and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.
Our health education programs are based upon the philosophy that wellness encompasses many dimensions, including physical wellness, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. The primary goal of the Wellness Center is to help students develop positive, healthy lifestyles which will endure throughout a lifetime.
AU Knows Consent: Empower AU
During Welcome Week of 2015, incoming students participated in a new consent-based sexual assault prevention workshop. Empower AU is a peer-led workshop focusing on consent, communication, and bystander intervention. The curriculum builds on the Eagle Summit session "What Would You Do?" and complements Step Up, the bystander intervention initiative of American University.
Learning objectives for Empower AU include how to: identify and communicate boundaries, ask for and communicate consent, recognize non-consensual behavior, and be more than a bystander. All new undergraduate students are required to attend the training.
If you missed Empower AU during Welcome Week, you can sign up for a make up session here.
OASIS: Advocacy Services
Housed within the Wellness Center, the Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence (OASIS) provides free and confidential services to anyone in the campus community who is affected by sexual violence, interpersonal violence (dating or domestic violence), and stalking.
Advocacy is a supportive service intended to help survivors navigate their options and make informed decisions about their security, health, academic well-being, and the adjudication process.
Confiding in an advocate does not mean you must report an incident to university administrators or the police. If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, an advocate can provide clarifying examples. Email us at OASIS@american.edu.
Our Semester Hours
Monday to Friday | 9am - 5pm
Located at Rear Entrance of McCabe Hall
Interested in learning about and educating others on campus related health and wellness issues? Apply to be a Wellness Crew member!