The Residential Education Program at American University is based on the idea that much of what students learn happens outside of the classroom setting. In this manner, Housing & Dining Programs is committed to providing and supplementing quality programs and services that will enhance the academic pursuit of resident students.
The Residential Education Program facilitates the holistic development of residential students in living-learning communities by incorporating faculty and staff in out-of-classroom collaborative learning opportunities. Our communities foster an environment that facilitates the holistic development of residential communities by incorporating faculty and staff in out-of-classroom collaborative learning opportunities.
The Residential Education Team is comprised of the Director of Residence Life, Assistant Directors, Residential Education Coordinator, Residential Operations Coordinator, Community Directors, Assistant Community Directors, and Case Managers. The staff collaborate with student staff to create a myriad of opportunities for residents to gain a better sense of self, community, and the world.
American University offers a number of special living environments known as Living Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs are cohorts of students that live together and explore a common interest or academic pursuit.