Housing & Residence Life

The Housing and Residence Life office at American University hopes to create communities where students feel they belong authentically, where diversity including visible and nonvisible identities are celebrated, where inclusion is not only embraced but is paramount, and where professional staff are committed to lifelong learning and educating themselves on matters of social justice. We hope you feel at HOME. 

H: Holistic and intentional engagement and collaboration that prioritizes student needs and concerns. 

O: Openness to incorporate the student voice to better promote a welcoming atmosphere and nurture a sense of belonging. 

M: Meaningful care cultivated by personal connections with professional staff, student leaders, shared affinity spaces, Living Learning Communities, the Residence Hall Association, and the National Residence Hall Honorary. 

E: Embracing joy and discomfort amongst the community when challenges occur.