University Life

University Life

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Women's Club Rugby enjoys the exercise, teamwork, and friendship found in the scrum. With more than 200 registered student organizations on campus, plus club sports, undergraduate and graduate students alike can get involved and find community at AU!

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Student Media

AU boasts 9 student media organizations on campus

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The University Labyrinth is the result of the vision of Charlotte Jones Carroll (SIS/BA ’67), AU's Unitarian Universalist Chaplain, and the advocacy of University Chaplain Emeritus Rev. Joe Eldridge, in whose honor it is dedicated. The labyrinth is an extension of the Kay Spiritual Life Center and aims to be a place of reflection, renewal, and rest for students, faculty, and staff in the midst of a stressful and busy academic year. The labyrinth is located in front of the Kay Spiritual Life Center on the main quad and is a visible statement of the University's commitment to wellness and wholeness.

Fraternity & Sorority Life gives AU students personal, professional, and leadership development.

  • 25% of AU students have chosen to join one of the 29 values-based social sororities and fraternities supported by the Interfraternity Council, Inter-collective Greek Collective, and Panhellenic Council.
  • Greeks hold a higher GPA than the campus average, raised $125,000 and contributed 8,000 service hours to over 70 community organizations this year.
  • With 8 culturally affiliated organizations and 5 Jewish-heritage groups, there’s a place for anyone to find your environment to thrive.

Support Services for Students

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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

CDI serves as a resource on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy.

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Academic Support

You are well prepared for college, but you may need a little support along the way. The Academic Support & Access Center assists students with such tasks as time management to test taking to reading and writing. For individuals with disabilities, the center facilitates equal accessibility to university programs and services.

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International Student & Scholar Services

ISSS welcomes more than 1,000 students and scholars from 140+ countries.

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Our Community of Care

Wellness

  • The Wellness Center offers a safe, nondiscriminatory environment, resources, and programs that promote a positive, healthy lifestyle and discourage risky behaviors.

  • The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services, including individual consultations, group therapy, self-help support, and referrals.

  • The Student Health Center provides medical and preventive services, including routine immunizations, screenings, and coordinated care for chronic conditions.

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Focus on your whole self!

De-stress and stay healthy with Recreational Sports & Fitness

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Safety

  • Public Safety provides diverse security-related services, including escorts, safe rides, surveillance, self-defense classes, and text alerts, plus ID cards, parking permits, bicycle registration, and more.

  • AU Alerts uses text and voice applications to notify the campus community in case of an emergency. All members are automatically enrolled upon admittance or hire.

  • RAVE Guardian app links to Public Safety and offers such safety features as a panic button, tip texting, and personal guardians.