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Message to AU Faculty & Staff in Response to El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy Events

August 9, 2019 - The tragic events in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, along with other recent shootings, continue to leave us shocked and heartbroken over the proliferation of violence in our country. Self-care is an important first step to address the stress and emotional turmoil these events cause, but we also encourage our community to do what it does best – turn ideas into action and service through open dialog, participation, and collaboration.

Memo to Staff & Faculty Supervisors Regarding Our Performance Management Goals

July 11, 2019 - In this time of possibilities, I’m asking staff members and their supervisors to thoughtfully set performance management goals for the year in the AsuccessfulU goals form, which is now open. As you think about your role, explore how you can set performance goals that align with AU’s strategic goals and desired outcomes. It may be helpful to consider the following four areas, which are at the heart of our strategic plan: focus on service, create and innovate, work together, and excel in our inclusion.

American University Tuition Remission for Full-Time Faculty & Staff

Tuition Remission Information Sessions

August 20
University Library, Room B-Lib 150
12pm – 1pm

Register for August 20

2019 AhealthyU Pedometer Challenge

Thank you to our 2019 Pedometer Challenge participants! With your help, we reached 122,793,753 steps & raised $2,670 for 8 internal AU charities. Top 3 teams:

  • 1st: Bionic from AU Biology
  • 2nd: Witness the Fitness from AU WCL
  • 3rd: WAMazing Walkers from WAMU 88.5

20-Year Club


The 2018 20-Year Club inductees reflect upon their time at American University.

AU Retire Well: 403(b) Retirement Planning


Learn about how you can successfully plan and manage your money for retirement, Social Security benefits, and more.