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News & Announcements

Enhancements to American University's Benefits

June 26, 2020 - American University is enhancing our leave plans, specifically around parental and family leave, short-term disability, and bereavement leave to respond to issues raised by staff and faculty and further our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community. View communications for full-time staff, full-time faculty, part-time staff, and adjunct faculty.

President Burwell's April 17 Message 

On April 17, President Burwell discussed the current state of affairs and planning, including the announcement that expanded telework will continue until further notice.

President Burwell's March 30 

In the second update on March 30, 2020, President Burwell announces the extension of the expanded telework environment to April 24 and other information for the operating status of the university.

AU COVID-19 Update: Important Changes for our Community

March 12, 2020 - President Sylvia Burwell announcements updates and guidance to the AU Community regarding COVID-19. These updates include information and action plans for faculty, staff, and students.

COVID-19: University Operations Webinar for Faculty & Staff

Hear from American University's President Sylvia Burwell, Provost Dan Myers, Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President Seth Grossman, and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer Doug Kudravetz regarding the university’s response to COVID-19.

Thanks for All You Do!


The continued dedication and of our staff and faculty at the University is appreciated!

Report COVID-19 Diagnosis

Faculty or Staff

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are required to work on-site but are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, notify Employee Relations.

Email Employee Relations

Upcoming Deadlines

November 1, 2020

Tuition Exchange Deadline (AU Dependent Education Benefits)

For AY 2021-2022, first-time applicants can apply online for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship by Sunday, November 1. Returning applicants need not reapply.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2020 at 12pm

AU Dependents Education Benefits Workshop (Registration required)

October 12, 2020 at 7pm

Virtual Open House Exclusively for Dependent Children of Faculty and Staff (Registeration required)


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Virtual Events

Restorative Conversation Series

Sponsored by HR and Onyx Therapy Group

Series highlights how racial divisions, protests, police brutality, and the rise of antithetical groups, impact the mental health of AU staff. Join sessions to speak openly, listen consciously, and build community constructively.

People of Color Processing & Affinity Group

Restorative Conversation Series
September 29 | 10am - 12pm

As a person of color who may or may not identify as Black, you may wonder how your journey intersects with the racial upheaval occuring during this time.

Register for Session One

Black, African-American and ADOS Processing & Affinity Group

Restorative Conversation Series
September 29 | 1pm - 3pm

Discuss struggles of balancing personal and professional realities, and connect in a meaningful conversation about the realities of race in America.

Register for Session Two

Non Person-of-Color Allies, Supporters, & Learners

Restorative Conversation Series
October 1 | 10am - 12pm

Learn about other perspectives, and how to best support, respond, or process activities surrounding the reality of police brutality, protests, and more.

Register for Session Three

For Allies, Accomplices, & AU Community

Restorative Conversation Series
October 6 | 10am - 12pm

Discover how to balance the needs and realities of working together, and move forward as an individual and as a collective organization.

Register for Session Four

AU Retiree Benefits

Tuesday, October 6
12pm - 1pm

Hear from Joselino Cruz-Perez, AU, and Melissa Jimeno, Mercer, about AU's retiree benefits and get answers to common retirement questions.

Register for Retiree Webinar