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Valuing Community

Human Resources is committed to facilitating opportunities to come together as a community to enrich personal experiences and workplace culture.

In an effort to further our commitment to Inclusive Excellence at AU, Human Resources will be launching affinity groups. Affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups, are a collection of people linked by a common purpose or interest. These common interests can include job functions, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, education, geography, military status, etc.

If you're interested in starting an affinity group or would like more information please contact danderso@american.edu.

Click the expandable links below to learn more about diversity & inclusion at AU as well as other communities on campus.

Throughout our history, inclusiveness and diversity have been hallmarks of American University.

Our academic, social, and organizational strength is enhanced by our inclusiveness and respect for the unique identity of individuals reflected in their cultural traditions, beliefs, and viewpoints.

American University embraces diversity in its broadest sense, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, disability, socioeconomic standing, and intellectual viewpoint.

The university views diversity as an essential component of the educational experience of our students and an important indicator of our success in adapting to the dramatic demographic shifts that will occur in the decades ahead.

We will dedicate the necessary resources to recruiting, welcoming, supporting, and retaining outstanding students, faculty, staff, and leadership who will significantly improve the diversity of our community, with particular attention to the inclusion of underrepresented domestic minority students.

We encourage all of our community to participate in the many activities and events designed to start conversations and help us find our similarities and understand our differences, including our diversity and inclusion courses.

The mission of the Black Faculty and Staff Affinity Group (BFSAG) group at American University is to help foster a campus climate and culture of unity, equity and respect. The BFSAG serves as an advocate and resource for advancing the academic, professional, social and cultural growth and development of Black faculty and staff through outreach, mentoring, networking, community service and enrichment programs. Please contact us at bfsag@american.edu if you have any questions.

Add your name to our listserv to learn about our upcoming events!

This group is in the early stages of forming. Please click here to join the listserv and receive information about upcoming events.

This group is in the early stages of forming. Please click here to join the listserv and receive information about upcoming events.

 The Staff Council is an elected body of 20 full-time and permanent part-time AU staff which represent staff across campus and bring staff concerns to the administration.

Staff Council's mission is to serve the interests and needs of the American University staff pertaining to their daily activities and work conditions as they strive to support the university's goal of quality education. Toward this effort, the Staff Council promotes understanding and cooperation by facilitating communication among campus constituencies, and by serving as an advocate for staff issues which affect them. In our efforts to enhance the quality of the American University work environment, Staff Council provides leadership and support to work together with all members of the university to enrich community spirit.

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For more resources, visit the Kay Spiritual Life Center's website.

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