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Policies & Procedures

American University has a strong commitment to the development of students, the promotion of civility, and the expectation that students will act responsibly. Housing & Residence Life (HRL) supports & encourages the development of residential environments that complement these goals.

Community standards have been established in the residence halls with a combination of the Student Conduct Code, specifically the Residence Hall Regulations, and the Housing License Agreement. In addition, HRL collaborates with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services to ensure that residents live in an environment that enable them to achieve personal satisfaction and contribute to their community.


Residence Hall Guest Policy (effective August 2021)

Note: this policy is subject to change as the university modifies operation in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Residential students will be notified in advance of modifications to this policy. 

  • Residents will be limited to one (1) guest at a time; the guest must be a current AU student. No more than one (1) guest per occupied bed is permitted in a bedroom/suite/apartment at a time.
  • Only current AU students can be guests in any AU-operated building.
  • Guests will be required to check in with their host resident at the front desk of the building and are expected to check out when departing.
  • Non-AU affiliated persons (this includes family members) will not be allowed to visit any residential building after the move-in process ends (effective Monday, August 30, 2021)

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Hazing Report Form

This form may be used to anonymously report hazing activity. Every member of the University community is responsible for reporting actual or suspected hazing activities to the Dean of Students office or to Public Safety as soon as possible.

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