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Dean of Students

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The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning through programs and services that promote growth and development, communicate the values and standards of the AU community, and advocate for students' needs.

Student Services

  • Help with personal difficulties such as hospitalization, injury, extended illness, family problems or mental health concerns that affect one's academic success. Students wishing to take a medical leave of absence must provide documentation to the Dean of Students office supporting such action, and must also meet with the Dean of Students prior to returning from a leave of absence.
  • Wellness programs and services to support responsible decision-making and healthy lifestyles.
  • Programs on important issues facing students such as alcohol and other drugs, sexual assault, body image, stress management and civility.
  • Referrals to campus resources to support academic and personal success.
  • Online resources regarding health and wellness, getting involved and living in the neighborhood.

Parent Services

  • Parents Facebook page
  • A single point of contact to share concerns and to learn about supportive campus resources.
  • Periodic communications regarding special campus events and issues that affect the campus community.


Any student, faculty, staff or community member of American University may refer a case to be resolved by Student Conduct.

As a neighbor of American University, you may share information about student conduct in your neighborhood by submitting an official complaint.

Anyone submitting a complaint should use the following e-form to be as specific as possible about your concerns, and provide your name and contact information so that university officials may follow-up with you.

Submit A Complaint

Hazing Report Form

This form may be used to 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.

View the Form