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Resources for Current Students

Health and Well-being

The constant pressures and changes due to COVID-19 are creating new forms of stress and mental health challenges for our AU community as we cope in different ways at this unprecedented time. We are here to help, and we want to make sure everyone knows about the resources we have that can support our students, faculty, and staff. We'll continue to add to these resources over time.

The AU Counseling Center is available online for our students through the Virtual Counseling Center and the 24-hour ProtoCall crisis line can be reached at 202-885-7979. The Counseling Center team has also collected helpful resources for everyone coping with these times. 

AU Market

The Market, AU’s food pantry is providing 24/7 accessibility to all students who will be residing in summer housing. You will have access to Letts Lower Level exterior door and interior Market door beginning Tuesday, May 12. The Market is located in Letts Lower Level, room 2. The entrance is across from McCabe Hall on the opposite side of the building from the Letts residence hall entrance.

Summer residents can utilize the AU shuttle stop in front of the Wawa near the Frequency to take the AU bus to the Letts stop on campus. Any students residing in summer housing who are unable to pick up items due to illness or other reasons can contact Tony Hollinger ( to make alternative arrangements. 

Combatting Xenophobia

American University stands strongly against anti-Asian bias and discrimination, as well as racism of any kind. As a community, we will continue to ensure that our curriculum, policies, and programs reflect our values of inclusivity and respect. We continue to encourage community members to reach out to support systems on campus, report bias in virtual classrooms and communities, and use inclusive language when discussing COVID-19.

External Resources and Offers

Many service providers are offering free or reduced-cost options in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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