The Center for Student Involvement

Campus Life

Welcome to CSI

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is the hub for the student experience at American University. CSI is home to Student Government, Student Clubs, Student Media, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Graduate Leadership Council. CSI is dedicated to leadership development, organizational advising, and programs that help foster a sense of belonging for the next generation of changemakers.
To find clubs and a calendar of student events: Check out Engage, your one-stop shop for the student activity experience.
To stay in the know: Follow CSI on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.
To find virtual resources: Club leaders, visit CSI's Virtual Resource Page for more information and resources on virtual club activities! 

Visit Engage Events Calendar Virtual Resources

Founders Week 2021 February 20-27

Founders Week Logo
American University was founded by John Fletcher Hurst and chartered by Congress in 1893. Founders Week celebrates the anniversary of the University’s charter with a week of events, prizes, festivities, and the Founders Day Ball.

Founders Week is completely viritual this year! 

February 22 A Conversation with Stacey Abrams 

February 23 Treble in Paradise in Concert 

February 24 Food Insecurity Fundraiser

February 25 A Conversation with Meena Harris 

February 26 Founders presents: Drag Bingo

February 27 Founders and Second District Records presents: Quarter in Change in Concert

Engage event tab has all of the events and more information. For accessibility requests or further information regarding the event, please contact Lauren Pruett at

This annual AU tradition could not happen without the support of our fantastic campus co-sponsors: the American University Residence Hall Association, American University Student Media Board, American University Club Council, and American University Graduate Leadership Council.

Student Organization Cohorts

Kennedy Political Union

Student Government 

AU Student Government includes the Senate, Kennedy Political Union, Student Union Board and Women's Initiative. Get involved today!


Student Clubs

Club Council & Student Clubs

AU is home to more than 150 student clubs, including everything from social and cultural organizations to service and academic groups. Find your match!

ATV Beats films Bridge Concert

Student Media

AU Student Media houses organizations that produce journalism, photography, film, music and much more. Find your creative outlet at AU!


Fraternity and Sorority Life photo

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life at AU is made up of 3 councils, 20+ organizations and more than 1,000 students. 

Graduate Leadership Council

Graduate Leadership Council

Graduate Leadership Council represents over 3,800 graduate students and includes leaders of 5 councils


Frequently Asked Questions

CSI Staff members at the 2019 Founders Event

Have a question about the Center for Student Involvement? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.