University Life

University Life

Get Involved: Explore and Connect


Women's Club Rugby enjoys the exercise, teamwork, and friendship found in the scrum. With more than 200 registered student organizations on campus, plus club sports, undergraduate and graduate students alike can get involved and find community at AU!

AU Arts: Explore our upcoming events
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Student Media

AU boasts 9 student media organizations on campus

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During the school year, at noon on the first Wednesday of the month, the Office of the University Chaplain leads an interfaith service of prayer and reflection in the Kay Chapel. It is a space for the university community—students, faculty, and staff—to come together to reflect on events on our campus, in our nation, and in our world.

The services are interfaith but not in a "lowest common denominator" kind of way. They include elements of authentic tradition from our member communities as a way of reflecting from multiple perspectives on the issues we're exploring. A service like this can be a powerful witness for unity in diversity.

Everyone is welcome regardless of religious background or lack thereof.

Fraternity & Sorority Life gives AU students personal, professional, and leadership development.

  • 25% of AU students have chosen to join one of the 29 values-based social sororities and fraternities supported by the Interfraternity Council, Inter-collective Greek Collective, and Panhellenic Council.
  • Greeks hold a higher GPA than the campus average, raised $125,000 and contributed 8,000 service hours to over 70 community organizations this year.
  • With 8 culturally affiliated organizations and 5 Jewish-heritage groups, there’s a place for anyone to find your environment to thrive.

Support Services for Students

Students from Summer Transition Enrichment Program, one of the Center's many programs.

Center for Diversity & Inclusion

CDI serves as a resource on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Visit CDI

Academic Support

You are well prepared for college, but you may need a little support along the way. The Academic Support & Access Center assists students with such tasks as time management to test taking to reading and writing. For individuals with disabilities, the center facilitates equal accessibility to university programs and services.

Visit ASAC

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International Student & Scholar Services

ISSS welcomes more than 1,000 students and scholars from 140+ countries.

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Our Community of Care


  • The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center offers a safe, nondiscriminatory environment, resources, and programs that promote a positive, healthy lifestyle and discourage risky behaviors.

  • The Counseling Center provides free and confidential services, including individual consultations, group therapy, self-help support, and referrals.

  • The Student Health Center provides medical and preventive services, including routine immunizations, screenings, and coordinated care for chronic conditions.

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Focus on your whole self!

De-stress and stay healthy with Recreational Sports & Fitness

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  • Public Safety provides diverse security-related services, including escorts, safe rides, surveillance, self-defense classes, and text alerts, plus ID cards, parking permits, bicycle registration, and more.

  • AU Alerts uses text and voice applications to notify the campus community in case of an emergency. All members are automatically enrolled upon admittance or hire.

  • RAVE Guardian app links to Public Safety and offers such safety features as a panic button, tip texting, and personal guardians.