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Diversity at SOC

American University embraces diversity in its broadest sense, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, disability, socioeconomic standing, and intellectual viewpoint. The School of Communication (SOC) is committed to creating an environment that welcomes and nurtures diversity within the SOC student body, faculty, curriculum and teaching, creative, scholarly and professional activity, and service. 

Dean Rutenbeck and SOC's Diversity Committee want to hear from you!
Please share your constructive ideas, personal experiences with, and/or observations about, diversity and inclusion as a member of SOC's community via email or an online form. Form submissions are anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself.

Students Speak on Race and Injustice

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Student writing on race, violence and loss in communities across America. 

Read testimonies

The Voice of Hispanic America

María Elena Salinas talks with students in McKinley.

Veteran journalist, María Elena Salinas talks Latino empowerment in McKinley.


"Voices": Diversity in the Newsroom

SOC AUABJ Voices 2016

Second annual "Voices" panel hosts local D.C. communicators of color.

News story

First-Year Students Dive Deeper in New Class on Race

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American University sets up a new AUx2 course on race and social identity.