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.
For helpful forms and resources: Club leaders, visit CSI's Resource Guide page for more information and resources on virtual club activities! 

Visit Engage Events Calendar 

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


Programming for the Fall

CSI Staff at Drive In Movie Event

As we take this slow and measured approach to the fall, it's important that we all work together to keep the entire AU Community and guests healthy and safe. 

Please view the AU Forward Fall 2021 Health and Safety Guide on the COVID-19 Resources website and the Health and Safety Directives in the University Policy Library. 

Given the high transmissibility of the Delta variant, we will limit in-person events at the start of the semester. Recognized student organizations will work with the Center for Student Involvement to plan in-person events. Most business meetings will continue online to preserve campus space for student-focused activities. Given the vaccine requirements, faculty, staff, and students can meet in small groups (e.g., 2-3 people) in offices if mask mandates are followed. Schools and units can use their conference rooms for team meetings with masking.

Looking for a list of Student Organizations? Visit Engage

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Engage allows members of the AU community to find student organizations and discover events happening on campus. Simply sign into Engage using your AU Portal username and password, and explore what American University's student organizations are up to! 

You can learn more on the info Engage page or visiting the AU Engage page powered by Campus Labs. 


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.