The Eagle’s guide to campus resources
Offices, buildings and staff members all Eagles should know
While AU’s campus may be relatively small compared to large, sprawling universities, many different offices and resources may be tricky to locate on your own during your first year. For example, the maze of stairwells known as Butler Pavilion never ceases to confuse students, and the Kreeger building is…where, exactly? Here’s a comprehensive guide to all AU has to offer, on the quad and beyond.
Office of Campus Life (OCL)
An important office to be familiar with; it oversees virtually all aspects of student life at AU. The OCL is on the 4th floor of Butler Pavilion and oversees 12 different departments, including the Dean of Students, the Counseling Center, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
People to Know: The Interim Vice President of Student Life is Fanta Aw and the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students is Robert Hradsky. Dr. Aw recently testified at a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill.
Housing & Residence Life (HRL)
(Formerly known as Housing & Dining Programs, but is shifting toward just campus housing)
Otherwise known as HRL (yes, there is an acronym for almost everything at AU), this office falls under the Office of Campus Life. It can be found on the first floor of Anderson Hall, although it may soon move to East Campus. HRL will also be managing three new buildings on East Campus in an effort to extend their services. If you have problems with your room, or even your laundry, this is the place to go.
People to Know: The Assistant Vice President for Housing and Residence Life is Christopher Moody.
OneCard & Dining Services
Remember how you had to get your picture taken at Eagle Summit for your student ID card? And now you’re stuck with a photo of yourself looking sweaty and confused on your ID for the next four years? Go to the OneCard office to get your picture retaken. This is also the place to go if your ID gets stolen, broken or lost. Additionally, Dining Services will be located in the OneCard office, so if you have any troubles with your meal plan, you’ll want to stop by MGC room 123.
The Student Health and Wellness Centers
These are actually two separate centers, but luckily they’re located in the same building. The Student Health Center is in McCabe, the low building behind Letts Hall. This is where you go if you’re feeling sick or need a prescription. The Wellness Center is on the opposite side of McCabe from the Health Center in Room 123. The Wellness Center is home to the Office of Advocacy Services for Interpersonal and Sexual Violence (OASIS), Peer Wellness Education, and many other services related to sexual health, nutrition and alcohol and drug use.
People to Know: The Student Health Center Medical Director is David Reitman and the Wellness Center Director is Mickey Irizarry. Irizarry and the Wellness Center have taken major steps in sex and relationship health education and training.
Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC)
ASAC is your destination if you find yourself in need of any guidance on coursework, time management or studying methods. ASAC provides opportunities to work with academic support counselors and peer tutors, as well as online services. It is currently located in MGC on the second floor in room 243, although the Math and Stat Tutoring Labs and the Writing Center will be moving to East Campus.
People to Know: Marianne Huger Thomson is the Executive Director of ASAC. Thomson oversees academic support resources, disability services and the student athlete support program.
This is your spot for all things financial aid, so naturally, it’s in one of the most random buildings on campus. AU Central is in room 201 in Asbury, which is the white building on the left side of the road if you’re heading from Anderson Hall toward the tunnel. AU Central is where you go if you’re having issues with your student account, financial aid or registration.
People to Know: The Director of AU Central is Jonnel Clothier.
Formerly located in the Watkins building behind Letts and Anderson, Public Safety has moved to a brand new facility in the Don Myers building on East Campus. Public Safety is home to the University Police, although the blue light system on campus means Public Safety is never more than the push of a button away if needed.
People to Know: Phillip Morse is the Executive Director of University Police & Emergency Management. Kevin Barrett and Kevin Mason are Police Captains.
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)
CDI on the second floor of MGC in rooms 201-202. CDI offers an array of services such as the Summer Transition Enrichment Program (STEP), trainings and workshops, LGBTQ Educators, Educating Allies and Generating Leaders for Equity (EAGLE) and intergroup dialogues.