Legacy Alumni Network

What is the Legacy Alumni Network (LAN)?
This network is designed to bring together those alumni and students who have made an AU education part of their family tradition. Generations of families have passed on the AU tradition to their children and grandchildren, and we want to help celebrate this special relationship.

The Legacy Alumni Network (LAN) helps these members of the AU community stay in touch with the university and with other legacies through special events and networking opportunities.



 Fall Events

Legacy Breakfast and Pinning ceremony

Legacy students and alumni of AU along with their guests are invited to celebrate and be recognized for continuing the AU educational tradition. Students and alumni are presented with a specially designed legacy pin by their AU alumni family members.  The event is by invitation only and is planned during All-American Weekend.      





 FAQs & Contact

1. My siblings attended American University.  So, am I considered an AU legacy?
American University has defined an AU legacy as being an AU alumna/us or student who is the child, grandchild, parent or grandparent of an American University alumnus/a (undergraduate or graduate program). This is in line with the definition of legacy as specified by admissions.

Any further questions regarding the Legacy network should be directed to Pat Rabb at rabb@american.edu


Co-Chairs: Linda Lupo-Rodriguez, SOC/BA '87, and Jacqueline 'Jackie' Cirillo-Meisenberg, SOC/BA '87. 


Spring Events

Legacy Commencement events in May

As an AU legacy senior, you will be invited to check in for the Toast to Graduates event at the exclusive AU legacy table. You will receive a special gift to celebrate making an AU education part of your family tradition! 

For commencement, legacy seniors will be offered two seats for their special guests in the reserved section near the stage along with one reserved parking space. Because space is limited, additional guests are welcome to sit in the general seating areas. 



Alumni Association Scholarship

The Alumni Association Scholarship was created to support legacy students who have a mother, father, or grandparent with a degree from AU.

This $5,000 per-year-scholarship is currently awarded every other year to a freshman legacy student who has attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative high school grade average and has submitted a 500-word essay describing how their parent's or grandparent’s student experience influenced their own decision to attend AU.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years. For more information, access the 
Alumni Association Scholarship 


Alumni Relations
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Pat Rabb
Associate Director,
Alumni Admissions Volunteers

Support a legacy by giving to the Alumni Association Scholarship!