American University has a broad range of alumni affinity groups and networks that eagerly seek your active participation.  Affinity groups and networks that celebrate and support identity, industry, leisure, student activities, and student experience may be found on this page.  

Alumni groups based on graduation year, region/location, and schools/colleges can be found on our Chapters web page.


AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA)

Chair: Jasmine Stringer, Kogod/BSBA '01
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 |  2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion
Website | Email | LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter | Make a Gift for Black Students

The mission of the AU Black Alumni Alliance (BAA) is to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with greatest focus on the 6,000 black and African-heritage Diaspora communities and beyond.

AU Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA)

Chair: Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 | 2014 Multicultural Alumni Reunion
Website | Email  |  LinkedIn | Facebook | NewsletterMake a Gift for Latino Students

The mission of the American University Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) is to increase engagement, foster connections, and build a worldwide network of the 4,000 American University Latino and Hispanic-heritage alumni community and beyond. 

AU Legacy Alumni Network (LAN)

Co-Chairs:Linda Lupo-Rodriguez, SOC/BA '87, and Jacqueline 'Jackie' Cirillo-MeisenbergSOC/BA '87
Staff Liaison: Pat Rabb and Sarah Martone
Reunion Weekend: October 17, 2015 Legacy Alumni Breakfast  | See 2014 Pictures
| Make a Gift to the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund

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. It rewards families for their continued generational support of AU.

AU Pride Alumni Alliance (AU Pride)

Chair: Chad Appel, J.D., SPA/BA ’03
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Reunion Weekend: October 16 - 18, 2015 | 2014 Pride Alumni Reunion
Website | Email |  LinkedIn | Facebook | Newsletter  | Membership Form

The vision of AU Pride Alumni Alliance (AU Pride) is to connect and engage the LGBT and ally communities of American University Alumni through celebrating diversity and increasing visibility. 

AU Women's Network

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Website2015 Women in Leadership Event

Join fellow AU alumnae, graduate students,  faculty, staff, and the business community as we connect with AU's alumni population, building and strengthening valuable relationships that will contribute to their professional success, as well as deepen ties to the AU community.


AU Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA)

Staff Liaison: Carlita Pitts and Jasmeen Waliany
Website | Email | LinkedIn  | Facebook
With more than 10,000 alumni trained in entertainment and media, the American University Entertainment and Media Alumni Alliance (EMAA) aims to create a lifelong and worldwide community of AU alumni with current and aspiring careers in motion pictures, music, television, and theater, as well as news, public communication, journalism, and documentaries.

AU New York Finance Network

Co-Chairs: Jamie Steinberg, Kogod/MBA '11 and Dave Gurak, Kogod/BSBA '05
Staff Liaison: Carlita Pitts and Wim Taylor

AU alumni in the financial services industry play a critical role in expanding the scope and depth of AU’s visibility in New York and the University’s presence with employers across the field. This group, open to alumni at all points in their career, will provide valuable professional networking opportunities in New York, heightened engagement with the institution, and the opportunity to engage in and learn about trends across the industry.

AU Eagles Nest 

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt
Website l Facebook l LinkedIn 

The mission of AU's Faculty & Staff Alumni Affinity Network (F.S.A.A.N), better known as the Eagles Nest, is to facilitate fellowship among AU alumni who are faculty or staff of the University.  


AU Veterans Alumni Network

Chair: Brandon Krapf  SIS/BA '14
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

As a partnership between the AU Veterans Network and the American University Alumni Association, the mission of the AU Veterans Alumni Network is to foster and support a community of AU alumni who have previously served in our armed services and to create increased opportunities for meaningful engagement towards the end of greater awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to American University.

Leisure and Interest

AU Green Alumni Network

Chair: Joshua Kaplan, CAS/BA '11
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

The AU Green Alumni Network is an organization of alumni interested in and actively working towards a green environment and a more sustainable climate in the nation and around the world. Sustainability at American University continues to be a top priority and we hope to bring together our alumni to broaden the message of AU’s efforts in working and promoting the study of green living and sustainability.

AU Social Media Ambassadors

Staff Liaison: Rebecca Vander Linde
Facebook Twitter |  LinkedIn | Flickr Always an Eagle Blog | Storify

AU Social Media Ambassadors works with dedicated alumni looking for great ways to connect with the University and fellow alumni through social media.  

Student Experience

AU Alumni Admissions Volunteer Network 

Chair: Maria Luisa Ortega, Kogod/BSBA '85  
Staff Liaison: Pat Rabb and Sarah Martone
Website | LinkedIn  | Facebook

The Alumni Admissions Volunteers program invites dedicated AU alumni and parents to assist with the recruitment of prospective undergraduate and graduate AU students. 

AU Honors Alumni Network

Chair: Elizabeth Claps, SOC/BA '05 and Caroline Mayhew Gardner, SIS/BA '05
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

The AU Honors Alumni Network is an alliance of former students who were actively involved in the Honors Program at American University during their academic tenure. Increased engagement with alumni and networking with future alumni will help foster the development of relationships and successful programs in the Honors Program at American University. 

AU Eagle Alumni Board

Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

The AU Eagle Alumni Board is an alliance composed of AU alumni who formerly worked on the student newspaper, The Eagle, during their time at American University.

AU Gospel Choir Alumni Network

Co-Chairs: Bradley White, Esq. SPA/BA '99, WCL/JD '07 and Brittany L. Johnson, SOC/BA '10 
Staff Liaison: Isaac W. K. Thweatt

A newly formed group created to bring together AU alumni who previously performed in the Gospel choir during their time at AU.

Interested in starting a new alumni affinity group? 
Contact Isaac W. K. Thweatt, director of alumni outreach, at or call (202) 885-5930(202) 885-5930.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, May 29, 2015

Political Comedy with The Capitol Steps
Nothing says D.C. like a night of political comedy!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Joint Alumni Patio Party with an Ocean View
End your day relaxing on the Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe patio (with a gorgeous view of the ocean) while enjoying homemade pizzas and appetizers, sipping beverages, and building your professional network.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 Capital Pride Volunteers
Sign up for a time slot to staff the American University booth at Capital Pride 2015! Staffing times are each about one and a half hours and the day is always a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Night OUT at the Nationals 2015
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance for the 11th Annual Night OUT at the Nationals featuring the Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday, June 20, 2015

First-Ever SIS Alumni and Friends BBQ

SIS alumni and families, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to join Dean Golgeier on campus for the first-ever SIS Alumni & Friends BBQ. There will be freshly-grilled traditional BBQ favorites, savory treats, and fun games and activities for the whole family. 

Sunday, November 08, 2015

DC LGBTQA Symposium



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