American University Pride Alumni Alliance


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. Achieving these goals lies in the continued engagement of our Pride Alumni through active participation, volunteer opportunities, philanthropic commitment to American University, and raising awareness of the issues affecting the LGBT and ally communities at large.


Chair: Aditi Dussault, CAS/BS '06
DC Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair: Brian Egger, SPA/ MPA '09
Membership Co-Chair: Brett Zongker, SOC/BA '03, SOC/MA '04
Membership Co-Chair: Jamie Curtis, SIS/BA '03
Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair: Chad Appel, J.D., SPA/BA '03
Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair: Mindy Michels, PhD, CAS/MA '98, CAS/PhD '03
New York Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair: Ferenc G. Koszorus, SIS/MA '11
San Francisco Social and Networking Programs Co-Chair: Amy Lessler, SOC/BA '06
Student Representative: Allison Dickinson, SIS/MA '13

Get Involved

AU Pride is currently seeking alumni volunteers who want to be involved in this engagement opportunity. From leading the way to planning events and spreading the word, there is a place on the Pride Leadership Circle for everyone to be involved.

Join AU Pride on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pride Alumni - Graduates Welcome Reception
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and 2014 graduates for a welcome reception to celebrate the newest members of AU's LGBTQ alumni community. RSVP by April 25. Free for 2014 AU graduates and $10 for alumni and guests. 

Sunday, June 08, 2014

AU at Capital Pride Festival
Join the AU Pride Alumni Alliance and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at the Capital Pride Festival, one of the biggest annual LGBTQ events in Washington, DC! The cost to attend is free for students, alumni, and guests.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Night OUT with the Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros
Preview Text HereJoin alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of American University as we partner with the Washington Gay Sports Connection-Team DC for the 10th annual Night OUT at the Nationals. The event is $20 and registration closes June 13.