Office of Diversity Services

The Office of Diversity Services works within the American University Washington College of Law community to address issues of importance to underrepresented individuals within the law school and in the world of law practice.

Our mission is to develop programming relevant to admission and retention, academic success, professional preparation, and cultural celebration among those communities and generally within the law school community.

Diversity Services collaborates on and creates a variety of programming with a diversity focus, starting with the annual First-Year Diversity Day at the beginning of each academic year. Other activities include observance of relevant principal holidays and heritage months, coordination of pertinent Founders' Celebration activities, and participation in annual alumni gatherings.

The director of the Office of Diversity Services, Sherry Weaver, counsels students individually, collectively, and in collaboration with the dean of students and other advisors. Diversity Service's activities are supported by the faculty, and the office seeks out programmatic collaborations with student organizations, as well as administrative units including admissions, financial aid, student affairs, alumni relations, and career and professional development.

The office is supported by the Dean's Diversity Council, a group of jurists, scholars, and practitioners, many of whom are alumni. 

19th Annual Sylvania Woods Conference

Learn more about Diversity Services

American University Washington College of Law
Office of Diversity Services
4801 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. - Suite 300 - Washington, D.C. 20016-8181
Phone: 202-274-4032
Fax: 202-274-0787

Check out photos from Diversity Services events on Flickr!