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Action Steps Identified to Move the AU Community Forward

AUSG President Taylor Dumpson moderated a town hall yesterday afternoon to bring together the American University community in planning attainable action steps in response to the hate crime on Monday. The following is a summary of points that were raised by the community during the meeting, which President Dumpson plans to work with the university on in the upcoming weeks.

AUSG President Taylor Dumpson Announces Town Hall

AUSG President Taylor Dumpson sent the following email to the student body of American University on Wednesday, May 3 to announce a town hall meeting for Thursday, May 4, 2017. 


Personal Statement by Taylor Dumpson

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Taylor Dumpson issued the following statement as a student, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and AUSG President.

AUSG President Taylor Dumpson Statement on Racist Incident

AUSG President Taylor Dumpson issued the following statement on Monday, May 1, 2017 in response to a racist incident on the American University campus.  


Regarding Epsilon Iota: Don't be complicit in sexual violence

**Content Warning: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence**

AUSG President Devontae Torriente sent the following email to the student body on Friday, April 14, 2017 following notification by the Office of the Dean of Students of an unauthorized EI party this weekend. 


AUSG President Devontae Torriente Terminates State of Exception

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, AUSG President Devontae Torriente signed Executive Order 15-16-005 to terminate the state of exception declared last Friday, March 31.  

AUSG President Devontae Torriente on the State of Exception

In response to questions from the student body regarding the state of exception issued on Friday, March 31, AUSG President Devontae Torriente issued the following statement explaining the events leading up to the declaration and how AUSG will move forward.

Statement by the Secretary of AU Student Government

The following statement was issued by AUSG Secretary Kris Schneider regarding the state of exception declared early in the afternoon on Friday, March 31, 2017.

AU Student Government Declares State of Exception

This afternoon, AUSG President Devontae Torriente and Speaker of the Undergraduate Senate Noah Wills declared that a state of exception exists in the student government. More information will be available as the situation develops. The orders declaring the state of exception also include the suspension of the Judicial Register, the document that governs the Judicial Board. The orders are available here: President's Order | Speaker's Order