Dear AUC students,
Welcome! Whether you are a new or continuing student, Egyptian or international, degree- or non-degree-seeking, you are a valued part of our campus community.
I am privileged to serve as AUC’s Dean of Students, focusing my leadership on creating a exciting, safe, and inclusive campus, where you can maximize your personal potential while pursuing your educational dreams.
Something for Everyone
AUC is a unique institution that provides an impressive variety of academic and non-academic offerings to cater to the most diverse student body in the region. From thought-provoking classes in the liberal arts to student organizations that build both interpersonal and professional skills, there are opportunities to take intellectual risks and step a bit outside of comfort zones for every student. I encourage you to join a student club – be an entrepreneur, build a robot, represent AUC in a national or international competition, join a branch of our student government, or teach in the local community. For those of you who like to create, our laboratories and studios have what you need to experiment with your ideas: everything from ceramics ovens to a Fab Lab with a 3-D printer.
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
We place a high premium on health and wellbeing. Our expansive ARTOC Sports Complex with the Paul Hannon Olympic-size pool, dance studios, basketball, squash, and tennis courts, and a fully-equipped gym is in a class by itself in Egypt. We encourage you to use and enjoy the facilities, get involved in an individual or team sport, adopt healthful eating habits, get adequate rest, and take time to get to know your peers. Lastly, our efficient Medical Clinic nearby offers round the clock medical advice and treatment for those in need.
Safety and security are another priority. Our highly trained staff safeguard all AUC facilities against fire and other safety hazards, and provide a secure environment on campus for students and other members of our community. Our professional security staff are here to help you, and we expect that you, as AUC students, will also treat them with courtesy and respect.
Be Tolerant, and Expect the Same
Our diverse experiences and backgrounds add strength and value to the AUC student body. Don’t shy from expressing your opinions, however diverse, but allow others the same freedom. As an institution that promotes civil discourse, we encourage you to be confident in your convictions but recognize others’ rights to their own thoughts and beliefs.
Give of Your Time and Talents
Identify what inspires you to want to make a difference at AUC, in our Cairo community, or elsewhere. Learn how to manage your time effectively so that you maximize your AUC experience both in and outside the classroom.
The Office of the Dean of Students, located in the Campus Center, is committed to helping you manage all of this and more. We are also here for you if you encounter an unexpected obstacle along the way. It's our job to help you to smoothly manage a co-curricular experience with your academic responsibilities.
I invite you to read more about our Vision, Mission and plans to serve all AUC students in the xxxx section of the AUC website, and to familiarize yourself with the many programs and services the Office of the Dean of Students provides for you.
Best wishes and good luck. We are excited to have you among us.
Dean of Students