AUC Counselor, Ashraf Hatem

July 14, 2020

"The comments I made regarding allegations of sexual harassment require some clarification. Because of the university’s strict confidentiality policies, I am never aware of any complaints of this sort being filed by anyone. My comments were not intended to deny the accusations brought forth by the brave individuals who have spoken out. I regret any pain it may have caused them and I want to reaffirm AUC’s zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment."


A Message from the President

July 7, 2020

Recent media coverage of a vast number of serious allegations against an individual who was a student at AUC from 2016 to 2018 have brought to the forefront the important issue of sexual harassment. It is the firm policy of AUC to protect the confidentiality of individuals, in compliance both with law and internationally accepted best practices.


A Statement from The American University in Cairo

July 2, 2020

In light of the stories circulating, we'd like to clarify that Ahmed Bassam Zaki is not a current student at The American University in Cairo. He left the University in 2018. AUC has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and is committed to upholding a safe environment for all members of the community.