Message from the Dean

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 in the Area of the Vice President for Student Life. My role is to focus on students holistically and support them throughout their time on campus, with the ultimate goal of seeing each student succeed.

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, with students from 49 countries. From classes in the liberal arts that ask you to question what you know to be true to student organizations that build both interpersonal and professional skills, there are opportunities to take intellectual risks and step a bit outside of the comfort zone for every student. I encourage you to experience all that our campus has to offer: play a sport, join a student club, serve as a student ambassador, help us orient new students, 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

Our community places high importance 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. We encourage you to use and enjoy the facilities, adopt healthy eating habits, get an adequate amount of sleep and work with us to keep AUC tobacco-free. As an AUCian, feel secure in knowing that you have great health coverage, and 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 is our job to help you to smoothly navigate your time here and finish successfully.

I invite you to read more about our Vision, Mission and plans to serve all AUC students 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.

 

Sincerely,

George Marquis, PhD

Dean of Students