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American University

The Kennedy Political Union

American University students are regularly recognized as some of the most politically active students across the nation. Since its founding in 1968, the Kennedy Political Union (KPU) has remained true to its mission as a non-partisan, student-run, student-funded, lecture series. By inviting speakers from all ends of the political spectrum to campus, KPU engages AU students, faculty, and staff. Over the years, KPU has established a culture of service and responsibility by broadening interest in social and political activities on the college campus. The range of KPU guest speakers reflects AU’s commitment to value diversity across campus.