11 units nationwide include students from over 30 colleges and universities.
Students complete courses in Coast Guard knowledge, safe boating, incident management, operations, and leadership.
An AUP Unit Washington class of 2013 graduate was named 2015 Auxiliarist of the Year.
70% acceptance rate for AUP alumni applying to Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.
The Auxiliary’s first units on college campuses took root in 2007 at Auburn University, The Citadel, and The College of William and Mary. AUP now includes nearly 200 members in 11 units representing over 30 colleges and universities across the United States.
Alumni are imbued with a strong commitment as Leaders in Service. Nearly 70% go on to serve with the Coast Guard in some capacity, while the others embark on a variety of other careers in the public and private sectors.
Students work alongside the Coast Guard’s active military and civilian
personnel in areas as diverse as business operations, information technology, GIS, public policy, environmental response, and maritime strategy. Their Program of Study focuses on basic Coast Guard knowledge, safe boating, incident management, operations, and leadership.