Leadership and Management Guide
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP) establishes partnerships between the Coast Guard Auxiliary and higher education institutions (e.g. colleges, universities, technical institutions). Persons participating in the Auxiliary University Program are Auxiliary members, or members of the US Coast Guard acting in a supervisory role.
The AUP is managed by the Auxiliary Strategic Planning Directorate (“AUP national staff”) in cooperation with sponsoring local Auxiliary units and active duty elements in the field, exactly the same as other authorized Auxiliary programs. This AUP Leadership and Management Guide (LMG) is provided to integrate policy from the Auxiliary Manual and the Auxiliary Operations Manual for personnel participating in or otherwise interacting with the program for AUP operations and administration.
Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) officially recognizes AUP as an opportunity for students on college campuses to affiliate with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and pursue curriculum in Coast Guard centric academic training. Students who participate in AUP develop skills and leadership that directly translate to performance of real Coast Guard missions. This experience, in turn, makes the student more qualified for Coast Guard enlistment or commissioning.