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Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Vision: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

Diversity Statement: In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

AAUW provides you…

  • A voice in government.
  • A powerful network.
  • Making new friends and meet professional colleagues when you participate in local meetings and activities.
  • Timely and relevant information at your fingertips.
  • National and regional activities.
  • Opportunities for activism.
  • Take part in local projects benefiting women and girls.
  • Professional and educational support.
  • Access to fellowships, grants, and awards.
  • Updates on groundbreaking research.
  • International connections.
  • Increased buying power.

To enjoy these benefits, join AAUW today!

Why join?
…because equity is still an issue.

What is AAUW?

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. AAUW is the leader in publishing research on girls, particularly how gender affects self-esteem, career aspirations, educational experience, and interest in math and science.  The AAUW Educational Fund is the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women.  The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funds and support to women seeking judicial redress for gender discrimination.

As an AAUW member, you’ll be proud to belong to this nationwide group of people who value education and equal rights…who are contributing to a more promising future for all women and girls…and who together provide a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.

AAUW Funds

AAUW Educational Fund

EF provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change. The AAUW Educational Fund is the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women. Each year the Fund provides about $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards for outstanding women around the globe and for community action projects. The Fund also funds pioneering research on women, girls, and education, and international symposia.

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

LAF provides funding and support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, a program of the AAUW Educational Fund, is the nation’s largest legal fund focused solely on sex discrimination in higher education. The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.