About Us

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW addresses equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise

By joining, AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership.

Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls.  AAUW has a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 members, more than 1,300 branches and 400 college/university institutional partners.  Since AAUW’s founding members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political.

AAUW’s commitment to its mission is reflected in all aspects of current work:

  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Community Programs
  • Voter Education Campaign
  • Leadership Development
  • Conventions and Conferences
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • International Connections

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

(from the AAUW National Website)