About Us

Who We Are

For more than a century, AAUW – the American Association of University Women – has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.

Through its vital nationwide network, AAUW opens doors for women and girls and influences public debate on critical social issues such as education, civil rights and health care. AAUW also sponsors community programs; publishes groundbreaking research on women, girls, and education; provides the world’s largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women; and fights sex discrimination in education. AAUW’s work extends globally through its membership in the International Federation of University Women with 79 national affiliates and members in over 120 countries.

To learn more about AAUW, please click here for complete printable article, which is also a good document for branches to use for prospective members.

Our Mission

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

Vision Statement

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.