Connecting Students with Local BranchesMay 04, 2012
I spoke about my efforts to sign up AAUW e-student affiliates at Regis University, where I am a student; how I’ve engaged my classmates on AAUW issues; and the many other outreach efforts I have initiated on campus. I was pleased to report that I reached my goal to start an AAUW student organization at Regis.
I also spoke about how I became an AAUW National Student Advisory Council member, the SAC’s role in AAUW efforts to engage younger women, and the upcoming National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. The audience was very interested in the SAC and the work we are doing. There was an engaging and lively question-and-answer session with the audience and our three-member panel.
After graduation, I’m also planning to join the virtual branch that AAUW of Colorado is starting. I believe virtual branches are great for many college-age women and busy professionals who want to be active in AAUW but who have limited time. In recruiting members for the AAUW student organization at Regis, two of the main questions I’ve been asked are how many times do we meet, and what is the time commitment? Because many students are already entrenched in online means of communication and socializing, virtual chapters and virtual meetings will help in attracting and keeping members.
AAUW of Colorado is an active, vital part of AAUW, and I am looking forward to a continuing relationship with them.