College/University Membership Benefits Faculty

Joining AAUW ensures that you and your colleagues develop as leaders on campus and in your field. Faculty members benefit from funding, professional development, and networking opportunities.

LeAnn Erickson stands outside a memorial with three older women.LeAnn Erickson, associate professor of Film and Video Production at Temple University, was enthralled with the story of women mathematicians involved in World War II and wanted to turn their story into a film. With her 2010–11 Community Action Grant, Erickson was able to travel and promote her film Top-Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII across the nation. Erickson then went on to represent AAUW as a panelist at the 2011 U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. Her relationship with AAUW led to opportunities to bolster not only her credentials but also her activism in the women’s empowerment community.

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Access Research Funding

As a faculty member like Erickson, you can apply for Community Action Grants, which provide seed money for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. You and your colleagues can also take advantage of AAUW’s Summer and Short-Term Research Publication Grants, which invest in faculty publication.

Interested in teaching your students how to put research into action? Teams of faculty and students are given special consideration when they apply for a Campus Action Project grant of up to $5,000. The program teaches students how to apply for grant funding, present their projects at national conferences, and develop their leadership skills. You can also connect with your local AAUW branch to get funding for a campus event on unfair pay, sexual harassment and assault, Title IX violations, and other sex discrimination topics.

Develop Your Own Skills

Denison UniversityAs a scholar, you can enhance your résumé by serving as a panelist for AAUW’s fellowship and grant selection committee. You may also present at a branch or Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) meeting or submit a workshop proposal for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

AAUW also offers many ways to hone your leadership skills. Faculty at C/U partner member schools can serve as one of two C/U representatives. As a representative, you’ll get free national membership to AAUW (a $49 value), special online training, and more. You can also serve on a national board committee, volunteer with your branch or YWTF chapter, or be an adviser to a student organization.

You’ll have access to resources on topics like mentorship, advocacy, and leadership and can take advantage of website resources like our research reports to use in your classroom. We can also provide you with resources to help you learn your rights on tenure and other campus issues.

Recruit Your Next Colleague or Student

Is your graduate department looking for the best and brightest students for your program? Take advantage of a special C/U partner member discount at the NCCWSL Graduate School Fair. The conference gathers nearly 1,000 college women leaders from across the country each year. See why some of the nation’s top programs keep coming back!

Department chairs at C/U partner member schools looking to hire new faculty or staff members can reach a new audience on the career center section of our website. C/U partner member schools receive a special 15 percent discount on faculty and staff postings.

Build Your Network

OrgandAdvisorFaculty can network at many different levels. Globally, AAUW membership connects you with 170,000 members and supporters as well as more than 800 college/university partner member schools. Or get involved locally with a branch or YWTF chapter. Online, C/U representatives can find and connect with each other through the Membership Services Database. Not a C/U representative? You can still connect with colleagues on our social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

Through monthly virtual coffee breaks, you can join your colleagues for discussions about professional development and gender equity. Find an event and connect »

Related Resources


Online C/U Partner Member Directory

Find out if your school is a member.


C/U: Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about becoming an AAUW C/U partner member.

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