How to Join

Joining AAUW is easy, and where you take that membership is up to you. You can engage in your community branch on the front lines or you can join a virtual AAUW community online; whatever your level of involvement, your membership supports and furthers AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls.

AAUW Community Member Spotlights

AAUW gave me a golden year of opportunity that I will forever appreciate. … One of the best parts is that even though my term on the SAC [Student Advisory Council] is over, my connection and time with AAUW truly have just begun.”

— Laura C., SAC member 2011–12 member, St. Mary’s College


I lowballed my net worth for a large part of my career, only to be frustrated down the road in a job where I don’t feel like I’m being paid what I’m worth. I joined the local AAUW after I learned about AAUW’s work on pay equity and salary negotiation.”— Alyssa R.


“AAUW is a community of women who are there to help other women pursue education, which is the key to success. That’s why I find AAUW so inspiring.”— Shireen L., AAUW Member

Just the facts

Who can join?

Membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s (or equivalent, e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

What type of membership is available?

National membership: Become a national member and connect through our website, plus enjoy special members-only online publications.

Branch members: Do you want to make a direct impact in your community? Consider joining a local or virtual branch of AAUW, or start one in your area.  Includes national membership.

Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF): Designed by and for women in their 20s and 30s, YWTF offers young women an opportunity to take action on issues that matter most to them.

Student affiliation: If your college is already a partner member, you can be a student affiliate for free! If not, bring AAUW to your campus by starting an AAUW student organization!

How much are dues?

AAUW National membership annual dues are $49 (promotional and other rates may vary).

If you choose to join an AAUW affiliate, additional dues may apply.

Tax Deductibility: Because AAUW is a 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization, most of your national dues are tax deductible on your personal federal income tax return.