AAUW College/University Partner Membership: Frequently Asked Questions


What are the criteria for AAUW college/university partner membership?
What does it cost to join AAUW as a C/U partner member?
What are the benefits?
What are the terms and acronyms related to C/U relationships?
What are my responsibilities as a C/U partner member?
How do I make the most of a C/U membership?
What is a C/U chair?
Can only partner members host AAUW student organizations?
How can I find out which colleges and universities in my state are members?

 

What are the criteria for AAUW college/university partner membership?

Any two- or four-year educational institution that offers recognized associate, baccalaureate, or higher degrees and that has full regional accreditation or appropriate professional association approval can join AAUW!

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What does it cost to join AAUW as a C/U partner member?

Annual membership extends from July 1 through June 30. AAUW College/University Partner Membership annual fees are $175, regardless of institution size.

Brand new C/U partners may join at a promotional rate of $125.
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What are the terms and acronyms related to college/university relationships?

You can review a list of terms and acronyms on our website.
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What are the benefits?

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What are my responsibilities as a C/U partner member?

When your school becomes an AAUW college/university partner member, we ask that:

  1. You appoint up to two C/U representatives
    • We recommend a dean of students; women’s studies director; science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program director; or nontraditional student services director. She or he should be in a position with lots of student or program contact.
    • Each C/U representative receives a free AAUW national membership and can vote in AAUW elections on behalf of your school.
  2. The people who fill the C/U representative role
    • Respond to and initiate communications with AAUW at national, state, and branch levels
    • Disseminate AAUW membership, program, and resource information to your students, faculty, and staff
    • Inform undergraduates about the benefits of joining AAUW’s e-student affiliate program
    • Inform students about the benefits of participating in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, Campus Action Projects, $tart $mart, Elect Her, and other initiatives (AAUW will work with you to find the best way to do this for your school)
    • Inform the AAUW national office of new contact information when it changes for the C/U representative

For more information, please see the college/university representative position description.

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How do I make the most of an AAUW C/U membership?

There are a variety of ways to make  sure your school is making the most of its membership with AAUW.

  • Read and share Campus Connections, an e-newsletter specially for our College/University Partner Members to keep you informed about critical student program deadlines, to offer examples of how other schools are engaging with AAUW, and to provide other important AAUW updates.
  • Promote the e-student affiliate program (including free memberships for all your undergrads) to your students.
  • Make sure that your school assigns up to two college/university representatives. Each representative receives free national membership to AAUW (valued at $49). Not sure if your campus has a college/university representative? Contact AAUW at coll-univ@aauw.org.
  • Work with local AAUW branch member leaders to collaborate on a program, and connect your students to positive female mentors! Find out more about a branch near you!
  • Bring an AAUW campus leadership program or opportunity to your school!
  • Send four or more students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) and receive a 15 percent discount on their registration fees (students can also apply for national or local scholarships for NCCWSL).
  • Sign up to receive Washington Update and AAUW’s Action Network to learn more about AAUW public policy and how you can make your voice heard.
  • Be sure to take advantage of discounts offered to members by checking our membership benefits before making any purchases!
  • Stay connected with AAUW on social media through Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
  • Contact AAUW staff with any questions! Call 800.326.AAUW or e-mail coll-univ@aauw.org!

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What is a C/U chair?

A C/U chair is a branch or state AAUW officer responsible for coordinating C/U outreach and programs. This person serves as a local link between AAUW and the C/U Representative. Not all states or branches have C/U chairs but it is recommended to help facilitate C/U relationships.

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Can only partner members host AAUW student organizations?

Students at a college or university who want to form an official AAUW student organization do not need to be at a partner campus.

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How can I find out which colleges and universities in my state are members?

See the list of college/university partner members and search alphabetically or by state.

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Questions? Call 800.326.AAUW (2289) or e-mail coll-univ@aauw.org.

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