State and Branch Model Bylaws

States, branches, and other AAUW-affiliated entities must develop and maintain bylaws that comply with AAUW policies and federal and state laws. AAUW’s model bylaws provide a framework to assist AAUW affiliates in preparing or amending their bylaws.

Every two years, AAUW reviews and amends its national bylaws to make sure that they comply with federal and Washington, D.C., statutes and that they reflect AAUW’s current operations and needs. The bylaws are also revised to include amendments proposed and approved by the membership. After each biennial revision of the AAUW national bylaws, all AAUW affiliates must review and revise their own bylaws to include these updates.

For detailed information, read the model bylaws cover memo.

Download the model state bylaws

Download the model bylaws for branches and other affiliated entities