Campus Action Projects
Campus Action Project Grant
College students Cat and Laura spent their 2012 spring break giving multiple workshop presentations on sexual harassment to 1,400 high school students in South Bend, Indiana, through an AAUW Campus Action Project grant. Using the recommendations of the AAUW research report Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School, they successfully helped students learn how to advocate for themselves and their peers and create a safer school environment.
Since 2006, thanks to CAP grants, each year college students like Cat and Laura can propose and implement projects that put into practice recommendations from AAUW’s most recent research report. Topics have included sexual harassment, the gender pay gap, and the lack of women in fields like technology and engineering.
This spring, nine campus groups will use the CAP grant to launch projects that fight the pay gap.
Meet the CAP Teams
Applications for the CAP grant are available on this page each year starting in late August. Through an annual application process during the fall semester, approximately 10 campus teams composed of students and campus professionals are awarded up to $5,000 to implement their proposed projects during the spring semester. A member from each team will be funded to report on the project at AAUW and NASPA’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in Washington, D.C. AAUW college/university partner member schools receive special preference in the application process.
Find more details about how you can bring this program to your campus. Learn what campus teams have achieved since CAP started in 2006, and view materials and photographs from past projects.
If you have any additional questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call 202.785.7719.