AAUW National Student Advisory Council

From October through June every year, the 10 members of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC) form a unique feminist team that helps AAUW grow and connect with our student community. These students serve as AAUW ambassadors on campus, advise AAUW staff, and lead gender equality projects on their campuses. SAC members also play a critical role in planning AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).


An Amazing Leadership Opportunity for Students

Serving on the SAC provides 10 passionate college students with the opportunity to represent the diverse voices of students on their campus and pave the way toward a more intersectional AAUW. Through two all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., and leadership development throughout the year, SAC members develop critical leadership skills, gain valuable résumé-building experiences, and make lifelong connections.

The 2016–17 SAC grant application is live and closes September 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. For more information, e-mail coll-univ@aauw.org.

Our Student Advisory Council Alum

Former AAUW SAC members have gone on to achieve amazing accomplishments, from working on Capitol Hill to creating their own nonprofits.
Read about the women who have joined the team since 2008 »

The 2015–16 SAC

Here’s what they have to say about their experience:

“The SAC empowered me to think critically, care deeply, and fight harder for changes in the world around me.”

Madison Norwich

“I never thought I would have strong friendships with women from different states when I applied to this position.”

Dalya Hazim

“I gained a new self-awareness of my leadership capabilities.”

Haillee Mason

“Because the SAC was so diverse, each member challenged my perceptions of feminism, and I’m taking away a new sense of being intersectional and inclusive.”

Caroline Hymel

“I spent nine months getting to know nine amazing women while doing something that I’m very passionate about: empowering women and advocating for gender equity.”

Theresa Hice Johnson


Want to start an AAUW state student advisory council?

E-mail coll-univ@aauw.org for more information and resources, including sample position descriptions and applications.