AAUW Student Organizations

Fighting the Patriarchy Since 1881

Tired of having to explain why the gender pay gap is real? Ready to tackle campus sexual assault? Ready to close the leadership gap on campus and beyond? The best part about AAUW student organizations is that you have the flexibility to fight for the social justice issues that matter most to you.

Members of the AAUW student organization at the University of California, Los Angeles tabling information.

AAUW student organization at the University of California, Los Angeles.

At more than 100 colleges and universities around the world, AAUW student organizations are demanding equity for women and girls. AAUW student organizations receive free resources and support to create campus programming around women’s issues, build on-campus feminist communities, and join a global network of more than 170,000 AAUW members and supporters.

Theresa Johnson, Lock Haven University“As an AAUW student organization leader, I advocate for women, feminism, and social justice on campus and in my local community.”

— Theresa Johnson, Lock Haven University

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia, UCLA“I tried to join other feminist organizations on campus, but I couldn’t find the sense of community I was looking for in them. I decided to start an AAUW student organization myself to create a space for women from different backgrounds and ideologies to come together.”

— Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia, University of California, Los Angeles

Sabrina Ridenour, West Virginia University“I founded our AAUW student organization after attending NCCWSL. It has changed my whole college experience by giving me a voice.”

— Sabrina Ridenour, West Virginia University


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Why Bring AAUW to Your Campus?

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The best part? Your involvement with AAUW doesn’t stop after you graduate! AAUW helps women continue their education and prepares them for the workforce. The global support network you build with your AAUW student organization lasts a lifetime.


Is There an AAUW Student Organization
on My Campus?

AAUW student organizations are working to empower women on more than 100 campuses around the world.


Don’t See Your College or University?

Channel your commitment to women’s rights and your passion for creating change in your community by forming an AAUW student organization.

Questions about AAUW student organizations? E-mail us at leadership@aauw.org.



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Student Org FAQ

Get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AAUW student organizations.

Muskingum University’s adviser and the organization’s executive board members

Make the Most of Your Student Org Meetings

Take your AAUW student organization meetings to the next level.

AAUW student organization members at Louisiana Tech University

Student Org Leader Tool Kit

Find resources for every step in your student organization’s process.