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.
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.
“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
“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
“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?
There are lots of reasons people bring AAUW to campus. AAUW student organizations
- Take AAUW’s mission to the next level by fundraising for their organization and planning feminist campus events that challenge the status quo
- Boost their members’ résumés by offering critical leadership experience
- Grow students’ networking opportunities through on-campus activities and AAUW’s campus leadership programs
- Get free AAUW swag to recruit members
- Are eligible to apply for a $750 AAUW Campus Outreach grant once a semester to implement an activism project around the AAUW issue of their choice
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.
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