College Students — This Is for YouAugust 28, 2008
When I was in college, I didn’t look for leadership opportunities beyond what was offered on my campus, but I wish I had, especially when I joined AAUW’s staff and learned about two of AAUW’s outstanding student programs I had missed out on.
Applications for AAUW’s Student Advisory Council and Campus Action Projects are now available for the 2008–09 year. We encourage students from any accredited two- and four-year institution in the United States to apply for these outstanding leadership and résumé-building opportunities! Participating in these programs is a great chance for you to help AAUW break through women’s educational and economic barriers on your campus, in your community, and nationwide!
- AAUW’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) members provide essential firsthand information about student needs and ideas for combating sex discrimination on campus. SAC members also have many opportunities to develop as leaders and gain valuable experience. For example, students will develop women’s equity events on their campuses and in their communities and assist in planning the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, held each June in Washington, D.C. At the conference, student advisers play essential roles, such as introducing the Women of Distinction. Another student leadership opportunity available throughout the year is contributing to this blog! Complete details and application materials are available online.
- AAUW’s Campus Action Projects (CAP) enable student leaders and campus faculty to design and implement exceptional campus and community programs. This year, eligibility for funding is limited to projects that address some of the educational barriers faced by low-income and minority women and girls. Selected projects will receive $1,000–$5,000 in funding, and a member of each team will present at the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, held each June in Washington, D.C. Application materials and more information are available online.