Learn, Grow, Lead, and Make an Impact

August 26, 2009

Does this sound like you?

  • You’ve thought about running for student government but aren’t sure how to go about it.
  • You have a great plan for a campus program that helps women enter academic fields like science, technology, engineering, or math, but you need funding to implement it.
  • You have a lot of ideas about how a women’s organization like AAUW can better address student needs and you want the opportunity to improve your leadership skills, but you need a way to do so.

If you fall into any of these categories (and even if you don’t) I encourage you to check out AAUW’s campus-based leadership programs, specifically Campaign College, Campus Action Projects, and the National Student Advisory Council. Applications are now available for the 2009–10 academic year for each program.

Campaign College

Campaign College is the only program in the country that encourages and trains women to run for student government on their college campuses. We are accepting applications to host a campus training in spring 2010. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2009.

Campus Action Projects

Over the past five years, CAP grants of up to $5,000 each have enabled teams of student leaders and campus faculty nationwide to design and implement effective programs that address specific barriers to equity on their campuses or in their communities and have helped college women grow as leaders. This year, CAP projects will address some of the barriers girls and women face entering and staying in the STEM fields, particularly in physics, engineering, and computer science, where the greatest gender disparities exist. Proposals must be submitted by October 16, 2009.

Student Advisory Council

Members of the SAC provide AAUW staff with essential firsthand accounts of student needs. They also promote AAUW and our programs on their campus, build ties to the local AAUW branch, contribute to the AAUW blog, and serve as student leaders at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, held each June in Washington, D.C. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2009.

Contact leadership@aauw.org for more information. I hope you’ll take advantage of these great opportunities!

Holly Kearl By:   |   August 26, 2009

1 Comment

  1. Judith Clark Turpin says:

    I am happy to see AAUW encouraging women leaders to run for student government office. I has been fifty years since I served as student body president at the University of Iowa. I am thankful that a senior woman took the time to encourage me to get involved in student government as a first year student. I hope this program encourages college women to participate at all levels of campus leadership.

Join the Conversation

You must be logged in to post a comment.