State and Branch College/University (C/U) Chairs Tool Kit
College/university (C/U) relations chairs help increase AAUW’s visibility by building relationships in the campus community, collaborating on programs, and introducing AAUW’s mission to new audiences. They serve as local links between AAUW, the on-campus C/U representative, and student leaders. Through C/U relationships, AAUW branch and state organizations help build a stronger membership pipeline.
Use these resources to help AAUW recruit and retain C/U members and engage our campus community.
Whether you’re new to the C/U chair position or need a refresher, these are basic resources designed to empower you in your work.
- C/U chair orientation webinar recording
- C/U chair position description
- Campus Connections e-newsletter
- Member Services Database (a complete list of all campus-based members, student affiliates, and other C/U chairs)
- C/U member directory
- C/U glossary of common terms
- C/U FAQ
Get started building C/U relationships with faculty, staff, and students. Provide information to C/U reps, and don’t forget about community colleges!
- College/University Membership Benefits (for faculty, staff, and students)
- AAUW Position Description: College/University Representatives on Campus
- How to Recruit College/University Members
- How to Recruit and Engage Community Colleges to Work with AAUW
- C/U 101: Make the Most of Your AAUW Membership on Campus webinar recording
Now that you’ve recruited members, how do you work with them? Follow these guides.
- How to Engage Local Campuses: A Guide for Branches
- A Member’s Guide to C/U Renewals
- Shine as a C/U Representative
- Members! Here’s How You Can Get Involved with Campus Leadership Programs
- 6 Reasons to Become an AAUW Student Affiliate!
Student Leadership Opportunities
Connect student leaders with these resources.
- AAUW student organizations
- Campus Action Project and LAF Campus Outreach grants
- Elect Her
- Give a Grad a Gift program
- National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
- National Student Advisory Council
- State student advisory council: State leaders may consider forming a state-level student advisory council to engage college students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
- Start Smart salary negotiation workshops
Share with Us
- Have a question about AAUW? E-mail email@example.com. For specific questions or issues related to C/U relations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The national AAUW College/University Relations Committee is also a resource for state and branch leaders; use the leadership directory to contact the member nearest you.
AAUW college/university membership keeps growing and growing, and it’s no wonder. You, as members, are the best ambassadors to recruiting your local colleges and universities to join the AAUW community. So, how do you get started?
State college/university (C/U) relations chairs serve as the link between AAUW and the higher education community to recruit and retain AAUW college/university members in her or his state and to increase AAUW’s visibility on campuses.
Engaging your local AAUW college/university members in branch activities leads to more diverse programming, growth, and community impact. This resource will help you build a relationship with the campus community.