Campus Faculty and Staff Tool Kit
College/university faculty and staff members have access to a variety of roles and opportunities within AAUW. Campus administrators can build their leadership skills with AAUW by serving in a local or national role, applying for education and research funding, or accessing professional development networking opportunities. Use these resources to help further your engagement with AAUW.
“The value AAUW [campus leadership] programs brings to our campus cannot be overstated. Through AAUW Start Smart workshops, we have been able to train hundreds of students to negotiate for a fair salary. Each year that we have hosted an Elect Her workshop, our participants have been elected to student government positions. This year, one of our alumnae was elected as our first female student body president in 15 years.”
— Heather Wheeler, program coordinator for the Women’s Resource Center in the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University
Excel as a C/U Representative
Do you serve as your campus’ liaison to AAUW? Learn more about the college/university (C/U) representative position and ways to make the most of your institution’s AAUW membership.
- Shine as a C/U Representative
- C/U representative 101 video
- C/U representative position description
- C/U FAQ
- C/U glossary of common terms
- C/U partner membership benefits (for faculty, staff, and students)
- C/U partner member directory
Access Research Funding
As a campus administrator, you can apply for AAUW fellowships and grants, which provide funding for research projects or degree programs. Or, serve on a selection panel to help select future AAUW fellows and grantees.
- AAUW educational funding and awards
- AAUW summer or short-term research grants
- Fellow and grantee selection panels
Support Advocacy on Campus
You can also support your students by working with them on AAUW-funded campus advocacy projects.
- Campus Action Project grant (for campus activities based on AAUW research)
- Campus Outreach Program grant (for campus events on sexual harassment and assault, Title IX violations, or other gender discrimination topics)
Increase Your Institution’s Visibility
As a part of AAUW’s community, you can raise your college or university’s global profile. Advertise your institution’s degree programs and job opportunities through AAUW and get your name out there on our social media and publications.
- National Conference for College Women Student Leaders Graduate School Fair (in person)
- Job postings at your college/university on AAUW’s website
- Share your AAUW events with firstname.lastname@example.org and they might be featured on social media, Campus Connections, or AAUW Outlook magazine.
Step Up as a Leader
AAUW’s campus leadership programs offer specific opportunities for you to refine your leadership skills as a campus administrator.
- Present at or attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. There are workshops and networking events specifically for campus administrators.
- Help close the gender wage gap by facilitating AAUW salary negotiation workshops for your students and colleagues.
- Serve as a salary negotiation ambassador.
- Join an AAUW national committee or task force.
- Advise an AAUW student organization.
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What does it mean to be a C/U rep, and how do you become one?
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Did your supervisor assign you to this role? Did you volunteer? Either way, these steps will help get you started.