AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

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Dates: May 30 – June 1, 2024
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

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What is NCCWSL?

AAUW’s annual conference, The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), brings together more than 800 young women from around the country for two and a half days of leadership training, networking and inspiration. This year’s event will include sessions on career development, mentorship, financial literacy, racial-justice activism and more. Participants will have an opportunity to explore post-graduate programs, careers in a variety of disciplines and other opportunities for their future. 

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Who Attends NCCWSL?

NCCWSL is a conference that brings together a diverse group of young leaders who are involved in various activities on their campuses. They are engaged in student government, academic organizations, social justice clubs, and advocate for political change. One in four attendees are pursuing STEM majors, demonstrating their commitment to breaking barriers in underrepresented fields. Participants also come from diverse disciplines such as business and social sciences. Most attendees are rising juniors or seniors, at a critical stage in their educational journey. NCCWSL provides resources and support to help these young women grow personally and professionally. The conference promotes diversity, justice, equity, and inclusion, and provides a space for emerging leaders to connect and collaborate on initiatives. 

NCCWSL by the numbers

  • Roughly 50% of NCCWSL attendees are women of color. Many are first-generation college students. 
  • 1 in 4 NCCWSL attendees major in the STEM fields, followed by majors in business and the social sciences. 
  • Nearly 500 colleges from 48 states have sent campus leaders to NCCWSL. 

Registration Dates & Rates

Early Bird Registration (December 2023 - April 14, 2024)
Regular Registration (April 15, 2024 - May 15, 2024)

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Groups over ten receive a discount of 10%

Scholarship Information

Every year, AAUW National generously offers both full and partial scholarships to individuals who face financial difficulties but are eager to attend NCCWSL. We are excited to announce that the application process for our scholarship will be opening in the middle of November. Make sure to mark your calendar and come back then! 

NOTICE TO STUDENTS: Many schools’ Student Affairs offices and local AAUW branches are able to fund NCCWSL registration for students.

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Thank you for an incredible two days! This energized me so much. I was feeling a bit lost on my next steps leading up to the conference and the energy of the presenters and fellow attendees really got me focused and hyped!

NCCWSL: It's the Place to Be!

NCCWSL has students from all over. In 2019, the conference was attended by 800 students from over 300 colleges and 48 states. DON’T MISS OUT ON NCCWSL 2024!