Hand-painted T-shirts hang on a clothesline. One says, “When can I feel safe?”

AAUW Reacts to Reports of Proposed Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education may soon propose new rules rolling back Title IX protections for victims of sexual harassment and assault in schools. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 30, 2018
Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »

African American woman graduate stands in her cap and gown at a stone wall with the back to the camera looking to the left.

AAUW Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity and Affirmative Action Guidance

Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 03, 2018
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AAUW Announces 2018–19 Fellowship Awardees

AAUW has awarded $3.9 million to its 2018–19 class of 250 fellows and grantees. These recipients represent diverse backgrounds, locations, and areas of study but all aim to promote equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018
Woman college student in a jean jacket and black pants carrying a backpack, standing and hold an armload of books.

46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Despite its equalizing intent, women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities 46 years after Congress passed Title IX. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 21, 2018

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   May 21, 2018
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Celebrate Yourself and Learn to Say No: Niken Carpenter’s Advice to Immigrant Women

When 2014–15 AAUW Career Development Grantee Niken Astari Carpenter first moved to the United States, she didn’t know many people — but when she met members of the AAUW Erie (PA) Branch, she found lifelong friends, mentors, and a connection to a community. Read more »

Student Debt Showdown: AAUW’s 2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness, the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, kicks off this week, and while we’re excited to see who comes out on top in the games, we also want to see how these schools stack up for women students! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2018
2017-18 Campus Action Grant Recipient: Iowa State University

11 Projects That Will Empower College Women from D.C. to Brazil

From the #metoo movement to Hollywood women launching Time’s Up and AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grant recipients, women are not slowing down in the face of inequality. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 05, 2018