Campus Initiatives

Shaping the next generation of leaders

Each year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs shape the lives of thousands of college women to be the next generation of leaders. Students who belong to the AAUW college/university partners members program will receive priority application preference.

NCCWSL 2017 attendees

AAUW Campus Ambassadors

AAUW campus ambassadors represent AAUW at their schools and are the first to know about AAUW campus programs. The best part? Campus ambassadors receive monthly e-mails with leadership tips and challenges to win free feminist swag. Sign up to help spread the word about women’s equity issues and AAUW campus opportunities today!

Five members of the University of the District of Columbia's AAUW Campus Action Project team stand with their leadership project poster for #HEARMELEAD.

AAUW Campus Action Projects

AAUW Campus Action Projects are annual, grant-funded, student-led projects that allow students to take action on women’s issues on campus. Learn how students can fight gender bias and discrimination in engineering and technology at their schools this year.

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National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) unites college women from across the country to address important leadership issues of the day. Attendees have transformative experiences that inspire them to improve their campuses and their communities.

National Student Advisory Council

AAUW National Student Advisory Council

The AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a yearlong leadership program for 10 college women who serve as AAUW ambassadors on their campuses. These students build relationships with local AAUW branches, lead campus events that promote women’s equity, and help plan and implement NCCWSL activities.


AAUW Start Smart

AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshops provide college women who are approaching the job market the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits.

Members of the AAUW student organization at the University of California, Los Angeles tabling information.

AAUW Student Organizations

At more than 100 colleges and universities around the world, AAUW student organizations are demanding equity for women and girls. AAUW student organizations receive free resources and support to create campus programming around women’s issues, build on-campus feminist communities, and join a global network of more than 170,000 AAUW members and supporters.