Join Us

Share in the commitment to speak out on vital social, economic, and political issues

You can elect to join at the national level, or the national & branch level (membership at the national level is required to become a branch-level member).  If you do not live in an area with an active branch, you can become a member at large and/or join one of our virtual branches – or start one of your own!  Please visit the membership page on the National organization’s website for more details:  Membership – AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

Who Can Join?

Individual Membership

If you hold an associate’s or equiv­a­lent, bachelor’s, or higher degree from a region­ally accred­ited col­lege or uni­ver­sity, you can join AAUW as an indi­vid­ual (member-at-large) or as a mem­ber of one of AAUW’s 1,000 branches. Branch mem­bers also belong to the national organization.

If you are an under­grad­u­ate in a two-or four-year region­ally accred­ited edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tion, you can join as a stu­dent affil­i­ate of a branch or a student-affiliate-at-large.

College / University Partners

Qual­i­fied insti­tu­tions are edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions that offer rec­og­nized asso­ciate, bac­calau­re­ate, or higher degrees and that have full regional accred­i­ta­tion (includ­ing two-year or com­mu­nity col­leges) or appro­pri­ate pro­fes­sional asso­ci­a­tion approval.

AAUW val­ues and seeks a diverse mem­ber­ship. There shall be no bar­ri­ers to full par­tic­i­pa­tion in this orga­ni­za­tion based on gen­der, race, creed, age, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, national ori­gin, dis­abil­ity, or class.

Now more than ever, the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Uni­ver­sity Women needs strength in num­bers. With more than 170,000 mem­bers and supporters, 1,000 branches, and eight hundred col­lege and uni­ver­sity part­ner mem­bers, AAUW uses its pow­er­ful voice on crit­i­cal issues affect­ing women and girls.