AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls since 1881. the men and women of AAUW are dedicated to advocacy, education, and research on both national and international levels. Our organization is made up of more than:
- 100,000 Members
- 1,300 Branches
- 550 College & University Partners
AAUW Mission Statement
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Vision Statement
AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
AAUW Diversity Policy
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
AAUW is an organization of action.
Our volunteers are involved in grassroots and public policy issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. As a team, branches work to support a system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity; self sufficiency for all women; and equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society. Being a member of AAUW provides an opportunity to make a difference in our communities and in our world.
AAUW Educational Foundation provides $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to women and community action projects worldwide. The Legal Advocacy Fund, a subsection of the Educational Foundation, provides additional support and funds for women involved in lawsuits against sexual discrimination in education.