About Us

AAUW was established in 1881 and it is the nation’s oldest and largest organization working to promote education and equity for women and girls ever since.

AAUW is a national organization of more than 100,000 college graduates which promotes equity for all women and girls, life-long education, and positive societal change. Membership is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university.

Student-affiliate status in AAUW is available for anyone now studying for a bachelor’s degree at a qualified institution. Until graduating with that degree, a student-affiliate may participate in all AAUW activities except for holding office or voting.

AAUW is the oldest and largest national organization working for equity and the advancement of women through education.