About AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the oldest and largest national organization for women. It was founded in Boston in 1881 for the mutual support of women college graduates and has grown into a major force in advancing equity for women in education, employment and public service, and also to raise money for fellowships to advance women in higher education. The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with a total of 160,000 members, AAUW has over 1600 branches nationwide.

For more information on California AAUW, click here.