About AAUW

AAUW Empowers Women!

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential

.Diversity Statement
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

What We Do! 

About AAUW

AAUW’s IMPACT

AAUW ISSUES

AAUW Outlook

AAUW’s History in the Online Museum

AAUW of Virginia’s First 75 Years – An Online History