Why Join?

Membership in a community committed to a shared cause.

As an AAUW member, you’ll be proud to know you belong to a nationwide group of people who value education and equal rights  …who are contributing to a more promising future for all women and girls …and who together provide a powerful voice for women and girls–a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.

Leadership development.

AAUW’s leadership development program gives you an opportunity to hone your personal and professional leadership skills. Take advantage of our leadership library– and consider serving on an AAUW local, state, regional, and national boards, committees, and panels.

Educational opportunities.

AAUW offers educational programs that promote gender, race, and class equity and help you develop your professional and personal skills. Programs are offered at conventions, in interactive workshops, in print, and online.

Increased buying power.

Because of the increased buying power of a large group, AAUW can provide services designed exclusively for members such as quality insurance plans, including a dental plan and a health plan specifically tailored to meet the needs of women; AAUW’s First USA Platinum Visa card, which features a competitive rate and no annual fee; discounts on AAUW research and merchandise; and more! Savings from these programs will more than equal your yearly dues.

Your voice in Washington.

If equity is at issue, we’re there. As an AAUW member, you will have a strong voice on Capitol Hill on legislation that will affect the lives of women and girls. AAUW’s 100,000 members and our branches in 1,000 communities guarantees that your message will be heard.

Relevant timely news and information.

Our award-winning magazine, Outlook, delivers close-ups of the women behind women’s rights from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shirley Chisholm, and Donna Shalala to exceptional women in grassroots America. Plus, AAUW publishes one-page alerts that inform you on how congressional proposals affect YOU … and what you can do to make a difference.

Foundation research.

Take advantage of member-only rates on exciting and extensive research reports commissioned by AAUW. National’s landmark research enables you to make a difference in the lives of women and girls for generations to come.

Updates on public policies that affect your life.

Members receive briefings and fact sheets on critical policy issues as well as discounts on AAUW’s policy newsletter, Action Alert.

Your connection with higher education.

Find out how you–or someone in your community–can take advantage of the Educational Foundation’s $3 million in grants and fellowships awarded each year. And learn about women challenging sex discrimination in higher education through AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund.