Why Join AAUW?


People join AAUW to find fellowship with like-minded women (and men) who not only have fun in our special interest groups, but also support AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. These principles are expressed through our Public Policy in the areas of civil rights, education, equal pay and economic security (including health care) and support for Title IX.

In the Tucson branch, some monthly member events feature speakers who address these issues and support our mission. Our branch website (tucson-az.aauw.net) and the state newsletter, the Arizona Sun, keep us up with current activities and information. Other benefits of membership, as listed on the AAUW website, include discounts; the quarterly magazine Outlook; opportunities to join in meetings and projects with members from all over the country; programs such as leadership development and community outreach—all available through our AAUW website, www.aauw.org.

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Who Can Join?

Membership in AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. Enrolled college students may join at a reduced rate. Undergraduates can join for free, with an online, e-student affiliate membership.

Join National AAUW through the AAUW website, as well as find out about other branches in Tucson and Arizona.

Why Tucson Branch?

Tucson Branch offers many leadership, social and educational activities for members. Our monthly Breakfast meetings present speakers from our community that address issues of civil rights, community action, women’s security and global issues such as human trafficking or immigration. We volunteer through Community Action Projects and conduct Smart Start workshops on preparing women for the work world and salary negotiation.  Workshops are taught by AAUW members and others to  students through universities and community colleges.