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.

Membership in AAUW is open to a graduate holding an associate or equivalent or a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution. Student affiliates are enrolled in an associate’s or a bachelor’s program at an accredited two- or four-year institution.

You may choose several ways to join AAUW depending on what is right for you.


Helpful information for Branch Membership Vice-Presidents

Joining AAUW – Membership Choices

AAUW Branch Membership
Join a Massachusetts branch. By joining as a branch member you will enjoy the fullest participation in AAUW. Check out our Branch Page to find a branch where you work or live. Be part of one of more than 1,000 AAUW branches in every state across the country–even workplace, campus, and on-line branches!
Read about the description and benefit of being an AAUW branch member!

AAUW Individual Membership
If there is not a local branch near you, you can become an individual member. By supporting AAUW you will share in the commitment to speak out on vital social, economic and political issues: Education. Civil Rights. Affirmative action. Reproductive choice. Sex discrimination.
Read about the description and benefit of being an AAUW member-at-large!

AAUW Member-at-Large Membership with Massachusetts Affiliation
For an additional $15.00 state dues you will be able to participate in AAUW-MA activities and conferences and you will receive a subscription to the BayStater, our AAUW-MA publication

AAUW Student Affiliates
If you are an undergraduate working towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, you can get involved on your campus and in your community by becoming an AAUW student affiliate by joining at the branch, state or Association level.
Read about the description and benefit of being an AAUW student affiliate!

College/University Membership
A college or university may become an institutional member of AAUW, placing it among the pioneers in educational equity. Contact Barbara Burgo, AAUW-MA College/University Relations Chairs to join as an AAUW college/university partner.
Read about the description and benefit of being an AAUW college/university partner!

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AAUW Membership Development Programs

    • AAUW Keys to the Future: A Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
      Over the last 126 years, AAUW has established an unequaled legacy of involvement and advocacy. Now, as a member, you are invited to assure the continuation of that legacy as an active participant in the AAUW Keys to the Future: A Member-Get-A-Member campaign. The premise is simple, invite (or by giving a gift of membership) someone to join AAUW. Receive recognition and awards for your efforts. Visit our Hall of Fame to share in the accomplishment of others.
    • The Shape the Future Membership Campaign is a program used to help branches recruit new members by offering reduced membership rates for new or lapsed members to join on the spot during AAUW-sponsored activities. Branches build their member base and earn free memberships to use any way they wish.
    • The Membership Tool Kit is available online in the Member Center. The tool kit puts everything branch membership vice presidents need to know – from a calendar of what to do and when, to creating a branch environment to growth, to recruitment and retention strategies – in one place and at their fingertips.
    • Using the Give-a-Grad-a-Gift Program AAUW members can give a recent grad—a friend, daughter, granddaughter, or niece—a free AAUW membership. At no cost to you or her!
    • Supplies of AAUW recruitment brochures, Membership brochure/application (Share our passion), AAUW general brochure (Shaping the Future for Women & Girls), Member advantages brochure (affinity partners program), Student Affiliate are available free for up to 25 copies online using the Supply Order Form
    • Individual memberships (national affiliation only) are available online if there is not a local branch in the area.  Joining at the state level as well will maximize the membership.

Connect to AAUW at 800-326-AAUW (800-326-2289) from 10 am to 5pm (ET).
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