AAUW Announces Latest Student Leadership Cohort

November 03, 2017



Media Contacts:
Amy Becker, beckera@aauw.org

Student leaders to gain leadership skills through campus activism


WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced its 2017–18 National Student Advisory Council (SAC) members. The program gives college students the unique opportunity to advise the national organization on leading issues taking place on their campuses while providing them with valuable leadership skills.

“AAUW has a long history of supporting tomorrow’s trailblazers, leaders, and innovators, and this year’s Student Advisory Council is no different,” said Kimberly Churches, the chief executive officer at AAUW. “We are proud to provide these outstanding students with the resources and skills necessary to break down their own barriers while creating positive change in their communities.”

The SAC program is a part of AAUW’s robust leadership programs and campus initiatives, which provide thousands of college women with the tools they need to join the next generation of leaders. Participants have the opportunity to represent the diverse voices of students at a national level in the fight for gender equity. Through campus activism projects and community outreach to AAUW student organizations, SAC members develop leadership skills and gain valuable résumé-building experiences. Participants also serve as peer mentors for other aspiring student leaders during AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Applications are currently closed but interested parties can sign up to be notified when 2018–19 academic year applications open.

To view this year’s Student Advisory Council members, visit the AAUW website.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university members. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Learn more and join us at www.aauw.org.

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