Back to School with AAUW: Join the Movement for Women and Girls



From organizing for social change to preparing for your first postgraduation job, AAUW has you covered. Join the thousands of AAUW campus activists fighting for women’s rights all over the world. Check out all of the ways AAUW can help you have your best school year yet!


AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC)

This unique feminist cohort of 10 student leaders advises AAUW and works collaboratively to fight for women’s equity on campus. (Learn more in our video!) SAC members receive two all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C., for a fall leadership retreat and to serve as peer leaders during the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

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AAUW Student Organizations

Make change on campus and help create a community of supportive intersectional feminists by joining AAUW’s network of more than 100 student organizations. Build your résumé, hone your event-planning skills, and take action on women’s issues from equal pay to campus sexual assault. AAUW offers free tools and resources to help student organizations make waves on campuses all over the world.



AAUW Start Smart

If you’re passionate about closing the gender pay gap or are nervous about negotiating your first salary, then bring an AAUW salary negotiation workshop to campus. Our interactive workshops teach women how to successfully and confidently negotiate for salaries and benefits.

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National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) brings together more than 800 student leaders from around the world to network and build community. Participants hone their leadership, professional development, and activism skills during this three-day conference.



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AAUW Campus Action Project Grants

If you have an idea for how to support women leaders on your campus, AAUW can make it a reality! AAUW offers $5,000 grants to promote women’s leadership and equity on your campus. Read about the projects we funded last year to get inspired to plan a networking event, mentorship program, visual campaign, or something else all your own!

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AAUW Two-Minute Activist Mobile

Get urgent notices when your advocacy is needed most! Last year Two-Minute Activists sent more than 200,000 messages to their members of Congress. Now we are thrilled to announce Two-Minute Activist mobile, an exciting new tool that delivers timely, targeted communication straight to your cell phone via text message and offers other important advocacy features such as the ability to connect with your legislators’ offices by phone.

Complete this form or simply text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333!


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