AAUW Student Organizations

Looking for a way to #StandUpToSexism and close the leadership gap on campus? Ready to tackle campus sexual assault? Tired of having to explain that the gender pay gap is real?

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AAUW student organizations are demanding equity for women and girls on college and university campuses around the world. AAUW has a rich history of taking action on women’s issues and building feminist communities. Our more than 100 student organizations carry on this history of campus activism and challenging the status quo.

Why Bring AAUW to Your Campus?

While student organizations take AAUW’s mission to the next level by raising funds for their organization and planning feminist campus events, they also gain valuable experience and see direct results on their campuses! AAUW student organization members

The best part? Your involvement with AAUW doesn’t stop after you graduate! AAUW helps women continue their education and prepares them for the workforce. The global support network you build with your AAUW student organization lasts a lifetime.

Tools for student organization leaders

Stories from the Student Organization Community

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Theresa Johnson, Lock Haven University“As an AAUW student organization leader, I advocate for women, feminism, and social justice on campus and in my local community.”

— Theresa Johnson, Lock Haven University



Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia, UCLA“I tried to join other feminist organizations on campus, but I couldn’t find the sense of community I was looking for in them. I decided to start an AAUW student organization myself to create a space for women from different backgrounds and ideologies to come together.”

— Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia, University of California, Los Angeles


Sabrina Ridenour, West Virginia University“I founded our AAUW student organization after attending NCCWSL. It has changed my whole college experience by giving me a voice.”

— Sabrina Ridenour, West Virginia University
Questions about AAUW student organizations? Email us at leadership@aauw.org.



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Student Org FAQ

Get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AAUW student organizations.

Muskingum University’s adviser and the organization’s executive board members

Make the Most of Your Student Org Meetings

Take your AAUW student organization meetings to the next level.

AAUW student organization members at Louisiana Tech University

Student Org Leader Tool Kit

Find resources for every step in your student organization’s process.