FAQs


Who can join AAUW?

The only requirement for membership is that AAUW is open to all graduates who hold an associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.


How much are annual dues?

National dues are $49.00 for National Members or Members of a Branch and $17.00 for Student Affiliates. Wisconsin state dues are $13.00 for Members of a Branch and $6.50 for Student Affiliates. Local dues are determined by each branch. Average cost is about $65.00 per year.


What if I don’t want to join a local branch? Can I still be a member?

Yes. You can also choose to support AAUW initiatives at the national level only. National dues are $49.00, and if you wish you can also join the state for another $13.00.


Does AAUW have a large membership?

Yes. There are more than 100,000 members nationwide making the American Association of University Women a powerful voice form women and girls, and nearly 1800 members in Wisconsin in 28 branches scattered around the state.


As a member, how do I know what is going on in AAUW?

Members receive AAUW’s magazine, AAUW Outlook, and AAUW in Action which contain newsworthy articles and close-ups of women who are vitally engaged in making a difference and making changes in all our lives. AAUW also has a website that encompasses all aspects of the organization at www.aauw.org. Wisconsin members also receive quarterly copies of Badger Briefs.


What is the AAUW Educational Foundation?

The AAUW Educational Foundation, founded in 1888, is the largest non-university fund available to women. It supports six fellowship and grant programs that together have helped more than 6,000 women follow their dreams and make a difference in the lives of women and girls all over the world.


How much money does the Foundation award during an average year?

$4,000,000!!


What is the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF)?

Very simply, LAF supports women who are fighting sex discrimination in higher education.


How long has the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) existed?

LAF just celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Wisconsin’s goal for this year was to raise $20,000 for 20 years of LAF.


How does AAUW link with other countries?

AAUW branches in Wisconsin are encouraged to offer international programming topics in their events scheduling.