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AAUW has been transforming women’s lives for more than a century. And now that we’ve won the fight to give women equal access to education, we’re taking on one of the most defining issues of our time: gender equity. But we can’t do it alone.
Your AAUW membership will help close the gender pay gap by 2030, ensure schools and workplaces are free of discrimination and harassment, and create more opportunities for women to lead. It will also connect you to a powerful network of more than 170,000 women and men across the country who are as passionate as you are about building a fairer future — with a few other perks to boot. As a member, you will:
Make a Difference
By becoming a member, you’re not only joining a community committed to our cause. You’re also directly funding our work to:
- Train millions of women to negotiate for higher salaries and benefits.
- Support state and local fair-pay legislation to ban the use of salary history in hiring, a practice that puts women at a financial disadvantage.
- Develop more women leaders through workshops and conferences.
- Fund the research that is informing national conversations on the gender pay gap, women’s student-debt burden, and other key equity issues.
Get Discounts and Services
AAUW members get great discounts and special services on insurance, hotels and travel, office supplies, email services and more.
Receive Newsletters and Alerts
Stay informed and active through a host of digital resources and newsletters, including:
Mission & Action: Monthly updates on AAUW’s work, including gender equity research, legislation, news, events and easy opportunities to take action.
Action Alerts: Periodic emails to alert you to breaking news and urgent opportunities to act on policies or legislation that affects women.
Membership Matters: A monthly resource for branch and state AAUW leaders on how to recruit and retain members, advance our mission and stay engaged with communities.
Shape the Future
As a member, each year you can weigh in on who will lead AAUW on its board of directors and decide which public policy issues should be our highest priority.
You can also become an AAUW leader by participating in one of the committees and task forces that move our agenda forward. Not to mention the many opportunities to play pivotal roles at the state or branch level, or as a student or emerging professional.
Join a Community
AAUW offers lots of opportunities to get involved with a local community of activists. By joining at the branch level, you can serve in leadership roles, sponsor community action projects, and lobby on priority issues like pay equity and Title IX reform.
AAUW-Oshkosh Branch Membership
You are eligible for membership in AAUW if you are a graduate of a regionally accredited institution of higher learning holding an associate or higher degree.
By becoming a member of our branch, you also become a member of the state and national organization. ($59 of the national dues are tax deductible.)
AAUW uses $62 of your dues to support the activities listed above.
AAUW-WI uses $13 of your dues to:
- run the state convention each year;
- send Badger Briefs (state newsletter); and
- provide leadership for local branches.
AAUW-Oshkosh uses $15 of your dues to:
- host monthly programs;
- pay for costs of using physical space for programs and a Zoom subscription;
- print and mail member yearbooks;
- pay travel expenses for the president(s) to attend conventions; and
- pay expenditures of membership and communication committees.
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National Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Student Affiliation is open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.
College/University Partner Membership is open to regionally accredited educational institutions, including two-year or community colleges. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is an institutional member of AAUW. This means that UWO students can become affiliates for free!
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.
Because AAUW is a 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization, $46 of your national dues is tax deductible on your personal federal income tax return.