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
  • 1,000 local branches
  • 800 college and university partners.

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.

Established in 1989, the Southeast Valley Branch of AAUW includes members from Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley.

As a local branch of AAUW, our focus is to promote the vision and mission of AAUW in the Southeast Valley by providing programs, education, and resources. Our branch empowers women and girls in our community to reach their highest potential by providing networking, resources, respect and support.

  • We support opportunities for activism and have monthly program meetings that promote education and equity. not just for women and girls, but also for the Southeast Valley. 
  • We strongly value and encourage a diverse membership.
  • We believe in Pay Equity, Voting Rights, a woman’s choice to make health decisions about her own body, and equal rights for girls and boys, men and women.
  • We address current Issues affecting women and communities: voter access, pay equity, paid family leave, college affordability, campus sexual harassment and violence, and healthcare access and reproductive rights.
  • We support public education and among other things, we raise funds for scholarships (local and national) and we also have multiple interests groups

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