About AAUW

AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by our activism.

By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Breaking through Barriers

The Association has over 100,000 members with 1,300 branches and 550 college/university institution partners nationwide, that lobbies and advocates for education and equity. Last year alone, the Oregon branches of AAUW gave $62,900 in scholarships to Oregon women seeking a higher education.

AAUW of Oregon, with over 1100 members across the state, generously supports the AAUW Funds. Those funds include causes that

  • support protection of legal rights for those facing discrimination in any workplace (#3999 Legal Advocacy Fund)
  • support lifelong learning opportunities and scholarships (# 4336 Educational Opportunitites Fund)
  • support advocacy for policies and laws affecting women (#4337 Public Policy Fund)
  • provides research on women’s issues (#9170 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund)
  • and others. More information here.

 Interesting statistics about AAUW members:

  • 97% are registered voters
  • 65% use the Web daily
  • AAUW members have a minimum of an associate’s degree
  • 46% have a master’s degree and 12% hold a doctorate
  • More than 60% have above-average income
  • 55% are between the ages of 40 and 70

For more information, contact:

  • AAUW of Oregon leaders are eager to answer your questions. Follow the highlighted title to Contact Leaders
  • National at AAUW.