AAUW Membership Information

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Auguat 26 was #WomensEqualityDay, but the fight's not over for women and girls. Join us!


Updated: January 13, 2018

Fill out this easy application form and join
the St. Lawrence County Branch today!

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2017-18 Dues Information

Renew your Regular Branch dues at $72 for 2017-18, or
$68 for members on retirement, fixed or reduced incomes.

Remember that AAUW national dues are $49, of which $46 will be tax deductible by the individual member; $3 of that national dues payment not be tax deductible because it will be used to support the AAUW Action Fund's Section 501(c)(4) activities (the AAUW Lobby Corps and election-related activities).

If you join after January 1, you can join for half-year dues, but you will have to pay the next full year by June 30, as the AAUW fiscal years runs from July 1 to June. 30. After March 15, you can join and pay a regular year's dues and get the remainder of the current year free - 15 months for the price of 12!

- from an AAUW Member Briefing

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Want to renew your dues on-line at AAUW? Here's how!

Go to AAUW.org

  1. Click Login at the top of the page next to the join button.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of any page and click Member Tools, a secured member’s only area.

  3. Scroll down to the Member Services Database and click ENTER HERE, then click ENTER MEMBER SERVICES DATABASE.

  4. Select Renew My Membership from the menu options to open the renewal form and renew your membership! You can pay your national, state and local dues all on-line!

Should you require any assistance, please contact Connect@aauw.org or call 800/326-2289, M-F, 10 am - 5 pm, ET.

e-Student Affiliates

What is an e-student affiliate?

What is the difference between a student affiliate and e-student affiliate?

  1. A student affiliate can join AAUW as a national affiliate. Student affiliates pay $17* per year for their affiliation. Student affiliates must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a two- or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.

  2. E-student affiliate status is only available to undergraduate students who attend an AAUW college/university partner member institution. E-student affiliates and student affiliates basically receive the same benefits, but e-student affiliates join AAUW absolutely free thanks to their college/university's partnership with AAUW. All four colleges in St. Lawrence County are C/U partners with AAUW, so any student can belong!

  3. AAUW student affiliate status is available to all undergraduate students who do not already hold a bachelor's degree.

Use this form to join as an e-student affiliate.

NOTE: There is no way for you to indicate on this form that you are choosing a branch, but send us an e-mail to confirm you have joined as an e-student and we'll include you in our local network.

Membership in AAUW-St. Lawrence County

Membership in St. Lawrence County AAUW is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW's commitment to educational equity is reflected in its public policy advocacy, community programs, leadership development, conventions and conferences, national partnerships, and international connections.

St. Lawrence County AAUW has long focused on economic and education equity and justice for women locally. In the past several years we have held a number of programs and brought in nationally-recognized experts to the area. Among the college-based equity programs we have organized and co-sponsored are included symposia on Title IX issues, family and women's health care issues on campus, sexual harassment panel discussions, speakers to discuss the status of women on campus and how to advocate for equal pay and equal opportunity, and women's political action priorities surrounding each elections.

Additionally, AAUW has a number of grant programs that have resulted in funding for specific programs on local campuses. In Spring 2008, Mary Graham and Cathy Clark at Clarkson University won an AAUW Campus Action Program grant to fund Negotiations U., designed to help young women negotiate that all-important first year's salary and benefits package that sets the bar for future earnings. Additionally, Professor Graham was part of a workshop on the Wage Project at the 2009 AAUW National Convention held in St. Louis in June, 2009.

Branch member Dr. Jennifer Ball, Clarkson University, was awarded a 2-year, $10,000 AAUW Community Action Grant from the AAUW Educational Foundation for Value U.

Value U. works to promote gender equity by teaching participants to assess their personal values and the community values of groups to which they belong. The participants will take the lessons from these assessments and produce videos focused on promoting positive images of women athletes or promoting positive change around sexual violence and sexual health. In addition, a speakers' series and mentor program supports participants post-workshop.

The Branch is always ready to help organize and cosponsor campus-related educational forums and programs that further our collective understanding of the many equity issues facing women.

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Give a Grad a Gift of AAUW

AAUW members can give a recent grad — a friend, daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, niece, or nephew — a free AAUW membership within two years of graduation. At no cost to you or them!

Expose the grad to the power that comes from belonging to a national women-led organization of more than 100,000 members who believe in and advance equity and education for women and girls.

Expand their networking opportunities through career development opportunities and community action projects. They will experience the rewards of working with and learning from successful AAUW mentors.

Keep them current on the events and people that affect their life as they receive Mission & Action, AAUW Outlook, Action Network alerts, and more.

Increase their buying power with access to discounts at The Princeton Review, Barnes&Noble.com, health and life insurance, auto insurance, AAUW research reports, credit cards and other members-only benefits such as CareerBuilder.com and TravelSmart.

Best of all, she/he will receive a free one-year AAUW membership at no cost to you or them! So send no money!

Remember, only members can take advantage of this offer.

Complete the online membership application now!

Your grad will receive a one-year member-at-large membership — a $49 value. They can join a branch at any time but will be responsible for paying branch and state dues.

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~ What can I do? ~

Here are just a few things... "YOU" can do as a member of the St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW:

  1. Become an informed citizen...by attending meetings that include speakers and timely information. See the links on our website for the Newsletter, Calendar, and Public Policy.

  2. Promote the vision and mission...of AAUW by becoming involved with community AAUW projects like our Candidate Forums, Clothing Fairs, recognition programs like the Agent of Change and Research Awards, National Girls & Women In Sports Day celebration, and Women's History Month events, just to name a few.

  3. Advocate for important public policy issues...relevant to today's women. Contact Congress! Write letters to the editor! Stay up to date on about women's issues via AAUW's Washington Update, AAUW's weekly public policy newsletter, and AAUW's Action Network and 2-Minute Activist.

  4. Develop leadership skills and network...within the Branch community of St. Lawrence County, AAUW - District 7, the state of New York, the country of the United States, and the world. Plan to attend the next state conference in April 2016: AAUW-NYS Convention in Saratogoa. Consider attending as a branch delegate.

  5. Share AAUW membership…with your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and anyone you meet who cares about equity and opportunity!

  6. Financially support...

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FAQs about AAUW Membership

What is AAUW?

AAUW is the American Association of University Women, New York State’s most active and diverse organizations for women, offering action for equity, personal and professional growth, community leadership, and friendships.

What is the purpose of AAUW?

We are an organization of women and men who promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.

Who belongs to AAUW?

In New York State there are 3,000 members in 43 local branches throughout the state. Nationally there are over 100,000 AAUW members. AAUW members are women and men in every stage of life, from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, with a wide range of interests and expertise. AAUW’s diversity is its strength.

AAUW's Diversity Mission Statement:

In principal and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin disability or class.

What does AAUW do?

We make a difference in our communities and the nation. We educate voters, mentor women, sponsor community forums, promote equity in education, fight sexual harassment, lobby legislators, encourage women to run for public office, and influence school board policy.

We change the classroom. Members use the AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund’s ground-breaking research to advocate for K-12 classrooms that are gender-fair and free of sexual harassment. We reward and publicize innovative college programs that further progress in equity on college/university campuses.

We help women succeed in higher education. AAUW is the largest source of non-government funding for women graduate students. The Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants and fellowships to college women across the nation, funds that are raised each year from individual members and branched.

The Legal Advocacy Fund provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.

Check our Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.

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College/University Representatives:

As you may know, the Association has a special class of membership for colleges and universities. The institution is a member of AAUW and appoints a faculty member to be the representative to the branch. In St. Lawrence County, we have four Colleges or Iniversities members:

St. Lawrence County College/University Partners:

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Mission Statements:

The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

In principle and practice 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.

The AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

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