About

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

Since 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

The Humboldt Branch
The Humboldt Branch of AAUW was founded in September of 1950.  It grew from a teatime conversation among three women in April to an organizational meeting of 35 women one month later.  In five months, officers were elected, a constitution and bylaws were approved, and the collection of dues was begun.  In November of 1950 the official charter was presented to more than 60 charter members.

The Humboldt Branch includes a satellite Humboldt Campus Branch for members who can’t attend the monthly Saturday meetings. The satellite branch promotes student membership and programs and works closely with our local institutions of higher education.