Welcome to the Elgin Area, IL Branch of AAUW

With more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners nationwide, AAUW advocates education and equity. Since its founding, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day—educational, social, economic, and political.

MISSION STATEMENT
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.VISION STATEMENT
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.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT
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 or disability.
MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to all graduates having associates or equivalent baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges and universities.  An undergraduate student enrolled in a regionally accredited educational institution shall be eligible for student affiliation.