The American Association of University Women was founded in 1882 as the American Association of Collegiate Alumnae. The name was changed to its present form in 1921. The Elgin Area Branch was organized in 1920 with 40 charter members.
Our Mission Statement
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Our Vision Statement
Equity for all.
Intersectional. Inclusive, Intergenerational, Empowering.
Our 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 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.
AAUW National Website
To find more information about the national organization of AAUW visit www.aauw.org.
AAUW Illinois Website
To find out more about the Illinois state organization of AAUW, visit: www.aauw-il.org.
STRATEGIC PLAN for Elgin Area Branch AAUW
Click on this link to view our 2023-2024 Strategic Plan.