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Chartered in 1964

AAUW Mission: to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy, education, and research

  • At the AAUW Howard County Branch, we plan programs for personal growth, and work to help women pursue higher education and leadership development.
  • By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.


As an AAUW member, you’ll be proud to belong to a nationwide group of 100,000 people who:

  • Value education and equal rights;
  • Are contributing to a more promising future for all women and girls; and,
  • Provide a powerful voice for women and girls.

As a member of the national association, you will receive tangible benefits:

  • A voice in government
  • A powerful network
  • Timely and relevant information at your fingertips
  • National and state activities
  • Opportunities for activism
  • Professional and educational support
  • Access to fellowships, grants, and scholarships
  • Updates on groundbreaking research
  • Increased buying power

As long as inequity exists, AAUW needs strong advocates to stand with us. 

Women today still need your help, and so does AAUW.


  • If you hold an associate or equivalent, bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can join AAUW as a member of the Howard County Branch.
  • If you are an undergraduate in a two- or four-year regionally accredited educational institution, you can join as a student affiliate. Full-time undergraduate students at Howard Community College (HCC) qualify for free e-student affiliate membership because HCC is an AAUW Partner Member.

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.