National Programs

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CAMPUS ACTION PROJECTS

Campus Action Project (CAP) grants enable student leaders and campus faculty to design and implement effective programs that enhance campus offerings, promote leadership, and improve academic and career outcomes. CAP grants, now co-sponsored by Pantene’s Shine Strong Fund, provide funding to create community-based solutions to some of the far-reaching problems explored in AAUW research. Applications open in August and are due in late September or early October each year. The 2015-16 theme isEmpowering Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).”

AAUW-PA salutes our current and past Pennsylvania CAP-grant winners:

  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA—My Life, My Label (2014-15)
  • Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA—Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013-14)
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA—Ending Sexual Harassment and Cyber-Bullying (2011-12)
  • California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA—CSI: California, PA, Engaging and Inspiring Girls to Explore Their World (2009-10)
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA–College Connections: A Partnership between Franklin & Marshall College and Columbia High School (2008-09)
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA–Women Open Doors (2008-09)
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA—Negotiating Cents for Women (2007-08)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA—Planning for an Economically Secure Future (2006-07)
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA—Changing the Campus Culture: A Multimedia Service Campaign to Stop Sexual Harassment (2005-06)


ELECT HER

Elect Her encourages and trains women to run for offices in student government on their campuses.

NCCWSL: NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COLLEGE WOMEN STUDENT LEADERS
May 31-June 3, 2017

The exciting National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), which is held at the University of Maryland at the end of May or beginning of June each year, brings together college women from all over the US to learn about leadership.

Each year, AAUW offers grants to attend NCCWSL. 

AAUW-PA is now accepting applications for state grants to attend NCCWSL 2017.  The application deadline is February 14, 2017. Download the application form.

NATIONAL STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

The National Student Advisory Council is an annual leadership program for 10 college women nationwide to serve as AAUW ambassadors on their campuses. Learn more about the program and then apply this September for the 2016-17 year.

Theresa Johnson, Lock Haven University of PA, is a 2015-16 member of the National Student Advisory Council. Her blog can be read here.

AAUW-PA is proud of and thanks the PA student members, past and present, of the National Student Advisory Council:

2016-17

  • Sarah Best, University of Pittsburgh

2015-16

  • Theresa Hice Johnson, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA
    2013-14

  • Marian Firke, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • Charisma Ricksy, Penn State University, University Park, PA
    2012-13

  • Huong Nguyen, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
    2008-09

  • Brittany Anderton, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
    2007-08

  • Lenore Flower, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA


$TART $MART IN NEGOTIATING THAT FIRST JOB

Why do women earn only $0.77 of the male’s $1.00? Part of that answer is that many women do not know how to negotiate salary and benefits during their careers. The $tart $mart program, offered by AAUW and the WAGE Project, targets college women and helps them understand their positions of strength.

Facilitating a $tart $mart workshop is a great opportunity for a branch project or for college/university faculty and staff.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Energize your students committed to gender equity and connect them with a wealth of resources: Establish a nationally recognized AAUW Student Organization. Get ideas about what Student Organizations can do.