Branches Working with Colleges and Universities

Working with College/University (C/U) Partners
and Students or Student Organizations

ON THIS PAGE:


GETTING STARTED

  • Contact the C/U representative at the C/U partner near you. Don’t know who that is? Contact the AAUW-PA C/U liaison, who can tell you.
  • Have an institution that is not yet a C/U partner? Contact the Provost, Academic Dean, chair of Women’s Studies, or other campus contact. Share AAUW information with them: https://www.aauw.org/resources/member/governance-tools/students-campus-professionals/
  • Offer your branch resources and investigate shared concerns and opportunities.
  • Encourage students to join your branch and the state as well as affiliating with national.


IDEAS FOR JOINT BRANCH-C/U PROGRAMMING

There are myriad options. Think creatively and talk with the students or the C/U representatives about their concerns and interests and what is feasible on their campus.

Here are some ideas that have been successful in PA to get you started:

    • October Breast Cancer Awareness Month bake sale (Branch make bake goods)
    • Voter registration drives in fall and/or spring
    • Tabling on campus in October and/or April handing out forms to request an absentee ballot from the states most represented among that campus’s student population
    • Pay equity activities: host an Equal Pay Day bake sale, collect signatures to support pay-equity legislation, sponsor speakers on negotiation skills, etc.
    • Title IX and Knowing Your Rights programs and tabling
    • A speaker or panel on an AAUW issue hosted by your branch
    • Student mentoring
    • Shared project like Love Your Body, Sister-to-Sister Summits, Take Back the Night, Red Sands National Awareness
    • Conversations about Gender Equity

At this time we are mostly operating virtually, reimagine the above ideas for the virtual format or create new ones.  Invite the C/U Representative to an AAUW-PA or National webinar.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COLLEGE WOMEN STUDENT LEADERS (NCCWSL): HELP STUDENTS ATTEND

About NCCWSL https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/nccwsl/about/

Raise money for a grant to support students to attend NCCWSL next year:

  • Make sure students at your local institutions of higher education know about NCCWSL and the grants that are available at National
  • Cover travel costs for a national or PA grant recipient
  • Provide a full or partial grant to a local student
  • Donate to the national scholarships

Note: C/U partners (those colleges and universities that are members of AAUW) receive 15% off the registration fees if a group of 10 or more students register as a group.  Find out whether your college or university is a member. https://ww2.aauw.org/branch_locator/

Individual Contributions to National Scholarships:
To support the general operating funds for the conference or make a donation to the scholarship fund, contribute online at https://ww2.aauw.org/donate-gift-new/

  • To designate funds for the NCCWSL Scholarship Fund, scroll to bottom of page and select Give to Support NCCWSL
  • Or donate to AAUW PA to support PA Grants for NCCWSL

Why?
Such efforts could be the start of many successful partnerships, leading perhaps to a new C/U partnership, and help students develop leadership skills.

WORK WITH NCCWSL ATTENDEES
Each year, several students from Pennsylvania universities and colleges or residing in Pennsylvania attend NCCWSL, enjoy learning skills that will last them a lifetime, and agree to share their experiences.

Invite them to:

  • Attend or speak at your branch meetings
  • Partner on a local project
  • Join your branch
  • Become a e-student affiliate