College/University (C/U) Partners

This program is a nationally sponsored program and provides significant advantages to partner institutions and their students.

Each C/U partner institution is eligible to appoint TWO members of their faculty, administration, and/or staff to represent the institutional membership and get the mail. Such appointees are automatically national members of AAUW; they may choose to join the state and local branch by paying appropriate dues.

C/U partner institutions’ students are eligible to affiliate with AAUW for free.

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 October each year.

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)

Why do women earn only $0.79 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.

Energize your students committed to gender equity and connect them with a wealth of resources: Establish a nationally recognized AAUW Student Organization.