Karen Wellin, Membership Vice President


AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.


Equity for all.


Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and Intersectionality.



By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.


AAUW-PA Offers Members:

  • A respected coalition to address state and regional issues
  • Leadership training
  • Conferences and workshops with expert speakers
  • A timely Public Policy Program focusing on gender equity in education, elimination of harassment, environmental issues, right of choice, and freedom from violence, voter rights
  • Opportunities to lobby on Public Policy Priorities

Your Local Branch Offers Members:

  • Opportunities to study and take action on current problems and issues
  • Participation in branch projects which enrich and support the community
  • Friendships and support from dynamic, educated members of diverse age,  occupations,  and lifestyles
  • The opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills
  • Opportunities to lobby on Public Policy Priorities
  • GOTV initiatives (Get Out the Vote)



ELIGIBILITY A graduate holding an associate or equivalent (RN) or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.


Member of Local Branch. National Dues: $72.00; State Dues $12.00; Local Branch: set by Branch (see Shape the Future below for a first year of discounted dues!)

Dual Members. This is a member who holds membership in more than one branch. Membership ($72) is paid through one branch considered the primary branch. Branch dues are paid to each branch unless a life member. $69 is tax deductible.

National Members (formerly Members-at-Large). A national member pays dues directly to AAUW ($72) and is not affiliated with a branch. $69 is tax deductible.  National members may join AAUW-PA by paying the $12 dues to receive the Keystoner and be invited to state meetings. These state memberships must align with the fiscal year, not the anniversary dates used by national.

E-Branch. National members, members of disbanded branches, as well as members in unique living situations, can remain connected or become involved with AAUW-PA. These members can choose to form an e-branch which only requires three (3) members and some knowledge of the internet. Contact social media chair AAUW-PA for more information.

Paid Life Members. A paid life member has paid a one-time payment of 20 times the current AAUW dues. The member is required to pay branch and state dues.

Honorary or 50-Year Members. A member who has paid AAUW dues for 50 years is eligible for Honorary life membership. The 50 years do not need to be consecutive. No dues are required of state, but a branch may or may not choose to collect branch dues. The branch needs to submit an application to AAUW. Go to; click on the following: Member Center, Membership Campaigns, 50 year Honorary Life Membership, then General Forms.

College/University Membership. AAUW’s College/University Membership Program provides educational institutions the opportunity to easily share all the benefits of AAUW with their students, faculty, and staff.

Student Associates.

    • Undergraduate and graduate students at a C/U member school: National dues are FREE; state dues are FREE as long as the student is enrolled in college; branch may or may not collect dues.
    • Undergraduate and graduate students at a school that is NOT a C/U member: AAUW dues are $18.81; state dues are FREE as long as the student is enrolled in college; branch may or may not collect dues. As an Emerging Leader Intern (ELI), a branch may choose to pay AAUW dues.


Shape the Future Events. At mission-driven events open to the public, discounts will be offered to prospective members or two-year lapsed members, and free memberships offered to a branch. The discount of ½ National dues ($36) and ½ state dues ($6) is offered to a person who joins on the spot; branch dues may or may not be waived. One free membership for every two new members who join, with a maximum of three, will be offered to the branch and must be redeemed by the end of the AAUW fiscal year in which it was earned.