Membership

It’s easy to join — and there’s lots to do!

AAUW is the oldest organization in the United States
dedicated to women and girls.

Share our passion and join our powerful network

… because Equity is Still an Issue

Nearly 3000 members across Illinois join, participate in, and benefit from membership in AAUW. There are 51 branches in various communities throughout Illinois.

Membership is open to women and men who hold an associate degree or equivalent, or a baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

Benefits of Membership

Branch membership maximizes opportunities for involvement through:

  • Branch meetings and study group meetings
  • Advocacy for women and girls in the areas of equity and education
  • Receipt of current AAUW information along with the award-winning quarterly magazine AAUW Outlook
  • Outstanding programming for education and leadership development
  • Networking and links to women in local communities and nationwide
  • Fellowships and grants to graduate women through AAUW Funds
  • Support for gender discrimination plaintiffs through the Legal Advocacy Fund
  • Making global impact through international initiatives and partnerships.

Types of Membership

  • Branch:  Includes membership in National AAUW, AAUW-Illinois & Chicago branch.
  • Individual:  Includes membership only in National AAUW. An individual member is not affiliated with AAUW-Illinois nor a local branch.
  • State Individual: Includes membership in National AAUW and AAUW-Illinois. This member is not affiliated with any local branch.

Dues Amounts: July 2018 – June 2019

A dues year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Membership Type

Association

State

Comments

New or Renewing Member

$59.00

$10.00

Plus the $22- branch dues. Click Membership_Form-Chicago-2018 to download a copy of the membership renewal form.
Half-Year Dues

29.50

10.00

When member joins between January 1 through March 15. Plus the $11- branch dues.
Student Affiliate

18.81

3.00

Members who are college undergraduates. Plus the $10- branch dues.
Individual

59.00

0

Individual members do not belong to a branch nor to the AAUW-IL state organization; they belong only to national AAUW.
Paid Life Member

0

10.00

See note below for one-time payment. Member pays $22- branch dues as well.
50-Year Honorary Member

waived

waived

Branch dues are waived as well.

Life Membership Note: By making a one-time payment of 20 times the annual dues amount, a paid life member does not pay the Association dues. Local branch and state dues will still apply.

For More Information about the Chicago branch, email  ChicagoAAUW@hotmail.com.

For information about branches outside Illinois, you can visit https://svc.aauw.org/about/branches_wp.cfm, call 1-800-326-AAUW, or send email to connect@aauw.org.