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

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… because Equity is Still an Issue

Nearly 2000 members across Illinois join, participate in, and benefit from membership in AAUW. There are 40 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 a global impact on 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 2022 – June 2023

A dues year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Membership Type




New or Renewing Member



Plus the $22- branch dues. Click AAUW 2022 membership renewal to download a copy of the membership renewal form.
Student Affiliate



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



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



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



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

For information about branches outside Illinois, you can visit, call 1-800-326-AAUW, or send email to