Why Join AAUW?

    • Share Your Voice: AAUW’s 100,000-member voice makes a difference on critical women’s and civil rights issues and provides you the opportunity to support and be the first to learn about ground-breaking research on women, girls, and education.
    • Be A Part of a Vibrant Community: Wherever you go, you will find a community of friends and professional contacts in AAUW — a powerful local and national network for personal and professional growth.
    • Understand the Issues:  As a member of AAUW, you will have access to a variety of websites and publications to help you learn more about the issues affecting women and girls today.
    • Take Advantage of Valuable Resources: AAUW provides many educational and professional development experiences for you to improve your personal and leadership skills as well as opportunities for educational advancement through fellowships, grants, and awards.
    • Additional benefits from AAUW

Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Student Affiliation is open to anyone who does not already hold an undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

Annual Dues

Member of a Branch: $80 (national = $59, state = $10, local = $11)

  • $56 of the $59 national dues are tax deductible.
  • Between January 1st and March 15th, national dues reflect a half-year discount so the total annual dues would be $50.50 during this time.

e-Student Affiliate (Coe College): FREE while you’re a Coe student

  • National dues are waived by AAUW.
  • State and local membership is not included in the e-Student Affiliate membership, but could be included for an additional $21 annually. (state = $10, local = $11)

Student Affiliate (non-Coe College): $18.81

  • State and local membership is not required to become a Student Affiliate, but it is a great way to get involved with your local community and could be included for an additional $21 annually. (state = $10, local = $11)

Recent College Graduates: national dues are waived for one year under the Give-A-Grad-A-Gift program.

Because AAUW is a 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization, most of your national dues are tax deductible on your personal federal income tax return.

If interested in becoming a member of the Cedar Rapids branch of AAUW, please contact Linda Armitage at or (319) 393-0675. If you would like to join but feel as though the dues would create a financial hardship, inquire with Linda about the Shape the Future campaign.