The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. We provide funds to advance education, support research and self-development for women, and foster equity and positive societal change.
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The Rochester Branch of AAUW was formed in 1897 and is one of the oldest branches in the country. The Greater Rochester Area Branch is one of 1,500 local branches engaged in a variety of programs, ranging from voter education to working with local schools and organizations, to raising money for the AAUW Educational Foundation and Legal Advocacy Fund. We regularly schedule many other educational, cultural and social events that foster networking opportunities, leadership development, and camaraderie among college-educated women. Most of these events take place in our beautiful mansion on East Avenue.
General AAUW Information
AAUW is a national not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1881 to promote equity for women, education and self-development over the life span, and positive societal change. AAUW is an active member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and was one of the founding member organizations that established IFUW in 1919.
AAUW Mission Statements
The American Association of University Women(AAUW) promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. The AAUW Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education.
Diversity Statement – In principle and in practice, 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.
Greater Rochester Area Branch
494 East Avenue Rochester
New York 14607