Membership in AAUW is open to all graduates who hold a associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. In principal and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in AAUW on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

Branch dues for the year include membership in the branch, state and national organizations. Female AAUW members automatically hold membership in the International Federation of University Women.