The Delaware Branch was founded in 1966.
Purpose: To further, at the local, state and national levels, AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Meetings: Held monthly during the academic year and are open to the public. See the Program page for dates, topics, and location. (Most meetings are held in the Beeghly Library at Ohio Wesleyan University.)
AAUW’s Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Value Promise: By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Who can join?
If you hold an associate’s or equivalent, bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can become a branch member.
If you are an undergraduate in a two-or four-year regionally accredited educational institution, you can join as a student affiliate.
Qualified institutions are educational institutions that offer recognized associate, baccalaureate, or higher degrees and that have full regional accreditation (including two-year or community colleges) or appropriate professional association approval.
Our nonpartisan, nonprofit national organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. The AAUW works to break through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. A couple of the national issues it has worked to get passed are the Violence Against Women Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. We are currently working toward eliminating the gender wage gap, sexual harassment and discrimination, and the under representation of women in leadership, science, and engineering. AAUW has awarded $4.3 million in fellowships and grants to support 278 women in their academic and professional careers. We promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for women and girls. Each year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs shape the lives of thousands of college women to become the next generation of leaders. For more information about our national organization click here on AAUW.
AAUW Be WISE Camp is a mathematics, science and technology camp designed to develop interest, excitement, and self confidence in young women who are entering grades 7 or 8 in the fall. The camp began in the summer of 1989 and since then over 3,000 girls have completed the camp program. It is a residential camp limited to 140 campers, held on the campus of Dennison University in June. The AAUW/Delaware Ohio Branch is happy to sponsor one or two young women each year. In June of 2015 we sponsored Stephanie Arthur. Young women who will be entering 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2015 are eligible campers. The Delaware Branch would like to assist 1 or 2 campers from Delaware in 2016. Please contact Roberta Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of an eligible candidate who is interested in attending. For more information about the camp, see Be Wise Camp