In 1912 when UNCG was Greensboro Female College, a group of faculty women had the vision of becoming part of a national organization formed in 1881. The purpose was to unite for practical, educational work to help women be less restricted in higher education. Very early on the national organization, which later became AAUW, had the vision of having a million dollar fellowship fund to invest in fellowships for women pursuing graduate study.

AAUW’s  Mission Today

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Eoricard 100 years — The AAUW Greensboro program is Mission driven. At membership meetings we educate ourselves and become involved with issues such as defeating Amendment One, realizing the presence of human trafficking in NC, and understanding health care reform. Collaborating with Middle/Early College at Bennett, the Branch has given Book Scholarships to several graduating seniors. AAUW has encouraged high school girls in Greensboro to consider study in STEM fields through two summers of technology workshops directed by AAUW member Dr. Lakshmi lyer at UNCG. Our Branch has sponsored the attendance of local undergraduate students at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in Washington. Many members participate in on-line Action Alert communications to U.S. Senators and Representatives to express opinions and to ask for their support or “no” votes related to bills that positively or negatively impact women and girls. A delegation of Branch members visits local legislators in Raleigh at the beginning of each long session of the General Assembly. They lobby for or against legislative issues chosen by the Agenda Assemblies of North Carolina Women United, an organization to which AAUW NC belongs.

In principle and 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.