AAUW GREENSBORO — CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
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. The Greensboro Branch provides quality member service, community engagement and multichannel communications to foster a growing community of members, supporters, students and organizations who advance the AAUW mission.
By joining AAUW, a member belongs to a community that breaks through barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance to achieve educational and economic equity and civil rights.
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
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.
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOCUSES ON THREE MAIN GOALS:
GOAL 1: To offer programming that support local priorities for ECONOMIC equity.
GOAL 2: To offer programming that support local priorities for EDUCATIONAL equity.
GOAL 3: To practice fiscally responsible stewardship with respect to our stakeholders and donors.