Mission

AAUW Mission Statement: AAUW advances equity for women and girls though advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW Vision Statement: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

Birmingham Branch Vision

The Birmingham Branch will be a highly visible, diverse organization, recognized especially for its commitment to equity for women and girls, to lifelong education and to the improvement of the status of women.

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 or disability.

Membership is open to all graduates who hold an Associate Degree or equivalent, or a Baccaleaurate Degree or higher from any nationally accredited institution or from any institution recognized by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

The Birmingham Branch is one of 1300 local units of the American Association of University Women. AAUW promotes education and equity for all women and girls through groundbreaking research; fellowships and grants for outstanding women scholars; voter education; community action projects; educational resources; grassroots activism; and assistance for women seeking legal support to fight sex discrimination on campus. Funds for these efforts come through contributions to the Educational Foundation. Our local branch supports scholarships to local colleges and also supports many community projects.

For membership information, contact:
The Birmingham Branch Membership Chair