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AAUW’s Nationwide women’s advocacy network opens doors for women and girls and influences public debate on critical social issues such as education, civil rights, and workplace equity.

AAUW publishes groundbreaking research on women and girls, is one of the world’s largest resources of funding exclusively for graduate women, and fights sex discrimination in all levels of education.

The State College branch of AAUW was founded in 1916 and has approximately 150 members who continually seek ways to work toward improving the lives of all women. Our State College branch has a long history of leadership and community service.

Half a Century of Expanding Access to Education

With 37 words, Congress changed the face of education. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

50 years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 changed the face of education. This groundbreaking civil rights law prohibits sex discrimination in education and protects people of all genders, both staff and students, in any educational institution or program receiving federal funds. Title IX ushered in an era of enormous progress for girls and women from classrooms to playing fields, but advocates continue to fight efforts to weaken it. Join AAUW as we honor five decades of advancing educational equity for all and engage where advocacy is still needed to achieve the full promise of Title IX.



workplace equity
A gap exists at all levels of work in almost every occupation. There is a gender pay gap in every state. It cuts across all age groups and demographics, significantly for women of color. The gap greets a woman as soon as she gets out of college and grows wider …


Currently, the branch is led by a leadership team, composed of members of the executive committee of the board of directors. Linda Friend and Sally Kalin serve as Immediate Past Presidents of the branch.


Branch member Leslie Laing participated in AAUW Lobby Day to advocate for increased funding of public schools, where AAUW believes is the best place to secure an equitable and quality education.


An AAUW State College STEM grant funds scholarships for girls to participate in Science U summer camps.


Returning adult women students receive AAUW State College Branch scholarships in order to complete their college education.


AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW State College awards numerous community grants each year to nonprofits located within Centre County that promote our mission. We believe that collaborative community-based initiatives form a robust foundation for advancing equity locally and, ultimately, globally.