Why Join? AAUW is a dynamic national organization with a long history of effecting change on the issues women care about: education, civil rights, equity in the workplace and on college campuses, reproductive rights, and gender discrimination. AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members, donors and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college and university partners. Learn more at the AAUW National website.

AAUW is active locally at the Branch, State and National levels. Learn more about what the San Jose Branch can offer you here.

Who May Join? Membership is open to anyone who holds an associate college degree or higher. Students working toward a qualifying degree may become student affiliates. This Branch covers San Jose, Santa Clara, Campbell, and Milpitas. If your residence is in a different city, you may join us or opt for dual branch membership.

What Does AAUW San Jose Membership Offer You? You’ll join over 200 local residents in friendship with like-minded women (and men) and a forum for making a positive contribution in your community. Join us for new social connections, volunteer opportunities, advocacy, or lifelong learning. There is a wide range of programs and activities to choose from, including:

Mission-Based Programs
♦ Public Policy Program for Advocacy and Leadership opportunities
Programs throughout the year are open to the Branch and the public.
Topics focus on relevant issues of the day such as women in leadership, gender pay gap
and salary negotiation workshops, misrepresentation of women in media, and advancing
equity for all. Some programs are just for fun–holidays, summer barbeques, meeting past scholarship recipients and so on.

Interest Groups – Book Clubs and More!
Options range from from book discussions, gourmet cooking and foodie meet-ups, knitting, art appreciation, genealogy, language conversational meet-ups, walking groups, movie or game nights and more.

Community Action Projects
Members connect to their community through service projects for our partners, including Sacred Heart Community Service, Santa Maria Urban Ministry, Family Supportive Housing, Second Harvest, Project Linus, Lifted Spirits, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence and the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy.

Have Questions?
Attend the next Open House or the public programs hosted by AAUW San Jose. Check the home page of our website or our Calendar for details on upcoming events. You can also email us with your questions at

How to Join:

  1. Let us know you’re interested by submitting the online Membership Interest Form or email us at A member of the Membership Committee will contact you.
  2. Sign up today – Download, print and complete this Membership Application Form. Mail it to AAUW San Jose, 1165 Minnesota Ave., Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95125, or bring it to the next Open House or AAUW event you attend.