Watch our home page for announcements about
Open Houses for 2020.

2020 Third Wednesday Programs
7 pm – 8:30 pm at Headquarters – Public Welcome

Feb. 19 – Humane Society Services: Planning for the Future
Presentation by Bridget Keenan of Humane Society Silicon Valley

March 18 – Public Health Issues for Women
Presentation by Dr. Sara Cody, Health Officer and Public Health Director for Santa Clara County

April 15 – Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism and Advocacy for All
Presentation by author Elisa Camahort Page
May 20 – SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Part II
Presentation by community activist Ellyn Bloomfield
June 17 – Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Presentation about this national network that is working to move people and systems toward racial justice.

You can read more about these programs 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.

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 New Membership Application form. Mail it in or bring it to the next Open House or AAUW event you attend.

Why Join? AAUW is a dynamic national organization with a long history of affecting 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 and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college and university partners. Learn more at the AAUW National website.

AAUW is active locally at the Branch and state levels and collectively. Learn more about the San Jose Branch here.

What Does AAUW San Jose Membership Offer You? At the San Jose Branch, you join over 300 women who offer friendship with like-minded women and a forum for making a positive contribution in your community. Join us for new social connections, advocacy, or learning opportunities while we work together on mission-based programs or service projects. There is a wide range of programs and activities to choose from, including:

Mission-Based Programs
♦ Public Policy Program for Advocacy and Leadership opportunities
♦ Third Wednesday 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.

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 during the year and learn more about membership. Check the home page of our website or our Calendar for details on upcoming events. You can also email us with your questions at