Since 1881 the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. Through landmark research, it has changed conversations about girls in schools. Its advocacy policy has worked to inform and mobilize members on many issues affecting the lives of women and girls. AAUW North Carolina is the organization that brings the work of the association home to our communities and you are invited to be part of our state effort.

In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in our organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

Join or Renew Your Membership

Find your community on the NC list of branches. Click for the details and you’ll find people to talk to to learn more about the branch, and, in many cases, a “Join Button” that will let you join on the spot, paying dues online at  (Dues are $59 AAUW, $11 AAUW NC, and the cost of branch dues varies – almost all less than $15.)

National Member RenewalsBranch Member Renewals

Renewing your AAUW membership?

Most members can renew their national, state and branch membership online at the national site:

Branch members join with an annual membership that is paid July 1 to June 30th annually.

You will receive an email from AAUW early each year, with an invoice for the next year’s annual dues and directions for how to renew online at You will need your membership number to do this online. (Online you are able to renew AAUW – $59, AAUW NC – $11 and your branch dues- less than $15, all at once.)

Some branches in North Carolina have not yet elected to do online renewals. In that case, your branch Membership Chair will send you a renewal notice and you will send a check to the branch Treasurer for all your annual dues. (Branch, state and national dues will be combined.)