AAUW, founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold the associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university or who are Registered Nurses. In principle and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in the organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

AAUW Palo Alto was chartered in 1930 and has  consist strong membership throughout its history. Our branch has consistently achieved 5-Star and Platinum branch status, and is recognized for our significant contributions to the advancement of education and equity for women and girls. We sponsor community action projects and promote public policy advocacy. Our events and general meetings focus on current educational issues, women’s health, women’s history, and international issues. We have a wide variety of interest groups that meet monthly or more often.  By becoming involved with our branch, you can mix fun with purpose while advancing our mission of gender equity.