Welcome to AAUW San Diego

For Women and Girls Throughout Life

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Diego Branch encourages personal and professional growth in women of all ages. We support scholarship programs and provide community leadership opportunities – all in the context of developing lifelong friendships with like-minded women.

AAUW San Diego welcomes your participation in advancing gender equity for women and girls. You will find a variety of programs and activities which may appeal to your civic and social interests.

AAUW San Diego Branch is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions made to the Branch General Fund, Local College Scholarship program or Tech Trek science/math camp are tax deductible to the donor.

Click to contact an AAUW San Diego volunteer officer regarding membership or donating to the organization.

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

What was AAUW up to last year? Click for a graphic that sums it all up.

“I first joined AAUW San Diego in 1998, looking for camaraderie and to be with other women who shared my social and political views. I got all that and more! This is a wonderful diverse group of women, doing great things together for women and girls (and for fun, too).”
Cathy Burciaga, Fundraising Co-Chair.

If you believe in equity for women and girls – in women being able to live a self-determined life – whether on campus, at work, or during retirement, then AAUW San Diego Branch is for you. If camaraderie, intellectual stimulation and the company of women who make a difference matter to you, then you will find yourself at home with AAUW San Diego Branch, with varying membership of 85 to 100 women. Equity means freedom from bias or favoritism and includes the quality of being fair or impartial. AAUW San Diego, in coordination with AAUW California and AAUW national, advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy. Founded in 1911, AAUW San Diego is the original “mother” AAUW organization in San Diego. We serve metropolitan San Diegans from the shores of La Jolla to the eastern slopes of San Diego State University. (Any eligible individual can join AAUW San Diego; however, membership in one of the other AAUW San Diego County branches may be more geographically convenient.)

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Coming Up

Proposed Bylaws Change Voting Closes on May 15th, 9 am PT
AAUW members are voting on an amendment to the national bylaws recommended by the AAUW Board of Directors & AAUW Governance Committee. It  would open membership to any individual who supports AAUW’s important mission of advancing equity for women & girls. Voting opened on April 3rd & closes on May 15th at 9 am PT. Results will be announced online.

AAUW California’s Annual Event
Saturday, April 27th, 9 am – Noon via Zoom (Registration is required)
What’s happening with AAUW California? What has it been doing for the branches? Who won Speech Trek? Gov Trek? What was the Branch Activity of the Year? Who is the State Named Gift Honoree? Click HERE for more information and to register.

Saturday, May 4th, 12-2:30 pm – La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Scholarship Benefit & Author’s Luncheon
Featuring Linda Moore, author of “Attribution” & soon-to-be-released “Five Days in Bogotá: A Novel”
Cost: $75. Registration required by April 27th. Click for registration form.

June – Branch Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon – Details to be announced

Recent Events

San Diego Branch Recognized with Two Stars
Our branch recently received national honors in the FY23 AAUW Five Star Recognition Program for outstanding contributions in two categories,  Communications and External Relations & Programs.

Gov Trek 2024
Gov Trek logo
The second annual leadership program for girls in their junior or senior year of high school commenced on February 3rd. It concluded on March 16th at the virtual 2024 Gov Trek Campaign Competition.

Nearly 60 girls from California with diverse backgrounds enrolled in the Gov Trek program to explore careers in public service and elected office. Among those welcoming these future leaders was California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. View Secretary Weber’s video at: https://youtu.be/V3MQLKGAsHA?si=EPVpS9zbo9lQAJS3
Click to learn more about Gov Trek.

Afternoon Tea to Support Local Scholarships
This was a delightful gathering of members & guests on February 24th at Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library. Professor Lihini Aluwihare, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Department Chair and Deputy Director for Education, spoke about what led her to SIO and about her work. Lynne Batchelor presented interesting facts about tea and tea culture. Our afternoon tea & treats were indeed delectable.

If you were unable to attend but wish to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, make checks payable to AAUW San Diego Scholarships and mail to Sherry Eberling.