Welcome to AAUW Harrisburg!

Welcome to AAUW’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania branch. AAUW is an organization of more than 100,000 members who value education and equal rights — and together provide a powerful voice for women and girls.


Everyone is invited to the free showing of the film, Iron Jawed Angels, about the fight for women’s voting rights and the passage of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. The outstanding cast includes Hilary Swank (as Alice Paul) and Frances O’Connor (as Lucy Burns).

It’s free at the Midtown Cinema on Tuesday, July 29. Voter registration begins at 6 p.m. with the movie at 7 p.m. Discussion to follow moderated by the League of Women Voters. The evening is a cooperative project of the Harrisburg Area NOW, the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, and the League of Women Voters of the Harrisburg Area.

Branch Activities will resume in September, 2014. Check the Branch Calendar for any Special Interest Group events during the summer.

Saturday, September 13: Branch Luncheon at Clarion Hotel, New Cumberland, honoring our scholarship winners and more…. See the Activities Page and Branch Calendar for details….


May, 2014: Kristen L. Houser, Vice President of Communications and Development for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) was honored for her dedication to educating the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nation about sexual assault. More…


May, 2014: The Harrisburg Branch presented the 2014 Gateway to Equity Award to Emma Irving and Bryce Detweiler. Together the then-Lower Dauphin High School Students created Words, a short film about the negative effects of bullying. More….


September, 2013: The Harrisburg Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded two scholarships. Briana Hoachlander of Harrisburg was awarded the $1,000. Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Hoachlander is a student at West Chester University, where she is majoring in Spanish with a minor in Criminal Justice. Lydia Black of Camp Hill was awarded the $2,500. Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Black is a student at Westminster College, where she is majoring in biology with aspirations of becoming a physician’s assistant.  More .


Formed in 1921, AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization. Our mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Many know of AAUW locally through our support of scholarship and community programs. Our scholarship program helps assists local college students as well as women returning students. We also support national AAUW scholarships and research toward educational equity for women and girls.

The branch program calendar and special interest and community service groups offer more than one hundred local activities over the membership year. Read More


The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 by a group of 17 women who defied conventions of the times and earned college degrees.  Founders Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards envisioned an organization uniting female college graduates to play it forward, helping other women attain higher education and finding opportunities to put their education and training to use. Read More

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