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. Learn more.


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Thursday, November 17, Branch Meeting: Barry Denk, director of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, will discuss the heroin epidemic, the challenges communities of all sizes face in dealing with the problem, and opportunities and resources available to address this public health crisis, including community-based coalitions providing education and prevention programs. 6:30 p.m. Capital Blue Community Room 4500 Marketplace Way, Enola, PA

Check the Branch Calendar for other activities. 

NEWS: BRANCH AWARDS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS The 2016 Scholarship Committee selected three young ladies who not only embody the ideals of AAUW, but also the spirit, educational and societal values of the women for whom the scholarships are named.  More…   Scholarship Applications for 2017 will be available on our Scholarship Page in early spring.

NEWS: 2016 COMMUNITY WOMAN OF THE YEAR:  AAUW Harrisburg has named Jonelle Prether Darr as Community Woman of the Year 2016. Jonelle has served as the Executive Director of the Cumberland County Library System since 1992. More…

NEWS: 2016 GATEWAY TO EQUITY AWARD: Lin Taylor, Computer Programmer and Educator, was presented with this award at AAUW Harrisburg’s Women’s History Month meeting in March. Lin initiated Girls Who Code, a free computer-programming club for girls ages 10-16 at the Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church. This is an opportunity for girls to learn computer technology careers and build their skills. Funding for materials and books, as well as new or used laptop computers are always needed. (Equipment simply needs to be in working order, no special system, etc.) To donate or learn more about the program, contact Sheila Derr at office@harrisburgbic.org or 717-561-2170.


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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