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.


Tuesday, April 14: Branch Meeting: Human Trafficking 101. Learn about the issue from an expert.  See the Activities page or Branch Calendar for details and other upcoming events.

Sunday, April 26: Culture Vultures Trip: Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens. See the Activities page for details.

Saturday, May 2: Branch Luncheon: Community Woman of the Year, Branch honorees, and election of officers. Reservations by April 22. See the Activities page for details.

March, 2015: The Harrisburg Branch presented the 2015 Gateway to Equity Award to Girls on the Run, Capital Area. Gillian Byerly, the Executive Director, accepted the award. More…

AAUW Harrisburg will award three scholarships in 2015. The Sue C. Peck Scholarship award of $1,000 will be given, in addition to the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship and the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Details and application materials for 2015 scholarships are available on our Scholarship page.

September, 2014: The Harrisburg Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded two scholarships. Madison Neimer of Mechanicsburg is this year’s recipient of the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship. Madison is currently a sophomore at Messiah College, where she is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries.  The Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship recipient is Veronica O’Leary, a resident of Shiremanstown, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Pennsylvania State University. More….


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…


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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