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.

ACTION: Our elected officials are making important decisions about education, economic security, health care, and civil rights every day. Take action on these issues with AAUW. Learn more at the AAUW Action Network.


November 15, 2017: Harrisburg’s Muslim Community: A Discussion about the Rights of Islamic Women: Join the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, York/Harrisburg Chapter, and the Harrisburg AAUW Branch as we co-host a light vegetarian dinner prior to a general discussion of Islam and the rights of Islamic women. 6 pm – Social and Business Meeting. 7 pm – Program. At Hadee Mosque – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 245 Division St, Harrisburg, PA. 

October 29, 2017: Museum of the American Revolution and Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, and lunch at Moshulu (the only restaurant in the world operating on a ship).  $158. Reservation deadline: 9/28. Get details.

December 3, 2017: National Gallery of Art: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. $60. Reservations due by November 3. Get Details.

Check the Branch Calendar for more activities. 

NEWS: BRANCH AWARDS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS The 2017 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 2018 will be available in early 2018; see our Scholarship Page.

NEWS: 2017 COMMUNITY WOMAN OF THE YEAR:  AAUW Harrisburg has named Senator Pat Vance as Community Woman of the Year 2017. She exemplifies the advocacy and empowerment that our organization represents. More...

NEWS: 2017 GATEWAY TO EQUITY AWARD: RACHEL LEVINE, M.D., PHYSICIAN GENERAL OF PENNSYLVANIA. Dr. Levine has shown by action and philosophy the AAUW mission of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For her roles as Physician General of PA and Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine; particularly for her public health priorities, as well as her counsel of teens struggling with eating disorders and gender identity.


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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