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.

ACTIONHere’s what to do after the March: 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.


Saturday, May 6, 2017: May Luncheon Honoring 2017 Community Woman of the Year Senator Pat Vance. We will hear about her activities since retirement. Branch honorees will also be recognized, and elections for 2017 officers will take place. Noon to 2 p.m. at Leed’s Restaurant on Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg. Reservations are due by April 27. Get details.

Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2017: AAUW-PA 88th Annual Meeting. This is AAUW’s state convention. It will be held in York, PA at Heritage Hills Golf Resort.  Learn more and register.

October 9-19, 2017: AAUW Harrisburg’s Culture Vultures’ Imperial Cities Tour featuring Prague, Vienna and Budapest.  It’s offered by AAUW Harrisburg and open to everyone.  Get more details.

Check the Branch Calendar for more 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 are available on our Scholarship Page.

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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