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


Tuesday, March 5, Celebrate Women’s History Month: What You Missed in History – First Ladies: More than a Dress! For decades tourists have flocked to the Smithsonian to see the gowns of our First Ladies.  Our understanding of their role has evolved and there is greater appreciation of their contributions as hostess, policy advocate, political campaigner, and more.  Join Dr. Carol Nechemias as we learn more about the First Ladies’  place in history and some little-known aspects about their lives. No registration necessary. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Fredricksen Library (Ruggaber Community Room, Lower Level), Camp Hill.

Sunday, March 24, 2019, Hilma af Klint – Artist Ahead of Her Time: The first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States is now on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Reservations by February 23.  Get details.

November 2-14, 2019. AAUW Members and Friends will Travel to Spain & Morocco: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada’s Royal Chapel, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Paella Demonstration, Flamenco Show, Jerez de la Frontera, Sherry Tasting, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Marrakech, El Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Choice on Tour, Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque. Travel Presentation on January 19, 2019.

NEWS: BRANCH AWARDS FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS The 2018 Scholarship Committee selected four 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 2019 will be available soon; see our Scholarship Page.

NEWS: AAUW Harrisburg’s 2018 Community Woman of the Year Award recognizes two women working for election reform: Chris Baker of Hershey Indivisible and Jean Handley of Fair Districts Dauphin County. Working very closely with the League of Women Voters and other Fair Districts PA sponsors, they educated the public about gerrymandering, generated non-partisan support and informed our legislators of the need for a change to our state constitution to allow voters to choose their representatives, rather than allowing politicians to pick their voters. More...

NEWS: 2018 GATEWAY TO EQUITY AWARD: Bobbi (Roberta) Segin, an Intellectual Disabilities Program Specialist for Dauphin County, is being honored for extending her passion for community inclusion of special needs persons to the organizing and coaching of the Mechanicsburg Cheer Tyme Inspiration program.  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, founded in 1881, is the largest and oldest national organization advancing equity for women and girls.  Through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, we seek to break barriers and provide women and girls a fair chance to pursue their life goals. Read More

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