Welcome to AAUW Harrisburg!

Our Next Events

Saturday, June 19, 2021: Honoring our 2021 Community Woman of the Year, Jeannine Peterson, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Health Center. AAUW Harrisburg Branch members and guests will also recognize members who have earned our special appreciation. As a cautious entry into live events, the Colonial Country Club is making appropriate arrangements to comply with the Pennsylvania guidelines for indoor gatherings in effect at that time. Advance reservations are needed. Contact AAUW Harrisburg for details.

National History Day: Each year AAUW Harrisburg provides awards for the best research in women’s history by local students at the National History Day regional competition. Learn about this year’s winners.

See the AAUW Harrisburg Branch Calendar for other current activities.

Welcome to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Harrisburg (PA) branch. The Harrisburg branch is part of the 100,000-member AAUW national organization. AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

We invite you to learn about us. As you navigate this website, you will see information about who we are, membership information, our activities, education and training, community service projects, and scholarship opportunities. We welcome you to join us as we work to enhance the status of women and girls locally and nationally.

Also featured is information about the branch history, programs and events, special interest groups, fundraising projects, advocacy, and leadership training offered through the AAUW national organization.

The Harrisburg branch will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021. Plans are being made to honor our rich history of accomplishments and contributions to the Tri-County area of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties. Watch for more details!

The Harrisburg branch members meet monthly from September to May for a program related to our mission. See the Membership tab if you are interested in more information about meetings or about membership in our branch. Please contact HarrisburgAAUW@gmail.com if you would like additional information about the AAUW organization. Also, check out our Facebook page.

AAUW Empowers Women

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. See more


AAUW Harrisburg condemns racism.  We are committed to building a more just society where everyone, no matter the color of their skin, can live without fear, pursue their life goals, and thrive.  Systemic racism is firmly rooted in the U.S., and today’s injustices mirror our shameful history — from police brutality to inequality in educational opportunities to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.  Our country needs healing.  That healing will only come with justice.

AAUW Harrisburg is committed to fighting for justice and long-term and lasting change and will collaborate with government officials, educators, and community organizations to address racism and inequality in our community. To make a change, we must ACT, identifying ways in which each of us can become anti-racists, from patronizing minority owned businesses to contacting our government leaders.  AAUW Harrisburg’s President Susan Rimby, Diversity & Inclusion Chair Kathy Silks, and Membership Vice President Patricia Pacifico are leading this important effort.


In light of the seriousness of the COVID-19 emergency, it is important to keep our organization strong and ready for the future when the crisis ends. We want everyone to stay safe and comply with current social distancing requirements. Our Program Committee has developed an interesting and informative schedule for Fall 2020 – Spring 2021.   These events will be brought to you electronically, if necessary. Updates will be posted on our Branch Calendar and on our Facebook page.

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