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Welcome to Janesville AAUW

Founded in 1881 by 65 alumnae of eight colleges, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was envisioned as a network of women dedicated to opening the doors of higher education to women, and to uniting “alumnae of different institutions for practical educational work.”

AAUW is the largest and oldest national organization working for the advancement of women and education. The national membership of over 1,000 branches with over 170,000 members, and 800 college/university institutional partners.

The Janesville Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1923. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woman’s Club, 108 S. Jackson St., Janesville, Wisconsin.  The monthly branch meetings consist of a brief business meeting and update on upcoming events from committees, and a program focusing on an issue or topic of concern to our members.  Prospective members are welcomed as guests at branch meetings. Several meetings during the year are open to the public. See the current calendar.

Special Interest Groups

  • Book Discussion
  • Cultural Interests
  • Diversity Action Team
  • Public Policy

Special Branch Activities and Events

  • Annual Book Sale (funds for scholarships)
  • Stay Safe program for high school girls
  • Tech Savvy for middle school girls
  • Holiday Auction
  • Martin Luther King Celebration
  • YWCA Racial Justice Conference
  • Scholarship Award Dinner

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